MY LAST HOLIDAY I SPENT MY TIME LEARNING ENGLISH WITH THE BEST ENGLISH TEACHER IN BRIGHTON.THE BEST ENGLISH TEACHER NAMES GILL STEPHENS. GILL WAS VERY HELPFUL FOR ME AND THANKS TO HER I LEARNT A LOT. IN GILL’S HOUSE I FELT AT HOME AND I ENJOYED A LOT LEARNING ENGLISH.I REALLY RECOMMEND GILL TO OTHER STUDENTS WHO WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR ENGLISH.I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING ENGLISH WITH GILL ON MY FORTHCOMING HOLIDAY.
Hi! My name is Jules, I’m a french student and I’m 16 year old- I just spent two weeks in Whitstable with Patricia’s family.
We made a lot of excursions at Dover Castle, Canterbury Cathedrale… but also at the Amusement Park and the Bowling Alley which was very funny.
I learned more than I hoped, and spent good times during these two weeks.
We are Augustin and Philppe, aged 11 and 10, from Brussels. We spent one week with Ella, Jim, Alexandra and Betsy the dog in Margate. We arrived at Ashford Station, and Ella drove us to Margate. For the rest of the day we played Jocari in the garden. Then our lessons stared on Monday. We had our breakfast at 8am, and our work began at 9. We had three hours of lessons every mornng, with two breaks of fifteen minutes each. Every lesson began with a warm-up game, then we worked on grammar and new words, corrected our homework and played more language games. In the afternoons we did different activities. It was raining very hard on the first day, so we went to the swimming pool. On the next day we played badminton. Wednesday was a sunny day, so we went to visit Dover Castle. It’s a really huge castle with secret wartime tunnels and the Great Tower. We saw two more castles on the fourth day – in Deal and Walmer. Walmer Castle has a pretty garden with giant games to play. Friday was the last day of lessons – so no homework!! Every evening we chose a film to watch, like Madagascar, How to Train your Dragon and Kung-Fu Panda.
We learned a lot of grammar, like present simple and continuous, the same for the past, and the present perfect. We enjoyed ourselves, and ate well – the food was very, very good.
My father drove me to Wallingford.When he left me at Shan and Andrew’s house I felt nervous and anxious but Shan and I went to Wittenham Clumps.There was a beautiful panoramic view of Oxfordshire. After that I felt a little less stressed.
I have enjoyed this week. The lessons were interesting and fun. I soon felt at ease. I learnt a lots of things about Christ Church and the real Alice before my visit to Oxford. It is an old and mysterious city. Visiting the colleges was fascinating. When we went to Henley where I saw a veteran car rally at Phyllis Court Club. Yesterday I went shopping with an English girl who is called Annie..
I have eaten some delicious English food including fish and chips, a cream tea at Stephen and Rose’s home and birthday cake at Alan’s party. Tonight I’m going to Bunkfest, a festival of folk music and dance in Wallingford.
During this week, Shan has taken lots of photographs of me, which I put in my journal. It’s a lovely souvenir of my time in England.
We are Sonya and Berta.from Russia and Spain. We are 13 and 14 years old. We have spent 2 weeks with the Butler family. We had a fantastic time and went to many places including Windsor to go shopping, London to M&M World, Covent Garden, Hamleys and more shopping. We had a day at Thorpe Park which is a theme park with roller coasters and it was great fun. We took Jasper (the family dog) for lots of walks and went to the pub. We went to the cinema and also went to Madame Tussaud’s where we saw One Direction!
We want to come back again
We arrived two weeks ago with a level A2 and now I can see on my report I have improved my English a lot. We spent lot of time outside, Samantha and her family are very kind to us. I have visited lots of things and discovered British towns such as Gloucester and Cheltenham. Thanks to them I want to come back in England another time. We enjoyed a lot our trip in England, in Newent.
Hello, I spend 2 weeks with Samantha , I spend my time very well. Samantha’s house and family very good , very comfortable. When I go to Samantha’s house her family meet me , Samantha have a dog his name Bobby. We often met nice place’s in her town. It is my second family and this family is better.
My name is Yuk Yi and I come from Hong Kong. I’m going to boarding school in September. To make better my English I stayed with Alison and her family in her house near Fordingbridge in the New Forest. My stay was 6 weeks. This was my first time in England. I had a very fun time. We visited Salisbury, Southampton, Portsmouth, Longleat Safari Park, Paulton’s Park, Windsor, Oxford, Brighton and London. I went swimming and went to the gym every week and I went horse riding.
Ali cooked yummy food, especially fish which I like. She let me cook noodles. We bought them in a Chinese supermarket.
Natascha, Charlotte and Harry were funny. I went with Harry to a theme park and I went swimming with Charlotte.
The lessons were very interesting. I learned many things. Sometimes we played games.
Hello, my name is Kyoko. I’m from Japan. I’m 11 years old. This is my first time in England. I stayed with Lyne and Stephen Rolph and it was a very nice time. One day I went to London and I saw “Mamma Mia”. It is a musical. It was very funny. I like this musical and I want to look this one more time. This homestay is my first time but it was a lot of fun. I think I don’t forget this time! And i want to go to England with my family.
I must admit I was worried about living with an strange family in England but fortunately Shan and Andrew were splendid hosts. They were very kind to me and make me feel at home.
Shan prepared me very well for the exams. We didn’t just do exercises of the coursebook, we also read newspaper, a novel and watched films and documentaries.
Wallingford is a beautiful town and near other interesting places. We have visited Henley, many of the Oxford colleges and Dorchester Abbey but my favourite excursion was London.
We read a newspaper article about the poppies at the Tower of London and decided to go and see them. It was an unforgettable and unique experience for me.
The excursions were special because I learned a lot about the history of the places I saw.
I have good memories and a journal full of photographs to remember my stay.