Tuesday, 9 October 2012


Gisborne is on the Eastern side of the North Island. There are about 40000 people in Gisborne. The climate is quite good. Summer is warm and winter is not too cold. Sometimes the summers are very hot and dry. Gisborne is famous for its beaches and also for producing very good wine.

Today I went to the library. Although Gisborne is small, the library is quite good! I often go to the library with my children but today I went alone. I usually borrow recipe books and books about travel. Today I borrowed some books about teaching English. I want to learn to be a good English teacher!

Do you like to go to the library?   What kinds of books do you like?



Do you use 'but' too often? You can use 'although' instead of 'but' like this:

It was raining but we still went to the beach.
Although it was raining, we still went to the beach.

It's easy, put 'Although...' at the start, remove 'but' and put a , instead. =)

Here are some more examples:

The test was difficult but we tried our best.
Although the test was difficult, we tried our best.

The food was expensive but it wasn't very tasty.
Although the food was expensive, it wasn't very tasty.

Can you make a sentence like this?  If you post one below, I will check it.

See you next time!


  1. I'm enjoying your post very much. I can know how you live in your hometown.
    I want to share them with my students in the classes.
    I'm looking forward to your next article.

  2. Thank you for your clear explanation. I'll use it.
    Although I'm in front of my laptop at home, I feel as if I'm traveling in NewZealand.
    Although learning language is difficult, it's quite fun! =D

  3. Perfect! Well done =) I totally agree with your second sentence!!