When I arrived in the Philippines, there were different pick-up times and I got tired waiting, so I tried having a massage in chair. It cost 110 pesos for the whole body in half an hour and it was really comfortable. So, I would recommend this to someone who does not want to go shopping and has to wait in the airport for a long time.
I chose an 8-hour classes a day, but I could not adapt in the first week because I must focus on each class using English in conversations. The environment is especially different from Mandarin to English which drains a lot of energy. By the second week, I was able to adapt to this kind of situation and environment, so I felt better.
The teachers are kind; when we don’t know the meaning of a vocabulary, they use easy words to explain. I can easily understand and be impressed by this way of teaching which especially helps me to know a lot of vocabulary after our review. Before classes, the teacher will ask you about your weekend or how your day was, and I think it’s a good way to improve your speaking skills because you need to answer these questions 6 times and practice listening as well.
The night market is wild and long and only in Baguio. The vendors sell almost the same products such as second-hand clothes and imitation products. We tried eating balut, which is a really famous local food. It is only sold in the evenings, so you won’t see the whole chick inside. In my case, I couldn’t eat balut because I can’t imagine eating a chick with feathers on it. The yolk, however, is eaten with salt which is similar to the salted duck egg in my country. I admire the Filipinos because they ate balut with sauce only. My friend is awesome because she ate a whole balut even though she vomited.
On my first weekend, I went to the public market which sells fruits, meat, vegetables and so on and they are cheap. In addition, we tried Oden, fish balls, and ‘one day old chicken’ which was recommended by the seller. It’s kind of cruel because the chick was only hatched for a few days and has no chance to grow up. By the way, it tastes like fried chicken.
Graduating from university is a different stage of life. Same with others graduated students, I also be a job seeker. However, it’s not smoothly because I am lacking English ability as well as I didn’t have IELTS certificate. Hence, I decided to go Philippines English school to improve my English and I choose a school WALES which is located Baguio center and famous for IELTS lessons.
First, the school will have an entrance exam and will be based on your grades. After that, the school will give you report card and a class schedule. You will study according to your daily class schedule for the whole term. Then last day of the term you’ll have exam and new class schedule for next term.
Comparing with others, WALES IELTS lessons not only focus on test subject also offer grammar and group discussion class and I am surprising with that. All your teachers were asking my goal and they were providing sort of methods to prepare the IELTS as well as learn English. Thus, I have seven lessons on daily basis, and I have mock test on Friday that is teachers provided the practice chance for me. From the training, I built more confidence because I learn a lot and teachers always encourage me don’t afraid to make the mistakes and you can from the mistakes to learn more. Therefore, I am looking forward to going school to study every day. I believe that I can progress as soon as possible.