CAMBODIA BLOG DAY THREE: 21st May 2013
I had my 1st lesson teaching English today.. I was the only volunteer to go to a little private village school with a teacher… The age ranges were from about 4 to 13.. The older kids have already gained a really excellent level of English which they seem to talk and write really well every day. We have done several exercises in the class. Helping the children with their questions has been very rewarding.
They have a lovely teacher who is trying really hard with all of them. I worked with the teacher today to help with their English. It has been an amazing day so far. It was fun but quite challenging at times as not everyone can understand you fully so when you’re asking the children to read something to you, they get confused and just look at their teacher.
Off on the bike ride back now. Lets see what tomorrow brings.
Using a bike in Cambodia
Travelling on bikes every day has been ok if you get a bike that works! The first day we travelled about a mile up the road and my tyre literally blew off . Will had to carry it all the way back in the heat bless him.. So it’s fine when you get one that works! It’s quite strange riding on the other side of the road.. Takes a bit of getting used to but the big problem is there are literally no rules on the road, so people just constantly honk their horn and overtake you.
However, despite the journey the day you have with the kids is wonderful. So trying not to think of the journey back and concentrate on what to have for dinner instead. We had a really fantastic fish curry last night so hoping for something as delicious as that.