Student Voice


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Global Perspectives

Only in the U.S.A: The treasure, a second-hand shop

December 10, 2019

Introduction: As writing instructors in UWRF’s English Language Transition (ELT) Program one of our missions is to involve English learning students in campus activities while strengthening their knowledge of English. We could think of no better way to do this than to have them publish an article in the Student Voice. What you are about to read is the final product of several sessions of brainstorming and writing followed by consultations with native speakers including some from the TESOL program and the Student Voice. -- Kiki Augustin (ESL 211 Intermediate Writing) and Alex Hatheway (MODL 310 Advanced Composition)

The first time I walked into the shop on Main Street, I knew I would come to this place often during my year in River Falls. The name of that shop is Adoray’s Treasures from The Heart, but my friends and I love to call it “treasure” not only for simplicity but also because it is really a treasure in our hearts.

Actually, I have brought back a lot of cute little things from there to decorate my desk and bookshelf. This second-hand shop has two floors, a floor and a basement. The first floor has a variety of clothes, and the basement is full of gadgets. A lot of costumes and Halloween-related ornaments can be found before Halloween, and recently they have a lot of Christmas-related decorations, such as small Christmas trees, nutcracker and Santa Claus. 

Finding surprises here is a very common thing. Finding a small beautiful teaspoon in the middle of a row of glass and glass bowls, or finding the already yellowed piano score in an inconspicuous corner is really a surprise, isn’t it? If there is such an afternoon, the sunshine is very nice, but you don’t know what to do. Why don't you open the door of treasure and have a wonderful afternoon full of surprises?