Our group was made up of three lovely memebers: quiet and beautiful Joanna, humorous and lovely Sophia and me. Both of them are from Greek, and we can cooperate in one group based on the same interest towards culture and cross-culture things.
Three weeks ago, we were told to do the presentation, which was considered to be a great challenge of everyone. And the first two groups really did very good job, so each of us felt we were under great pressure. By keeping on encouraging each other, we firmly believed that it was our responsibility to try our best to do a great job as well. The first discussing was held at the learninggrid, and at that time, any of us had no idea about how to do the presentation because of lacking of knowledge and realization of the given handouts. Then after a week's reading and studying, we met at the learninggrid again, the difference with the last time was that we had mastered the main idea of the materials. And we listened to each other's understanding of the material, exchanging opinions, complementing the task, and offer examples to each other.
But because of British traditonal teaching system, we still use OHT until today which is fairly complecated and inconvenient. After the agreement, we decided to use powerpoint software to do our presentation which was considered to be a great revolution in our class:)
I burdened the technological task of our group- turn to my flatmates as well as my friend who is studying computer science for help, because I had already forgotten what powerpoint was which I had learnt several years ago. After three busy nights, I finished designing of our program not only on my part but also on my colleagues' parts- they were deeply moved by my contribution:)
What happen next? Right, practicing! The first praticing was made at my apartment with the melodious music and delicious fruits. And the second one was yesterday's meeting, at Joanna's lovely apartment, where we had really pleasant talk and final discussing of our task. We offered a lot of comments on each other's job and shared the presenting experience as well as the experience since we came to Great Britain. Although we came from different countries, we can find a lot of similarities and had a lot in common, not matter how, we are yourth.
Today's presentation was not as simple as we imagined. At the beginning, the screen refused to display anything, what happend? Even kind Richard had no idea of what happened, so he invited a kind lady who was having her lunch to set the computer for us. Both of them were so kind to students, after 20 min taugh setting, finally the computer began to work. At this time, everybody was free chatting in the classroom while I was sweating, becuase if the computer did not work, what we have done was totally useless. When the hand of the clock pointed 5 to 2, the comput worked, and I even wanted to cry! Actually I had really bad mood then, because my bank card was locked because I inputed the wrong pin number. But when I told Joanna this , she comforted me, encouraged me to forget what happend and concentrate on the presentation. I was affected by her enthusiasm and try to forget the unlucky thing happend on me.
If anybody saw our presentation, he or she will fell impressive and excited. I can feel that everyone was indulged in the exciting and active classroom atmosphere.