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Coffee Break Italian

CBI Travel Diaries 2.04 | Un villaggio da favola: Ortisei

We’re back with another episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries! This time, Simone and Anna are visiting the village of Ortisei where they go sledging and enjoy a traditional dinner with canederli. Listen out for a range of adjectives mentioned in this diary entry, including accogliente, fiabesco and innevato. As always, Coffee

Coffee Break French

CBF Travel Diaries 2.04 | Atelier de pêche

Join us for the next instalment from Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries in which we follow the adventures of university friends, Charlotte, Théo and Lucas, as they explore historical locations in northwestern France. In this episode, the trio have an early rise for a day of fishing before heading back on

Coffee Break Italian

CBI Travel Diaries 2.03 | Terza tappa: la fredda Bolzano

It’s time for another episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries, and this time, Simone and Anna head to Bolzano, the capital of Italy’s northernmost region of South Tyrol. Here, they explore the market and taste polenta for the first time, before taking the cable car to the mountains to enjoy the view of

Coffee Break French

CBF Travel Diaries 2.03 | Impressionnisme et impressionnés

We’re back with another episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries. After a delicious breakfast at their BnB, Charlotte, Théo and Lucas visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts before getting back in the car and heading to the enchanting city of Honfleur. In this week’s travel diary entry, we hear some indirect object

Coffee Break Italian

CBI Travel Diaries 2.02 | Il fantasma di Castel Thun

Welcome back to another episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries. This week, Simone and Anna are taking a break from skiing to visit the medieval castle above the town of Thun where they have a frightful encounter with a ghost! Listen out for the useful grammar points which Mark and Francesca discuss in

Coffee Break French

CBF Travel Diaries 2.02 | Voyage dans le temps à Rouen

It’s time for the second episode in Season 2 of our virtual travel series, the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries. Charlotte, Théo and Lucas make their way to Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, and begin to discover everything the Medieval city has to offer. In this episode, we encounter some interesting expressions such as

Coffee Break Italian

CBI Travel Diaries 2.01 | Madonna di Campiglio: finalmente in vacanza!

Welcome to Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries for intermediate learners. In this 10-episode series, we follow the adventures of Simone and his wife Anna as they enjoy una settimana bianca (a white week of winter activities) in the Trentino-Alto Adige region. In Episode 1, Simone and Anna make the most of their

Coffee Break German

Abschluss am Bodensee – Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 10

Join us in the final episode for this series of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries. Karin and her family are back in the camper van, driving the last few kilometres of their memorable 450km trip. As they make it to their last stop in Lindau, Karin reflects on the time she has spent travelling

Coffee Break Spanish

Última parada – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 10

We have reached the 10th and final episode in this series of the Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries. We hope that you’ve enjoyed discovering some beautiful locations in the north of Spain from the comfort of your own home. Join Victoria and Abel for the final instalment of the series, as they arrive at the

Coffee Break German

Märchenhafte Schlösser – Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 9

Welcome back to the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries, our 10-episode series in which we’re following Karin and her family as they travel through the Alpenstraße with their camper van. This leg of the family’s trip brings them to Neuschwanstein, a fairy tale castle atop a steep hill and a picture perfect setting for this

Coffee Break Spanish

Llegada a Lugo – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 9

After their car troubles, Victoria and Abel have to make the decision to spend more time in Lugo than planned, seeing the symbolic sights of the city, like the impressive Muralla Romana and La Cárcel Antigua – an ancient prison. They round off their visit by enjoying some pulpo a la gallega (Galician octopus). As Mark

Coffee Break Spanish

Cambio de planes – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 8

Join us for the latest episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries podcast in which our protagonists, Victoria and Abel, set off for the city of Lugo, via the beautiful parish of Covadonga. All is going well until disaster strikes for the couple after⁠ their car gets a puncture and they are left stranded

Coffee Break German

Auf der Spitze der Zugspitze – Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 7

The adventures of Karin and her family continue! In Episode 7 of our Coffee Break German Travel Diaries series we hear about Karin and her family’s wonderful day up the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany at 2962m above sea level. As always, Mark and Andrea discuss the interesting language used in Karin’s travel diary

Coffee Break Spanish

De Gijón a Avilés – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 7

In this week’s episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries, Victoria and Able leave the village of Lastres as they head to the Asturian cities of Gijón and Áviles where they visit the football stadium. As they explore their new surroundings, Mark and Anabel discuss many different aspects of the language used in Victoria’s

Coffee Break German

Ein Sommertag in Garmisch – Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 6

Join Karin and her family in Episode 6 of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries as they spend a picturesque day in Garmisch-Partenkirchenm, one of the most popular German skiing areas. Although skiing isn’t on the cards for the family, they still have a fantastic, fun-filled day and even make some new friends. As Mark

Coffee Break Spanish

La costa norte – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 6

Join Victoria and Abel in Episode 6 of The Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries as they embark on the next leg of their trip around the north of Spain. This time, they head off from San Vicente de la Barquera in Cantabria as they make their way to the village of Lastres in Asturias and

Coffee Break German

Wetter gut, alles gut – Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 5

We’re halfway through our journey along the Deutsche Alpenstraße and this week, we’re joining Karin and her family as they climb to the top of the mountain, Der Herzogstand and enjoy the cable car on the way back down before lunch. As hosts Mark and Andrea discuss Karin’s travel diary entry, they identify and review

Coffee Break Spanish

Santander y Santillana del Mar – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 5

We’ve reached the halfway point of our trip around the north of Spain with Victoria and Abel. In Episode 5 we’re making the most of our final day in Santander before heading to our next stop in the Cantabria region of northern Spain. It’s known for its medieval towers, Renaissance palaces, and the Romanesque Santa

Coffee Break German

Der Weg ist das Ziel – Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 4

In this week’s episode of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries, Karin and her family approach the Austrian border. They explore the new area and take in the nature around them before having some family fun on the Sommerrodelnbahn (summer toboggan on metal tracks). Listen out for an example of the pluperfect tense as well