Catherine Wang是一名中国女学生。1999年1月她去了英国UK)留学。首先，她为了加强英语水平，在Sherbome International College呆了几个月，然后进入Aldenham学习两年的预科课程&lsquoA&rsquolevel course)，为进入英国大学学习做准备。Catherine觉得在中国学的数理课程对她很有好处。为了鞭策自己她又选修了艺术课。她说刚到Aldenham时有点孤单，但那里的老师对她很友好，所以便安心了。她觉得，国际文化的混合使人耳目一新住在公寓里伙食虽然不如学校里好，但公寓里有女生起居室和厨房。她珍惜在英国学习的机会，所以学习很用功她要让父母对自己的成绩感到满意。她计划进英国的一所重点大学学习，然后回中国工作。谈到她在校的情况时，Catherine说她的学校生活很美好。
Happy Life at School
Catherine Wang arrived in the UK in January 1999. In order to develop and extend her English language skills, she spent the first few months at Sherborne International College. Then she joined Aldenham to take a two-year&lsquoA&rsquolevel course, which will enable her to enter a British university.
Catherine found that the emphasis on maths and science in China had equipped her well for two of herA levels----maths and physics. To challenge① her imagination, she chose art as her third subject. She said it was quite rewarding② and challenging.
Although Catherine left a little, lonely at first, she said she was very grateful for the friendliness shown to her by the teachers at Aldenham.
Catherine has found the international mix of cultures very refreshing③.As well as making friends, both boys and girls from a number of cultures, Catherine found it comforting to meet other Chinese pupils at the school.
The house facilities④include a separate girls' sitting room and the use of a kitchen, though, she said the school food was good.
She is a hard working pupil and values the opportunity to study in England. She hopes her results will enable her parents to be proud of her achievements. Catherine plans to study at a leading university in the UK before returning to China to work.
Summing up her time at the school, Catherine said,I have been very happy at Aldenham and I know I will never forget the experience. I have learnt a great deal from the English culture and my English has improved enormously⑤. The school has been good at recognizing the needs of foreign students. For example, we went out as a crowd last week to celebrate the Chinese New Year. It was great.
①challenge ['tM$lindN] v.鞭策挑战
②rewarding [ri'w&:ding] a.有得益的值得做的
③refreshing [ri'freMiR] a.使人耳目一新的
④facility [f 'sil ti] n.复数)设备方便
⑤enormously [i'n&:m sli] ad.大大地，巨大地#p#分页标题#e#