On Sunday I caught up with an old student of mine, Urara. She has just spent the past year in New Zealand on a working holiday. She’s in Melbourne for a few days before she returns to Japan. We sat down for a drink and I recorded our conversation.
In our conversation, you might notice some mistakes and problems with grammar. Urara is a little nervous about being interviewed. What is import is Urara is having a go and communicating. This what making progress with English is all about.
I have highlighted some problems and made corrections for you to learn from. Listen for the mistakes as you refer to my corrections below
Corrections from the Interview
I can meet up you > I can catch up with you.
Maybe next, my prefer is Europe > Next, I would like to go to Europe.
New Zealand people > New Zealanders
My main work is weeding > My main job was weeding
Countryside > Towns
It was so amazing place > It was such an amazing place.
I think I become easy going > I think I have become easy going.
I should read everything in English > I have to read everything in English
Meeting with other countries’ people > Making friends with people from different countries.
I think I have to study about my own culture. > I think I should learn more about my own culture.
Actually, New Zealand is a very safety country. > Actually, NewZealand is a very safe country.
It was a bit hard to contact with my boss. > It was a bit hard to communicate with my boss.
You can get new experience > You can experience many things
We can find another side my own country > You can develop a new perspective on Japan
Take Urara’s advice and don’t be shy or afraid to make mistakes. Travel the world and use Englsih to communicate.