I don’t give up. I’ll carry on to write some articles in English until to succeed my exam. So, I ask again: If you are a native British or American speaker or bilingual, could you please correct me ? That could permit myslef to improve my level. Thank you.
Today, I want to tell you how was my first week as au pair in England. If you want to be an au pair, that could help to you, maybe. I arrived on May 11th around midnight at home, my new home for almost 6 months. I was tired, even I can say exhausted. Indeed, I cried a lot in the airplane when I was reading my dad’s and grandma letters and even before to get in the the aircraft.
The next morning, I woke up late, maybe 10ish. I had a busy day. Indeed, my host mon had to show me all the tasks what I had to do everyday, except the weekend of course. I worked from Monday to Friday included and I was free Saturday and Sunday. My salary was £80 a week, it was enough for me. I had to take care of one child and when she was at school, the house needed to be tidy, so it was not complicated.
In my host family, there were three children, but just the youngest needed an au pair. The older sister was kind but I never had a lot interactions with her. And the older brother, the oldest children of the brotherhood, was nice too, but too friendly with me sometimes. I felt a bit queasy. But that was two weeks after my arrival. Before, he acted normally with me. I never understood why.
Untill June, I was « alone » in the village. No another au pair, to my knowledge, no another person with who I could talk. My English didn’t improve, not really. Indeed, if you talk with a child and her parents not a long while the day, you can’t improve the practice of a language. I was sad and I felt alone, far away from every people what I like. But I met two French au pairs in my village. And from there my life has radically changed.
I’ll continue my story another time, I think it’s enough for today. Thanks for reading. If you want to help me, but you’re not good in english, you can share this article or like it or just post a comment. By the way, do you have questions about au pair life ? Or something else ? I clarify one thing: an au pair person can be a girl or a boy.
N.B: the bold words or expression are all those whom I didn’t know before.