Sayuri and Yumi have just finished a 2 week Learn English Homestay course in Oxford. Sayuri and Yumi are both studying for their IELTS exam which they will take in March. They have taken a 20 hour per week IELTS course and are now joining a language school for a further 4 weeks of study before taking the exam.
When Sayuri last took her IELTS practise paper 2 weeks ago she got a score of 5.5. This makes her a good intermediate user of English, but Sayuri needs a score of 6 or 6.5 to guaranteed a place at the University of her choice in the UK.
Sayri has been studying very hard and hasn’t had a lot of time to go out, but I asked Sayuri about her favourite experiences in Oxford. Sayuri said that spending time with her home teacher and children was very rewarding as it gave lots of opportunity to speak English outside of lessons. Sayuri also said that she really enjoyed having coffee in the Oxford ‘Indoor Market’ and ‘watching the worrld go by’.