I spent my Golden Week holiday in Hawaii and came back home last week. This time I did not do sightseeing. I went to the beach, went snorkeling, went shopping and had a good time with my granddaughter during my 9 days’ stay. I really enjoyed myself. My granddaughter grew up so much compared to last year and she was not a baby anymore. I spoke about various things with her in English.
I visited a famous photographer’s, Peter Lik’s, Gallery which I found on Lewers Road in Waikiki. His photographs were all really excellent. Especially, the scenery of National Parks in America was splendid. Please listen to a BBC interview on his website as it will allow you to get some good practice of English listening.
I was surprised that some waiters spoke Japanese even at the IHOP restaurant. It is convenient for Japanese people. However, I hope my students refrain from speaking Japanese so as to improve their English ability when they visit Hawaii. I believe they can do it.
By the way, this English translation was done by a Smith’s School of English Student who translated the Japanese I wrote on the smithweb.co.jp site in Al’s Room. She also checked and corrected my Japanese in exchange for me checking and correcting her English Translation. Smith’s School of English is different from the other schools. This is a small but powerful example of how it is different.
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