Tuesday, August 7, 2007

lecture and shopping

Dr. Marie Hallion gave us a wonderful lecture about the history of America yesterday.
I’m interested in the topic about Cold War, and this is why I decided to study international politics in the university.
I knew that Dr. Hallion spoke so slowly for us, but I could not understand well because of my poor listening skill.
I wished I could understand English well.

We went to Pentagon City shopping mall by metro yesterday night.
Some of my friends bought sunglasses because the sunlight is so strong.
I bought a cute ornament of snowman for a gift to my teacher.
I also enjoyed eating a peace of pizza.
But I have not bought souvenirs for my friends yet because I could not find anything good for souvenirs.

Now, I want Japanese rice, some fish, and tea!!
After I arrived in America, I eat pasta, pizza, and salad every day.


Berta said...

Hi Ikumi,
It is very interesting that you are studying international politics at the university and you must have found this lecture very related to your field. Don´t worry, it takes some time to develop listening skills that allow us to understand what we hear, but I am sure you will improve yours a lot in the next weeks.
I hope you find something nice to take to your parents and friends soon.

Nina Liakos said...

I grew up during the Cold War. I remember being afraid that the Russians would bomb us. Now we are afraid of different things.

I hope you find some Japanese food. There is a Japanese restaurant in College Park--but Japanese restaurants tend to be kind of expensive here. Good luck!

Hiromi said...

Hello, Ikumi!
I can see that you've enjoyed listening to the lecture by reading your post. ^^ I know how hard it is to listen to the lecture in English, but I hope it'll encourage you to learn English more!

Anyway, I hope that you'll be able to find something good for your friends!