- Sep 30 Tue 2008 07:24
- Sep 29 Mon 2008 16:12
How much trash can you make in one day? Well, let’s count it more specific, how much trash you could make in 8 hours?
I was shocked when I came back from York because the trash can in the kitchen we used was full. I remembered the trash can had plenty of space on Saturday morning but after 8 hours it full with the un-recycle trash in. My friend, Joanna, was quite shocked because we could understand how people could make the trash so quickly. We noticed there were several coca-cola empty bottles in it and I knew the friends here they never drank the drinking.
- Sep 28 Sun 2008 06:22
York Minister is really famous. I won’t question it but does it worth me to spend 13.5 pounds to enjoy a Cathedral? I doubt it so I decided not to visit it. Although, I knew it is really fantastic and beautiful but I refused to pay so much money on a Cathedral. My two Portugal friends also thought the price was really incredible. They told me in Portugal there is only one Cathedral need to pay but the admission fee is really cheap. The others do not need to pay because they think ask people to pay for entering the church or cathedral is really ridiculous.
- Sep 27 Sat 2008 04:08
The five days long introduction week had finished by a fantastic city tour by local guide. Looking back the five days, my head filled of a lot of information which is related to linguistics and TESOL. I have borrowed some books from library and started reading them. Otherwise, I would feel panic when I start the study.
- Sep 24 Wed 2008 04:08
Kitchen is the best place for me to relax because I can meet all my neighbors and share the happenings today. I also could get help overthere. Howover, the happiness do not last long because there were too many Chinese in LT and some of them really love to take their boyfriend to the kitchen and eat there.
It's really unpleasent for me and other girls. We could not speak very freely and shared jokes or when we had dinner together, suddenly, a Chinese guy came in and took some items and left without some greeting words. It's really rude and impolite.
- Sep 22 Mon 2008 06:30
I had a busy Sunday because I went to Sunday Market along the river side. From the LT to river side may take 30 minutes walk. Sunday Market was really okay to me because I went to Durham Market yesterday and then I found there were several stands in Newcastle which I have seen yesterday in Durham.
Maybe I came there too early, so all the stands did not really well prepare but I did not have enough time to hang around. I walked another way back to LT and it only took me 20 minutes. I had to attent 11:30 TESCO shopping which was held by LT. There were only 50 quotas for students so I have to be there on time.
- Sep 17 Wed 2008 05:23
I had a busy day because there were too many things need to be done as soon as possible. I had done on-line registration at once, accommodation plus tuition payments, and got bank issuing letter and got a smart card in the morning. I thought I could take a short break until I heard I need to take English ability test to make sure I would have no problems about studying. If there are any problems with English ability so the school would provide “free in-sessional language program” for those who really need. Also, the course is free I think I would love to take those courses in my spare time.
However, I still felt kind of panic because the listening was not as easy as I thought. It was harder than I had expected and also I did not prepare very well to take part in. As the result, I think I might do very badly on listening. Besides listening, writing was quite easy for me. I only need to write 250 words article. Thanks to Mr. Insect. Because of him, I started to practice keeping English diary when I arrived in Manchester . 250 words seemed piece of cake for me.
- Sep 16 Tue 2008 16:18
The bus arrived the Newcastle Central Station at 1: 30 pm, and it was earlier than I expected. Therefore, I had to change the location where I made a date with a never met friend. I tried to walk to the busiest street in the city center to meet the friend whom we only chatted on line. With her great help, I found the LT where I am going to live for more than one year. The first obstacle I encountered was that I forgot to print the accommodation paper the manger of LT could not let me in at once. She took my passport and the receipt I had already paid via internet months ago. Luckily, I got the permission to get into LT. My room is on the second floor. Yet, I have to pass plenty of doors to get there. LT is really nice because they arrange a helper to help me get used to it. He explained everything about LT and he also answered the questions I mentioned. He was a good model for me to practice listening comprehesion as well. God. He spoke with strong accent that I could not fully understand.