Hello, my name is Ann. I’m 16 years old and I’m from Ukraine. I’ve been to England for 4 weeks. First 2 weeks I spent in London with the Uku family. They live 15 minutes by the tube from the centre of London. That’s why, I’ve visited a lot of interesting places such as London Eye, Madame Tussaud’s Museum, London Aquarium, M & M World, Harrods. I enjoy my staying in London because the family was friendly and kind. I made friends with my teacher’s (Laura’s) daughters. We spent a lot of time chatting, watching TV, listening to music, discussing some topics. My room was lovely, nice and aqua (Laura’s favourite colour is aqua so everything in her house is aqua). At the first part of my day, I had lessons with Laura. At her lessons I discovered lots of new things about English traditions, education, history, government. After lessons we usually went shopping or on excursions or visited her relatives (I met so many people, and they are all nice). I enjoyed my staying with this family. I hope I’ll come back.
Last two weeks I spent with the family, which I’ve known since last year. We became really good friends. In Melinda’s family, I really feel, that I am part of this family. They live in a country area, so it’s calm and quiet. I enjoy my staying in Hordle, because I like this family. They are very attentive, friendly, – they’re the best family! There are 4 people in the family: Melinda (my teacher), her husband Franco and their children Rebecca and Emilio. But the children don’t live here because they are grown up. But they often come back. And they are really lovely, I like them very much. In the first part of a day we had lessons. They were interesting and I discovered lots of new things. The other part of a day we spent going to The New Forest, to barbecue parties with friends, on a beach, to the Titanic Museum, to Stonehenge, sometimes we were cooking and baking – and it was really fun! I like their food, because Melinda and Franco every day cook something different and tasty. Also I cooked for them our Ukrainian traditional Borsch.
So girls, boys and your parents, Living Learning English is very useful for your English. And I think it’s also improve your speaking and your knowledge about English traditions. You’ll make a lot of friends and sometimes you become really good friends. So don’t worry and try something new!