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Newcastle and Sunderland by elina on 6 November 2007 10:31am
 
My friend and I are making a presentation about Newcastle and Sunderland. I have never been in Britain so I do not know what kind of places these are. Our teacher (who is British, from Worcester) said that these are totally different kinds of cities (like my friend and I, apparently). If you could give me some info about these that would be great (e.g. internet sites). We need to tell about the cities and plan a holiday there (7 days, no limits for money I believe) and then we have to write about some topic but we still don't know what would be the topic. If we won't kill each other (we always fight about things, artistic differences...), we will probably write about politics. Thank you for everyone who can help!
 
Re: Newcastle and Sunderland by Bunniegirl1979 on 6 November 2007 3:34pm
 
Football. That's a huge rivallry between the two cities. Literally, they hate eachother.
Film. The British Classic "Get Carter" was set in Newcastle. As a holidaymaker, you could do the film tour. Also, watch the film "Purely Belter" which will tell you everything you need to know about Newcastle and Sunderland.
Geordiegirl will probably be able to help more. She's from up that way. A "Geordie" is a person from Newcastle.
 
Re: Newcastle and Sunderland by kisch on 6 November 2007 4:10pm
 
oh. I wanted to write about what Sally said, but I happen to be a Newcastle United (that's a football team) fan, so I stopped myself;)
There is a blogger from Newcastle with the beautiful pix of the city in his blog, I'll post it here when at home, alright ?
 
Re: Newcastle and Sunderland by elina on 6 November 2007 4:55pm
 
Thank you Bunniegirl! That film tour would be great (if my partner agrees). Purely Belter, never heard of that one, I have to see if I can find it (Finland have good libraries but...). And thanks Kisch, I'll look for to it. By the way, what is Sunderland's football team?
 
Re: Newcastle and Sunderland by kisch on 6 November 2007 6:49pm
 
elina, it's ... erm ..."Sunderland FC" I guess. We call them mackems;)
Here's the link to the blog.
http://newcastlephotos.blogspot.com/
By the way, this guy is also a huge Python fan. So just for the sake of entertainment, here's the link to his blog with tons of Python stuff:
http://seehere.blogspot.com/2004/10/monty-python-videos-and-stuff.html
 
Re: Newcastle and Sunderland by geordiegirl on 6 November 2007 8:17pm
 
Thanks for kind reference, Sally!
Elina, I wiull post something ion the next couple of days when I've thought about it, but can't refer you to websites as am not very technicel-minded.
Just thought - google Newcastle - tourism and Sunderland - tourism, you'll get some sites there.
Linda
 
Re: Newcastle and Sunderland by elina on 6 November 2007 8:28pm
 
Thanks kisch! Pictures are very beautiful! And I have to check that Python thing when I have more time. I should be doing essay but I'm obviously not.

Thank you too, Linda! I did googled something, I have to check that out later. Oh, Sally wrote that "A "Geordie" is a person from Newcastle." So where does this "Geordie" comes from? (I'm always excited when I learn new things about English language.) I will talk to my pair tomorrow about this thing, but I have a feeling that he won't buy my ideas. I'll just have to make him accept them. I'll look for to hear from you!
 
Re: Newcastle and Sunderland by Bunniegirl1979 on 7 November 2007 2:35am
 
Elina, did you say you were in Finland?

My Project Palin radar has just gone off...

Could you send me an email to sally.hooker@googlemail.com please? I need to talk to you about something... :-)
 
Re: Newcastle and Sunderland by elina on 7 November 2007 9:46am
 
Okay, Sally, I just mailed you. Hope you got it!
 
Re: Newcastle and Sunderland by kisch on 7 November 2007 10:27am
 
absolutely off-topic, but where exactly in Finland are you, Elina ?
 
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