Groups of delegates around tables.

Attending college in London​

Hello everybody! I'm Hoa. I came to England seven months ago. My first impression when I arrived was about the airport and how huge it was. I was also surprised by the big supermarkets and the buses which were everywhere. 

At first, everything was very hard for me because my English was not good and I did not have any friends in London. I could not go to the supermarket alone and I could not catch the bus. I could not talk with my nephew or my niece. My sister-in-law had to help me when I wanted to go the hospital or go shopping while my husband was at work. 

Almost everything was very strange and new to me at that time and I didn’t feel confident in myself. But after about two months, when I went to college, everything became better. I learnt a lot of things in my class and my English became better too. I will continue to learn English until it is like my first language. 

Now I feel happy and satisfied with my life. I have a wonderful family and a stable job, and I attend a good college in London, which is a city I love. That is really fortunate for someone new to the UK like me. 


Task 1 - true or false

In this first activity, you will read some statements based on Hoa’s story.

Task 2 - ordering words to make sentences

In this second activity, you will put words in the right order to make sentences from Hoa’s story.

Practise saying the sentences aloud at the same time.