discuss What are the advantages and disadvantages of studying in a foreign country.
Advantage: 1 learn standard English. 2 communicate with the local people 3 know the manners and customs of the country better. Disadvantage: 1 difficult to communicate with the foreign people, 2 adapt to the situation quickly 3 miss our homes, miss our parents and friends
First reading 1.What is Xie Lei in England for? How long has she been in England? 2.Does she do well in her study?
1.What is Xie Lei in England for? How long has she been in England? She is in England to study at a university. She’s been in England for six months. 2. Does she do well in her study? At first, she didn’t, but latter she did it well.
1.When Xie Lei went to New York, she felt very exited and relaxed. 2.Xie Lei came to the university to complete a science qualification. 3.At first, Xie Lei didn’t get used to the life in London, now she gets used to it. 4.Xie Lei lives in the student accommodation. 5.Xie Lei found the preparation course was very easy to learn at first. 6.Xie Lei’s tutor helped her a lot in her study. Careful reading
1.Why is Xie Lei doing a preparation course first? 2.Which two types of people have helped Xie Lei most since she came to England? 3.What are some of the difficulties she faced when she first came to England? Further reading
1.Why is Xie Lei doing a preparation course first? Because studying in England is different from studying in China and she needs to learn about these differences and improve her English. 2. Which two types of people have helped Xie Lei most since she came to England? Xie Lei’s host family and her teachers.
1) Learning how to do everyday things. 2) Understanding English as spoken in real life. 3) Learning how to reach the academic requirements of a Western university. 4) making new friends 3. What are some of the difficulties she faced when she first came to England?
Xie lei’s problemsYour solutions 1.understanding and using everyday English 2.reaching the academic requirements of a Western university 3.making new friends 1. listening to the radio or watching television to become accustomed to everyday English 2. asking your tutor for advice before you start your academic writing 3. joining a lot of university societies
If you have a chance to study abroad, would you like to go? Why or why not?
Choose your favourite place, try to surf the Internet and find as much information as you can. If possible make a map of your place.