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From UK_Exchange Report on Life in Canterbury_180220

今年から新しく始まったイギリスでのターム留学。これまでの本校の中長期留学プログラムは、アメリカ、イギリス、オーストラリア、ニュージーランドの提携校でのもの。いよいよ今年からイギリスの古都カンタベリーでの留学がそれに加わります。
 
601年に修道士アウグスティヌスが初代カンタベリー大司教に就任以来、イングランドの歴史やキリスト教の中心地となったカンタベリーにある学校、The Archbishop's School での留学生活です。本校の高校1年生、西上友理さんが、世界遺産カンタベリー大聖堂がある歴史ある街、カンタベリーでの留学生活をレポートしてくれます。
 
The life in England – Report 1 –
 
Hello everyone!!  I am Yuri Nishigami, an exchange student from Otsuma Nakano High School.  I am currently studying at The Archbishop's School in Canterbury, UK. It's my great pleasure to report my life in England.
 
First of all, I woudl like to to tell you that England is a really beautiful country and at the same time it is a comfortable place without awful weather. Everyone here is so kind and gentle. And also, food is not so bad as it is mentioned! Its delicious! I love it.
 
I am happy to introduce my host family.  My host mother, Ms.Izolde, is really good at cooking. And she is so kind and teaches me many things like how to get to the town, which is the place she recommends and how to get a bus. There are many markets there where we can buy things with cheap price! She is a very reliable person. 
 
And my host father, Mr. Mike, is a really funny man. He is always joking and making me laugh. What's more, he sometimes shows me some movies. I watched “Coco", which is a Disney movie. Do you know “Coco”? It was great. I recommend it to you.
 
Secondly, I’ll talk about my school life. My school buddy, Alex, is a really intelligent girl. She knows a lot of things and every story that she talks is really interesting.  She told me that she would like to become an English teacher. I think she will be a perfect English teacher because she teaches me very well. It’s really hard for me to understand History lesson, because in History lesson, we use a lot of old English. But Alex teaches me such old English easily enough for me to understand. So, actually I can keep up with the history class. And now I also want to introduce my school friend Teea , Masami, Claire and Tina.
 
Teea talks many enjoyable things. She is a Romanian. So, she sometimes talks about her life in Romania. It's quite interesting. Yesterday, I went to a theater with her and watched “Black Panther″an action movie. It was really cool and amazing. Also, she helps me with makeup. She is a professional! I want to acquire how to make up before I get back to Japan.
 
Masami is a really kind girl. She is half Japanese and half English. So she can speaks English and Japanese! I respect her. Last weekend she invited me to her church. While we were in the church, she got into the water!It was shocking for me. Teea told me, this is a kind of Catholic ceremony. I felt a big difference from many religions.
 
Claire is a charming girl. she is half Chinese and half English. she is talkative and always makes me laugh. In recent days I'm having lunch with them. So it sounds very international.
 
Tina is funny and cheerful. When I came to my school on the first day,I was so nervous but she talks to me friendly. Then I feel relieved. I’m filled with a feeling of gratitude to her.  In addition, she looks really surprised at my electronic dictionary.  Alex told me that in England people only use a paper dictionary. So this would be her first time to watch electronic one.  I was really surprised because in Japan everyone uses electronic dictionary.
 
England is really interesting about culture, religion, foods, stationary, and weather, which look all different from Japan. I do my best for my study and enjoy this precious time in England. 
 

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