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Student Interview August 2015

10th August 2015

This month we interviewed Guilia from Italy and Carolin from Germany. 

What are your names and where are you from?
Hi, my name is Guilia and I’m from Italy.
Carolin from Germany.

Which course are you doing?
G: Also EFL28.
C: EFL 28.

So far, what do you like most about Studio?
G: I like the multicultural atmosphere in school.
C: It’s very big and has many students.

What do you think about the teaching methods that we use?
G: I think it’s good to use different types of teaching methods so students don’t get bored.
C: I like them a lot, they are very effective!

Has your English improved?
G: Me too, yes.
C: I think so.

What do you think about British people? Are they different from people in your country?
G: I would say that British people are very friendly and open-minded. There is not a big difference but they are more polite.
C: No, they aren’t different. I find them very similar to Germans.

What is your favourite thing about Cambridge?
G: I love Parker’s Piece and stay there in the afternoon with friends to sunbathe in the park.
C: The City Centre.

How is Cambridge similar/different to your city?
G: It’s different because Rome is much bigger than Cambridge and more crowded.
C: My city is bigger, but we don’t have as many colleges.

What do you think the advantages of living in a Homestay are?
G: Yes, it’s great to be able to practice with a real British family.
C: You can speak English all the time.

What do you talk about or do with your Host (family)/housemates?
G: I tell about home and my family.
C: Mostly about what we did in the day and our future plans.

What are the differences between life in the UK family and at home?
G: Yes, my family at home is smaller too.
C: There are more people and small children there.

What sort of food do you eat in Cambridge? Is that what you expected to eat?
G: I eat Italian food and sushi, and sometimes English food too.
C: Normal food. It was what I expected.

How does the food here compare to food in your country?
G: I prefer Italian food.
C: It’s mostly the same. Some traditional food is different but every country has that.

How do you travel around Cambridge and why?
G: My accommodation is in the centre so I walk.
C: I walk, because I don’t have to travel very far.

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