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

"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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:-

Listening Practice 24/7

English radio playlists:-

Which Country Should You Live In?

LynneLynne TeachHomePosts: 9,747 mod
Try this quiz and share your results here:-


Thanks to @mheredge‌ for sharing on Facebook.


  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,747 mod
    I should live in French Polynesia - eating caterpillars (I simply couldn't put butter in my tea).
    No matter which island of French Polynesia you choose to live it will be a paradise. Just picture yourself on a sunny beach under a palm tree, sipping a drink from a coconut shell. The ocean breeze is gently touching your skin and your only problem is to decide between snorkelling on a coral reef or surfing.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,747 mod
    I'm very happy with my result. It seems I should live in Mongolia.

    Imagine a huge, open space without a single tree. In the distance there is a silhouette of a man on a horseback – that is you on a Mongolian steppe! During the day you look after your sheep and yaks and in the evening you warm yourself up by the stove in a yurt (a special tent), eating meat dumplings and drinking milk tea.

  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,747 mod
    Milk tea with butter in it. :-&
  • science24science24 Posts: 984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I got the same result @mheredge, but is there something awesome that I couldn't live without it?


  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,497 mod
    Yes! French Polynesia here I come! :))
  • aladdinaladdin Radio Producer LEOnetworkPosts: 1,608 mod
    edited March 2014
    Me too French Polynesia. Is that kind of ads for French Polynesia?
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,747 mod
    I think @mheredge‌ is going to be lonely in Mongolia. We will have to make sure she has an internet connection. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,747 mod
    Hahaha! I don't know how far that's improved since I visited in the 90s @Lynne. Back then of course, no one was using the internet like they are now.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,497 mod
    When will we go there, @Lynne‌, @aladdin‌ ?
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,493
    edited March 2014
    I should live in Burkina Faso.
    You might ask, where the hell is that?! Well, Burkina Faso (meaning "Land of honest people") is located in the center of West Africa. Although the country faces many problems, it is the place where you could find peace and beauty in the simplicity of rural life.
    What a stretch from my current urban life style!
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,747 mod
    I have a friend who wants to go to Burkina Faso, but I think at the moment the borders have just closed. He's a bit fed up, as he only just managed to sort out his visa. I think he's in The Gambia and working his way down the coast.
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    Another strange test: I got "Burkina Faso" in Africa. I was expecting to get a place in Asia far from the sea
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,747 mod
    Like Mongolia? But maybe you don't like butter and salt in your tea @SillyLittleBleeder‌!
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    yes, why not? @mheredge‌ tough actually I chose that option.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,493
    Oh! @SillyLittleBleeder‌, do you dip your buttered toast in your tea?
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    I won't eat a caterpillar or a piece of polar bear, would you?
    I'm not sure if salt and butter go well with tea, but buttered toasts with some hot drink are very common in the afternoon around here, you know.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,493
    I went for eating a piece of polar bear, but I wouldn't mind trying the caterpillar. As for dipping my buttered bread in my coffee, already done that.

    Have you ever tasted any grilled insects?
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    "I went for eating a piece of polar bear" what? is it even legal?
    "but I wouldn't mind trying the caterpillar" WHAT?
    "Have you ever tasted any grilled insects?" :-&
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,493
    In the quiz only.

    I can't wait to go to South America to have a go at some unusual food for me though. I was told there are excellent cooks there like Dona Brazi.
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2014
    "In the quiz only" ah ok, that makes more sense hehe
    " like Dona Brazi." HA!
    I wouldn't describe the food as unusual, at least not the food from this country. We're just traditionalists.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,493
    You have heard of dona Brazi?
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2014
    No, I haven't. But maybe her book will make her famous.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    My result is Monaco:
    Let's face it – you were born to live in luxury. Mild climate, breath-taking views, gambling facilities plus no income tax and low business taxes make Monaco easy and fun place to live for the rich, famous and you! :D
  • pryfllwydpryfllwyd The AnthropocenePosts: 1,405
    This is a really lazy survey / quiz - beach + luxury = Monaco / beach + basic accomodation = French Polynesia. I reckon there are no more than 6-10 answers in all
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,747 mod
    True. I think there's only about four possible countries that might come up.
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    I also got the French Polynesia. And I think there is only two answers. lol
  • pryfllwydpryfllwyd The AnthropocenePosts: 1,405
    both greenland and mongolia are possible answers as is burkina faso - so there a few more than 2
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,747 mod
    Greenland? Did you get this place @pryfllwyd‌? I don't know anyone who ended up with that one. Too cold for my liking!

    French Polynesia, Burkina Faso and Monaco are other possibilities, so maybe five answers.
  • pryfllwydpryfllwyd The AnthropocenePosts: 1,405
    try luxury with simple living and sea/boats @mheredge (if I remember correctly). I was trying illogical combinations.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0
    For me, the result was Burkina Faso (in West Africa)
Sign In or Register to comment.