Posts Tagged ‘english’

I’ll be back to Japan!

September 28th, 2009

I haven’t written a post for a long time.
It’s just because I was lazy, rather than that I didn’t have time or anything special to write on this blog (but, they were, partly, the reasons. it’s true :) ).

I’d graduated The Campbell Institute in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, in the end of August, after 2 months study for TOEFL.
And after that I was still in Wellington, thinking about my future plans.
As the result of it, I’ve decided to go back to Japan, although I’m permitted to stay in NZ for more 4 months.
The main reason to be back earlier is that I have archived the minimum border of the TOEFL to enquire to undergraduates or colleges in the US (even though my real target is the grad schools and it is not satisfied yet :-( ), and I want to prepare for my next challenge ASAP (especially in financial aspect :-) ).

I have not had any plans after my being back to Japan yet, but I’m planning to find jobs in Tokyo.

My flight to Japan is 12, Oct..
But before that I’ll fly to Christchurch at 5, Oct.
It’s just one week I have in Wellington, so I’m thinking to go to Te Papa, The Film Archives, ant Mt. Victoria.

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travelnote -day 30: at Auckland-

May 10th, 2009

30日目。

旅を始めてから、

とうとう1ヶ月が経ちました。

最初の予定、

というか思惑では

Aucklandまでで1ヶ月と考えていたので、

だいたい想定通りという感じです。

 

さて。

先日のポストにも書きましたが、

本日TOEFLを受けてきました。

数日間

日記を英語で書いてみたり、

英語学校のトライアルに行ったりと

あがいてみたものの、

実質的には勉強0。

さすがに

歯が立ちませんでした。

 

立ちませんでしたが、

ReadingとListeningはまじめに勉強すればどうにかなるかな

という感じ、

Writingもパターンを覚えて英語の文章を書く事に慣れれば

太刀打ちはできそう。

やはり鬼門はSpeaking。

多分0点に近いんじゃないか

というくらい、

もう全然しゃべれず。

圧倒的に経験が足りていないです。

結果が出るのが22日頃の予定なので、

まずはそれを見てからですが、

当面はSpeakingのスキルを上達させる事が

目標になりそうです。

travelnote -day 28: from Mt. Maunganui to Auckland via Rotorua, day29: at Auckland-

May 8th, 2009

I could not write the post because I was tired yesterday,

so I write about yesterday and today.

 

As I wrote before,

I went to Mt. Mounganui

to see and try to an English school.

The school I went was very friendly

and nice atmosphere.

 

After I tried a morning class,

I went to the mount Maunganui.

Because I did not have enough time,

so I didn’t climb,

but I walked around the mountain.

There is a comparatively flat path around the mountain,

and we can walk there.

And also it needs a short time to walk,

up to 1 hour or so.

That was very peaceful and the sceneries of the sea was beautiful.

 

In the afternoon,

I moved to Auckland.

We departed Tauranga at 3:00,

headed on Rotorua.

We arrived there about 4:15

and took a rest for 1 hour,

and departed there to Auckland at 5:30.

The time we arrived Auckland was about 9:15,

and when I was back to my room it was almost 10:30.

I was very tired and went to bed very soon ^^;

 

 

Today was a calm day.

I just researched about Australia travel.

I’m planning to depart from Auckland to Sydney on 13, May,

and stay few days there.

After that I might fly to Ayers Rock

and get on a train heading to south to Adelaide,

and go to Melbourne.

 

I think I’ll travel Australia about 2 weeks or 3 weeks,

but I haven’t decided any details yet,

and haven’t booked any hotels,

or even my flights ^^;

I should do it early…

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