Good afternoon,  dear teachers and students.  We come from Lanzhou Oriental Canada Secondary School Grade 11 class 2.  We are honored to be here and introduce our LOCSS’s Canada Summer School trip.

下午好,我们来自兰州东方加拿大高中十一年级二班,我们很荣幸站在这里为各位学弟学妹,介绍我们在LOCSS的加拿大夏日游学挑战之旅。

 

As our classmates’ previously introduced, LOCSS is a place of interests, wisdom, and diversification.  Our school maximally helps its students to achieve their dreams of studying aboard.         Do whatever they can to open up our eyes and show us larger goals in life.  Therefore, the first grade 10 students from LOCSS went to Canada last summer.

正如前面几位同学的描述,我们的学校是一个融汇着兴趣,智力与多元文化的理想学府。学校在最大程度上帮助学生实现自己的梦想,想尽办法开拓我们的视野,让我们拥有更辽阔远大的目标。因此,在2014年的夏天,还是十年级的我们,踏上了远去加拿大的旅程。

 

After a 12 hour flight, we finally arrived at the international airport of Vancouver.  Mr.Zhang came with the official of District 42 of education, and had two coaches to pick us up.  Maple Ridge 42 district would become our new school and home.  There were not only students from LOCSS, but also students from around the world.

经过漫长的空中旅行,我们终于到达了温哥华国际机场。张宏主任与教育部的工作人员一同在机场迎接我们,并用安排好的大巴车带着我们前往枫树岭。我们将在枫树岭的42号校区进行35天的生活和学习。在这里不仅有来自LOCSS的我们,还有来自世界各地的游学生。

 

When we arrived at the Riverside center, our new family was coming to pick up their new children.  In order to make us learn from each other and not to be too nervous, all the students were divided in groups of 2 per host family. Every host family was strictly tested by the ministry of education; they would provide us a comfortable living environment, and makes us three delicious meals a day.  Also , they must drive us to school every morning and pick us up in the afternoon.  If you live in an Indo-Canadian family, you will be provided Indian traditional food.  Because Canada is a multicultural country, we made friends from all over the world.  They were same friendly and enthusiastic. Until now, I still keep in touch with my Canadian family.

接下来就是由寄宿家庭来接他们的“新孩子们”,两个人住在一个寄宿家庭,相互之间在生活中可以取长补短。寄宿家庭都是由教育部经过严格核查的当地家庭,他们提供我们舒适的房间和可口的一日三餐,还有每天按时的接送。如果你住进了印度移民的加拿大人家里,也许你就可以每天品尝到印度美食。正因为加拿大的多元文化,使得我们在枫树岭认识了来自世界各地的不同的人,他们同样友善热情。直到现在我还和我的寄宿家庭保持联系。

 

During our studying time, most of us needed to study English 10 to be ready for English 10 provincial exam.  We met some friendly Canadian teachers there.  They were humorous and kind.  One of the female teachers even sent us ice cream to celebrate her wedding anniversary.  Although we only had 18 days of class, we became friends with our new Canadian teachers, and deeply enjoyed the experience of the Canadian teaching method.

开学第一天,大部分同学将继续进修英语10年级的课程,为省考做准备。在上课期间我们与各位外教相识相知,他们有的人幽默风趣,有的人温柔大方。一位女老师甚至给我们发冰激凌与我们一同纪念她的结婚纪念日。 虽然上课的日子只有18天,但是在这短短的三周里,我们与外教建立了深厚的友谊,并且更加深入了解了加拿大的授课方式。

 

Meanwhile, besides studying, we got to go sightseeing around Vancouver.  The day after we arrived in Canada, we joined the Canada’s day celebrations in central park of Maple ridge.  After one week of school, we went to one of the biggest city park of North America- Stanley Park, and enjoyed the natural forest.  We saw several different totem poles there, which were made hundreds of years ago by Canadian native people.

在学习的同时,参观游览加拿大的大不列颠哥伦比亚省也是我们此次游学的重要任务之一。到达加拿大的第二天,我们就参加了加拿大的国庆日,之后的一个周末,我们前往被太平洋海水包围着的温哥华斯坦利公园,享受原始森林的天然氧吧,了解土著居民不同含义的图腾柱。

 

During our last week in Canada, we felt thrilled and excited on the Capilano Suspension Bridge, which is 100 long and 70 meters above the ground.  We watched a great 4D movie “Fly over Canada” which gave us a time traveling experience. The beautiful royal garden for the Queen of Britain catched our eyes.  We took a ship to Victoria, on Vancouver Island, and watched wonderful speeches inside the Parliament building.  We also had fun in the blue warm salt water of the Spanish bay.  Before that, we climbed Grouse Mountain to challenge our young bodies, and challenged our brains by receiving the great views on the top of the mountain.  Then we visited two famous universities in Vancouver- university of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University, and chatted with their students about the university life.

经过三周多的学习,我们终于迎来了最后十天的旅行时间。在卡皮拉诺吊桥感受230英尺摇晃的的刺激惊险;在温哥华市中心观看超酷炫4D电影《飞跃加拿大》体验真正的“穿越时空”;英国女王公园欣赏皇家级别的极美花卉。乘船前往维多利亚,在那里的政府议会大楼里参观工作人员的精彩解说。西班牙海湾里浸泡畅玩;爬高斯山挥汗如雨体验温哥华市一览无余的震撼。参观两所世界知名大学英属哥伦比亚大学和西蒙弗雷泽大学,与未来的学长学姐们畅聊大学生活。

 

Our trip ended in a climax, allowing us to not forget last year and that wonderful summer. We studied hard, played harder; we trained ourselves in an unfamiliar country. Thanks for the trip; it firmed our dream of studying aboard.  Although we already returned to our homeland, the new students would go to Canada and follow our steps.  Thanks to the school for giving us this chance.  Our trip is not ending, and I also want to say to the students who want to be one of us, you should join the LOCSS’s Canada summer school trip.  Change starts here in LOCSS!

精彩的旅程在最后被推向高潮,我们直到现在还念念不忘去年那个美好充实的夏天。在游乐中学习,在陌生的他国锻炼自己。感谢这次旅行让我们又坚定了自己的留学梦。虽然我们已经回到了祖国,但是我们的学弟学妹也会继续沿着我们的脚步去感受加拿大这个美丽国家的震撼和热情。感谢学校为我们提供这次机会。LOCSS的旅程还在继续,希望想成为我们中的一员的同学,加入兰州东方加拿大高中的夏日游学挑战之旅!与我们一起,畅想未来更加美好的生活。