Oh, my darling, thank you so much for letting me slip into your inbox today! I’ve been practicing my yoga moves so that I can take up even less space next week!
What’s up in Buffiland
Ooh, lots! I’ve been working hard on something very new, very special, and very helpful…..but more on that soon! I also did an in-company training for the executives who work at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. We worked on taking their English from a functional to a professional level. It rocked! I’ve also started teaching again at the Rockacademie (looooove new victims….oops! I mean new students!) and was very proud to see my clients Hadewych Minis and Diana Matross perform in Maastricht for the King and Queen of the Netherlands and the President of Germany during the 200 year anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands – they did so very well! #happycoach
My Radio 2 Surprise!
Last Saturday I stopped by the Verkade Fabriek to see my good friend Dolf Jansen and give him a big box of Bossche Bollen, as he was doing his live radio show “Spijkers met koppen” that day. He said “Oh, thanks! And stay. We’re going to have you as a guest on our show!” Um, ok! So I stayed and saw that my old students from the Rockacademie, Joshua and Wouter, were performing with their amazing band Chef’s Special. I had a great time and laughed a lot and blushed a little. Here’s the link in case you missed it – I start at 37.35…
Now or Never
If you have 5 minutes (you do, you really do, look under your desk, that’s where they’re hiding!) why not take a quickie quiz and find out how your English is? Just click here!
Your Questions – Answered!
“Yo, Buffi. What’s the difference between ‘then’ and ‘than’? I always mix them up!” – from M, during a training session
I totally understand why you asked me! These get confused all the time, especially because they pretty much sound the same! “Then” is used for a time situation – for example, after you’ve made an appointment to see someone, you could say “Great! See you then!”…it’s also used for telling when something is going to happen, or has happened…”He’s going to the casino and then he’s probably going to jail because he’s only 12 years old.”
“Than”, on the other hand, is used to compare things – “These glow-in-the dark sunglasses are more expensive than I thought”, or “Her Barbie collection is bigger than mine – I better step up my game!”
I hope that helps you out, thanks for asking!
All Good Things Must Come To An End
Like rainbows, sunsets, English lessons like these, and newsletters. Thanks for reading today and I’m looking forward to seeing your gorgeous inbox again next week! Until that time, stay your awesome self – we need more fabulous people like you in the world (just a gentle reminder, in case nobody told you that today…)
Wit lof from buffi x