My student’s trip to Australia

Two of my students recently went to Australia.

This is the English diary one of them kept:

A trip to Australia

I went to Australia with my friend. I went to see my daughter. Her English skill has levelled up.

Day 1

We went to Sydney circular key. We were moved when we saw the Sydney opera house and the Sydney harbour bridge. It’s amazing!!!

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Day 2

We enjoyed shopping. We went to Pitt Street Mall and The Strand Arcade. There were a lot of buildings there.

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Day 3

We flew early in the morning to Brisbane. We met my daughter there. We went to my teacher’s family house by bus. It’s a beautiful house.

That night we went to eat street. It’s an open air food market. You can try lots of food there. We went there by ferry.

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Day 4

We went to lone pine koala sanctuary by bus. I hugged a koala and fed a kangaroo. There were so cute.

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At night we met my daughter’s host family. We had dinner and then went to a bar.

Day 5

We went to the Gold Coast. It’s so amazing. It’s an infinitely long beach.

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That night we enjoyed the night markets and saw a moon road on the water.

Day 6

My daughter went to school. We went to the airport to leave our baggage in a locker. My baggage was so heavy at 27 kilograms! We returned to the city to have meet my daughter for the last time in this holiday. After that we said goodbye at central station.

My friend helped a lot in this trip. She can speak English. I want to speak English more!

My student’s trip to Australia

Two of my students recently went to Australia.

This is the English diary one of them kept:

A trip to Australia

I went to Australia with my friend. I went to see my daughter. Her English skill has levelled up.

Day 1

We went to Sydney circular key. We were moved when we saw the Sydney opera house and the Sydney harbour bridge. It’s amazing!!!

Image result for sydney opera house and sydney harbour bridge

Day 2

We enjoyed shopping. We went to Pitt Street Mall and The Strand Arcade. There were a lot of buildings there.

Image result for pitt street mall sydney
Image result for the strand arcade sydney

Day 3

We flew early in the morning to Brisbane. We met my daughter there. We went to my teacher’s family house by bus. It’s a beautiful house.

That night we went to eat street. It’s an open air food market. You can try lots of food there. We went there by ferry.

Image result for eat street brisbane

Day 4

We went to lone pine koala sanctuary by bus. I hugged a koala and fed a kangaroo. There were so cute.

Image result for lone pine koala sanctuary

At night we met my daughter’s host family. We had dinner and then went to a bar.

Day 5

We went to the Gold Coast. It’s so amazing. It’s an infinitely long beach.

Image result for gold coast

That night we enjoyed the night markets and saw a moon road on the water.

Day 6

My daughter went to school. We went to the airport to leave our baggage in a locker. My baggage was so heavy at 27 kilograms! We returned to the city to have meet my daughter for the last time in this holiday. After that we said goodbye at central station.

My friend helped a lot in this trip. She can speak English. I want to speak English more!

Japanese Sleeping Hours

A big differences I have seen between Australians and Japanese people is their perspective on sleeping. You can see this difference in high school. High school students in Japan are told that they only need five hours sleep each night. They are told that if they are getting more than five hours sleep a night, then they are not studying hard enough. This may make an Australian high school student wonder “How much time do they have to study each night?” That is because Australian high school students finish school between 3 and 4 pm. Japanese high school students don’t get home until around 7.30pm. That gives them an hour to eat dinner, an hour to have a bath, an hour to relax and then two or three hours to study.

Meet Mamiko

Our friend and a past student of mine talks about her experience in Australia. Including why she went there and why she thinks others should learn a language in another country.

Thank you Mamiko

 

Here is what she said in Japanese:

こんにちは、まみこです。今からオーストラリアでの留学について話します。私は6カ月の間、滞在していました。なぜいろんな国の中からオーストラリアを選んだのか?

なぜアメリカやヨーロッパではないのか?

私が英語を学ぶためにオーストラリアを選んだのには理由があります。

まず、私が小さい頃、小学校の先生をしている私の叔父がブリスベンに留学していました。私はとても彼を尊敬しており、一度はオーストラリアに行って見たいと思っていました。

そして、オーストラリアにはたくさんの違う人種、国籍の人がいます。私は、ヨーロッパ人、韓国人、中国人、その他のアジア人 なとたくさんの人を見ました。

私のように自信をつけたい、英語を流暢にはなせるようになりたいという人々を多く見たことが私の英語の上達への意欲をかきたてました。

それとは別に、理由があります。私は希望の大学に行く事ができませんでした、さらに将来、何をしたいか決まっていませんでした。

私は家族、特に母に感謝しています。彼女は私の留学のために力を貸してくれ、勇気づけてくれました。これらが英語を使う仕事をしたいと思わせてくれました。

そして、私は友達、ホストファミリーのおかげで、素晴らしい時間をブリスベンで過ごせました。日本からはるかに遠い家、家族も見つけることができました。そして先生方とクラスメイトと共に英語の勉強もICTEで楽しんですることができました。授業はとても面白かったです。クラスメイトのみんなは、英語の上達にベストを尽くす上で、それを楽しんでいるように見えました。私の先生、サムはゆっくり英語を話し、わかりやすく単語や文法を説明してくれました。そのおかげで授業を理解し、ついていくことが出来ました。そして彼は家に生徒を招いてバーベキューを開いてくれました。それは、外国人と交流するとても良い機会でした。私はよく先生の子供の面倒をみる為に先生の家にお邪魔していました。私はとても嬉しかったです。なぜなら彼らを日本にいる家族のように思えたからです。

これはネイティブと話せる機会でした。私はブリスベンでたくさんの人、友達と知り合うことができました。

もし将来何をしたいか決まってない人がいたら、興味があることを見つけて、挑戦するべきだと思います。私は英語が好きで、それが私を変えるきっかけになりました。変わることはできます。挑戦はチャンスです。だから、恐れずに挑戦するべきです。

留学はより成長するため、できることをみつける為の私にとって素晴らしいチャンスとなりました。

 

良い一日を。ご静聴ありがとうございました。

 

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