Letters explaining English as it is spoken in England, how to behave correctly in England, knowledge you will need when visiting or working in England - or even just speaking to English people. A “value-added” concept in English as a foreign language.
Paddy Panda is a cuddly toy living in England with his owner John Smith. He has never been to China, but longs to know more about that land because that is where Pandas come from. Meanwhile by listening to John Smith and his family and teenage friends, Paddy is learning all he can about England - or as he soon learns - Britain.
Paddy has written a series of letters explaining what he has learned and is learning about life in England. He hopes the letters will help students learning English or visiting England.
Paddy strives to be grammatically correct and usually is, but he also writes in colloquial English as spoken in polite society of course. Knowing some colloquial English will be very useful to students of English when they speak to actual English people.
Thus by reading Paddy Panda’s letters you will start to learn what you need to know when visiting England taking a trip to London or speaking with English people on business or on holiday.
Paddy also explains a bit about British history and British culture as it is viewed by British people.
Whether you work in a hotel used by British people, go to Britain on holiday or do business with British companies, Paddy Panda is for you.
And they are quite fun stories as well! Like English people, Paddy does like a laugh.
The First Letter from Paddy Panda, in which he learns about himself.
The Second Letter from Paddy Panda, in which he learns about Britain and England.
The Third Letter from Paddy Panda, in which he learns about Scots and Irish.
The Fourth Letter from Paddy Panda, in which he gets lost in the furniture.
The Fifth Letter from Paddy Panda, in which he learns about British wars and battles.
The Sixth Letter from Paddy Panda, in which he learns about travelling in Britain.
The Seventh Letter from Paddy Panda, in which he learns the difference between tea and tea.
The Eighth Letter from Paddy Panda, in which he learns about London.