Our Language Trip to England
In the time from 15th of April to 22nd, we, the 4AK, went on a language trip to England. We spent the first five days in Brighton, then we departed for London, where we stayed two and a half more days.
On Monday we had to get up very early in the morning and met in Oberwart at five o’clock a.m.. We went to Bratislava by bus, from where we flew to Stansted, one of the airports near London. At around two o’clock we arrived in Brighton. Our guide Beth introduced us to the city and showed us the best places to go shopping. Then we went to the language school, where we waited for our host families to pick us up.
The next day we had our first lessons in the “LTC” language teaching centre. The teachers were pretty cool and friendly. In the afternoon we had some leisure time and went shopping to Churchill Square, a big shopping mall in the city centre. In the evening some of us went out for the first time and we met in a pub.
On Wednesday afternoon we visited the “Sealife Centre” in Brighton, which is a big aquarium. In the evening some of us went to a sports bar and watched Premier League.
After school on Thursday the entire class took a bus the “Seven Sisters”-cliffs. It was quite windy and cold, but the view was amazing. We spent some time hiking and took a lot of photos.
Friday was our last day at school and we got a certificate. We learned a lot and we were able to improve our language skills. After lunch most of us visited the famous Brighton Pier and some went shopping again. In the evening we all went to celebrate Michael Loos’ birthday and made friends with some interesting new people.
In the morning of Saturday, we were picked up by a bus and started our journey to London. On arrival, we visited Madame Tussauds, where we had the chance to meet many famous people. After that, we went shopping to Piccadilly Circus and saw some famous sights like the Tower Bridge, theTower of London and Buckingham Palace.
On Sunday we visited many more sights and places like Chelsea FC’s home stadium “Stamford Bridge”, Covent Garden, Harrods and Oxford Street. At 4 o’clock we met up at London Eye to take a ride. Apart from the great view, we could see the London marathon and Queen Elizabeth watching it on a boat.
In the morning of Monday, 22nd April, we stored our luggage in the hotel and went to Kensington Gardens, which belongs to the famous “Hyde Park”.
At 1 o’clock in the afternoon we went to London Gatwick for the flight back home.
Dominik Hutter, Michael Thier, Michael Loos, 4AK