【英语口语】美语情景对话 第28期:寄宿在波兰 Homestay in Poland
The first time I moved to Poland I wanted to live with a foreign family so that I could learnPolish language. I went to live with couple in their seventies whose children had moved awayfrom home. They started treating me like a second daughter.
At first it was really fun because they’d encourage me to speak and they’d act everything outfor me, including my landlord’s experiences during the Second World War in Poland, where he’dstand up and perform, but after awhile it got a bit wearing becuase when I was out the househe would go into my bedroom and start picking up my dirty underwear from the floor, all heused to leave on the bookshelf for me. He would also go into the bathroom, take my underwearoff the line and hang it outside so it would smell fresher.
Sometimes he would cook for me, which is great up to a point, because I got to taste some realPolish home cooked food. But when he decided that I really was his long–lost–daughter andstarted chopping my egg for me and then trying to feed it to me I began to feel that maybe itwas starting to get time to move out.
He would also invite me into the living room so that I could watch the Polish TV and improve mylanguage and then spend half the television show prodding me and getting me to speak to himin very fast Polish. He was very kind to my friend Kathy when she came over to stay, butunfortunately he wanted me to translate his thoughts on the Polish economy from very fastPolish into English and the same time she was asking me to translate her ideas on EnglishCricket to Polish. None the less, it was an experience I would not have missed!