Grade 9 students visiting from Ulink College have been in Brisbane for five weeks and we are getting used to adapting to this new country in various aspects. There are some recent information about my life here.
Foremost, about my academic. I have full-time English classes here and they helped me improve my English level in many aspects, such as: Speaking, Listening, Writing etc. At first, I thought it was easy for me to learn these assignments and be bored in class. Later, I got know teachers were keen to help us learn about a multi-culture country and civilization deeply. From then on, I changed my attitude towards English classes and always made an effort and left a positive image on teachers. In PC Class, I made lots of foreign friends and made appointments to go out for fun together on weekends. In the meanwhile, I got to know that true friendship is not dependent on which country you are in but it comes from within your heart. In Integration Class, I got to know how to change fast food into healthy food which are nutritious. I learned useful knowledge that is good for my future life from Human Ecology Class. I had Chess as my ASA, previously, I did not know the rules of Chess and showed no interest on it. But I have changed my thoughts since the coach taught me how to play, I think I fall in love with it. I also got into the habit of watching ABC NEWS every nights on You Tube, as a result, I knew lots of current affairs which happened in the recent days.
Mentioned my life, and that possibility, I have to talk about my homestay. My housemother is a 71-year-old grandmother, though she is old but she is always full of vitality and I considered her as a peer. Moreover, she drives a car in the top speed! If you are on the road now, you will see an old woman is in the drag racing. She seems a little harsh but actually she is a patient and tolerant grandmother and merciful to us. When we had some questions and we made mistakes in grammar, she would correct us at once. We have a poodle in our house and it barks all the time but never hurt people. There is a overseas student who studies in JPIC. We get on well smoothly all the time and we have same interests in some ways. In a nutshell, it is a home full of kindness.
There are also two weeks left, I am sure it will be an experience which is unique. Hopefully, my English level will be much higher after the study of seven weeks.