A to Z Blogging Challenge: I is for Ice Cream #atozchallenge

A to Z Blogging Challenge: I is for Ice Cream
IntroductionAbout DuolingoAbout A to Z Blogging Challenge
Earlier this year I was inspired by a Twitter challenge (#teacher5adaymflmarch) to spend a few minutes every day using Duolingo. I wasn’t in a position to do the full challenge but I love that it prompted me to try something new, just because and just for me. Since then, I’ve been spending a few minutes every day learning a little Danish and I love it.

I knew this year that I wanted to do the A to Z Blogging Challenge again but time was tight. I finally hit upon the idea that I could combine my Duolingo language challenge with my A to Z Blogging Challenge and I asked Dave if he wanted to jump on board. He did, so every day we’ll be theming our posts with a new word that we’ve learnt during our own particular language journeys.

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A to Z schedule

Most of the time if you subtract Sundays from April, you then have 26 days–one day for each letter of the alphabet. When April 1st lands on a Sunday you begin on that day which will be the only Sunday you would post during that month’s challenge.

Using this premise, you would start beginning April First with a topic themed on something with the letter A, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until you finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z. It doesn’t even have to be a word–it can be a proper noun, the letter used as a symbol, or the letter itself. The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day.

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A to Z Blogging Challenge: I is for Ice Cream

Granted, there’s still a chill in the air but we’re British. That means the second we see any hint of sun, people start emerging in shorts and flip flops and holding an ice cream cone or getting the barbecue fired up. What can we say? In a country that can have bright skies in the morning and miserable showers by afternoon, you have to make the most of the weather, however it falls.

Don’t believe me? Check out these fantastic t-shirts from the Very British Problems store. They know what they’re talking about!

Weather t-shirts

Denmark flagDonna

Danish = is

Example sentence: Pigen spiser en is (The girl is eating an ice cream)


Germany flagDave

German = Eis

Example sentence: Er isst Eis (He is eating an ice cream)


A to Z Blogging Challenge: I is for Ice Cream

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Ever developing teacher and learner (online and offline!). Avid reader/audiobook listener, fan of podcasts, prone to the odd Netflix binge. Mum to six crazy and incredible rescue cats. Occasional writer of short stories and poetry.
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  1. Haha–people do that in the States, as well. Some people break out the summer clothes on the first day of Spring and wear them until fall is gone.

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