I wanna talk about my life in UK. I went to study in the UK a few years ago. The most exciting experience is that I went to a host family for my Christmas holiday in December. I went there alone…on a train, it took me one or two hours to get there, to York and then I stayed there for one week. This was the first time that I spent time with a UK family which I learnt a lot from them. They treat me like a family member, they took me out to eat, to play and to see all the different interesting culture of their region. On Christmas Day, they even bought me some presents to celebrate the Christmas.
When I went back to Oxford, which was the place that I stayed for that year, I had a chance to teach in a Chinese school every Sunday. The kids are about 14 years old and I taught them Chinese. They were all very cute but they all speak (spoke) in English. I spent lots of time to encourage them to speak in Cantonese.
During my study (studies) in the UK, I lived with few other students from different countries. They are very nice and we use to cook on our own just like a big family. Every day we will go to…every day we went to supermarkets to buy food and drinks and desserts. We cooked every day…I was not a good cook, normally I just put everything into oven. And I’ve tried to bake a cake before but failed and they all laughed at me. And every time when I bake a cake, they never taste it. We share a flat together - we share kitchen, bathrooms but we do have our own sink and bedroom. The life in the UK is quite relaxing besides study because you can explore more and do different activities at school or even some other extracurricular activities.
After I come back (to) Hong Kong, I still keep in touch with all my friends in the UK, from different countries like Italy, Malaysia, Japan, UK and other countries. Sometimes we even send email(s) to each other, sometimes they may come to Hong Kong to visit and we will meet each other again.
I really enjoy the time in the UK, I hope you will also have the chance to explore more in other different countries in the future.
Ella shares with you her most memorable moments in the UK.
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I'm Ercan from turkey,I m working in bank and I m studying English for take compensation.
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I spent 5 years living in London and i got to say it was the best experience of my live. I met so many people from different countries. I knew loads of very interesting places like The Isle of Waight, Bath City, Leeds Castle, and so on., but what I liked the best was going shopping. Hope I could go back soon.
I hope so, Hope i can go to abroad :)))) nice story
I spent one year in Luton. I met there lots of people from different country - from Spain, Italy, Russia, even from Venezuela. I can not wait to go back there.
I really like this audio. It reminds me the first time my cousin went to London. He could not speak a single word in English, it was a hard time. Now he speaks English as a native speaker. I speak American English but I love British accent, I tell you! I do intend to major in the UK.
hi, good morning every one how are you i new here and i would like to improve my English so when i speak i always stuck i don't know i need help
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I studied in my own country for Bachelor Degree and I really hope to further my study in Master or Phd in the UK. I would choose to live with a host family so that I can learn and feel the UK culture itself. I may spent my time with other students from different countries during my class, we can share everything and study together. After the class, I can spent my time with my host family. The only thing to overcome culture shock is you must open your mind and think positively. That is the only way to help people who experience culture shock when they live in foreign country.
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