Hitting the Piste? Essential French Skiing Expressions

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Don’t Look like a Plank on the Piste with our French Skiing Expressions

February and March are the best months for skiing with great snow coverage combined with longer and warmer days. Whether you are on-piste or off-piste it’s always useful to have a few expressions in French up your ski jacket. And if you like the idea of learning French while practising your skiing or snowboarding, use these french skiing expressions and don’t forget to check our French + Skiing courses in France (Morzine and Annecy). french skiing expressions

French Expressions for the Slopes

SnowLa neige
Lift passUn forfait
Ski liftLe téléski
To skiSkier
To hire (skis)Louer (skis)
Off-pisteHors-piste
Piste mapPlan des pistes
Ski equipment Equipement de ski
Ski jacketUne veste
Goggles Lunettes (de ski)
PolesBatons de ski
Ski bootsChaussures de ski
GlovesGants
HelmetLe casque
Ski school Une école de ski
Ski instructorMoniteur
SledgeUn traîneau
Help!Au secours!
Watch out!Attention!
It’s an emergency – C’est une urgence
Avalanche riskRisque d’avalanche
ClosedFermé
Bad weather warningAttention au mauvais temps
Cross-country skiing – Le ski de fond
Downhill skiingLe ski alpin
Mulled wineVin chaud
A beer pleaseUne bière s’il vous plait

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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 10 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

Get Romantic, Go Italian: The Italian Glossary of Love

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Get Romantic and Go Italian this Valentine’s Day

It’s no secret that the Italian language has an attractive and lilting sound that makes it one of the most romantic languages in the world. What you may not know is how to use these beautiful expressions to win over the object of your affection this Valentine’s and assist you with your soulful declarations of love. Learn now with our Italian glossary of love

 

L’ amore è tutto: Italian love expressions

Avere il cuore nello zucchero To have your heart dipped in sugar, to be in love

Riprendersi dopo una delusione d’amoreTo recover from a heartbreak

Sei la mia anima gemellaYou are my soul mate

Sei il mio migliore amico/amicaYou are my very best friend

Mi vuoi sposareWill you marry me?

Si, ti sposo / No grazieYes, I’ll marry you / No thanks

Ti penso ogni giornoI think about you every day

Provo a dimenticarti ma non ci riescoI try to forget you but I can’t

Sei bellissimo/bellissimaYou are very beautiful

L’amore e’ ciecoLove is blind

Posso darti un bacio?Can I give you a kiss?

Ti abbraccio/ ti do un abbraccioI’ll give you a hug

Per me sei perfetto/perfettaYou are perfect to me

Il cuore ha ragioni che la mente non comprendeThe heart has reasons that the mind doesn’t understand

Mi manchiI miss you

Ho bisogno di tempoI need time

Ti amo da morireI love you so much

Sono tuo/tuaI am yours

Vita mia: My life

Cucciolo Puppy

TesoroTreasure

Dolce metàOther half

L’ amore è tuttoLove is everything

Baci: sweeten the day with chocolate kisses

If you wish to gift more than words to your loved one, the typical Valentine’s Day chocolates in Italy are the Baci (kisses) Perugina, which are droplet shaped chocolates containing romantic phrases, sayings, quotations from famous writers and poets, and wise proverbs. They are the equivalent of Chinese cookies, but Italian, romantic and made of chocolate.

 

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For more information on any of our Italian language courses in Italy (or perhaps on Italian glossary of love) please call us on 01273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 10 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

Studying English and Working in Brighton

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Studying English and Working in Brighton : My First-hand Experience

by David Vales

After checking Google day and night, day after day, you finally make up your mind: you are moving to the UK to study English and get a job. It all sounds great and it is, but now you have more than a thousand unanswered questions. Where are you going to study? What kind of English course is best for you? Will you find a job straight away? Where are you going to live?

My name is David Vales, and four years ago I was exactly in this situation. I wanted to come to Brighton UK to brush up on my English and get some work experience, I just wished someone had given me the advice that I am going to give you right know. There are three main points to focus on: finding an English course, finding accommodation and finding a job. We will assuming that you are moving to the UK with enough money to live for a month, and that your objective is to find everything you need (job, home, school) as soon as possible. So this is what I would do if I could go back in time and do everything again.

Finding an English Course

You have probably already seen a thousand schools on Google. Your’ve compared prices but comparing quality is equally important. It is better to attend a good school for 6 to 15 hours than a bad school with 18 people in a class for 25 hours per week. Personally I would not book more than 15 hours per week, because you do not know when you will be working.

Finding accommodation

The most cost effective and easiest way to find accommodation is by staying with a host family through an English course provider. In many places like Brighton or London finding a room is more difficult than finding a job, knowing that you have a room when you arrive gives you peace of mind; otherwise you will be so stressed out that you will not be able to focus on your other 2 goals. Once there, you can look for a room in a shared flat in websites which specialise in good and affordable rental accommodation.

Finding a job

Be realistic and start looking immediately. Do not think that you will find your dream job, look for one that is going to pay your expenses. Nowadays there are thousand of websites at your fingertips offering part-time and temporary work or freelance work. Prepare your CV and a cover letter and start applying. Once in the UK print 100’s of your CV and hand it into every single restaurant, company or place of work you are interested in.

So, now there is no excuse. Pack your things up, print your boarding pass and enjoy! In less than two weeks and with a bit of luck you might be working, studying and enjoying the UK and a whole new experience!

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For more information on any of our worldwide language courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 10 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French