First of all I have to introduce myself to those of you that don’t know me.
I’m Axel RUFFIE, I’m nineteen, I live in the south of France near Toulouse, and to pass my second year at my business and management school I had to do an internship in a foreign country, that’s why I chose the UK.
You are going to ask yourself: Why England and London?
Actually, before I came here I had an idea of London, its way of life, work etc., so I wanted to do work experience in the capital of Europe mainly to discover a new country, a new way of living and working, and obviously to improve my English. Moreover, I think and I’m sure that in international business we must speak English; anyway, it’s always an important skill to speak another language than our native one.
I spent three months as an intern in Bloomsbury International, an English language school in Holborn. It’s an amazing opportunity to work in London and with the Bloomsbury team who are always here to help!
On another note, I had the opportunity to live in 4 different areas in London: Stratford, Ealing Broadway, Upton Park and Greenwich. London is a cosmopolitan city and I was lucky to be able to stay in these different areas to discover them and their individual characteristics. In three months I have had the chance to meet people, to visit the best areas in London, to taste traditional breakfast, to enjoy the sunny summer time (no I’m joking), to improve my English, and to realise that London is a really safe town and where life is good.
I’m going to leave and go back to France on 6th August; I had a really great experience here. I’ll start the third year in my business and management school with great memories of an exceptional stay which I advise you all to do!
To finish, I’m going to talk about my favorite place in London: Greenwich Park, I went to Greenwich park two years ago and fell in love with it. I think that it’s a very relaxing place in London where we have a general view of London. For the Londoners it’s a possibility to take a breath without leaving London, Amazing, no?
If you would like to do an internship in London or learn English in London, please contact us: www.bloomsbury-international.com/en/contact
Have fun with English
Can you match the words on the right to their opposite meaning on the left?
Last week’s answers
1. “I can’t believe Sarah just stole my thunder! I just announced that I passed my exam and Sarah came in and told everyone she was pregnant!”
2. “Tony and Michelle just got engaged and they’re both on cloud nine.”
3. “I’ve been feeling a little under the weather today. I had to wait outside in the rain for 2 hours last night and I think I may have caught a cold.”
4. “Can we take a rain check on the cinema? I’m completely snowed under and can’t leave work at the moment.”
5. “I know that Monday is a very important day for you. Come rain or shine I will be there!”