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|Yukako's report||Takuma's report|
Short Term English House
It rained intermittently for three days, so we had to stay inside, but we enjoyed playing card games, watching a movie, singing to the accompaniment of a guitar, and just talking about ourselves. On the second day, Mr. Bray made a pea soup for us. I really enjoyed this.
A good point about this program is that we were able to experience things in English for a lot of the time. If we make mistakes, the teachers can help us. On top of that, we get to learn a lot of expressions peculiar to English. And, we can learn the differences between British English and American English. It's very interesting.
As for the bad points of the program, I couldn't find any. I hope to join in next year againc For the present I haven't any more ideas for things to say. Sorry!
Unfortunately, the weather was bad this time. We spent most of the time in the cottages because it rained without a break all through the second day. We still enjoyed ourselves singing and playing games, and thinking up games of our own. But I had been hoping to enjoy the rich natural scenery more, and to have a campfire outdoors.
We separated into two teams for the camp, and cooked meals alternately. For lunch on the second day, Eric Bray made split pea soup. It was our first time to try it, and it was delicious.
In the evenings we went over to the spa bath together. And after that we had a good time staying up late into the night and talking.
This year I felt I was able to talk English more positively than last. Now I'm looking forward to writing my next set of memories about the camp next year. It was really enjoyable, and I certainly mean to come again.
For me, this was an ESL to remember because I enjoyed talking about different things with everyone. So I am having more and more fun with English!!
First, the good points
Second, the bad points
Last, the additional points
If I can, I want to go again next year. And between now and then, I want to go to the ESL a lot.
I took part in the ESL short trip to Shima again this year. Here's what I thought about it.
@ @The good things about the trip.
If I were to advise you about going on the next ESL short trip, I'd make the following two points.
First, I felt I was able to spend a long time studying English, and speaking English with native speakers.
A @The not-so-good thing about the trip
This year it poured with rain, so we couldn't do any activities outdoors.
We had a good time at the ESL camp at Shima. The good point about the stay was that it was a chance for studying English hard.
The bad point is that the weather was terrible.
There's nothing more to be said!