Yesterday, one of my long-time students showed up with a short essay she wrote about her experience the past weekend. I want to share it because it is quite impressive. There wasn’t much to correct. It was nearly perfect. Wow! Very impressive! I like to think that several years of studying with me has helped her to achieve this but I think it is more about her desire to perfect her English. The most impressive parts I marked in bold typeface.
On Sunday I went to my sister’s house which is located between Yodoyabashi and Hommachi (in Osaka).
It happened on my way home when I was walking along Midosuji. I saw a police car on the center road giving chase to a black car abouot 20 meters ahead with its red light flashing and siren blaring. I thought the black car would resign himself to stop.
But sudeenly the black car U-turned into the slow lane separated by the green belt and went down the wrong way at full speed. It passed just in front of my eyes.
Then the black car turned right at a crossing one block ahead and went straight down the road to the East.
The police followed it and both cars drove away behind the buildings lined up along the street.
But the police siren came closer again soon. The black car and the police car popped up into the Midosuji and crossed through an intersection two blocks over from me and disappeared from my view.
Though I don’t know how it ended up after that, it was just like watching a movie!
So what do you think? Did she do a good job? I think so and this kind of experience is what makes it so rewarding to teach English in Japan.