le avventure continuano, e non solo in Inglese

Chapter 6 – to Glastonbury
Fabio agrees to go to Cornwall. The boys hitch hike until they arrive in Cornwall, a peninsula on Britain’s Southwest tip. The journey is long, but exciting. The boys travel from Birmingham to Bristol in the cab of a lorry (=camion). The lorry driver remembers when he was a boy the same age as Fabio and Maurizio,
“I was in Borstal. I swam across the Medway River to escape,” he tells the boys.
They see Spaghetti Junction, Britain’s largest and most complicated road intersection. The lorry driver leaves them in a crowded lorry park on the M4. The big trucks (= automezzi) smell of diesel. The boys try to get a lift (=avere un passaggio) to Cornwall.
Eventually (false friend = alla fine) they find a sales representative that takes them to Newton Abbot in Devon.
They only wait ten minutes for the next lift. An American tourist and her daughter take the boys to Lands’ End, the bottom of Britain.
Fabio loves Cornwall. As they travel south the weather gets warmer and warmer. The Cornish coast, called the English Riviera, is very hot and palm trees grow on it. In fact, the North Atlantic Drift, a sea current from Mexico heats (=scalda) its waters.
Maurizio buys two books, The Legend of King Arthur and Cornish, the Language of Kings.
Fabio hates both books, but he especially hates ‘Cornish, the Language of Kings’. Cornwall has its own language

The Six Languages of BritainThe British Isles have six native languages; Cornish, English, Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, Manx, and Welsh. All these languages influence modern English.
The first inhabitants of the British Isles, after the Iberians, were the Celts. They spoke Gaelic, a language of Germanic origin. When the Romans conquered England in 43 A.D., the southern Celts escaped to Wales. Their language is still spoken today, it is Welsh. Welsh is not a dialect of English, it is a different language unintelligible to English speakers.
Until the 1970s, Welsh speaking children were not permitted to speak the Welsh language in Welsh schools. Now Welsh is used in all schools and all government employees in Wales are expected to speak English and Welsh. Other languages of Gaelic origin still survive today in Scotland and Ireland. For several hundred years Scottish Gaelic was prohibited in Scotland.
However, until the 1940s many Scots spoke only Scottish Gaelic. In modern Scotland, people speak English, and even the few Gaelic speakers have English as their first language.
In Ireland, Irish Gaelic nearly died. It survived in the country and on the Islands, but now more and more people learn it.

The other two native English languages are ‘dead languages’. Nobody speaks Cornish, the language of Cornwall, or Manx, the language of the Isle of Man, as a native language anymore. and Maurizio decides to learn it. He looks through ‘Cornish, the Language of Kings’ and practices Cornish on Fabio.