7. English classes in Australia
She comes into the classroom, showing her white teeth.
And we narrow our eyes naturally.
I can talk with her today.
I hear her cheerful voice.
I greet her well.
The seventh poem describes a moment when I took English classes in Australia. I had two English teachers in Australia. First, Neeka is from Pakistan. She liked to tell jokes very much. Her words always made us laugh. Second, Sharn is from Australia. She was very kind, so we were healed by her smile. They are friendly and spoke to me. Therefore, I was able to talk with them a lot. In addition, I practiced to speak English through playing games in their class. For example, I solved a riddle. I was looking forward to take their class every day. (100 words)
8. Making lamington
“What should I do?”
There is just a big sponge cake in front of me.
And there is a riddle.
I have never seen it.
I have never eaten it.
Of course, I have never made it.
But I have the image of sweet, sweet, taste.
The eighth poem describes a moment when I made lamington in Australia. Lamington is famous and traditional sweet in Australia. However, I didn’t know it. Of course, I had never made lamington. But I had to try to make lamington with my friends in English class. My English teacher gave us a recipe, and I read it. There were a lot of difficult vocabulary. Therefore, it was hard for us to make lamington. The only hint was the picture that was drawn on the recipe. It was covered with chocolate and sugar, and looked very sweet. We made lamington, looking at the picture. (103 words)
9. Asking the way in Australia
“Where am I?”
I don’t know the way to go.
A lot of people pass by me one after another.
I can’t move from here.
“Is there anyone who can tell me the way?”
Then, one woman is passing in front of me.
“This is chance.”
I try to ask her the way.
The ninth poem describes a moment when I went to Sydney with my friends, and we missed the way. We wanted to go to Luna Park in Sydney. However, we didn’t know which ferry to take. Therefore, we had to ask the way to someone, but I didn’t have the courage to talk to anyone. There was a conflict in my mind, but I was able to talk to a woman in the end. I was very nervous at that time, and I was able to grow up. After that, I was able to talk to people positively when I didn’t know anything. (103 words)
10. Talking with my host father
“What did you do today?”
This is the sign that conversation begins.
What did I do today?
What will talk about?
I ask myself.
The hands of the clock are moving.
He is waiting for my words with his smile.
“OK! Today, I …”
I begin to talk about what I did today.
The last poem describes a moment when I talked with my host father. My host family had a five-month-old boy. Therefore, my host mother worked and my host father did housework at home. So my host father always cooked dinner for me. And I talked about today’s events with my host father at dinner time. For example, “I went to the beach with my friends after school.” My host father listened to me with his smile, so I had a lot of fun to tell about what happened today. My host father was busy, so dinner time was an important time for communication. (103 words)