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Student Interview September 2015

3rd September 2015

This month we interviewed Chantip from Thailand and Mami from Japan.

What are your names and where are you from?
My name is Chantip, I’m from Thailand.
I’m Mami Sakurai from Japan.

Which course are you doing?
C: EFL 28.
M: EFL 28.

So far, what do you like most about Studio?
C: I like my teacher and all of my international friends.
M: I like my teachers, they are so kind.

What do you think about the teaching methods that we use?
C: I find them very useful, especially the projector.
M: I agree, they are very useful.

Has your English improved?
C: Of course! Especially my speaking, I am more confident now!
M: I think so.

What do you think about British people? Are they different from people in your country?
C: British people are so nice and friendly, the same as the British people I meet in Thailand!
M: British are different from Japanese people, my host family are very kind to me.

What is your favourite thing about Cambridge?
C: I like punting on the river, the restaurants and the pubs in the city centre.
M: I like the same things!

How is Cambridge similar/different to your city?
C: Cambridge is a lot safer than my city, I can walk around here on my own and feel safe.
M: Cambridge has lots of roads, it’s much busier than my city!

What do you think the advantages of living in a Homestay are?
C: It’s useful to talk with my hosts and learn about English culture.
M: Yes. I like to talk with my host to practice my English.

What do you talk about or do with your Host (family)/housemates?
C: We talk about England, Thailand and our day at work or school.
M: I like to tell them about my family and different things about Japan.

What are the differences between life in the UK family and at home?
C: Not a lot really!
M: Meal times are more informal and relaxed.

What sort of food do you eat in Cambridge?
C: I love fish and chips, it’s delicious!
M: I eat a lot of pasta and potatoes.

How does the food here compare to food in your country?
C: The food in Thailand is a lot spicier!
M: There is more variety here than I expected, but I still prefer Japanese food!

How do you travel around Cambridge and why?
C: I normally walk everywhere, but last week I borrowed a bike from a friend so I’ve been using that to get around the city.
M: I’m still finding my way around, but mostly I walk.

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