Thanks for the interview with Csilla. She certainly seems to have her head screwed on properly – just like her mum! I’m sure that you are very proud of her, and rightly so. I’m really glad to hear that she is enjoying her studies in the UK. At the British Council in Osaka we also have many students who would like to study abroad. Many of them have already gone to the UK to start their degree courses this year. I’ve heard from some of them and they seem to be having just as good an experience as Csilla. How about other visitors? I’d love to hear about your experiences of life in the UK, too.
It’s interesting to read about the different characters of Peter and Csilla. My brother and I are also quite different in many ways. I’ve always had itchy feet, like Csilla. I’ve always been interested in foreign countries and cultures. However, it wasn’t until I was 18 that I travelled far from home for the first time and that was to another English speaking country. Csilla really is a brave girl to do it at 14.
I think Tomono's parents can empathise with you. Tomono went to the UK to study for about five years from the age of 18. Her parents were really reluctant to let her go, but like Csilla, she can be very persuasive and stubborn. Her parents eventually agreed, so naturally, she was over the moon. Just like Csilla, it took her a while to settle in to the lifestyle and get her head around the slang expressions, but her hard work paid off because now her English is great.
Sorry this post is short today. We are just about to go out to Osaka to watch the new Superman film. I’ll let you know what I think about it later.
I hope you had a great weekend!
Useful English from today’s post:
(to) have your head screwed on properly
(to) have itchy feet
(to be) reluctant to do something
(to be) over the moon
(to) settle in to a new job/lifestyle etc
(to) get your head around something
someone’s hard work pays off
(to be) just about to do something
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