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An Interesting Outing Essay

We had looked forward to the weekend outing for quite sometime. All of us had been very busy these last two months. We had been busy with our examinations and Dad had lots of government inspectors and various trade delegations visiting his factory. Mum as usual, poor thing. had been caught between entertaining and household chores. So we had all decided that it was time we had a break and planned a weekend on the beach. There was a small Rest House where we intended to stay the night.

Saturday came and we were up long before the sun. Dad took out the car from the garage and we boys started loading our stuff. Swimming trunks and towels, baskets of food, an ice-box duly stuffed with fruit and drinks - all these and our overnight cases found their way into the car. My brother was keen to take his air gun, but I was not inclined. I looked forward to a day in the sun and to an occasional swim in the sea. I also carried a book or two for those leisure moments.

We were used to similar outings but this one was extra special as it was after a very busy period and we felt we had deserved it and moreover it would be a lovely experience to have out parents relax and be at our beck and call. So we excitedly prepared for it. But just as we were about to start, the phone rang and Dad rushed upstairs to attend to it. It was a call from one of his senior colleagues asking him to attend an important meeting that morning. We held our breath. Would the outing be cancelled? Frustration and irritation were beginning to work on us. But no, he persuaded his colleague to manage without him and we left for the beach.

We drove and soon reached the open countryside with trees by the roadside and open areas of land. The sea ran all along the road. Suddenly the car swerved to the right and we had to stop. Before we alighted from the car we knew it was a puncture. The sun was already fairly high now and the delay was most unwelcome but it couldn't be helped. We got down and busied ourselves. When we resumed the journey a few minutes later, we had all begun to show signs of the strain. It wasn't as if we felt free or that we had enough leisure. We felt that we were struggling to get some time for ourselves and this spoilt halt the fun.

At last we were there, our cases in the Rest House and we in our swimming trunks. Mum relaxed with a book and we were enjoying the struggle against the waves. At times their impact was subdued; at other times they came with a great deal of force and carried us before them. We would dive to protect ourselves from their impact. It was great fun! We were soon tired and joined our parents and sat down on the grass mat. We opened the baskets and satisfied our ravenous appetites and disappeared again after lunch.

This time we decided to join the local fishermen and asked them to take us out to the sea. It was a risky job for we were not at all used to their boats and fell out of them a number of times. Though we were fairly good swimmers, the sea, with all its unending vastness, is a frightening prospect. It took us quite sometime to get used to their unsteady movement, but were thrilled when we helped them haul in a good catch.

This pleasure was however short-lived. My brother fell out and lost his nerve and he blindly hit out' towards the nearest object. Before I could count to two, he hit his head hard against the boat. I didn't even see what happened next. I was myself of panic stricken. All I could see was blood Rowing out of the wound just above his right eye. I cried for help. The fishermen put him in the boat and took us to the shore. We joined our parents, I supporting my brother all the way. By this time his face had a bluish, swollen look. My mother luckily had some antiseptic cream and with a handkerchief she dabbed the wound clean. They didn't say a word to scold us and I admire my mother who didn't lose her nerves. But the stay had to he cut short. There was a big gash and his eye seemed to hurt him, so we drove back - subdued foursome - and went straight to the hospital. My brother had to be admitted and the gash required stitches. He was given some injections also. We felt awful and were very quiet and disappointed and worried. What an outing! It was more like a nightmare.

(1) Describe an enjoyable event that you experienced when you were at school.
When it happened/What was good about it /Why you particularly remember this event
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The enjoyable event I would like to talk here is the spring outing activity that happened on my middle school stage. At that time, my classmates and me were most about twelve or thirteen years old, not more than fourteen. We had our spring outing on one sunny saturday. Accompanyed by laughters and singings, we marched towards our destination on bikes.

The destination was located on a foot of a mountain, where there were a lot of tall trees and a river pass by. We caught several fishes from the river, and picked up some branches from the small grove. Besides that, we also constructed oursleves cooking stove.

There were so many joyful things happening, that I can not tell you all of them. One thing I remember deeply is the simple noodle cooking. Several classmates with me took charge of cooking noodle; unfortunately, we are all not good cooks at that age, we even do not know the correct order to cook a bowl of noodle. So we put all the vegetables and noodles as well as some beefs into the water together before it boiled. After that we also try to stir it just like our parents did at home.

When all our work finished, our classmates began to enjoy our food. Can you imagine the scene, green noodles,over-fried fishes, luckily, the taste were not bad, even we could say fairly tasty. Apart from that, we still had some sweet potatoes being well cooked. All of the food were eaten out quickly, including our green noodles.

Even nowadays when I cook noodles it will remind me of this spring outing, I think the reason why I remember it deeply is probably it is the first time I cooked food, while it received an unexpected welcome. Moreover, personally, I believe the green noodles are quite attractive visually.

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(2) Did you enjoy your time at school, Would you recommend your school to others
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I enjoy my time at school greatly, there are my best friends, my lovely teachers, and interesting knowlege. Each holiday I can not help expecting the coming of the new semester.

I would be willing to introudce it to others, as it indeed is a good place for studing and living. In fact, it is so famous and popular in our local area that almost everyone knows it and eagers to be admitted by it without any others' recommendation. Nowadays, the competition to enter it is more ane more intense.

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(3) How do you consider about:
Single sex vs co-educational schools
School uniforms
the teacher as authority or friend
the role of the teacher in the language classroom
education vs training

If let me to choose, I tend to choose the coeducational schools. As I think it is the natural process of our physical and mental development . What I mean is we will enter into the society ultimately,thereby, learning how to cooperate and compete with the other sex is an vital skill for living.

I do not against students to wear school uniform , however, I also do not support student to wear them every day. Everyday ,when I see a student wearing a suit of school uniform, I am thinking do they need to change clothes everday, or do they have at least five suits of school uniform which are absolutely the same model. How awful it will be to see five same clothes in their wardrobe. Not to mention you have to wear them everyday. Or should they wash them everday? what a trouble will it be!

I think the teacher should be both an authority and a friend. As you know, there are always some naughty students, which can be managed if the teachers take them as friends. Sometimes they just need some authority to give them a lesson. For them, I think it is the reason why teacher should be as an authority appearing. While, for other students, especially the introverted students it will be more effctive if the teacher take them to be a friends.

Ibelieve the role of teacher in language class play a very important role. As they usually are the first teachers in their students' language studying stage. Their encouragement at that moment are crucial for the students. As their role not only to be a teacher, more is a guider, they need to help students to slove any problem they encounter in studying. Therefore, they should be patient, and full of love.

education and training??
education is a long period. while training is a short activity....(I do not know how to anser this question)

Erm...Is the entire thing supposed to be an essay? The first question seems to be one, but after just seems like a series of short answers.

Anyways, when you're starting an essay, it is important to have an introduction for sure... but it usually shouldn't be "this is what i'm going to talk about in my essay". it's a fairly weak start, and although it does do the job of detailing what you're writing about, it really doesn't add to interest in your essay.

You also have quite a bit of grammar problems here and there. A bit of proof reading can go a long way. To point out some:

We had our spring outing on one sunny saturday. Accompanyed by laughters and singings, we marched towards our destination on bikes.

Besides that, we also constructed oursleves cooking stove. (try something like, we also constructed a cooking stove)

That's not it, but it's a start. By the way, English your first language?

Well, okay then.

I was just curious about the english thing, from your writing it seems fairly apparent...but i'd say that I'm fairly impressed by your writing if english is your second language : )

Also, with the whole "accompanyed by laughters and singings..." should actually be "accompanied by laughter and singing".

The conjugation of "accompany" was wrong, and you can't make laughter and singing plural by adding an 's' to them. In this case, keeping it laughter and singing is fine. Now that I've taken a second look, keep in mind that you can't MARCH somewhere on BIKES, you can only RIDE them.

And with the constructing a stove, I'm not saying that the idea behind is incorrect. I mean, I understand what you're trying to get at, but the way you are trying to present it is confusing. Also, you are being redundant by using "besides that" and then "also" in the same sentence. You only need to use one of those phrases/words once in a sentence to indicate that you mean something in addition to _____. You also can't use "ourselves" in that manner (not to mention the spelling mistake but thats not so important). You can leave it out and still achieve what you're trying to say : )

There are some other stuff, but try proof reading it! You might be surprised at what you can find.