Alle Fünft- und Sechstklässler kennen und lieben sie: Silky, die kleine grau-blaue Kegelrobbe aus Plymouth in Großbritannien. Sie und die Schüler Sam, Lucy, Maya, Abby, Justin und Leo nehmen uns im Englischunterricht mit auf ihre Abenteuer in und um die Stadt im Südwesten Englands. Unsere Redakteurin Linda Almenäs hat sich den Handlungsort des Englisch-Schulbuchs in ihren Sommerferien live und in Farbe angesehen. Für euch berichtet sie exklusiv und natürlich auf Englisch.
In my summer holidays in August I went to Silky´s hometown Plymouth. I had a lot of fun there. Plymouth is a big city in Devon, where the Plymstock kids of our English book “Access” live. Of course, I visited all the sights. I climbed Smeaton´s tower at the Hoe, went swimming at the Lido, saw Sir Francis Drake, Drake Circus shopping mall, the citadel, the Elizabethan gardens and the Barbican. Here I ate the best ice-cream in the world. We also bought fudge and had fish and chips. At the National Marine Aquarium I met the sharks and learnt all about Plymouth Sound – they bay at Plymouth. I also took a boat trip to Cawsand Beach, where the story of the pepper smugglers in Unit 4 is set. Cawsand is a small town in Cornwall and there were lots of people on the little beach. We also looked for Abby´s house in Wembury, but it wasn´t there – or at least we didn’t find it. But the trip to Wembury was exciting because you have to drive on very small streets there and be very careful.
At last I went to Plymstock School. Plymstock School is not in the city. It´s outside in a part of Plymouth called Plymstock, close to the river Plym. The students weren´t there because – just like me – they were on holidays, but the school was open because were renovating some of the class rooms. I saw all the buildings, the classrooms, the staff room, Morph´s home the library, the cafeteria which is called “The Galley” and the gym. The school was small but nice.
Plymouth was great! The only thing I was very sad about is that the Big Wheel wasn´t there. Too bad! It was put down and shipped to France in 2013.
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