China: Zhou Yiyong
Zhou Yiyong David

China: Zhou Yiyong

Zhou Yiyong (David), 35, a director of TV commercials from Beijing, studied for four weeks at the Frances King School of English in London after winning a Let Your English Grow scholarship.

Why did you choose to come to the UK?

Because English is spoken in UK, I got a scholarship from a language school in UK. And the third reason - I love UK!

Did you enjoy your time in the UK? 

Yes, I really did!

So many things were great! You have known I am a director. I love art and I spent plenty of happy time in the great museums - that's splendid!

The colour of English sky, the sound of church bells in dusk of Cambrige, antiques in Portobello Road's weekend market, glittering and translucent night-buses at Regent Street, a fresh breakfast in Holland Park's fresh morning, a party with dance music and wine named "late in Tate" in Tate Britain...

I love all of those.

Did anything surprise you?

Surprise me? I think "excite" is the fitter word. I am pleased to tell you what was the most exciting thing I had in UK. It was a visit to Marion Park in Charlton which was the main location of the great film 'Blowup'. As a super fan of this film and the director Michelangelo Antonioni, I spent a whole excited day there. It was very important for me to put myself in the real place of a virtual reality which I had been extremly familiar with.

What are you doing now? Could you have done it without your English?

Working and learning - I use English every day.

Would you recommend learning English in the UK to your friends?

Yes, I would - in fact I have done.


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