The last week of studying in 2020

Hello everyone! I still can’t believe that it’s been 4 months since we’ve come to the University for the first time. To tell the truth, it’s pretty hard to separate months and weeks and remember some particular events now, as the whole semester seems like an endless journey for me — but we will talk later about this topic. Now I’m going to tell you about my impressions of the previous week.

So, my most favorite moment of the last week and the first thing that I want to mention is the Christmas films that we watched last week — “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “The Grinch”. At first sight, they don’t have any similarities (except for the fact that both movies are about Christmas), but I think that they have so much in common, for example, both stories teach us to treat all people with love and respect and spread kindness wherever you go. Both films are perfect for studying the culture, as we can notice so many traditional features of Christmas celebration in America, and to learn the language, as there are a lot of new phrases and idioms in these films.

In addition, I want to say that I’m so grateful for the opportunity to read a lot of Christmas poems and to sing songs together — I enjoy it! And it’s so cool that we are having fun and working on grammar, practicing our listening skills, and learn new phrases at the same time.

Besides, I am very happy about the fact that we read “Don’t Look Behind You” twice last week. The plot becomes more and more intriguing and even provoking sometimes, so it’s such a pleasure to learn the story and discuss all the important events that happen to April with the group and share our thoughts — I like to listen to everybody’s opinion and compare it with mine.

Also, one of my favorite moments was our 4th Pleasure Reading session. The girls from my group and I started to read “Dracula” by Bram Stoker and we all liked it a lot. This story seems to be more fascinating than “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, so we are all very excited to continue reading.

To tell the truth, I don’t think I have some less favorite moments of the previous week. At least, I don’t pay a lot of attention to them. If something unpleasant happens, or I make mistakes — I just notice my “lows” and start working harder on them to make my failures my achievements— I think that’s how it always should work.

Thanks for your attention!

student, dreamer; LUNN’24

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