And A Happy New Year

Welcome to  2017 , I hope you made it alright.

The winter holidays are coming to an end and we’ll see each other in class soon.

It has been a month since our last update and I hope you have spend the time …amongst other things… with speaking,  writing and, of course, reading in English. We have officially read more than two thirds of our goal: 170/222! This means that we have 52 books to go – or an even smaller number depending on individual book length – to reach the initial 222 books for our semester.

I am sure many of you will have books to add after the break, so I am confident we can still reach our target. Congratulations to those of you who have finished their reading requirements already. Celebrate your success! Good Job! High Five!

To those who struggle: don’t give up – every bit counts.

I hope you start the new year with high spirits and lots of energy – we are nearing the end of the first semester as well. Please prepare well for the next few weeks, as

they are decisive for your overall success. Organise the items on your 2Do lists and get an early overview:

  • When exactly are the final tests for each subject and what will be required?
  • Which of your current grades would you still like to improve and how can you do it?
  • Where can you go to for help – if needed?

I am contributing from my end. Please let me know if I can assist you in any way.

Happy 2017 and happy final sprint!

Sherlock Holmes – The Hound of Baskervilles

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” (S.H.)

This year Vienna’s English Theatre has chosen to perform one of Sherlock Holmes’ most popular cases – The Hound of the Baskervilles – which was originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from 1901 to 1902. For the school tours the text has been changed by David Taylor. Should you be interested in Arthur Conan Doyle’s text, please follow the link to and read the complete novel.

After having enjoyed the school tours play, you might want to go to the company’s fb page and leave a comment there. Of course, you could leave them a link to your blog page, as it should contain a full review of the performance by the 9th of December.

I hope you enjoy the play and maybe even acquire a taste for the detective and his stories.