My First Experience to Visit an English-speaking Country
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My First Experience to Visit an English-speaking Country

by Yoshi
(Saitama, Japan)

It was my first time to go to a country where there is spoken English. I studied in Cairns, Australia for 1 month, and had a lot of fun! Firstly, what I was surprised about, is that people are really kind and smiley.

Almost in all shops and places, people say hello and smiled. Gradually I lost shyness, and also said hello naturally. To be positive is the big key to making the experience fruitful.

One of my acquaintances said Cairns is too touristy. Actually, in every city place we can find travel shops, and can register for tours, but there are many great places! Islands in the Great Barrier Reef, rain forests, national parks, and so on.

Most of them are really great! And on every trip, just with smiling and saying hello, we can make many friends there!

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Jul 23, 2015
by: Gary Wolff

No problem, Luke, provided you reference the source with an active hyperlink back to my website.

Best wishes!

Jul 23, 2015
Great stuff!!

Hi Yoshi and thanks for sharing your experiences of an English-speaking country and in English too!! Could I please use your blog post for my website which offers free content to language learners? I want to use your post as a reading activity. Cheers!
Luke, at LLT.

Dec 29, 2012
I am glad you enjoyed it!
by: Tzunami

Cairns is where I live, so I have been very interested in what tourists think about it. It's kind of funny that even the tourists call it too 'touristy'! A lot of locals say the same thing haha. I love the tourist attractions as a local, because there's always lots of exciting things to do, but I can understand that if you're from another country you might want to experience a more realistic sample of the Australian life style. I hope you come back for a holiday one day :)

Feb 11, 2011
by: Keita (Chloe)

Hell Yeah, Us Aussies Are Awesome, Theres No Need To Be Shy, Smile Be Happy, Haha, Im Sure That Us Aussies Would Be Glad To Know That You People Enjoy Visiting Australia!! Awesomeness!! ^_^

Jan 12, 2011
Smiley & Friendly Australians
by: Gary Wolff

Thanks, Yoshi, for sharing your interesting story.

I really envy you, as I've never had a chance to visit Australia. But I've known and worked with a number of wonderful Aussies here in Tokyo thru the years, and really want to go there & to New Zealand someday.

I'm so happy you had such a pleasant experience, and by doing so, you seem to have overcome your fear of speaking English with strangers and have become a more international-minded person.

So which English-speaking country will you visit next? Houston, Texas? :-) Thanks again...

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