My first Day at Senior High My name is Li Kang, I live in Shijiangzhuang, a city not far from Beijing. It is the capital city of Hebei province. Today is my first day at Senior High school an
d I’m writing down my thoughts about it. My new school is very good and I can see why. The teachers are very enthusiastic and friendly and the classrooms are amazing. Every room has a computer with a special screen, almost as big as a cinema screen. The teachers write on the computer, and their words appear on the screen behind the,. The screens also show photographs, text and information from websites. They ’re brilliant. The English class is really interesting. The teacher is very enthusiastic woman called Ms Shen. We’re using a new textbook and Ms Shen’s method of teaching is nothing like that of the teachers at my Junior High school. She thinks that reading comprehension is important, but we speak a lot in class, too. And we have fun. I don’t think I will be bored in Ms Shen’s class! Today we introduced ourselves to each other. We did this in groups. Some students were embarrassed at first but everyone was very friendly and it was really nice. Ms Shen gave us instructions and then we worked by ourselves. Ms Shen wants to help us improve our spelling and handwriting. We do this in a fun way, with spelling games and other activities. I like her
attitude very much and the behavior of the other students shows that they like her, too. There are sixty-five students in my class—more than my previous class in Junior High. Forty—nine of them are girls. In other words there are three times as many girls as boys. They say that girls are usually more hard-working than boys, but in this class, everyone is hard—working. For our homework tonight, we have to write a description of the street where we live. I’m looking forward to doing it.