Transcript of "German Exchange 2012 - at the weekend!"
So what exactly do you do atthe weekend on the GermanExchange?
Jasmine F: Me and Anna went shopping inDusseldorf and went up the tower and had lunchright at the top. But the floor revolved around soit made us feel kind of sick. On Sunday we wentin the woods with Eleanor and Helena and wentup the wooden tower that‟s used to see if there isa forest fire.
Emily H: on Saturday, Lena, me and her mumwent shopping to Oberhausen, which was fun asits quite big and there are a lot of English shopsthere, like H & M. On Sunday me, Lena, David(her brother), Jonas (her boyfriend) and hermum went to center parcs in the Netherlands. Itwas really fun because it was a swimming placewhere there was a lazy river, an outdoor ride, atubed slide, jacuzzis, an eating area, a pool withwaves, kids pool and more!! It was a good day,and really enjoyable.
Maisie: On Saturday I went shopping inDusseldorf and met up with some people. I alsotook a tour bus of Dusseldorf. Me and Juliasfamily then went out for tea. On Sunday I wentto a carneval and I then met Alicia and Mariethere. In the afternoon I saw Mollie and Svenjawe all went for a walk around the town and hadan ice cream!
Eleanor: On Saturday I went shopping inMonchengladbach and bought some leggings, andafter met up with Jasmine and Anna. On Sundayme, Helena, Jasmine and Anna went to this forestand went up a tower, then we went to have lunchat this place and met the old English woman! Shewas very nice!
Ella: On Saturday me, Katharina, Samuel (heryounger brother) and her mother went andwalked the dog round some lakes that leadstraight to the sea. After that we met up withKatarina‟s older brother Miguel and his girlfriend(Julie) and her dad. We then picked up Mike (herboyfriend) and we went shopping in a giantcentre. Then I helped them set up for “KWON,Touch the spirit”. We blew up balloons and put upflags and were up till midnight making wafflebatter. It was funny because Samuel made themix go everywhere and on me. On Sunday Iwatched many fights of taekwondo. We did thatuntil four o‟clock then we went home to getready for Saint Martin‟s Sunday parade. Samuelwas in it you see. We watched that then wenthome and had waffles and then it was time forbed.
Rachel: On Saturday we went shopping around the town andgot some ice cream then we went to a dance festival called„Street Beats‟ which Franzi‟s friend was participating in, hergroup came 1st place which was cool after that we went toMcDonalds!On Sunday we went ice skating with Molly H and her partneruntil 6pm, then me and Franzi went to a restaurant, called„Steakhaus Rustika‟, with her family and that was verydelicious!It was an extremely fun weekend
Chelsie: On Saturday we went to Sealife with Molly K andSvenja after that we went shopping in Centro. Centro is amassive shopping centre. We had Asian noodles and then wedid more shopping. When we got home we played on the wiiand got ready to go to Becca‟s partners house for a sleepover.On Sunday we went to Moonlight minigolf. It was amazing. Itwas really fun and Kati‟s mum won the game, we then went toa restaurant and had pizza.
Alex:On Saturday we went to Oberhausen shopping and to see seacreatures,t hen on Sunday we went to watch ice age live inDusseldorf.
Molly H:Sup‟ guys! On Saturday I went to see Lisa play football andwent to a street dance competition. They filmed it and I‟mgoing to be on t.v! Awesome. On Sunday we went ice skatingwith Selena, Katsie and Rachel. I fell over 5 times and Rachelfell over once. Great. I think I‟m pretty good now though! Itwas fun!
Becca: On Saturday we went shopping in Essen. We spentlike, 2 hours in Primark and all I bought was a jacket andshirt:L Then, because it was dark, we went for a walk andlooked at all the Christmas lights. They were so beautiful.Then Chelsie, Mollie, Alex and their partners came round for alittle party. On Sunday we went into Dusseldorf and took loadsof amazing pictures. It was really fun.
George:At the weekend I played football in Hattrick hall, 5 a sidefootball. It was very exciting. England beat Germany! In theafternoon I played mini golf with Nico and his parents andthat was also very good. Then we had tea in a very goodPizzeria, the pizza was amazing. On Sunday I watched Nicoplay basketball and went to Towerland, a German ThemePark. For tea we went to a steak house, the steak was thebest steak I have ever had. It was a very enjoyable weekendwhere I always had something to do.
Joe: On Saturday I went to monchen gladbach stadiumfor a tour it was really good. Also I went to a st martinsparade with Emily, Gideon, Sunny, Kathrin and Jasmine.
Jamie: What an exciting weekend! Saturday saw me playingfootball with seven other people. We had a match whereEngland (and Benedikt) played Germany, and guess who won?What? No – not Germany… However, there‟s always somethingthat goes wrong no matter how hard you try to avert disaster. Igot hit in the nose by someone‟s elbow and had a really badnosebleed, but miraculously I managed to not get any blood onmy virtually brand new white t-shirt. In the afternoon we wentto see a handball match in which my exchange partner was areserve. As with most of the few sports teams that Ioccasionally support, we lost but I found he game really fun towatch. It is not very common in the UK and it is a fast, high-adrenaline and exciting sport. I don‟t think there are many goodexcuses why we don‟t play it in Great Britain. We went to see afestival in the evening to commemorate Sankt Martin, a well-known saint in Germany. It involved a parade and then aceremony in which the story of Sankt Martin was told. After allthe festivities, lots of children received a bag with lots of fruitand chocolate. (continued…)
Jamie (continued):On Sunday morning we went to a science museum in the city of Essen(I thought that we were going to a food museum). It was full of tricksand experiments to do with sight, sound and touch. It was a lot of funand I learnt some things that I would never have known otherwise. Onthe way back we stopped at a fire tower in the middle of the woodsnear Hinsbeck (ironically built of wood). The view was absolutelyphenomenal – you could see the amazing colours of the autumn forestin the foreground and you could see the Netherlands and all sorts ofcastles and church spires in the distance. On top of that, it was the daywith the best weather of the whole trip, so the sun was shining and thesky was blue. We walked back with the atmosphere of a lovely lateafternoon in autumn and that ended the fantastic weekend of anamazing stay in Germany.
Jasmine H: I went up a tall tower in the middle of the forest,and got chased by a dog. We then went to meet family, I alsosaw the parade and the carnival. I then watched a footballmatch with the family and Monchen Gladbach won! I hadthree takeaways that were lecker, lecker, lecker! I also sat inthe town hall with friends eating pizza and we did a raffle andwe won a dead skinned rabbit, a bag of sweets and blackpudding. It was a weird, but good weekend!
Charlie: On Saturday we went to a Sankt Martin festival atate a special tradition for the celebration, afterwards we metup with some friends and went to a fire and saw SanktMartin on a horse. On Sunday we went up a big tower inDusseldorf, it was great and Mrs Hampson told us about howlast year she had a dinner in the revolving restaurant and losther bag as she put it down on the non-revolving part! hehe!
Eva: On Saturday we went to a coal mining museum and it wasmassive. It was very different to the English ones and was actuallyquite interesting. After that we went to Dusseldorf and wentshopping. I found out that they have a Primark here too. I guess youdo learn something new every day! When we were shopping we raninto a couple of Eva‟s mums friends. One of them knew a lot ofEnglish because she lived in America for two years… We went to abar and I taught her brothers spit which is a card game. I am usuallyvery good at this game but I somehow lost every match… Oh well Iguess you win some you lose some but in this case I lost a lot! It wasdifferent but I had a very good time!
Gregor: on Saturday Nils and I went to play football withsome other friends in a place called hat-trick hall. It wasstrange because rather being a grass pitch it was an indoorastro turf pitch. After this we went with Harry and Kai to seeskyfall in a cinema. On Sunday we went to a special varietyshow. It was very exciting and I had a great time.
Emily C: On Saturday we went to the town shopping, welooked around the Supermarket and I got to choose what foodI would like to eat. Then we went for an ice cream.
Harry: On Saturday we went to Aqualand, a swimming poolin Köln. It was pretty good. Many of the slides were similar tothe ones in England apart from one which involved a verticledrop and a loop the loop. Afterwards we met up with Gregorand Nils to go watch skyfall in german. On Sunday it was Kaisgranddad‟s birthday so we went to his town and met up withhis family to play kegeln, which was pretty unusual but fun.
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