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Written introductions:______by ESL students after their third week in Brighton
My name is Eva. I come from Seville in Spain. I am 22 years old.
I am now a student. I finished my studies as a secretary before coming here
and when I leave I hope to find work. My current interest is in studying
English. I need to learn everything about the language since it is very
important for my future, especially as I hope to get a good job.
Living in an English family is the best way to get a lot of speaking
practice and to have your mistakes corrected. I came to Brighton because a
friend of mine recommended it to me. She came here last year, had a very
nice time and learnt a lot at the school. At the moment, I have a good
impression of both the town and the school.
I like the system of learning and the classes are varied. I think that the
school has a lot to offer, for example there are different excursions, for
each day of the week. The social programme is important because one of the
best ways to learn English is to talk to students from different countries, to
listen to their ideas, to tell them what you think and to compare your
thoughts and feelings. In this way, it is possible to improve your
I am happy in the school, because the students are pleasant and everyone
gets on well together. For example, on Friday, we usually go to the cinema
and on Saturday we either go to London, stay in Brighton or go on some other
On weekdays, we do a variety of things in our classes. We learn grammar,
vocabulary and we try to improve our comprehension by listening to cassettes.
I like the teachers because they are methodical and I feel that each day I am
making progress. Of course, I always study and do my homework!
I am very happy in my host family because they are pleasant with me. Their
house is comfortable and I feel at home there. I enjoy the food - the only
problem is the different meal-times, though I expect I'll get used to them.
They share part of their time with me and we talk about my day at the school
and the things I do after school.
I am nineteen years old and come from Mexico City. I am still at Secondary School.
When I return to Mexico, I am planning to study International Relations because I'd
like to work in a Travel Agency or something like that.
I came to Brighton because I'd rather study British English than American English.
In Mexico, I was able to select between Cambridge and Brighton. I preferred Brighton
to Cambridge because it is by the sea and nearer to London. At first, I was studying in
another school but I wasn't making much progress. I then spoke to my landlady and she
recommended the English Language Centre.
I'm so happy in the UK. I love the buildings, the streets, parks and the city of London.
I think everything here is beautiful. The people aren't bad, like the food! I've met some
very kind people at the ELC.
In my opinion, the courses are very good and the teachers also have a lot of experience.
I think that my English has got better since I've been here. I've got to know people from
different countries and I like being with them. Sometimes we go out altogether, but sometimespeople just stay with people from their own country.
On weekdays, I go to aerobics and study for about one hour after school. I also go to have a cup
of coffee with some friends and we play pool. In the evenings, I go to the disco three of four
times a week. I like walking around Brighton because I like looking at the shops and I think
there are a lot of strange people.
I've been to London, Cambridge, Oxford and Canterbury. In London,
I've visited a lot of museums, the Houses of Parliament etc.
I love London. In my opinion, it's the most exciting place to visit,though the other places are also beautiful.