Our Australian friends (who we’d met on our honeymoon in Istanbul) came to Europe for a cruise on the Danube. Their ship left from Budapest and they could visit us as well. They killed two birds with one stone and it was again a great opportunity for E. to “test” her English. (You can read about E.’s 1st real life test here when she met her English speaking cousin)
As soon as M. and B. arrived at our place, M. and E. hit it off. E. wanted to show her room and her kitchen and what she cooked. I was astonished to see it as she is never so open and welcoming to anyone, not to mention a stranger. There was no language barrier as such. It was absolutely natural for her to use English with M.
Presents for E. – Books
Toys E. received from M. and B.
Her favourite is the platypus (E. named her Platy). And we agreed they can talk in English only. She accepted it without any problem.
E. took a nap and as soon as she woke up we left for Szentendre, a town near to Budapest on the bank of the Danube.
|On the bank of the River Danube|
We had a wonderful time together. E. proved her great level of English again. We’ve been enriched with some books on Australia, some stuffed animals from the country and the time spent with this lovely couple.
Thank you, M. and B.! We hope to see you again!
2 thoughts on “What do we have to do with Australia? – Part 2.”
Aww! It sounds like such a lovely time! That's also wonderful about your daughter's English 🙂 We speak so many languages at home right now, and sometimes I'm amazed on how much my son picks up. Those brains really are like sponges!
I've always envied those who have 3 or even more languages in everyday use in their home. We're trying to introduce Spanish to my daughter, but my command of the language is very poor. Daddy speaks it really well but he is away quite a lot. Although I know a very basic level of Spanish, my daughter already knows the numbers up to 10 – and 0, of course 😉 the months and some other phrases from Dora, the Explorer. They are REALLY like sponges!!!