ABILITY: More than ENGLISH...
This week, Pre Intermediate 2 wrote about their experiences of coming to a new country. Here are two examples of what the class wrote about.
1) Vanessa Medina Acevedo
My first days in Australia
Before coming to Ability, all my friends said that life in a country with a different language was very difficult, but I thought that it couldn’t be so complicated. The first day I wanted to eat and I thought that the easiest option was to buy McDonalds, because I only needed to choose the number the meal… but NO! The employee asked me a lot of questions, that with my English level, I couldn’t understand. I felt like Charlie Brown when he heard his teacher! At the end I got the wrong hamburger, a large drink, large fries and an ice cream, and I only wanted a hamburger… lol! But now, after some weeks at Ability, to do different things is easier than before. Now I can buy anything without a problem, even my hamburger with my medium coke without ice.
2) Marco Antonio Ruiz Nazir
When I came to Ability… I thought “….nice… learning… classmates.. English… tests… 08.30… cool”, but forgot things such as cultures, such different food and most importantly “be polite Aussie style” … I thought like a typical latin guy.
My first “boo boo” was thinking that “asian guys” are all the same, same language, same ideas and “sushi” is food of China ..! ..etc.!! I realised I was totally wrong, really so ignorant, but it was great and wonderful that I learned the truth. They are so different and everyone has a special characteristic. I thought that they would kill me! hahahaha but… I certainly learned more than English.
If you asked me about the class …. I would say it’s so amazing and interesting.. I think that to learn “step by step” it´s best to come to Australia.
*’boo boo’ is casual English for ‘mistake’.