Yesterday evening the students of class II A had the chance of chatting together with their new Turkish firends. of course they used English to communicate and in addition to personal questions such as
How are you?
How old are you?
Have you got brothers/sisters?
What's your mum's/dad's job?
Who's your favourite singer?
What's your favourite song?
What's your favourite subject?
Have you got pets?
What's your favourite colour?
they also asked and answered to questions about school.
So yesterday we discovered that our Turkish friends start school at 8.30 a.m. and finish at 2.30 p.m.. They have 10 minutes break like us and don't go to school on Saturday and Sunday.
They have Christmas holiday, long summer holiday but do not have Easter holiday.
The Turkish students and teacher told us that today they go to school because is Ataturk's dead anniversary and sing their national anthem and read poems.
As Italian students didn't know about Ataturk we discovered he was the president who founded the Republic of Turkey and died in 1938.
Here you can read more on Ataturk
The Italian students told their friends about school and holiday in Italy too.
The chat was a great opportunity to get to know each other, to become friends, to share experiences, but also to learn more about the culture and the history of another country.
to all of you who took part in this fantastic experience!