Hello.

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Chrysanthemums.
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
Don't forget to check the calendar(s) for session times. Sessions are held on different platforms, so be sure to find out where the session will take place:-

Speaking Practice

LEN English sessions:-
http://www.learnenglish.de/calendar/learnenglishcalendar.html

Listening Practice 24/7

English radio playlists:-
http://www.englishradio.be/musicevents/calendar.html

The Wimbledon Tennis Championship 2017

aprilapril ModeratorPosts: 10,180 mod
The 2017 Wimbledon Tennis Championship was full of emotion.
I saw Federer crying.
He was the 2017 Men’s Singles Champion and won with this his eighth Wimbledon’s title.
His four children entered the stadium when it was announced and Roger became emotional.

Federer, emotional when watching his kids



Cilic, Roger’s opponent couldn’t stop his tears; feeling desperate because he was injured and not able to play his best tennis.

Cilic, desperate

Tagged:

Comments

  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod

    Ladies Singles

    The 23-year-old Spanish Garbine Muguruza defeated the 37-year-old Venus Williams and became the second Spanish women’s champion here after Conchita Martinez, the winner in 1994.
    The last ball of the match was decided after Muguruza’s challenge on Venus’s ball close to the baseline.
    The ball was called in, but Hawkeye knew it better and it said “out”!
    So the point went to Muguruza and it was Game, Set, Match, Muguruza!

    After the challenge; Venus's bakk was out



    And another emotion.

    Garbine Muguruza

  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod
    The 36-year-old Martina Hingis won her first Wimbledon title 20 years ago.
    This year she won the Mixed Doubles Championship with Jamie Murray.

    Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod
    Garbine and Venus

    Ladies' Singles


    Federer and Cilic

    Men's Singles


    Federer and Muguruza

    At the Champions Dinner
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,010 mod
    Which championship will you be looking out for next @april?
  • nomad81nomad81 Posts: 445 ✭✭✭
    I am proud of Lukas Kubot, who wins Wimbledon together Marcelo Melo in double.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,327 mod
    I really enjoyed Wimbledon this year. I don't usually get much chance to watch it, but I was able to watch a little bit this time. It always inspires me to get out there and play some tennis myself!
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod
    For me too, @GemmaRowlands .
    There were a lot of good matches, the finals were not really thrillers but my favourites won so I was happy :) .
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod
    @mheredge , shortly it will be The US Open Championship. :)
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod
    @nomad81 , I didn't watch the final but I watched them before it.
    Yes, they were good too.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,327 mod
    april said:

    For me too, @GemmaRowlands .
    There were a lot of good matches, the finals were not really thrillers but my favourites won so I was happy :) .

    That's good. I wanted Andy Murray to win, because he's British (although most people say he's Scottish when he doesn't win!) but I was happy with the result out of the two that were in the final.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod
    edited July 27
    However we had an excuse for Andy, @GemmaRowlands .
    He was injured. :)
    His brother won the Mixed Doubles, though.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,010 mod
    Is the US Open Championship watched as much as Wimbledon @april? I guess you'll be following this avidly too. Please don't forget us in our Skype sessions!
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod
    This time it is more in the evening, I think @mheredge due to the New York time. :)
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod
    The last Grand Slam Tennis 2017 has Sloane Stephens and Rafael Nadal as winners.

    Sloane Stephens


    Rafael Nadal



    I can't remember though that they had similar colour of outfits when they played their final matches. :D
Sign In or Register to comment.