“How ya gittin’ on, b’ys?”
Everywhere you go in the world people speak English just a little bit differently. Everyone knows that British folks sound different than those born in Canada and the United States. But did you know how differently English is spoken in various regions of Canada? Did you know that there are quite a number of Canadians who were born here, but they have never had to learn English? Of course, I am sure you are aware of the same phenomena in your own or other countries in the world.
For many years, I have been trying to understand why it takes some people a few months to learn a new language, while others take years. I think that motivation is the most important thing in learning a new language.
Why are you learning English? Find a reason that is exciting to you. Do you have young children? Imagine if you could help them with their English homework! Do you like Hollywood movies, but you get tired reading subtitles? Do you want to travel and not take tours? More than 80% of the Internet is available in English. Japanese, Korea, Arabic, Chinese, and most other languages only make up less than 5% each! So if you are not reading in English, you are missing most of the Internet.
Find your motivation…or come to Real English Victoria and we can help you find what is interesting for you! When you find your motivation, then we can help you learn English in less than 6 months! YES…LESS THAN 6 MONTHS!!!
How can Real English Victoria do this? Why did the head of the Applied Linguistics Department of one of Canada’s top universities tell us that we are the school of the future?
Our students have plenty of chances to use English while playing games. We notice a lot of improvement because they get to practice a lot in front of teachers!
This is no doubt the best scone recipe ever. I often adapt recipes to make them better or more interesting but this recipe is already perfection. Its one of the few recipes I follow exactly!
You can add about a 1/2 cup of currents (or whatever dried fruit you like) to it. For cheese scones add 1 cup shredded cheese after butter has been cut in.
Be aware that the type of flour or butter that you use may change the recipe a bit, but that’s part of the fun. Once you get the idea of how the scone dough should feel you can add or reduce the amount of flour you use. Remember not to overwork the dough if you want to get flaky scones.
Making scones is a great way to get confidence about baking or eventually making pie crust etc. Its hard to mess up scones so just enjoy baking and coming up with new variations.
21/4 cups flour
2 tbsp granulated sugar
21/2 baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg (for brushing on scone)
1. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
2.Using fingers cut in butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.
3.Stir in dried fruit etc.
4. Add butter milk and make into ball
5.Pat out dough on lightly floured surface until about 2 cm thick.
6.Cut into pieces
7.Brush top of scones with egg (this can be skipped)
8.Bake at 425 F for 12 to 15 mins