First step, English lessons. Next step, see the world!


Hi, everyone!

How are you? Did you have a nice time during Obon? As well as carrying

out traditional customs, I hope you had a chance to relax too.

A couple of weeks ago I told you about my trip to Cambridge to see my

ex-students. A week later, they came to see me in Liverpool. Let me tell

you about their visit to my hometown...

Coincidentally, the weekend that my students came to Liverpool, there was a

big festival. The daughter of the family was enthusiastic about going on

the scariest fairground ride, and I got dragged along. I was terrified, my

hands were gripping so tightly to the safety bar, and my legs were like

jelly! Have a look at the picture: would you have tried this ride?



It was a really frightening ride, but we got a great view of the city. I

especially liked the contrast between modern fairground rides and food

stalls and the old buildings and statues. You can see that scene in the

picture at the top of this page.

After the fairground, we walked along Liverpool's waterfront and saw

beautiful views of the river, warehouses, and old ships. Liverpool grew as

a city because of the trade via the river and ships, so we still keep this

area of Liverpool preserved. You can see one of the views of the

waterfront in the picture at the bottom of this article.

A day in Liverpool is not complete without a drink in the one and

only Cavern Nightclub. The Cavern is famous because it is the place where

The Beatles first performed. It was jam-packed with people but I enjoyed

a special Cavern beer, and we all danced and sang to Beatles songs. It was

the perfect way to finish the day!

I was so grateful to my ex-students for coming to see me here. It was the

ultimate success for me: I was able to teach English to these students in

Japan before and then encourage and inspire them enough to come over to my

country to use English in a natural environment. I felt truly proud of

them and it was a pleasure to have them here.

I would be more than happy to welcome other students to Liverpool. Let's

keep enjoying English online and meet up in person here in England someday


Until next time, take care! Best wishes, from Corrina. ☺️