Some very interesting and proficient lower intermediate EFL writing. Well done.
Describe your home
Portsmouth’s my hometown. It’s on the south coast of England, about 100 km from London. The port is a Navy base, and it’s also a fishing port, a continental ferry port, and a container port. Many tourists come to see the old ships like the Victory, the Warrior, and the Mary Rose, and a lot of tourists come to go sailing. There’s a stony beach and many small parks. Portsmouth is very flat so it’s good for cycling. Summer is the best time to visit. The evenings are long and there’s usually a cool sea breeze. There’s a big university so there are many students, and so there are many cheap, good places to shop around Albert Road and Fawcett Road. There are some big shopping centers around the harbor. It’s very cosmopolitan. There are restaurants of every kind, but I like the pubs and Indian restaurants on Albert road the best. They’re fantastic, yum!
Below are pictures of the Thai Food Festival on Southsea Common
The Chog Ana is my favorite restaurant. It’s an open air place on the Sukumvit Road in Pattaya, half way between South Pattaya Road (Pattaya Tai), and Pattaya Klang. It’s good because it’s just across the road from where I live. The clientele are mostly Thai, with a few foreigners from time to time. They project football matches or soap operas on the white wall opposite. The food is Thai, of course – mostly sea food. A lot of it is really hot so you have to be careful. The staff all wear green polo shirts and blue jeans. They are very friendly, but they don’t speak English.
I went there this evening after work. Noi served me. She’s my favorite waitress because she always gets my order right. I had pad poei sian, some rice (khao suay – beautiful rice!), and a bottle of water (nam bao – empty water!). Pad poei sian is calamari and squid (I think). It comes in a tasty red sauce which isn’t hot at all – just a bit spicy. It didn’t cost a lot, about 125 baht. It was early, about 5.30, so there weren’t many people there. I just sat and watched the Bangkokians driving home. They seem to like the seafood restaurants in Jomtien. I do too, but the Chog Ana is closer and friendlier!