SlideShare a Scribd company logo
1 of 17
Download to read offline
2014
Lycée Jean Moulin
Châteaulin
Trip
to Norway
Page 2
Alexia
Before
I'm very excited to see another country
other than my mother country with
another culture too and above all to see
our pen-friends again because last year
was amazing with Norwegian people.
Furthermore I'm excited and stressed to
take the plane for the first time because I
have never taken it. Before this trip, when
I travelled I took the train or we drove ,
so I'm quite afraid of this but to my mind,
it will be okay.
I look forward to seeing my host
family and the beautiful scenery. On
pictures , Norway seems to be a very
beautiful country. I hope there will be
snow, it's funny and we haven’t had
snow for a long time in Bretagne.
I'm quite stressed too because
Joachim was not my pen-friend and
we didn't speak together as a result I
don't know him a lot, and obviously ,
I don’t know his family either.
I hope I will get more vocabulary in
English.
I look forward to going there !
Page 3
Page 4
Amélie
Before
In February, our Norwegian partners came, it was a new experience for a lot of peo-
ple and me for example. When they came, we had a good time and it was really awe-
some to meet new people who live in a foreign country, this week was perfect and
when they left France, we were really sad and we wanted just one thing : to see
them again in Norway.
After the summer holiday, when I heard that we’d go in Norway in November, I was
so happy and excited, I was looking forward to going there.
Firstly, in my opinion, this trip is for us a good way to improve our English, in a sec-
ond time it's a good experience in order to learn about another country, another
school system and meet people, that's why I wanted to go to Norway.
Unfortunately, sometimes we are anxious about trips or things like that, in my case
my first apprehension is to come back to France after our trip, I hope this week will
not spend too fast because I think it will be an extraordinary week... my second apre-
hension is the during of the travel, I hope we'll not be busy of this ?. But it's for a
good reason, have a superb trip ! To finish, my last apprehension is the food...what
do I think about eating cheese and delicatessen at breakfast ? Huhhh...of course I've
to try but, it's not what I like to do...plus, I'm scared about other food we will have
to eat but we don't have the choice, I can't judge before trying !
To continue, I have some wishes like improve my English, learn about a new school
system, a new family, a new tradition, a new culture... Furthermore, I would like to
see snow in Norway, I'm sure it's beautiful but I don't think it will be snowing at this
time of the year, too bad ! Plus I'm looking forward to seeing the view of the moun-
tains. On top of that I wish to have a good family, but I'm not worried about that
because my partner is very nice. Finally, this trip will be the first time that I have left
France so I hope the travel will be good. To conclude, I'm looking forward to going
to Norway and seeing them again !
Page 5
Amélie
After
So, there we were, after a few waiting months, we saw them, we were looking forward to
seeing them again ! The trip was ok, unfortunately it was boring in the bus because it was very
long to wait, but after 15 hours, we were with the Norwegians. When we saw them, we hugged
our partners, we were so glad to see them again ! My correspondent is Sara and she has got a
twin called Amalie (Audrey's correspondent) and when I said "hello" to their mother it was ...
weird because Norwegian people have a different way to say "hello", and when I remember
this I think it was funny ! When I saw the house I was shocked, it was wonderful and it seemed
huge inside !
We visited the house and we met their little brother, but I can't remember his name because in
Norway, a lot of people have two names, furthermore their pronunciation is difficult to under-
stand !
Firstly, before this trip, I had some apprehensions, I didn't want time to be too fast, but unfortu-
nately it was. It was an extraordinary trip ... we did a lot of things, we went to the top of a
mountain and the view was so beautiful, we visited some factories, it was interesting ! I was
worried about the during of the travel because it was sooooooooo long! Finally, I was scared
about the food, but it was so good, better than in France I think, I tested a lot of new food, I ate
ham at breakfast and it was good !
In a second part, I had some wishes, my first wish was to improve my English and I think I did
because we had to speak English all the time, however it was sometimes difficult. My second
wish was to learn about a new school system, a new family, new traditions ... and of course I
did, we went to school and we saw that they begin at the same time as in France, but they finish
at around 12.00 or 2 pm, it depends on students, some are in science class and some in econ-
omy class that's why there are different timings, I also saw the "canteen" where people can eat
but they have to pay every for everything (and it costs an arm and a leg!). In Norway, they eat
in the morning (like us), at 11.20, next, at 5 pm and sometimes at 11 pm if they are hungry, it's
very different from France, but it was nice to learn a about different life. I wanted to met a new
family and to learn about them, Audrey and I met Sara and Amalie's grandmother, their father,
their step-mother, step-father, sister, other brothers ... they are so nice and it was fun to meet
them! Plus, I learnt a little bit more about their traditions, we spoke about Christmas, and I
learnt that they have to sing and dance around a tree, so cool! I hoped to have snow, but there
wasn’t, maybe a little at the top of the mountain but I think it was just ice.
To conclude, it was a perfect week, we did a lot of things, learnt more about our families and
the country, every evening we hung out with other Norwegians and French. In my opinion
friends are like a family because they are together all the time. It was a very good experience !
My family was perfect, before I left, they gave me some gift for my family, it was so nice, I felt
like in my own house, thanks to them. I can't tell you everything about my feelings because it's
too much I hope to see them again one day! Thank you, Miss Carnec for this trip and what you
did for us, and thank you Mister Gourhant to join us.
Page 6
Audrey
The plane is about to leave !
10 months ago , not one but three Norwegian students came to my house During
the first weekend the feeling between us was really good. And I directly knew the
week will be fantastic. I was not wrong! It has stayed in my memory as one of my
best weeks. Then we stayed in touch thanks social networks.
Now while I am writing this article I'm extremely excited because we will start a
new week in their company soon! I am desperately eager to leave even though I'm
a little stressed, why? I do not know. Maybe I am scared of not finding the complic-
ity that we had during the week in France. But I hope and I know that everything
going to be alright.
NORWAY I ARRIVE !
Page 7
Audrey
A Norwegian song in my headphones, I'm ready to start an article about an exchange
which was for me , and I think for all of their participants, a wonderful experience
which allowed us to meet magical people and also to become more tolerant, respectful
of others, open-minded, mature and especially improve our English. And we know we
were very lucky to do this travel.
I wish to begin by the beginning, it was on February 2014 when we met the Norwegian
students in France, this week was fantastic and already the contacts between teens of
the both countries were very good. It was one of the reasons why we were so thrilled
and excited to visit Norway. And on the November 2 we were on plane to Trond-
heim. Our dream became reality,
I think it is time for me to go back on an amazing school trip and explain my feelings,
my impressions about the blond-haired and blue-eyed people’s country.
Maybe I can start by the weather because contrary to what one might think, it wasn't
so hard to adapt to the temperature which was between 5 and 6 minus. I was cold but
there was not much wind and the weather was very dry, that's why it was not difficult.
I didn’t expect Norwegian meals and meal times to be so different from ours. Like in a
lot of countries they eat a hearty breakfast with eggs, bacon, cheese on their jam toast,
that's quite strange!!! (brown cheese which is a speciality) and things like salad too.
After, for lunch at 11:00 they eat the same food as for breakfast. They have to take it
to school with them or buy some sandwiches at school. Then, they finish school at
2:00 pm so they eat dinner at 4:30 pm while in France we are still at school. And
sometimes at 10:00 pm they eat again. I was not surprised to eat dinner early because
the sun sets at 4:00 pm so it was night, and I think it's rather good because we had lot
of time to do activities after dinner. Like I said before they end school at 2:00 pm and is
not the only difference, all of them have a computer with the Internet instead of copy-
books and pencils, that's progress and in my view it's really good. But I was surprised
by the way they use their laptop during the lessons. I saw boys watching a football
match and girls on Facebook while the teacher was teaching !! And I think that's not
very good. Something else I noticed in their school is the respect between students
and the respect for cleanliness. These are things we don't have in our school.
…/...
Page 8
Audrey
.
../...
What are my best memories? It's hard for me to make a choice because all the
moments were different from each other and all of them were nice. But there is
something which surprised me: the landscape, specifically the view from the top of
the mountain, it's true that I wasn't a fan of hiking but this trip made me change
my mind on this topic! I was speechless when I saw the view, it was wonderful!
Now when I look at the pictures I don't believe that I saw all this. After the walk-
ing we had a funny and congenial time around a fire in the forest and next to a
frozen lake, we grilled and ate hot dogs all together, it was a very good time.
I also appreciated the lesson I gave to the Norwegians students who learn French
it was really fun to listen to them speak French. The visit we did in the windows
company, in the church and in the fish farm were also very interesting. But what I
preferred was all of the parties we did at night, but especially the evening when
some of us and our partners went to the supermarket to buy food to cook tacos,
and when we were in the kitchen to prepare the dinner, then when we was to-
gether around the table, the atmosphere was so cool. I noticed that we spoke
more together when we were in a smaller group, that's why this evening was par-
ticularly pleasant.
The best for the end: the Norwegian students, or our Norwegian friends because
now I think they are more than simple student partners. They are dynamic and
helpful people, they took care of us and taught us about their lifestyle and tradition
all long our trip, they also drove us everywhere, even in Trondheim it was really
kind of them to organize this day. Thank you to them. It was so fantastic to be
with them, there was all the time something to say. I think if I have to choose the
best moment in this trip, I will choose every moment I spoke with some Norwe-
gians, at parties, at school, around the table with my family and... With the best
partner ever Amalie.
Page 9
Before
What do I expect for the week in Norway? I hope it will snow ! However, I really
don’t know what to think about my partner and his family. When he came last
year he didn’t really speak so much, as a result I don’t know a lot of things about
him and his family. But I’m sure everything will be fine!
There is just one problem, and in fact it’s a big problem : my feet problem. I can’t
run, walk or even stand on my feet without feeling it very painful…
For that reason my days in Norway will perhaps not be as good as it should be in
without it. I know I will not do all the activities planned, and not really enjoy what
is possible for me to do. I think this week will be a difficult period, even if the
teachers will do everything to help me…
After
I am really amazed by the impressive Norwegian landscapes! The mountains, the
sea, the towns, the people, and the language: everything is fantastic in this country!
I’ve even seen northern lights, it was so incredible…
The school system is also very different and, in my opinion, better than the French
one. However, the language is a little difficult to understand, but I found it was a
very interesting one, and eventually easier than I thought to learn. People are dif-
ferent too. I have the impression
they are more open-minded and
generous in Norway than French
people.
Finally I really liked this trip! I am
so happy about it, and I will miss
this country and the people a
lot…
“ Tussen takk” for the good mo-
ments we’ve spent here ! ;)
Awen
Page 10
Clémence
Norway seen by Clémence
before being in Norway
I hope to see beautiful landscapes,
wild and vast. It's, normal, it’s one
of the first things that we expect
to see in Norway.
I'm really in a hurry to meet in-
habitants. If they are different
from us, how they live… That will
be a fantastic and exciting travel !
Furthermore, the only foreign
country where I have been is Ger-
many, Norway is not the same
thing ! That's the end of the world
for me, because this country is
near the North Pole.
However, I have a big problem.
Always the same when I’m abroad.
I'm French, not Norwegian or
German , namely, I'm not an ex-
pert at English…
It's a joke ! I come from England
of course ! You can see it, can’t
you ?
My point of view about my
trip to Norway.
I have been to - Norway and my
opinion has changed.
It's a country which is a lot more
evolved than France. The school
system is radically different and
really better, because lessons last
just forty five minutes !
Pupils do want what they want.
They have computers for their
work… or their games. Lessons
are good only if pupils and respect
the professor.
At the school canteen, there is
only good food, like fruit, vegeta-
bles, sandwiches… It's so deli-
cious !
People are very open-minded and
always smiling. There are no con-
ventions or rules, everybody does
what he/she wants to do, and eve-
rybody gets on well with every-
body.
The landscapes are wild and so
beautiful, the mountain is close to
the sea, it's a wild nature.
Page 11
Maëlle
Before
I have been waiting for this trip for a long time, I think just one minute
after they left Chateaulin. So I'm really excited to meet them again because
they have a different mentality they are most open minded and they give to
you so much love in a short time. So we have a great friendship. I'm really
excited to see them again, to have wonderful moment with them. But I'm
little bit anxious and scared about how this week will happen, If less hap-
pens less than in France because it was such an amazing week.
I'm really excited to discover this country, when I told people I was going
to Norway they answered " Oh Wow you are so lucky It's an amazing
country with wonderful landscapes!!" I'm looking forward to discovering
Norway , its landscapes its culture, its people, its way of life , its food so all
about Norway ! And I hope to improve my English and come back better
at English.
Now we have to have fun and make this week as wonderful as in France.
My impressions about the trip to Norway
I was really excited about this trip. I did lot of films in my head before go-
ing there. But reality was beyond my expectations.
The landscape was so wonderful, the house made of wood was so nice.
For example in France I really hate trekking but in Norway I liked it so
much because there were such amazing views. When my partner told me
that we were going to do two trekking in the week I thought oh …. No
… so boring ! but in fact it was so "wouaw" more than wonderful I have
no word to say how it was.
The life in Norway is different from in France because the night comes
around 4:00 pm so we can't do the same things as in France. In Norway
we eat dinner at 4:00 pm, I prefer that to eating around 8:00 pm in
France. And they ate sweets and savory together for example they eat ham
on their waffles.
School is also different. It's less strict than in France, they use computers
to work and some students don’t really work but they are play games or
chat on facebook, I thinks it's little bit less strict and in France it's too strict
so between both would be better.
Page 12
Maëlle
.../...
And to finish, I’ll tell you
about Norwegian people.
There were so nice with
us they did all the things to
make this week wonderful
and it was ! Thank you so
much ! We did nice activi-
ties like :
-Trekking in the mountain
-Fire in the woods-sport
competitions-visiting a win-
dow factory an hydroelec-
tric power plant, a fish
farm and we went shop-
ping in Trondheim.
And everyday after school we always did something together, we ate
together, we were playing games or just talking and staying together
during many hours it was so nice!
I met amazing people during an amazing week in a beautiful country. I
met such nice and caring people. I consider them as real friends. I
wish to see them again ! I can't forget them and this week. I hope
they can come this summer!
I will never forget a single moment or a single person of this trip !
See you !
Page 13
Marc
My sentiments before departure
I’m really excited to go to Norway because this journey is the second part of
an exchange. Also because, it will be fun to see again the students we wel-
comed and to live like they do. This trip will be an experience for us because
we are going to speak and hear English expressions and words all the time
during this week.
I’m happy and excited, but I’m also a bit afraid because for us it’s an unknown
and different “world”. It’s very different from France for the weather, the
currency or the prices for example. I’m also afraid of not being understood
by the people when I speak.
But I know this journey will be a good and educative one.
Impressions when I’m back
First of all, the trip was amazing! It was a fabulous week with lots of emo-
tions. People were very friendly and welcoming. The activities were interest-
ing and cheerful, nobody was sad , everybody was happy. The landscapes
were so beautiful and impressive! The school wasn’t the same as in France,
because, for example, they have all the afternoon to go to see their friends. I
think I prefer their school than ours. Their school is also very technologic and
that’s good while in France we’re always using paper. To finish with the
school, it’s a small one, so everybody knows everybody. Now about the
town, it’s small so everybody can go to see friends easier than us, because
they got all their owns cars. And for us, we are too young to drive so we
have to ask somebody to drive us, and after to pick us up so it’s so boring for
our parents. In the evening, there were always parties, it was very congenial
and nice. They weren’t any quarrels between French and Norwegian stu-
dents, so it was so sad and difficult to say goodbye. I hope we will see them
again.
The trip was short, but we have enjoyed it a lot.
Page 14
Jenna
My expectations for the Norway’s travel
I’m very happy to go
to Norway with the
Euro class, I have been
waiting for this travel
a lot for some months
that’s why I’m very
impatient!! I hope to
have good time with
all the Norvegian stu-
dents, to enjoy this
travel, do a lot of ac-
tivities, discover a lot of new things and a new country too. I’m
very excited to see my partner Hanna, I have missed her a lot.
I’m a little disappointed because in the week I won’t be in her
home but in Mari’s home. Hanna and her twin sister have their
flat and I can’t spend the week with them because of my age. I
don’t know so much Mari so I wish we will get along well. I’m
thrilled to go with my friends from the Euro class in this country,
maybe we will see some snow. I’m joyful to make some videos
about our trip. I’m looking forward to being in Norway, seeing
our correspondent’s school. I have got a lot of expectations for
our trip.
Page 15
Noémie
My trip to Norway
Norway isn't a country where you often go with school but
that's what makes it interesting. From a school trip people can
expect a lot of things which depend on the person. Let me tell
you what my feelings and my hopes about this trip are. I think
this trip will be really good and very interesting because like I
said it's not a country where students often go. This school
trip will allow me to discover a new place with beautiful land-
scapes, a new culture, a new general system, especially a new
school system and other food. The best thing in this trip is we
all have a correspondent, so different host families. Thanks to it
I will be able to compare my experience living with Norwegian
people with that of other French students’. With this trip I
hope to learn a lot of things about this country and be able to
talk about it after. I want to have fun and get a lot of memo-
ries. I hope after it I'll keep in touch with my correspondent. I
also hope this trip will be unforgettable.
Page 16
Noémie
After the trip to Norway
Now my trip to Norway is done. I really enjoyed it and I
want to do it again because it's a wonderful country. Nor-
wegian people are so kind and so open-minded, they are
really interested in other countries and other cultures
like the French culture In my host family , it made me feel
comfortable to talk to them about everything all the time.
It was also interesting to discover the differences be-
tween France and Norway like the different sort of food
and lifestyles. The Norwegians eat 4 times a day like us
but at different hours. They eat breakfast at the same
time as us, lunch at 11:20 (at school), dinner at 4-5 pm
and they eat a light meal which can be salty or sweet be-
fore going to bed at 9 or 10 pm. During this trip I tasted
some food I had never seen before like the « brown
cheese » you can eat it with almost everything, like bread,
pancakes, jam...etc. I learnt how their school system
works and I can definitely say that it's much simpler than
ours. I have also visited some companies and seen won-
derful landscapes during this week. The best thing in this
story is the friendship I have with my partner so I really
want to go back to this country in the future.
Page 17
Nicolas
Trip in Norway
I’m not scared by this trip or
by the flight because I have
travelled a lot but I .‘m afraid
to be disappointed
I’m also scared of polar
bears and other animals but I
don’t think there will be any
in the small town where we
are going..I’m not excited
because travel is a bit my
hobby. I hope Norway is as
beautiful as what I have seen
on. I’m curious about the
temperature during our trip
if it will be below 0 or not.
I’m so excited to discover
another place !
After the trip to Norway
This travel was one of the
best experiences I have ever
lived! It was amazing to go
to Norway with the euro
class. At the beginning, it
was a little bit hard to speak
English all the time with all
the Norwegians. It was hard
to eat 0 dinner at 4PM too.
But we spent a lot of unfor-
gettable moments in Nor-
way. I just have one idea in
mind: going to Norway
with my family and my
friends a second time.
Page 18
Hugo
My expectations before
the trip :
I hope to practice and improve in
English . I would like to talk a lot
with the Norwegian partners and
their families .
I hope to find out about life in
Norway , their traditions , their
landscapes , their school , their
school system and maybe an-
other way of life .
I would like to visit factories , to
have a trip to a fjord and maybe
ski in the mountains . I hope to
try typical foods .
I would like to see northern
lights !
I hope don't have too many
problems to understand but I
don't have any apprehensions...
I would find the same cool at-
mosphere we had in France .
I hope they will be happy to
show us their area.
I think it will be a really nice ex-
perience for us and them .
Then , I hope everyone to enjoy
his/her trip in Norway and have a
lot of fun !
My feelings after the
trip :
It was an amazing and really
interesting week !
I think I did a lot of progress in
English and mainly my accent
because I have tried to talk a
maximum with my partner's
family and all the Norwegian
partners .
I notice some differences be-
tween France and Norway :
Days at this time are really
short in Norway .
They have maybe 6 meals a
day .
They leave the lights switched
on all the time.
They don’t spend so much time
at school contrary to us. .../...
Page 19
Hugo Clara
They have laptops at school
while we have notebooks and
pens
Everything is really expensive.
Then , they are less stressed
than us and they are always
smiling , but maybe it's because
we were relaxed with them .
It was not so cold . The food
was not so bad expect brown
cheese
I enjoyed all of the activities we
did : it was really interesting to
visit factories and see the moun-
tains .
I think they were really glad to
host us and show us they life .
I have met cheerful persons .
I hope it was a great experience
for everyone who participated
to this exchange .
Maybe I will never go again to
Norway ,but I hope to go back
afterwards !
To conclude I can say that it's
really easy to take the plane
from Norway to France without
an id card .
Thank you for this trip !
I'm very excited about this
trip that will bring me a new
look on this little-known
country. I am looking forward
to seeing my correspondent
again (Thea) that I'm missing
so much and getting ac-
quainted with my new corre-
spondent! I'm afraid of being
cold and eating weird things! I
love salmon and snow so I
want to know this country! I
hope The Norwegian and
French people will be closer
than in France! I am very
stressed and I am looking for-
ward to starting this journey
full of surprises I think!
Page 20
Océane
Apprehensions and hopes for the trip to Norway
I'm not leaving with a lot of apprehensions, I'm quite curious to see
how the trip will be. All the same , I hope that it will not raining,
there is enough rain here in Britain! Apart from the weather, I am a
bit scared of the welcome and the cohabitation with the family, but
if Vegar's family is like him, nice too, I'm sure everything is gonna be
all right! I hope that I will be not cold in my bed at night, because
Vegar told me that they only have a fireplace to warm all the house.
I hope it will be an interesting trip, I hope that I will discover how
they live in Norway and get to know Norwegian people. I'm afraid
of not succeeding to understand and be understood by the Norwe-
gians... I wish it snowed, to be able to go skiing but Vegar told me
that it's not the period... It doesn't matter, I'm sure we will have fun
After :
I really enjoyed this week in Norway! But, one week was not enough
to discover this country, landscapes, traditions, the food... But it was
not enough especially to get to know people, the mentality is com-
pletely different there! Thanks to this trip, I'm sure I want to travel
all around the world, to have this kind of experience.
Page 21
Océane Romane
I hope to go back to Norway to
be part of a Gatebil show with
my brother, and to see again
those who welcomed me and
those who I didn't have the time
to get to know. I want to thank
Vegar and his family for the
hospitality that they gave me and
some Norwegians for these
wonderful memories. I don't
know what to say apart that I
miss these evenings with them,
these funny and beautiful mo-
ments, as when they gave me
little gifts, or when they knew
the French national song better
than us, or when we went trek-
king in the mountain... I will
never forget them!
Romane
In 13 hours I will be in the bus
with all people of the Euro
class to go to Norway. I have
been waiting for this moment
for a long time because I and
the other French will find our
Norwegian correspondents ...
came to France in February, the
week that we shared with them
was very amazing because in a
few days we became very close.
That’s why I’m exited but also
worried to know if we will live
the same moments and feel the
same feelings as in France. How-
ever I look forward to discover-
ing new landscapes because
Norway is described as one of
the most beautiful countries
(thanks to the pictures of the
town that I have already seen on
different social networks I think I
won’t disappointed !) Moreover
I’m curious to live a new Life-
style. I expect this trip to enrich
me humanly and culturally and
obviously I would like to im-
prove my English!
… that
we left
with great
sadness
nine
months
ago.
When
they
Page 22
Célia
Before :
I feel excited about going to
Norway. I'm just a little anx-
ious about the food because I
don't really like special and
particular food. Except that,
I'm very happy to discover a
new country and I hope I will
enjoy it. I think that I will
spend a good time with my
correspondent, her family and
the rest of Norwegian people.
I'm really looking forward to
this. I don't know anything
about this culture but it seems
very interesting to me. I think
I will enjoy the life in Norway
because I know that the land-
scapes are wonderful. I'm
really happy to do this travel
My feelings after the trip :
Going to Norway was a wonderful
experience to. First, the land-
scapes are amazing. The houses
are big and beautiful and it's a rich
country. Norwegian people are
welcoming and nice, so the con-
tact with the family was really
good and I had a very good time
with my correspondent. They
made us discover all their tradi-
tions and habits, and thanks to
them we have learned a lot of
things about Norway. We also
observed a lot of differences be-
tween our lifestyles, first because
of the days that end at 4 :00 pm in
winter, because of the school
which isn't as strict as in France. In
Norway, the school day finish ear-
lier and they all have a computer
instead of books and pens. Their
meals are also different : they
aren't at the same time as ours
and they aren't really varied. I
really enjoyed this travel and I
hope I will have the occasion to go
back to Norway, because this
country really attracts me.
Page 23
Léna
My feelings before going in
Norway :
I'm so excited to go to Norway ,
this foreign country seems to be
very beautiful . The landscapes
are very different than in
France . First of all we are going
to hear a new language and meet
some new people . At the begin-
ning I think it's going to be un-
settling but it will be a very good
experience . I'm a little bit
scared about the journey , this is
the first time I have taken the
plane . I hope we will discover
new things like food, culture,
customs , and traditions . I'm so
happy to see again the Norwe-
gian people I saw in France last
year.
My feelings after going in
Norway :
First , it was the best trip I ever
did . I'm very happy about this
trip to Norway . I was staying
with a Norwegian family they
were very nice and friendly with
us . Everything is different in this
foreign country :
-the school : they have class only
in the morning and 1 or 2 hours
in the afternoon . They are really
close with their teacher . They
don’t have so much time to eat :
only 30 minutes and they have
to pay everyday . To open the
door we have only to press a
button it's magic !!! they have a
break every 30 minutes .
We discovered lot of traditional
food : the brown cheese , the
Christmas drink and deer with
potatoes :it was a very good mo-
ment to share this typical meals
with them .
We have seen very wonderful
landscapes like mountains and
lakes sometimes with snow , the
weather all the time : they have
2 meals for the evening one at 4-
5 p.m , and an other around 9
p.m . The language seems diffi-
cult to learn but now we can
introduce ourselves.
Page 24
Zohria-Lys
MY TRIP TO NORWAY
Part I : Before the departure
From Sunday, November 2nd to Monday, November 10th, I will
make a school trip to Norway, which is organized by my high
school « Lycée Jean Moulin de Châteaulin » for people in junior
year (of high school) who hosted a correspondent last school
year, as me. During this week, I will be hosted by the family of
my correspondent Anne-Marte, in the little town of kyrk-
sæterøra.
Expectations
I have a lot expectations for this journey. To start with, I wish to
improve my English accent and that I will acquire more vocabu-
lary thanks to this trip in Norway. In fact, I really want to speak
quite spontaneously with my host family, and I hope to succeed
in doing that at the end of the trip ; However, to start , I just
want them to manage to understand me easily . Besides, I hope
to taste traditional and typical Norwegian dishes. Furthermore, I
am really looking forward to discovering the Norwegian lifestyle,
culture, and customs, but also the landscapes of our partners'
hometown . Moreover, I would like to know the progress of a
day in Norway, that is, mealtimes, sunrise time and bedtime,
things which are probably different from our country.
Page 25
Zohria-Lys
Furthermore, I want to discover the Norwegian education sys-
tem and see how different from our French education system it
is. As a matter of fact, I hope to learn from this trip and to know
better this country where I haven't been yet. Lastly, I hope that
my partner will be less shy than when she was in France and that
I will manage to become integrated into my host family ; most of
all, I hope that they will enjoy my presents and that I will get to
know Anne-Marte better. It would be great if this trip meets my
expectations, and maybe exceeds them …
Apprehensions/fears :
I don't have many apprehensions for this trip. One of my main
fear is not to succeed in talking to my host family. Besides, I am
afraid of forgetting something (in France) while I will need it in
Norway (I have the same fear of forgetting something for when I
will leave Norway for France).
State of mind/feelings before going to Norway :
I am impatient to discover this country, its culture and land-
scapes. As the same time, I am really curious to discover how I
will react to the Norwegian climate. At the same time, however,
I am a bit anxious because I am afraid of forgetting something im-
portant . Otherwise, I am really looking forward to riding horse
with Anne-Marte in wild landscapes and I can't wait to see Anne-
Marte again and to meet her family : her mother, her little sister
and her animals (dogs, cats and horse) ! Lastly, I am very excited
so I think I will not sleep a lot during the hours before the depar-
ture ...
Saturday, November Ist
Written by Zohria-Lys Guillerm
Page 26
Zohria-Lys
MY TRIP TO NORWAY
Part II : After coming back
From Sunday, November 2nd to Monday, November 10th, I did a
school trip to Norway. It was a language exchange with Norwegian
students so I hosted in the family of my correspondent Anne-marte, in
the little town of kyrksæterøra.
This trip to Norway was a really great experience, I could say more, an
unforgettable experience, which will stay in my mind forever. It allowed
me to make some discoveries about different aspects of Norway, about
food, lifetime, and lifestyle obviously. It was a nonstop week, full of
awesome landscapes …
Norwegian food
When I first had a meal in Norway, I was a bit surprised : in the first
place because Norwegian mealtimes are totally different from France ;
but also because in the Norwegian meals, sweet and salty tastes are
mixed. For instance, during breakfast, they can eat eggs, tomatoes and
cheese as marmalade or cereals. Later, around 11.30 am, there is
lunch : often, Norwegians only eat sandwiches with for example brown
cheese, a typical Norwegian cheese with a sweet taste. Then, between
3.30 pm and 5.00 pm. Finally, they eat a sort of snack around 9 pm
(sweet or salty food). I adapted quite easily and quickly. Another ele-
ment was surprising : at the supermarket, frozen food took a lot of
space. Besides, I tasted strange food, like fish balls or brown cheese
with marmalade on bread, or typical cakes made by the grand mother
of Anne-Marte, which were delicious. However, I still prefer French
food …
Page 27
Zohria-Lys
Norwegian lifetime :
As you may have noticed in the previous paragraph, life times are very
different in Norway, for mealtimes obviously maybe because of school
hours (beginning at 8 am, break at 11.20 am for lunch and end at 3.00
pm). Moreover, night falls soon (in autumn and winter) , around 5 pm
when we were in Norway, but I had the feeling days began after dinner
because we did many activities.
Norwegians' lifestyle :
To start with, at school, students use computers or tablets, they don't
take notes during lessons. Otherwise, Norwegians eat many prepared
dishes ; Besides, They leave their houses open all the time, even in
their absence; people can enter without ringing, as if it was their
home : Norwegians are really trusting! Furthermore, in their houses,
lights are always switched on whether they are absent or not …
My experience in Norway, in my host family
About my host family :
My host family was very kind ! I was able to meet the two grandmoth-
ers who were adorable. Moreover, even if the little sister didn't speak
english, she tried to for me ; however, the brother didn't talk to me …
Only one thing dissapointed me : My correpondent was not very talka-
tive so it was a pity, but she was really nice with me. Thanks to her, I
went on a four hour horse riding trip in Hemne's mountains : It was
just magic ! I had never thought that I could do that one day, what's
more in Norway : I could never thank her enough for this incredible
experience !
About my experience
It was an enriching week : when I think about this trip, my mind is still
full of awesome and wild landscapes (which I saw during the hiking and
the horseback riding) and of my discoveries ! I wish to return to Nor-
way in the future because it is a wonderful country. Furthermore, I
would like to see Hanna, Thea, or Andrea again! They were such fan-
tastic people !
Page 28
Suzan
Before going to Norway
It's D-1. I'm excited about this trip but I think I'm going to be very very
restless just a few hours before going to Norway. I hope I will remem-
ber this travel for the rest of my life because of its vibes. I hope we will
discover a lot of new things, like a new culture or a new lifestyle or
simply new landscapes.
I confess I'm a little frightened about the food, if they're going to give
us traditional food or not because it could often be very weird... But
I'm not very anxious about this trip, I'm sure we will have a good time
and create a lot of memories in Norway!
Back
I love being in Norway! I would like to stay more! It's very different
than in France, like for example they finish school at like 2 or 3pm and I
think it's very cool because we can do a lot of things after school. This
is what I preferred during this trip, going to some Norwegians’ house
and hanging out with the others. They make lovely waffles too! It's so
delicious! Speaking about food, they eat all the time! It's kind of weird
at the beginning.. We have a breakfast, then lunch at 11.20 am which is
only a sandwich. At 04:00 pm, we have dinner and to finish there is
supper in the evening when we eat whatever we want. The landscapes
are amazing too! We have been walking on the mountain and I've also
ridden a horse with some other girls.
Now it's Tuesday and I miss Norway so much.. The Norwegians were
so nice and we have done so many things that I will never forget. I can’t
realize it's already finished and I can't even less realize it was the last
time we will them. I really hope they're coming back to France this
summer and I hope I will be able to go back to Norway some day and
have the same wonderful trip I had.
Page 29
Sarah
Norway
I have been waiting for this trip for such a long time!
I'm going to Norway! I don’t know the name of city where I will
live for 10 days but I know at least the capital : Oslo
I hope the flight and bus trip will not be too long, but we are
leaving at from 03:00 am French time, and will arrive at 17:00
Norwegian time.
I wish it snowed, but I doubt it will.
I would also like to ski. perhaps I will for the first time in my life.
I will miss my family , and I hope the distance will not be too
hard.
My biggest fears are losing my luggage during the travel, or that it
may exceed the maximum weight.
I'm also afraid of not having enough clothes, hence the weight of
my suitcase.
I think I will not eat much, because typical Norwegian food does-
n't look appetizing.
But I promise to taste!
And finally, I also hope that the family will be nice and cosy.
Sarah Brucelle.
Page 30
Casey
This trip was my real first journey in another country and it was
really magic. It is not a joke because the Norwegian landscape
was the most beautiful I had ever see . There were the sea and
the mountain in the same place . Yes in Norway it was cold ,but I
didn’t care about that because I would like to be cold when go-
ing to a place like that. The food in the canteen or in my host
family was really much better than in our canteen but we can't
compare. The family where I lived was really kind and really nice
I was really happy to be on this the trip and I discovered many
things about Norway
and I hope I will do something like this trip in the future and I
want to thank our teacher and the Norwegians for this incredible
experience.
Page 31
When I knew that we were going to Norway I was very excited,
because it is one of my favourite countries ! So I'm eager to go
there ! But in the same time I'm scared because I have never
flown ! And I have many questions which are running through my
mind, like, '' What is the weather like there ? '' or '' How will my
partner’s family with me ?'' Or '' will that be cool ?''.In spite of
my questions I'm sure it will be cool! During the week before
leaving for Norway, I was more excited to go there. I counted
the days before leaving. And now I am counting the hours ! My
suitcase is ready, now I am waiting.
Page 32
Thibault
Before the trip
First, I'm afraid of missing the bus or the plane. I think I'm scared
of being apart the others during the travel. A day of bus and
plane alone is not funny I think.
I have been paranoid at the thought of losing or forgetting my
stuff somewhere For a week
But I'm excited to go to another country and the Norwegians
meet again after these 9 months. I hope we will understand each
other, even if it already worked quite well in February.
I don’t know what to think about the plane. I haven’t taken a
plane for almost ten years so I hope it will be safe and nice.
I hope my luggage won’t be lost at the airport and the weather
will be pretty good. Finally, I hope we will keep a lot of memories
of this trip, for us and Mrs. Le Doaré!
To sum up, I’m stressed!
Page 33
Thibault
After the trip
The trip was good. Like VERY good! Even after losing stuff, I can
still recall the pleasure of being a part of this journey weeks after.
I stressed and even if some of my fears were justified , I really
appreciated to discover a little more the culture and the Norwe-
gian language and to observe the differences.
For example, their behaviour towards the electricity and the
lights. Or the kindness of the parents who agreed to drive us to
and from every party and this almost every evening!
In fact, although fun would be a good motivation, I would go back
to Norway just for landscapes. Norwegian guys manage to be
funny and like joking. Norwegians girls are calmer and friendly, to
everyone.
Things in Norwegian shops are very expensive, just the prize of a
hamburger in a restaurant is way too much! I didn't buy souvenirs
but all my money has gone in just two Mc Do. And I had taken
the equivalent of 50 € !
Oh god everyone was worrying at each airport while waiting for
the luggage.
I think nobody would say the contrary, The Norwegian school
system is way better than the French.
The majority of the students work on IT devices, tablets or lap-
tops. The classes are friendly and students are not stressed or
worried at all and obviously are more focused and interested in
what they are learning. And this is not at all what we’ve got in
France. So French school, it's time to review your work!

More Related Content

What's hot

My erasmus+stay in finland copy
My erasmus+stay in finland   copyMy erasmus+stay in finland   copy
My erasmus+stay in finland copyJohanes MAKUB
 
My erasmus + stay in finland
My erasmus + stay in finland  My erasmus + stay in finland
My erasmus + stay in finland Johanes MAKUB
 
Funny moments in Slovenia
Funny moments in SloveniaFunny moments in Slovenia
Funny moments in SloveniaGeorgeta Manafu
 
Gülsu Kırıkçı Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
Gülsu Kırıkçı Impressions of the Meeting in PolandGülsu Kırıkçı Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
Gülsu Kırıkçı Impressions of the Meeting in PolandAyla Savaşçı
 
İrem Avşar Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
İrem Avşar Impressions of the Meeting in Polandİrem Avşar Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
İrem Avşar Impressions of the Meeting in PolandAyla Savaşçı
 
My visit to poland radu
My visit to poland raduMy visit to poland radu
My visit to poland radumepetrescu
 
Jacqueline Craciun virtual diary erasmus project
Jacqueline Craciun   virtual diary erasmus projectJacqueline Craciun   virtual diary erasmus project
Jacqueline Craciun virtual diary erasmus projectGeorgeta Manafu
 
French mobility meeting by polish students
French mobility meeting by polish studentsFrench mobility meeting by polish students
French mobility meeting by polish studentsgosia
 
Seri̇fe Meli̇s Uyrun Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
Seri̇fe Meli̇s Uyrun Impressions of the Meeting in PolandSeri̇fe Meli̇s Uyrun Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
Seri̇fe Meli̇s Uyrun Impressions of the Meeting in PolandAyla Savaşçı
 
Asya Pamukçu-Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
Asya Pamukçu-Impressions of the Meeting in PolandAsya Pamukçu-Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
Asya Pamukçu-Impressions of the Meeting in PolandAyla Savaşçı
 
Water for life romania
Water for life romaniaWater for life romania
Water for life romaniagosia
 
Visit in wroclaw sunday 5th of march
Visit in wroclaw sunday 5th of marchVisit in wroclaw sunday 5th of march
Visit in wroclaw sunday 5th of marchsoendre
 

What's hot (20)

My erasmus+stay in finland copy
My erasmus+stay in finland   copyMy erasmus+stay in finland   copy
My erasmus+stay in finland copy
 
THE VISIT
THE VISIT THE VISIT
THE VISIT
 
Newspaper Issue1 World's Collage
Newspaper Issue1 World's CollageNewspaper Issue1 World's Collage
Newspaper Issue1 World's Collage
 
Comenius times, num.1 english
Comenius times, num.1 englishComenius times, num.1 english
Comenius times, num.1 english
 
My erasmus + stay in finland
My erasmus + stay in finland  My erasmus + stay in finland
My erasmus + stay in finland
 
Funny moments in Slovenia
Funny moments in SloveniaFunny moments in Slovenia
Funny moments in Slovenia
 
Gülsu Kırıkçı Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
Gülsu Kırıkçı Impressions of the Meeting in PolandGülsu Kırıkçı Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
Gülsu Kırıkçı Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
 
İrem Avşar Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
İrem Avşar Impressions of the Meeting in Polandİrem Avşar Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
İrem Avşar Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
 
My last vacation
My last vacationMy last vacation
My last vacation
 
My visit to poland radu
My visit to poland raduMy visit to poland radu
My visit to poland radu
 
Jacqueline Craciun virtual diary erasmus project
Jacqueline Craciun   virtual diary erasmus projectJacqueline Craciun   virtual diary erasmus project
Jacqueline Craciun virtual diary erasmus project
 
French mobility meeting by polish students
French mobility meeting by polish studentsFrench mobility meeting by polish students
French mobility meeting by polish students
 
Seri̇fe Meli̇s Uyrun Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
Seri̇fe Meli̇s Uyrun Impressions of the Meeting in PolandSeri̇fe Meli̇s Uyrun Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
Seri̇fe Meli̇s Uyrun Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
 
Asya Pamukçu-Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
Asya Pamukçu-Impressions of the Meeting in PolandAsya Pamukçu-Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
Asya Pamukçu-Impressions of the Meeting in Poland
 
Water for life romania
Water for life romaniaWater for life romania
Water for life romania
 
My Life
My LifeMy Life
My Life
 
Visit in wroclaw sunday 5th of march
Visit in wroclaw sunday 5th of marchVisit in wroclaw sunday 5th of march
Visit in wroclaw sunday 5th of march
 
My Life
My LifeMy Life
My Life
 
My Life
My LifeMy Life
My Life
 
My Life
My LifeMy Life
My Life
 

Similar to Norway

Fellings about comenius exchange
Fellings about comenius exchangeFellings about comenius exchange
Fellings about comenius exchangeAlvaro Oliver
 
Portuguese delegation in slovenia
Portuguese delegation in sloveniaPortuguese delegation in slovenia
Portuguese delegation in sloveniaFrancisco Perez
 
stereotype results.pdf
stereotype results.pdfstereotype results.pdf
stereotype results.pdferasmusplus3
 
Daisy `s experience in Perú
Daisy `s experience in Perú Daisy `s experience in Perú
Daisy `s experience in Perú astridchiri
 
Comeniussynspukter fra karoline
Comeniussynspukter fra karolineComeniussynspukter fra karoline
Comeniussynspukter fra karolineelamel12
 
My journey diary
My journey diaryMy journey diary
My journey diarysenguldeniz
 
Eylul Arkudak Impression in Spain
Eylul Arkudak Impression in SpainEylul Arkudak Impression in Spain
Eylul Arkudak Impression in SpainAyla Savaşçı
 
S/he`s Equal in Europe, Erasmus+ Project - Finland meeting pupils
S/he`s Equal in Europe, Erasmus+ Project - Finland meeting   pupilsS/he`s Equal in Europe, Erasmus+ Project - Finland meeting   pupils
S/he`s Equal in Europe, Erasmus+ Project - Finland meeting pupilsGiorgia Groza
 
My Experience In Estonia
My Experience In EstoniaMy Experience In Estonia
My Experience In Estoniasv_sofia
 
Erasmus experience Istanbul By Maria Drenea
Erasmus experience Istanbul By Maria DreneaErasmus experience Istanbul By Maria Drenea
Erasmus experience Istanbul By Maria DreneaMdlinaDima1
 

Similar to Norway (20)

Fellings about comenius exchange
Fellings about comenius exchangeFellings about comenius exchange
Fellings about comenius exchange
 
Portuguese delegation in slovenia
Portuguese delegation in sloveniaPortuguese delegation in slovenia
Portuguese delegation in slovenia
 
Mobility diaries
Mobility diariesMobility diaries
Mobility diaries
 
Newsletter3 defc
Newsletter3 defcNewsletter3 defc
Newsletter3 defc
 
Storytelling
StorytellingStorytelling
Storytelling
 
Our autobiographies
Our autobiographiesOur autobiographies
Our autobiographies
 
stereotype results.pdf
stereotype results.pdfstereotype results.pdf
stereotype results.pdf
 
Daisy `s experience in Perú
Daisy `s experience in Perú Daisy `s experience in Perú
Daisy `s experience in Perú
 
Comeniussynspukter fra karoline
Comeniussynspukter fra karolineComeniussynspukter fra karoline
Comeniussynspukter fra karoline
 
My journey diary
My journey diaryMy journey diary
My journey diary
 
Eylul
Eylul  Eylul
Eylul
 
Eylul Arkudak Impression in Spain
Eylul Arkudak Impression in SpainEylul Arkudak Impression in Spain
Eylul Arkudak Impression in Spain
 
My erasmus story
My erasmus storyMy erasmus story
My erasmus story
 
S/he`s Equal in Europe, Erasmus+ Project - Finland meeting pupils
S/he`s Equal in Europe, Erasmus+ Project - Finland meeting   pupilsS/he`s Equal in Europe, Erasmus+ Project - Finland meeting   pupils
S/he`s Equal in Europe, Erasmus+ Project - Finland meeting pupils
 
Wishes
WishesWishes
Wishes
 
My Experience In Estonia
My Experience In EstoniaMy Experience In Estonia
My Experience In Estonia
 
Journal tres semanas
Journal tres semanasJournal tres semanas
Journal tres semanas
 
Erasmus experience Istanbul By Maria Drenea
Erasmus experience Istanbul By Maria DreneaErasmus experience Istanbul By Maria Drenea
Erasmus experience Istanbul By Maria Drenea
 
6ºa 9 marta powerpoint
6ºa  9  marta  powerpoint6ºa  9  marta  powerpoint
6ºa 9 marta powerpoint
 
6ºa 9 marta powerpoint
6ºa  9  marta  powerpoint6ºa  9  marta  powerpoint
6ºa 9 marta powerpoint
 

Recently uploaded

The basics of sentences session 4pptx.pptx
The basics of sentences session 4pptx.pptxThe basics of sentences session 4pptx.pptx
The basics of sentences session 4pptx.pptxheathfieldcps1
 
Envelope of Discrepancy in Orthodontics: Enhancing Precision in Treatment
 Envelope of Discrepancy in Orthodontics: Enhancing Precision in Treatment Envelope of Discrepancy in Orthodontics: Enhancing Precision in Treatment
Envelope of Discrepancy in Orthodontics: Enhancing Precision in Treatmentsaipooja36
 
MOOD STABLIZERS DRUGS.pptx
MOOD     STABLIZERS           DRUGS.pptxMOOD     STABLIZERS           DRUGS.pptx
MOOD STABLIZERS DRUGS.pptxPoojaSen20
 
demyelinated disorder: multiple sclerosis.pptx
demyelinated disorder: multiple sclerosis.pptxdemyelinated disorder: multiple sclerosis.pptx
demyelinated disorder: multiple sclerosis.pptxMohamed Rizk Khodair
 
Pragya Champions Chalice 2024 Prelims & Finals Q/A set, General Quiz
Pragya Champions Chalice 2024 Prelims & Finals Q/A set, General QuizPragya Champions Chalice 2024 Prelims & Finals Q/A set, General Quiz
Pragya Champions Chalice 2024 Prelims & Finals Q/A set, General QuizPragya - UEM Kolkata Quiz Club
 
TỔNG HỢP HƠN 100 ĐỀ THI THỬ TỐT NGHIỆP THPT VẬT LÝ 2024 - TỪ CÁC TRƯỜNG, TRƯ...
TỔNG HỢP HƠN 100 ĐỀ THI THỬ TỐT NGHIỆP THPT VẬT LÝ 2024 - TỪ CÁC TRƯỜNG, TRƯ...TỔNG HỢP HƠN 100 ĐỀ THI THỬ TỐT NGHIỆP THPT VẬT LÝ 2024 - TỪ CÁC TRƯỜNG, TRƯ...
TỔNG HỢP HƠN 100 ĐỀ THI THỬ TỐT NGHIỆP THPT VẬT LÝ 2024 - TỪ CÁC TRƯỜNG, TRƯ...Nguyen Thanh Tu Collection
 
....................Muslim-Law notes.pdf
....................Muslim-Law notes.pdf....................Muslim-Law notes.pdf
....................Muslim-Law notes.pdfVikramadityaRaj
 
An overview of the various scriptures in Hinduism
An overview of the various scriptures in HinduismAn overview of the various scriptures in Hinduism
An overview of the various scriptures in HinduismDabee Kamal
 
Capitol Tech Univ Doctoral Presentation -May 2024
Capitol Tech Univ Doctoral Presentation -May 2024Capitol Tech Univ Doctoral Presentation -May 2024
Capitol Tech Univ Doctoral Presentation -May 2024CapitolTechU
 
ĐỀ THAM KHẢO KÌ THI TUYỂN SINH VÀO LỚP 10 MÔN TIẾNG ANH FORM 50 CÂU TRẮC NGHI...
ĐỀ THAM KHẢO KÌ THI TUYỂN SINH VÀO LỚP 10 MÔN TIẾNG ANH FORM 50 CÂU TRẮC NGHI...ĐỀ THAM KHẢO KÌ THI TUYỂN SINH VÀO LỚP 10 MÔN TIẾNG ANH FORM 50 CÂU TRẮC NGHI...
ĐỀ THAM KHẢO KÌ THI TUYỂN SINH VÀO LỚP 10 MÔN TIẾNG ANH FORM 50 CÂU TRẮC NGHI...Nguyen Thanh Tu Collection
 
MSc Ag Genetics & Plant Breeding: Insights from Previous Year JNKVV Entrance ...
MSc Ag Genetics & Plant Breeding: Insights from Previous Year JNKVV Entrance ...MSc Ag Genetics & Plant Breeding: Insights from Previous Year JNKVV Entrance ...
MSc Ag Genetics & Plant Breeding: Insights from Previous Year JNKVV Entrance ...Krashi Coaching
 
MichaelStarkes_UncutGemsProjectSummary.pdf
MichaelStarkes_UncutGemsProjectSummary.pdfMichaelStarkes_UncutGemsProjectSummary.pdf
MichaelStarkes_UncutGemsProjectSummary.pdfmstarkes24
 
ANTI PARKISON DRUGS.pptx
ANTI         PARKISON          DRUGS.pptxANTI         PARKISON          DRUGS.pptx
ANTI PARKISON DRUGS.pptxPoojaSen20
 
II BIOSENSOR PRINCIPLE APPLICATIONS AND WORKING II
II BIOSENSOR PRINCIPLE APPLICATIONS AND WORKING IIII BIOSENSOR PRINCIPLE APPLICATIONS AND WORKING II
II BIOSENSOR PRINCIPLE APPLICATIONS AND WORKING IIagpharmacy11
 
How to Analyse Profit of a Sales Order in Odoo 17
How to Analyse Profit of a Sales Order in Odoo 17How to Analyse Profit of a Sales Order in Odoo 17
How to Analyse Profit of a Sales Order in Odoo 17Celine George
 
REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY STUDIE OF MALE AND FEMALEpptx
REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY  STUDIE OF MALE AND FEMALEpptxREPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY  STUDIE OF MALE AND FEMALEpptx
REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY STUDIE OF MALE AND FEMALEpptxmanishaJyala2
 
The Ball Poem- John Berryman_20240518_001617_0000.pptx
The Ball Poem- John Berryman_20240518_001617_0000.pptxThe Ball Poem- John Berryman_20240518_001617_0000.pptx
The Ball Poem- John Berryman_20240518_001617_0000.pptxNehaChandwani11
 
Dementia (Alzheimer & vasular dementia).
Dementia (Alzheimer & vasular dementia).Dementia (Alzheimer & vasular dementia).
Dementia (Alzheimer & vasular dementia).Mohamed Rizk Khodair
 

Recently uploaded (20)

Operations Management - Book1.p - Dr. Abdulfatah A. Salem
Operations Management - Book1.p  - Dr. Abdulfatah A. SalemOperations Management - Book1.p  - Dr. Abdulfatah A. Salem
Operations Management - Book1.p - Dr. Abdulfatah A. Salem
 
The basics of sentences session 4pptx.pptx
The basics of sentences session 4pptx.pptxThe basics of sentences session 4pptx.pptx
The basics of sentences session 4pptx.pptx
 
Envelope of Discrepancy in Orthodontics: Enhancing Precision in Treatment
 Envelope of Discrepancy in Orthodontics: Enhancing Precision in Treatment Envelope of Discrepancy in Orthodontics: Enhancing Precision in Treatment
Envelope of Discrepancy in Orthodontics: Enhancing Precision in Treatment
 
MOOD STABLIZERS DRUGS.pptx
MOOD     STABLIZERS           DRUGS.pptxMOOD     STABLIZERS           DRUGS.pptx
MOOD STABLIZERS DRUGS.pptx
 
demyelinated disorder: multiple sclerosis.pptx
demyelinated disorder: multiple sclerosis.pptxdemyelinated disorder: multiple sclerosis.pptx
demyelinated disorder: multiple sclerosis.pptx
 
Pragya Champions Chalice 2024 Prelims & Finals Q/A set, General Quiz
Pragya Champions Chalice 2024 Prelims & Finals Q/A set, General QuizPragya Champions Chalice 2024 Prelims & Finals Q/A set, General Quiz
Pragya Champions Chalice 2024 Prelims & Finals Q/A set, General Quiz
 
TỔNG HỢP HƠN 100 ĐỀ THI THỬ TỐT NGHIỆP THPT VẬT LÝ 2024 - TỪ CÁC TRƯỜNG, TRƯ...
TỔNG HỢP HƠN 100 ĐỀ THI THỬ TỐT NGHIỆP THPT VẬT LÝ 2024 - TỪ CÁC TRƯỜNG, TRƯ...TỔNG HỢP HƠN 100 ĐỀ THI THỬ TỐT NGHIỆP THPT VẬT LÝ 2024 - TỪ CÁC TRƯỜNG, TRƯ...
TỔNG HỢP HƠN 100 ĐỀ THI THỬ TỐT NGHIỆP THPT VẬT LÝ 2024 - TỪ CÁC TRƯỜNG, TRƯ...
 
....................Muslim-Law notes.pdf
....................Muslim-Law notes.pdf....................Muslim-Law notes.pdf
....................Muslim-Law notes.pdf
 
An overview of the various scriptures in Hinduism
An overview of the various scriptures in HinduismAn overview of the various scriptures in Hinduism
An overview of the various scriptures in Hinduism
 
Capitol Tech Univ Doctoral Presentation -May 2024
Capitol Tech Univ Doctoral Presentation -May 2024Capitol Tech Univ Doctoral Presentation -May 2024
Capitol Tech Univ Doctoral Presentation -May 2024
 
ĐỀ THAM KHẢO KÌ THI TUYỂN SINH VÀO LỚP 10 MÔN TIẾNG ANH FORM 50 CÂU TRẮC NGHI...
ĐỀ THAM KHẢO KÌ THI TUYỂN SINH VÀO LỚP 10 MÔN TIẾNG ANH FORM 50 CÂU TRẮC NGHI...ĐỀ THAM KHẢO KÌ THI TUYỂN SINH VÀO LỚP 10 MÔN TIẾNG ANH FORM 50 CÂU TRẮC NGHI...
ĐỀ THAM KHẢO KÌ THI TUYỂN SINH VÀO LỚP 10 MÔN TIẾNG ANH FORM 50 CÂU TRẮC NGHI...
 
MSc Ag Genetics & Plant Breeding: Insights from Previous Year JNKVV Entrance ...
MSc Ag Genetics & Plant Breeding: Insights from Previous Year JNKVV Entrance ...MSc Ag Genetics & Plant Breeding: Insights from Previous Year JNKVV Entrance ...
MSc Ag Genetics & Plant Breeding: Insights from Previous Year JNKVV Entrance ...
 
MichaelStarkes_UncutGemsProjectSummary.pdf
MichaelStarkes_UncutGemsProjectSummary.pdfMichaelStarkes_UncutGemsProjectSummary.pdf
MichaelStarkes_UncutGemsProjectSummary.pdf
 
IPL Online Quiz by Pragya; Question Set.
IPL Online Quiz by Pragya; Question Set.IPL Online Quiz by Pragya; Question Set.
IPL Online Quiz by Pragya; Question Set.
 
ANTI PARKISON DRUGS.pptx
ANTI         PARKISON          DRUGS.pptxANTI         PARKISON          DRUGS.pptx
ANTI PARKISON DRUGS.pptx
 
II BIOSENSOR PRINCIPLE APPLICATIONS AND WORKING II
II BIOSENSOR PRINCIPLE APPLICATIONS AND WORKING IIII BIOSENSOR PRINCIPLE APPLICATIONS AND WORKING II
II BIOSENSOR PRINCIPLE APPLICATIONS AND WORKING II
 
How to Analyse Profit of a Sales Order in Odoo 17
How to Analyse Profit of a Sales Order in Odoo 17How to Analyse Profit of a Sales Order in Odoo 17
How to Analyse Profit of a Sales Order in Odoo 17
 
REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY STUDIE OF MALE AND FEMALEpptx
REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY  STUDIE OF MALE AND FEMALEpptxREPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY  STUDIE OF MALE AND FEMALEpptx
REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY STUDIE OF MALE AND FEMALEpptx
 
The Ball Poem- John Berryman_20240518_001617_0000.pptx
The Ball Poem- John Berryman_20240518_001617_0000.pptxThe Ball Poem- John Berryman_20240518_001617_0000.pptx
The Ball Poem- John Berryman_20240518_001617_0000.pptx
 
Dementia (Alzheimer & vasular dementia).
Dementia (Alzheimer & vasular dementia).Dementia (Alzheimer & vasular dementia).
Dementia (Alzheimer & vasular dementia).
 

Norway

  • 2. Page 2 Alexia Before I'm very excited to see another country other than my mother country with another culture too and above all to see our pen-friends again because last year was amazing with Norwegian people. Furthermore I'm excited and stressed to take the plane for the first time because I have never taken it. Before this trip, when I travelled I took the train or we drove , so I'm quite afraid of this but to my mind, it will be okay. I look forward to seeing my host family and the beautiful scenery. On pictures , Norway seems to be a very beautiful country. I hope there will be snow, it's funny and we haven’t had snow for a long time in Bretagne. I'm quite stressed too because Joachim was not my pen-friend and we didn't speak together as a result I don't know him a lot, and obviously , I don’t know his family either. I hope I will get more vocabulary in English. I look forward to going there ! Page 3
  • 3. Page 4 Amélie Before In February, our Norwegian partners came, it was a new experience for a lot of peo- ple and me for example. When they came, we had a good time and it was really awe- some to meet new people who live in a foreign country, this week was perfect and when they left France, we were really sad and we wanted just one thing : to see them again in Norway. After the summer holiday, when I heard that we’d go in Norway in November, I was so happy and excited, I was looking forward to going there. Firstly, in my opinion, this trip is for us a good way to improve our English, in a sec- ond time it's a good experience in order to learn about another country, another school system and meet people, that's why I wanted to go to Norway. Unfortunately, sometimes we are anxious about trips or things like that, in my case my first apprehension is to come back to France after our trip, I hope this week will not spend too fast because I think it will be an extraordinary week... my second apre- hension is the during of the travel, I hope we'll not be busy of this ?. But it's for a good reason, have a superb trip ! To finish, my last apprehension is the food...what do I think about eating cheese and delicatessen at breakfast ? Huhhh...of course I've to try but, it's not what I like to do...plus, I'm scared about other food we will have to eat but we don't have the choice, I can't judge before trying ! To continue, I have some wishes like improve my English, learn about a new school system, a new family, a new tradition, a new culture... Furthermore, I would like to see snow in Norway, I'm sure it's beautiful but I don't think it will be snowing at this time of the year, too bad ! Plus I'm looking forward to seeing the view of the moun- tains. On top of that I wish to have a good family, but I'm not worried about that because my partner is very nice. Finally, this trip will be the first time that I have left France so I hope the travel will be good. To conclude, I'm looking forward to going to Norway and seeing them again ! Page 5 Amélie After So, there we were, after a few waiting months, we saw them, we were looking forward to seeing them again ! The trip was ok, unfortunately it was boring in the bus because it was very long to wait, but after 15 hours, we were with the Norwegians. When we saw them, we hugged our partners, we were so glad to see them again ! My correspondent is Sara and she has got a twin called Amalie (Audrey's correspondent) and when I said "hello" to their mother it was ... weird because Norwegian people have a different way to say "hello", and when I remember this I think it was funny ! When I saw the house I was shocked, it was wonderful and it seemed huge inside ! We visited the house and we met their little brother, but I can't remember his name because in Norway, a lot of people have two names, furthermore their pronunciation is difficult to under- stand ! Firstly, before this trip, I had some apprehensions, I didn't want time to be too fast, but unfortu- nately it was. It was an extraordinary trip ... we did a lot of things, we went to the top of a mountain and the view was so beautiful, we visited some factories, it was interesting ! I was worried about the during of the travel because it was sooooooooo long! Finally, I was scared about the food, but it was so good, better than in France I think, I tested a lot of new food, I ate ham at breakfast and it was good ! In a second part, I had some wishes, my first wish was to improve my English and I think I did because we had to speak English all the time, however it was sometimes difficult. My second wish was to learn about a new school system, a new family, new traditions ... and of course I did, we went to school and we saw that they begin at the same time as in France, but they finish at around 12.00 or 2 pm, it depends on students, some are in science class and some in econ- omy class that's why there are different timings, I also saw the "canteen" where people can eat but they have to pay every for everything (and it costs an arm and a leg!). In Norway, they eat in the morning (like us), at 11.20, next, at 5 pm and sometimes at 11 pm if they are hungry, it's very different from France, but it was nice to learn a about different life. I wanted to met a new family and to learn about them, Audrey and I met Sara and Amalie's grandmother, their father, their step-mother, step-father, sister, other brothers ... they are so nice and it was fun to meet them! Plus, I learnt a little bit more about their traditions, we spoke about Christmas, and I learnt that they have to sing and dance around a tree, so cool! I hoped to have snow, but there wasn’t, maybe a little at the top of the mountain but I think it was just ice. To conclude, it was a perfect week, we did a lot of things, learnt more about our families and the country, every evening we hung out with other Norwegians and French. In my opinion friends are like a family because they are together all the time. It was a very good experience ! My family was perfect, before I left, they gave me some gift for my family, it was so nice, I felt like in my own house, thanks to them. I can't tell you everything about my feelings because it's too much I hope to see them again one day! Thank you, Miss Carnec for this trip and what you did for us, and thank you Mister Gourhant to join us.
  • 4. Page 6 Audrey The plane is about to leave ! 10 months ago , not one but three Norwegian students came to my house During the first weekend the feeling between us was really good. And I directly knew the week will be fantastic. I was not wrong! It has stayed in my memory as one of my best weeks. Then we stayed in touch thanks social networks. Now while I am writing this article I'm extremely excited because we will start a new week in their company soon! I am desperately eager to leave even though I'm a little stressed, why? I do not know. Maybe I am scared of not finding the complic- ity that we had during the week in France. But I hope and I know that everything going to be alright. NORWAY I ARRIVE ! Page 7 Audrey A Norwegian song in my headphones, I'm ready to start an article about an exchange which was for me , and I think for all of their participants, a wonderful experience which allowed us to meet magical people and also to become more tolerant, respectful of others, open-minded, mature and especially improve our English. And we know we were very lucky to do this travel. I wish to begin by the beginning, it was on February 2014 when we met the Norwegian students in France, this week was fantastic and already the contacts between teens of the both countries were very good. It was one of the reasons why we were so thrilled and excited to visit Norway. And on the November 2 we were on plane to Trond- heim. Our dream became reality, I think it is time for me to go back on an amazing school trip and explain my feelings, my impressions about the blond-haired and blue-eyed people’s country. Maybe I can start by the weather because contrary to what one might think, it wasn't so hard to adapt to the temperature which was between 5 and 6 minus. I was cold but there was not much wind and the weather was very dry, that's why it was not difficult. I didn’t expect Norwegian meals and meal times to be so different from ours. Like in a lot of countries they eat a hearty breakfast with eggs, bacon, cheese on their jam toast, that's quite strange!!! (brown cheese which is a speciality) and things like salad too. After, for lunch at 11:00 they eat the same food as for breakfast. They have to take it to school with them or buy some sandwiches at school. Then, they finish school at 2:00 pm so they eat dinner at 4:30 pm while in France we are still at school. And sometimes at 10:00 pm they eat again. I was not surprised to eat dinner early because the sun sets at 4:00 pm so it was night, and I think it's rather good because we had lot of time to do activities after dinner. Like I said before they end school at 2:00 pm and is not the only difference, all of them have a computer with the Internet instead of copy- books and pencils, that's progress and in my view it's really good. But I was surprised by the way they use their laptop during the lessons. I saw boys watching a football match and girls on Facebook while the teacher was teaching !! And I think that's not very good. Something else I noticed in their school is the respect between students and the respect for cleanliness. These are things we don't have in our school. …/...
  • 5. Page 8 Audrey . ../... What are my best memories? It's hard for me to make a choice because all the moments were different from each other and all of them were nice. But there is something which surprised me: the landscape, specifically the view from the top of the mountain, it's true that I wasn't a fan of hiking but this trip made me change my mind on this topic! I was speechless when I saw the view, it was wonderful! Now when I look at the pictures I don't believe that I saw all this. After the walk- ing we had a funny and congenial time around a fire in the forest and next to a frozen lake, we grilled and ate hot dogs all together, it was a very good time. I also appreciated the lesson I gave to the Norwegians students who learn French it was really fun to listen to them speak French. The visit we did in the windows company, in the church and in the fish farm were also very interesting. But what I preferred was all of the parties we did at night, but especially the evening when some of us and our partners went to the supermarket to buy food to cook tacos, and when we were in the kitchen to prepare the dinner, then when we was to- gether around the table, the atmosphere was so cool. I noticed that we spoke more together when we were in a smaller group, that's why this evening was par- ticularly pleasant. The best for the end: the Norwegian students, or our Norwegian friends because now I think they are more than simple student partners. They are dynamic and helpful people, they took care of us and taught us about their lifestyle and tradition all long our trip, they also drove us everywhere, even in Trondheim it was really kind of them to organize this day. Thank you to them. It was so fantastic to be with them, there was all the time something to say. I think if I have to choose the best moment in this trip, I will choose every moment I spoke with some Norwe- gians, at parties, at school, around the table with my family and... With the best partner ever Amalie. Page 9 Before What do I expect for the week in Norway? I hope it will snow ! However, I really don’t know what to think about my partner and his family. When he came last year he didn’t really speak so much, as a result I don’t know a lot of things about him and his family. But I’m sure everything will be fine! There is just one problem, and in fact it’s a big problem : my feet problem. I can’t run, walk or even stand on my feet without feeling it very painful… For that reason my days in Norway will perhaps not be as good as it should be in without it. I know I will not do all the activities planned, and not really enjoy what is possible for me to do. I think this week will be a difficult period, even if the teachers will do everything to help me… After I am really amazed by the impressive Norwegian landscapes! The mountains, the sea, the towns, the people, and the language: everything is fantastic in this country! I’ve even seen northern lights, it was so incredible… The school system is also very different and, in my opinion, better than the French one. However, the language is a little difficult to understand, but I found it was a very interesting one, and eventually easier than I thought to learn. People are dif- ferent too. I have the impression they are more open-minded and generous in Norway than French people. Finally I really liked this trip! I am so happy about it, and I will miss this country and the people a lot… “ Tussen takk” for the good mo- ments we’ve spent here ! ;) Awen
  • 6. Page 10 Clémence Norway seen by Clémence before being in Norway I hope to see beautiful landscapes, wild and vast. It's, normal, it’s one of the first things that we expect to see in Norway. I'm really in a hurry to meet in- habitants. If they are different from us, how they live… That will be a fantastic and exciting travel ! Furthermore, the only foreign country where I have been is Ger- many, Norway is not the same thing ! That's the end of the world for me, because this country is near the North Pole. However, I have a big problem. Always the same when I’m abroad. I'm French, not Norwegian or German , namely, I'm not an ex- pert at English… It's a joke ! I come from England of course ! You can see it, can’t you ? My point of view about my trip to Norway. I have been to - Norway and my opinion has changed. It's a country which is a lot more evolved than France. The school system is radically different and really better, because lessons last just forty five minutes ! Pupils do want what they want. They have computers for their work… or their games. Lessons are good only if pupils and respect the professor. At the school canteen, there is only good food, like fruit, vegeta- bles, sandwiches… It's so deli- cious ! People are very open-minded and always smiling. There are no con- ventions or rules, everybody does what he/she wants to do, and eve- rybody gets on well with every- body. The landscapes are wild and so beautiful, the mountain is close to the sea, it's a wild nature. Page 11 Maëlle Before I have been waiting for this trip for a long time, I think just one minute after they left Chateaulin. So I'm really excited to meet them again because they have a different mentality they are most open minded and they give to you so much love in a short time. So we have a great friendship. I'm really excited to see them again, to have wonderful moment with them. But I'm little bit anxious and scared about how this week will happen, If less hap- pens less than in France because it was such an amazing week. I'm really excited to discover this country, when I told people I was going to Norway they answered " Oh Wow you are so lucky It's an amazing country with wonderful landscapes!!" I'm looking forward to discovering Norway , its landscapes its culture, its people, its way of life , its food so all about Norway ! And I hope to improve my English and come back better at English. Now we have to have fun and make this week as wonderful as in France. My impressions about the trip to Norway I was really excited about this trip. I did lot of films in my head before go- ing there. But reality was beyond my expectations. The landscape was so wonderful, the house made of wood was so nice. For example in France I really hate trekking but in Norway I liked it so much because there were such amazing views. When my partner told me that we were going to do two trekking in the week I thought oh …. No … so boring ! but in fact it was so "wouaw" more than wonderful I have no word to say how it was. The life in Norway is different from in France because the night comes around 4:00 pm so we can't do the same things as in France. In Norway we eat dinner at 4:00 pm, I prefer that to eating around 8:00 pm in France. And they ate sweets and savory together for example they eat ham on their waffles. School is also different. It's less strict than in France, they use computers to work and some students don’t really work but they are play games or chat on facebook, I thinks it's little bit less strict and in France it's too strict so between both would be better.
  • 7. Page 12 Maëlle .../... And to finish, I’ll tell you about Norwegian people. There were so nice with us they did all the things to make this week wonderful and it was ! Thank you so much ! We did nice activi- ties like : -Trekking in the mountain -Fire in the woods-sport competitions-visiting a win- dow factory an hydroelec- tric power plant, a fish farm and we went shop- ping in Trondheim. And everyday after school we always did something together, we ate together, we were playing games or just talking and staying together during many hours it was so nice! I met amazing people during an amazing week in a beautiful country. I met such nice and caring people. I consider them as real friends. I wish to see them again ! I can't forget them and this week. I hope they can come this summer! I will never forget a single moment or a single person of this trip ! See you ! Page 13 Marc My sentiments before departure I’m really excited to go to Norway because this journey is the second part of an exchange. Also because, it will be fun to see again the students we wel- comed and to live like they do. This trip will be an experience for us because we are going to speak and hear English expressions and words all the time during this week. I’m happy and excited, but I’m also a bit afraid because for us it’s an unknown and different “world”. It’s very different from France for the weather, the currency or the prices for example. I’m also afraid of not being understood by the people when I speak. But I know this journey will be a good and educative one. Impressions when I’m back First of all, the trip was amazing! It was a fabulous week with lots of emo- tions. People were very friendly and welcoming. The activities were interest- ing and cheerful, nobody was sad , everybody was happy. The landscapes were so beautiful and impressive! The school wasn’t the same as in France, because, for example, they have all the afternoon to go to see their friends. I think I prefer their school than ours. Their school is also very technologic and that’s good while in France we’re always using paper. To finish with the school, it’s a small one, so everybody knows everybody. Now about the town, it’s small so everybody can go to see friends easier than us, because they got all their owns cars. And for us, we are too young to drive so we have to ask somebody to drive us, and after to pick us up so it’s so boring for our parents. In the evening, there were always parties, it was very congenial and nice. They weren’t any quarrels between French and Norwegian stu- dents, so it was so sad and difficult to say goodbye. I hope we will see them again. The trip was short, but we have enjoyed it a lot.
  • 8. Page 14 Jenna My expectations for the Norway’s travel I’m very happy to go to Norway with the Euro class, I have been waiting for this travel a lot for some months that’s why I’m very impatient!! I hope to have good time with all the Norvegian stu- dents, to enjoy this travel, do a lot of ac- tivities, discover a lot of new things and a new country too. I’m very excited to see my partner Hanna, I have missed her a lot. I’m a little disappointed because in the week I won’t be in her home but in Mari’s home. Hanna and her twin sister have their flat and I can’t spend the week with them because of my age. I don’t know so much Mari so I wish we will get along well. I’m thrilled to go with my friends from the Euro class in this country, maybe we will see some snow. I’m joyful to make some videos about our trip. I’m looking forward to being in Norway, seeing our correspondent’s school. I have got a lot of expectations for our trip. Page 15 Noémie My trip to Norway Norway isn't a country where you often go with school but that's what makes it interesting. From a school trip people can expect a lot of things which depend on the person. Let me tell you what my feelings and my hopes about this trip are. I think this trip will be really good and very interesting because like I said it's not a country where students often go. This school trip will allow me to discover a new place with beautiful land- scapes, a new culture, a new general system, especially a new school system and other food. The best thing in this trip is we all have a correspondent, so different host families. Thanks to it I will be able to compare my experience living with Norwegian people with that of other French students’. With this trip I hope to learn a lot of things about this country and be able to talk about it after. I want to have fun and get a lot of memo- ries. I hope after it I'll keep in touch with my correspondent. I also hope this trip will be unforgettable.
  • 9. Page 16 Noémie After the trip to Norway Now my trip to Norway is done. I really enjoyed it and I want to do it again because it's a wonderful country. Nor- wegian people are so kind and so open-minded, they are really interested in other countries and other cultures like the French culture In my host family , it made me feel comfortable to talk to them about everything all the time. It was also interesting to discover the differences be- tween France and Norway like the different sort of food and lifestyles. The Norwegians eat 4 times a day like us but at different hours. They eat breakfast at the same time as us, lunch at 11:20 (at school), dinner at 4-5 pm and they eat a light meal which can be salty or sweet be- fore going to bed at 9 or 10 pm. During this trip I tasted some food I had never seen before like the « brown cheese » you can eat it with almost everything, like bread, pancakes, jam...etc. I learnt how their school system works and I can definitely say that it's much simpler than ours. I have also visited some companies and seen won- derful landscapes during this week. The best thing in this story is the friendship I have with my partner so I really want to go back to this country in the future. Page 17 Nicolas Trip in Norway I’m not scared by this trip or by the flight because I have travelled a lot but I .‘m afraid to be disappointed I’m also scared of polar bears and other animals but I don’t think there will be any in the small town where we are going..I’m not excited because travel is a bit my hobby. I hope Norway is as beautiful as what I have seen on. I’m curious about the temperature during our trip if it will be below 0 or not. I’m so excited to discover another place ! After the trip to Norway This travel was one of the best experiences I have ever lived! It was amazing to go to Norway with the euro class. At the beginning, it was a little bit hard to speak English all the time with all the Norwegians. It was hard to eat 0 dinner at 4PM too. But we spent a lot of unfor- gettable moments in Nor- way. I just have one idea in mind: going to Norway with my family and my friends a second time.
  • 10. Page 18 Hugo My expectations before the trip : I hope to practice and improve in English . I would like to talk a lot with the Norwegian partners and their families . I hope to find out about life in Norway , their traditions , their landscapes , their school , their school system and maybe an- other way of life . I would like to visit factories , to have a trip to a fjord and maybe ski in the mountains . I hope to try typical foods . I would like to see northern lights ! I hope don't have too many problems to understand but I don't have any apprehensions... I would find the same cool at- mosphere we had in France . I hope they will be happy to show us their area. I think it will be a really nice ex- perience for us and them . Then , I hope everyone to enjoy his/her trip in Norway and have a lot of fun ! My feelings after the trip : It was an amazing and really interesting week ! I think I did a lot of progress in English and mainly my accent because I have tried to talk a maximum with my partner's family and all the Norwegian partners . I notice some differences be- tween France and Norway : Days at this time are really short in Norway . They have maybe 6 meals a day . They leave the lights switched on all the time. They don’t spend so much time at school contrary to us. .../... Page 19 Hugo Clara They have laptops at school while we have notebooks and pens Everything is really expensive. Then , they are less stressed than us and they are always smiling , but maybe it's because we were relaxed with them . It was not so cold . The food was not so bad expect brown cheese I enjoyed all of the activities we did : it was really interesting to visit factories and see the moun- tains . I think they were really glad to host us and show us they life . I have met cheerful persons . I hope it was a great experience for everyone who participated to this exchange . Maybe I will never go again to Norway ,but I hope to go back afterwards ! To conclude I can say that it's really easy to take the plane from Norway to France without an id card . Thank you for this trip ! I'm very excited about this trip that will bring me a new look on this little-known country. I am looking forward to seeing my correspondent again (Thea) that I'm missing so much and getting ac- quainted with my new corre- spondent! I'm afraid of being cold and eating weird things! I love salmon and snow so I want to know this country! I hope The Norwegian and French people will be closer than in France! I am very stressed and I am looking for- ward to starting this journey full of surprises I think!
  • 11. Page 20 Océane Apprehensions and hopes for the trip to Norway I'm not leaving with a lot of apprehensions, I'm quite curious to see how the trip will be. All the same , I hope that it will not raining, there is enough rain here in Britain! Apart from the weather, I am a bit scared of the welcome and the cohabitation with the family, but if Vegar's family is like him, nice too, I'm sure everything is gonna be all right! I hope that I will be not cold in my bed at night, because Vegar told me that they only have a fireplace to warm all the house. I hope it will be an interesting trip, I hope that I will discover how they live in Norway and get to know Norwegian people. I'm afraid of not succeeding to understand and be understood by the Norwe- gians... I wish it snowed, to be able to go skiing but Vegar told me that it's not the period... It doesn't matter, I'm sure we will have fun After : I really enjoyed this week in Norway! But, one week was not enough to discover this country, landscapes, traditions, the food... But it was not enough especially to get to know people, the mentality is com- pletely different there! Thanks to this trip, I'm sure I want to travel all around the world, to have this kind of experience. Page 21 Océane Romane I hope to go back to Norway to be part of a Gatebil show with my brother, and to see again those who welcomed me and those who I didn't have the time to get to know. I want to thank Vegar and his family for the hospitality that they gave me and some Norwegians for these wonderful memories. I don't know what to say apart that I miss these evenings with them, these funny and beautiful mo- ments, as when they gave me little gifts, or when they knew the French national song better than us, or when we went trek- king in the mountain... I will never forget them! Romane In 13 hours I will be in the bus with all people of the Euro class to go to Norway. I have been waiting for this moment for a long time because I and the other French will find our Norwegian correspondents ... came to France in February, the week that we shared with them was very amazing because in a few days we became very close. That’s why I’m exited but also worried to know if we will live the same moments and feel the same feelings as in France. How- ever I look forward to discover- ing new landscapes because Norway is described as one of the most beautiful countries (thanks to the pictures of the town that I have already seen on different social networks I think I won’t disappointed !) Moreover I’m curious to live a new Life- style. I expect this trip to enrich me humanly and culturally and obviously I would like to im- prove my English! … that we left with great sadness nine months ago. When they
  • 12. Page 22 Célia Before : I feel excited about going to Norway. I'm just a little anx- ious about the food because I don't really like special and particular food. Except that, I'm very happy to discover a new country and I hope I will enjoy it. I think that I will spend a good time with my correspondent, her family and the rest of Norwegian people. I'm really looking forward to this. I don't know anything about this culture but it seems very interesting to me. I think I will enjoy the life in Norway because I know that the land- scapes are wonderful. I'm really happy to do this travel My feelings after the trip : Going to Norway was a wonderful experience to. First, the land- scapes are amazing. The houses are big and beautiful and it's a rich country. Norwegian people are welcoming and nice, so the con- tact with the family was really good and I had a very good time with my correspondent. They made us discover all their tradi- tions and habits, and thanks to them we have learned a lot of things about Norway. We also observed a lot of differences be- tween our lifestyles, first because of the days that end at 4 :00 pm in winter, because of the school which isn't as strict as in France. In Norway, the school day finish ear- lier and they all have a computer instead of books and pens. Their meals are also different : they aren't at the same time as ours and they aren't really varied. I really enjoyed this travel and I hope I will have the occasion to go back to Norway, because this country really attracts me. Page 23 Léna My feelings before going in Norway : I'm so excited to go to Norway , this foreign country seems to be very beautiful . The landscapes are very different than in France . First of all we are going to hear a new language and meet some new people . At the begin- ning I think it's going to be un- settling but it will be a very good experience . I'm a little bit scared about the journey , this is the first time I have taken the plane . I hope we will discover new things like food, culture, customs , and traditions . I'm so happy to see again the Norwe- gian people I saw in France last year. My feelings after going in Norway : First , it was the best trip I ever did . I'm very happy about this trip to Norway . I was staying with a Norwegian family they were very nice and friendly with us . Everything is different in this foreign country : -the school : they have class only in the morning and 1 or 2 hours in the afternoon . They are really close with their teacher . They don’t have so much time to eat : only 30 minutes and they have to pay everyday . To open the door we have only to press a button it's magic !!! they have a break every 30 minutes . We discovered lot of traditional food : the brown cheese , the Christmas drink and deer with potatoes :it was a very good mo- ment to share this typical meals with them . We have seen very wonderful landscapes like mountains and lakes sometimes with snow , the weather all the time : they have 2 meals for the evening one at 4- 5 p.m , and an other around 9 p.m . The language seems diffi- cult to learn but now we can introduce ourselves.
  • 13. Page 24 Zohria-Lys MY TRIP TO NORWAY Part I : Before the departure From Sunday, November 2nd to Monday, November 10th, I will make a school trip to Norway, which is organized by my high school « Lycée Jean Moulin de Châteaulin » for people in junior year (of high school) who hosted a correspondent last school year, as me. During this week, I will be hosted by the family of my correspondent Anne-Marte, in the little town of kyrk- sæterøra. Expectations I have a lot expectations for this journey. To start with, I wish to improve my English accent and that I will acquire more vocabu- lary thanks to this trip in Norway. In fact, I really want to speak quite spontaneously with my host family, and I hope to succeed in doing that at the end of the trip ; However, to start , I just want them to manage to understand me easily . Besides, I hope to taste traditional and typical Norwegian dishes. Furthermore, I am really looking forward to discovering the Norwegian lifestyle, culture, and customs, but also the landscapes of our partners' hometown . Moreover, I would like to know the progress of a day in Norway, that is, mealtimes, sunrise time and bedtime, things which are probably different from our country. Page 25 Zohria-Lys Furthermore, I want to discover the Norwegian education sys- tem and see how different from our French education system it is. As a matter of fact, I hope to learn from this trip and to know better this country where I haven't been yet. Lastly, I hope that my partner will be less shy than when she was in France and that I will manage to become integrated into my host family ; most of all, I hope that they will enjoy my presents and that I will get to know Anne-Marte better. It would be great if this trip meets my expectations, and maybe exceeds them … Apprehensions/fears : I don't have many apprehensions for this trip. One of my main fear is not to succeed in talking to my host family. Besides, I am afraid of forgetting something (in France) while I will need it in Norway (I have the same fear of forgetting something for when I will leave Norway for France). State of mind/feelings before going to Norway : I am impatient to discover this country, its culture and land- scapes. As the same time, I am really curious to discover how I will react to the Norwegian climate. At the same time, however, I am a bit anxious because I am afraid of forgetting something im- portant . Otherwise, I am really looking forward to riding horse with Anne-Marte in wild landscapes and I can't wait to see Anne- Marte again and to meet her family : her mother, her little sister and her animals (dogs, cats and horse) ! Lastly, I am very excited so I think I will not sleep a lot during the hours before the depar- ture ... Saturday, November Ist Written by Zohria-Lys Guillerm
  • 14. Page 26 Zohria-Lys MY TRIP TO NORWAY Part II : After coming back From Sunday, November 2nd to Monday, November 10th, I did a school trip to Norway. It was a language exchange with Norwegian students so I hosted in the family of my correspondent Anne-marte, in the little town of kyrksæterøra. This trip to Norway was a really great experience, I could say more, an unforgettable experience, which will stay in my mind forever. It allowed me to make some discoveries about different aspects of Norway, about food, lifetime, and lifestyle obviously. It was a nonstop week, full of awesome landscapes … Norwegian food When I first had a meal in Norway, I was a bit surprised : in the first place because Norwegian mealtimes are totally different from France ; but also because in the Norwegian meals, sweet and salty tastes are mixed. For instance, during breakfast, they can eat eggs, tomatoes and cheese as marmalade or cereals. Later, around 11.30 am, there is lunch : often, Norwegians only eat sandwiches with for example brown cheese, a typical Norwegian cheese with a sweet taste. Then, between 3.30 pm and 5.00 pm. Finally, they eat a sort of snack around 9 pm (sweet or salty food). I adapted quite easily and quickly. Another ele- ment was surprising : at the supermarket, frozen food took a lot of space. Besides, I tasted strange food, like fish balls or brown cheese with marmalade on bread, or typical cakes made by the grand mother of Anne-Marte, which were delicious. However, I still prefer French food … Page 27 Zohria-Lys Norwegian lifetime : As you may have noticed in the previous paragraph, life times are very different in Norway, for mealtimes obviously maybe because of school hours (beginning at 8 am, break at 11.20 am for lunch and end at 3.00 pm). Moreover, night falls soon (in autumn and winter) , around 5 pm when we were in Norway, but I had the feeling days began after dinner because we did many activities. Norwegians' lifestyle : To start with, at school, students use computers or tablets, they don't take notes during lessons. Otherwise, Norwegians eat many prepared dishes ; Besides, They leave their houses open all the time, even in their absence; people can enter without ringing, as if it was their home : Norwegians are really trusting! Furthermore, in their houses, lights are always switched on whether they are absent or not … My experience in Norway, in my host family About my host family : My host family was very kind ! I was able to meet the two grandmoth- ers who were adorable. Moreover, even if the little sister didn't speak english, she tried to for me ; however, the brother didn't talk to me … Only one thing dissapointed me : My correpondent was not very talka- tive so it was a pity, but she was really nice with me. Thanks to her, I went on a four hour horse riding trip in Hemne's mountains : It was just magic ! I had never thought that I could do that one day, what's more in Norway : I could never thank her enough for this incredible experience ! About my experience It was an enriching week : when I think about this trip, my mind is still full of awesome and wild landscapes (which I saw during the hiking and the horseback riding) and of my discoveries ! I wish to return to Nor- way in the future because it is a wonderful country. Furthermore, I would like to see Hanna, Thea, or Andrea again! They were such fan- tastic people !
  • 15. Page 28 Suzan Before going to Norway It's D-1. I'm excited about this trip but I think I'm going to be very very restless just a few hours before going to Norway. I hope I will remem- ber this travel for the rest of my life because of its vibes. I hope we will discover a lot of new things, like a new culture or a new lifestyle or simply new landscapes. I confess I'm a little frightened about the food, if they're going to give us traditional food or not because it could often be very weird... But I'm not very anxious about this trip, I'm sure we will have a good time and create a lot of memories in Norway! Back I love being in Norway! I would like to stay more! It's very different than in France, like for example they finish school at like 2 or 3pm and I think it's very cool because we can do a lot of things after school. This is what I preferred during this trip, going to some Norwegians’ house and hanging out with the others. They make lovely waffles too! It's so delicious! Speaking about food, they eat all the time! It's kind of weird at the beginning.. We have a breakfast, then lunch at 11.20 am which is only a sandwich. At 04:00 pm, we have dinner and to finish there is supper in the evening when we eat whatever we want. The landscapes are amazing too! We have been walking on the mountain and I've also ridden a horse with some other girls. Now it's Tuesday and I miss Norway so much.. The Norwegians were so nice and we have done so many things that I will never forget. I can’t realize it's already finished and I can't even less realize it was the last time we will them. I really hope they're coming back to France this summer and I hope I will be able to go back to Norway some day and have the same wonderful trip I had. Page 29 Sarah Norway I have been waiting for this trip for such a long time! I'm going to Norway! I don’t know the name of city where I will live for 10 days but I know at least the capital : Oslo I hope the flight and bus trip will not be too long, but we are leaving at from 03:00 am French time, and will arrive at 17:00 Norwegian time. I wish it snowed, but I doubt it will. I would also like to ski. perhaps I will for the first time in my life. I will miss my family , and I hope the distance will not be too hard. My biggest fears are losing my luggage during the travel, or that it may exceed the maximum weight. I'm also afraid of not having enough clothes, hence the weight of my suitcase. I think I will not eat much, because typical Norwegian food does- n't look appetizing. But I promise to taste! And finally, I also hope that the family will be nice and cosy. Sarah Brucelle.
  • 16. Page 30 Casey This trip was my real first journey in another country and it was really magic. It is not a joke because the Norwegian landscape was the most beautiful I had ever see . There were the sea and the mountain in the same place . Yes in Norway it was cold ,but I didn’t care about that because I would like to be cold when go- ing to a place like that. The food in the canteen or in my host family was really much better than in our canteen but we can't compare. The family where I lived was really kind and really nice I was really happy to be on this the trip and I discovered many things about Norway and I hope I will do something like this trip in the future and I want to thank our teacher and the Norwegians for this incredible experience. Page 31 When I knew that we were going to Norway I was very excited, because it is one of my favourite countries ! So I'm eager to go there ! But in the same time I'm scared because I have never flown ! And I have many questions which are running through my mind, like, '' What is the weather like there ? '' or '' How will my partner’s family with me ?'' Or '' will that be cool ?''.In spite of my questions I'm sure it will be cool! During the week before leaving for Norway, I was more excited to go there. I counted the days before leaving. And now I am counting the hours ! My suitcase is ready, now I am waiting.
  • 17. Page 32 Thibault Before the trip First, I'm afraid of missing the bus or the plane. I think I'm scared of being apart the others during the travel. A day of bus and plane alone is not funny I think. I have been paranoid at the thought of losing or forgetting my stuff somewhere For a week But I'm excited to go to another country and the Norwegians meet again after these 9 months. I hope we will understand each other, even if it already worked quite well in February. I don’t know what to think about the plane. I haven’t taken a plane for almost ten years so I hope it will be safe and nice. I hope my luggage won’t be lost at the airport and the weather will be pretty good. Finally, I hope we will keep a lot of memories of this trip, for us and Mrs. Le Doaré! To sum up, I’m stressed! Page 33 Thibault After the trip The trip was good. Like VERY good! Even after losing stuff, I can still recall the pleasure of being a part of this journey weeks after. I stressed and even if some of my fears were justified , I really appreciated to discover a little more the culture and the Norwe- gian language and to observe the differences. For example, their behaviour towards the electricity and the lights. Or the kindness of the parents who agreed to drive us to and from every party and this almost every evening! In fact, although fun would be a good motivation, I would go back to Norway just for landscapes. Norwegian guys manage to be funny and like joking. Norwegians girls are calmer and friendly, to everyone. Things in Norwegian shops are very expensive, just the prize of a hamburger in a restaurant is way too much! I didn't buy souvenirs but all my money has gone in just two Mc Do. And I had taken the equivalent of 50 € ! Oh god everyone was worrying at each airport while waiting for the luggage. I think nobody would say the contrary, The Norwegian school system is way better than the French. The majority of the students work on IT devices, tablets or lap- tops. The classes are friendly and students are not stressed or worried at all and obviously are more focused and interested in what they are learning. And this is not at all what we’ve got in France. So French school, it's time to review your work!