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Do you like school? Why or why not?


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SLMT 5 June, 2017 - 06:05

I love going to school bcoz I can play and chat with my friends.Although I have an older sister ,ahe is 8years older than me.So she couldn't play with me and we didn't get time to spend together.That's why I loved to go to school to see my friends.I will never forget my first day of school.I was very frightened and I grabbed my mother's hand tidely.I was so scared I was left alone by mom. When teachers told parents to return home and leave children,many children start to cry. I was also one of them.But I couldn't cry anymore when teacher scold the big one who was sitting in front of me. There's a stick in teacher's hand .The big girl crying heavily is one year older than me and all other students.She came last year to attend school. But she cried alot last year too.That's why her mother took her back home and decided to take a break one year start another year. So all of the teachers know her very well. She was scolded by head teacher.So my tears didn't dare to come out more.I watched Moms back until it's disappeared .I remember that moment just like a scene from a movie. It's my sad memory of first day of school.Although I love going to school,I don't like my country's education system.Students have to learn by heart.The answer is all the same.Teachers never teach critical thinking and don't let us think outside.They are very strict and just like a book. I hate this kind of teaching system.But new curriculum is started from this year.I hope everything will be changed.Cross my fingers.

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Ken 6 June, 2017 - 15:40

Will schools make kids happy? Good schools or bad schools, that is the question...

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nguyentanvu 22 March, 2017 - 01:52

I don't like my country's education because of many difficult problems for students.
But I'm extremely enjoy my friends of class.Especially at high school.they're very friendly and fun.the first day was really struggle for me.but I forget nothing.I desire come back again and sit at in my is a stupid and young buffalo teenage.I love it

47 users have voted.
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ArmyJD 17 March, 2017 - 15:39

Yes, I like my school because there I learn a lot, make friends, have many good teachers, and many interesting books to read. My first day was when I was in Primary. First I was in class 1C but my teacher was quite bad and angr. So my parents decided to change me to class 1B and there was a good teacher who has taught my older brother. His name was Luis. I was not the only who changed of class. Also, some friends decided to change of class. So I wasn't alone but we were 6 years and we started to cry a lot. I don't know why but we cried. Then, we kept calm and went into the classroom. I was surprised because there were a lot of people and they were watching us. My teacher said us to sit and he gave us a colouring page. I remember I was drawing happily and suddenly a child touch me and said me: "Can you lend me your purple colour, please?" and I said him: "Of course". When it was break time we go out together and became friends. Actually he's my best friend and I'm in my last year, in class 5B. Thank you for reading!!

51 users have voted.
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mikiihwang 19 February, 2017 - 14:50

Sometimes i like school very much. And sometimes i don't.
I like school because my school is beautiful, the uniform is nice, the people are friendly and kind.
I don't like school because of the examinations, tests. They always make me so stress, nervous and scared.

50 users have voted.
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Ayciceknazli 28 January, 2017 - 14:32

I like my school,i like my teacher,i like my friend ,i love learning...And I WANT TO DOMİNATE

54 users have voted.
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aigle 19 January, 2017 - 11:37

I like my school, because I have all my friends there. The teachers are nice, we can call them by their first names. There aren't any grades, it's a special school. After lunch we go and play in the park opposite the school for 1 hour, before the afternoon classes! In the week we also work in the modules with pupils from the upper or lower class levels. we work a lot on projects, and I find this very interesting!

60 users have voted.
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juhduh 17 January, 2017 - 08:16

Yes, I like it. because I am happy to meet my friends and teachers. I get a lot of knowledge, study together, and many more.

53 users have voted.
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victormrv 10 October, 2016 - 17:20

Yes. I like my old school but I finished the school when I was 14 years old, I was a baby in this time.

70 users have voted.
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monkey94 7 October, 2016 - 15:14

i don't like my school , my class, because many people hate me , u know i am not good looking, i can't have a conversation with any one in my class

95 users have voted.
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Jonathan - Coor... 8 October, 2016 - 14:45

Hi monkey94. Sorry to hear that. You must be having a hard time. Please remember that your school is not your life. It’s only one part of it. If you can’t find friends there at the moment, maybe you can find friends in other sports activities or hobby clubs. Have you ever tried any of those? Even if you are only a little bit interested in those sports or hobbies, you can still go to those activities for the social opportunities. People are usually attracted to others who share the same interests, so it may be easier to find friends there.

Don’t think too much about being good-looking! Do you really want to attract people who only like you because you are good-looking? They may not be good friends to you.

And if you get on well with your teacher, maybe you can let him or her know how you feel in class. The teacher may be able to help – maybe he or she can let you sit with some nice students, or give you some extra encouragement.  

Good luck :)

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

88 users have voted.
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sarfraz2003 7 October, 2016 - 14:08

Yes i like school very much but now sadly i don't go to school because i'm memorizing a very big book and in other language which i can't understand. Sounds strange but it's a very big thing and everybody who is memorizing also study with it but me i didn't. My parents forced me very much but i always argue with them. I'm very sad that i did it. It's been 2 years without school! But now, i'm trying to work hard and one thing also that the book i was memorizing and currently memorizing it...i was also very slow in it so i will say that i literally wasted 2 years. When i'll finish my mission which will take a year or a little bit more i'll be studying until i finish and then i'll totally work hard to cover all the things. When i was in my school i was not understandable. I didn't like school that time because i don't know that education is very important. So...maybe the thing i wanna tell you is nonsense or very big without any meaning but i want to share this with all of you. At last, i want to say that this website is helping me a lot. I love it very much!

67 users have voted.
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vanvienhuynh 29 September, 2016 - 07:30

I love my school. I am 16 years old. In Vietnam, many children for my aged will study in 11th. I am very lucky to study in the gifted school. Here, my teacher is very lovely. They always take care of me. When I was down, They encourage me to through pass.

72 users have voted.
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tabalvor 13 July, 2016 - 19:27

yes, I like school very much,Because i have a lot of a good friend and learn a many tactics for living. my school begin from birthday and finish in the die-day.

89 users have voted.
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tsunami2011 4 July, 2016 - 05:07

i love my school
Because i has the best my friend , my class , and my boyfriend
School is a place teach me about life , scien, history and so on


107 users have voted.
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gianggiang 3 July, 2016 - 15:22

On my first day at school, I cried like rain and my mother tried in vain to reassure me. Finally, only when the loudspeaker announced that one-grade students are going to come into classroom do I stop crying. But I still lingered at the door, gripping my mom's hand. She whispered softly :" Your teacher is waiting, if you keep holding my hand, I will be late for work, and my students are also waiting for me. "

I sat at the first desk beside the window, I still watch my mom's shadow until it gradually disappeared behind the stairs. I open the schoolbag and placed a pencil, an eraser, a notebook,....on the desk. At that time, I hadn't learnt by heart Vietnamese alphabet yet and I couldn't write my name.
" -Good morning, everybody. Nice to meet all of you " My teacher said happily. She walked up onto platform, I looked at her high-heeled shoes, I was worried that she might fall, but in fact, she walked very fast, she made swift strides.
"- Pay attention, please..........Our first lesson on the first day at school is " First day at school"

P/s: Hello everyone
Have you ever asked your parents about your first day at school ? What time did you get up in that beautiful morning ? How many bows of rice did you eat at breakfast ? What did you prepare for the first lesson ?, Were you ready for getting into elementary school or you still missed your kindergarten ? Try asking your parents and you will find a lot of interesting things and why don't we ask our mom and dad, our grandparents about their first days at school ? he he he

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Elsa007 4 July, 2016 - 09:15

Hi ginaggiagn!
That's a great suggestion! I do want to ask my mom about my first day at school! But actually, I bet she will say, 'I don't remember at all. Maybe nothing special"........I'm the second child and she wouldn't have excited so much compared with the first day of my older sister!
Anyway, even I don't remember the first day....! All I remember is... let me think....when I was seated in the classroom, the seating arrangements were based on an alphabetical order of family names, and somehow I was seated backward, which made me feel a bit disappointed! I wished my family name had started with "A"!! :)
It's a bit far away from the teacher and I had to look at classmates' backs, hair and their behaviour when the teacher was writing something on the blackboard!

To be honest, ginaggiang, I don't want my mum to remind of my school days.....
Because I often made her get called from the homeroom teacher(!) Definitely, my mum only had bad experiences about my school days! Can you imagine, gianggiang??
Have the time of your life!✨

95 users have voted.
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gianggiang 16 July, 2016 - 13:01

Hi Elsa :)) I'm here
yeah, I asked my grandparents and my parents many times about their first days at school, which gave me a lot of thoughts and feelings.
Unluckily, my grandfather went to school at that time when the first war between French and Vietnam army hadn't ended, and our country suffered from hunger and illiterate, so he only studied in the evening after helping his mom do for a living. Going to school was not easy !
The situation wasn't not very hopeful with my dad's generation, he went to school when Vietnam and the USA army were still at war, he must wear a special hat and sometime, study in the basement to avoid being bombarded. Going to school was not easy ! Memories about my grandfather and my dad's childhood with days in elementary school were full of obsession with war and poverty, which stay in them forever, whenever they told me about that, I visualise that the cruel things just happened to them yesterday.
A little more luckily, my mom went to school when Vietnamese society was at peace :)), but Vietnamese economy situation was terrible ( there were a lot of beggars in her town), you can imagine about an economy that national government control all trade and commercial activities. ( Obviously, Vietnamese society in the 1980s is similar to Cuba society in years before 2015- Cuba only has opened their door of economy after Barack Obama declared a new relationship ( I'm sorry, I'm bad at policy :P), my mom had to queue from 4 a.m to buy meat, and her family only ate meat once a month !, so for her, going to school wasn't easy, and her first day at school had nothing special. Brain can't work while stomach is empty !
So, my parents, my grandparents' generation, going to school was a dream, a desire and a big challenge, not easy when you had to struggle with many bad things ( even your life) to study ! ------> so, they often feel anxious when nowaday, teenagers neglect of studying, and for them, preparing their children's first day at school is something that 's really meaningful and important.
But, my opinion is that, going to school nowaday is not easy, :)), we also have lots of things considered burdens, I don't know why students in some Asian countries ( South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vietnam...) study so much, in the morning, afternoon, Vietnam, many adults said that their children'childhoods were stolen ( in some way) because of school ! First day at school is a ridiculous thing, not great as before, because, for example in Vietnam, School year officially start on 5th September, but more and more students take courses much earlier in an effort that they will have more chance than others, What do you think of this problem ?Vietnamese goverment still get stuck in that and they have't found an acceptable solution.

Anyway, the earth always revolves the Sun, and the Sun always rises in the East, another new school year is upcoming, as usual, I have taken some early courses to catch up with my classmates :))

What about education in Singapore, Elsa ? When the new schoolyear in your country start ? I'm curious to know ( school year may depend on climate :)), it often rains on the first day at school in Vietnam. The sky cries !

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CristoferAlc 22 March, 2017 - 17:41

Oh my god :O. I really enjoy reading your comments, hope you have a great day!.

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nganguyen94 4 December, 2016 - 09:59

thanks for your comment. you write quite many vietnam's education . it exactly. i listened my mother told me last years . it is very same. vietnam's education is still problems but it is improving every day. we hope to have a good education for future.

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Elsa007 29 September, 2016 - 13:11

Hi ganging!
Thank you for your reply!! I've just noticed it! OMG!
I enjoyed your reply. It's been 2 months!
I'll let you know about education in Singapore soon.
Have a great school life in Vietnam!✨

56 users have voted.
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chaunguyen_cn 27 June, 2016 - 09:30

school? this is the place I can talk everything. I love my school, my classmates, my teacher, tree, table, keyboard,...I can widen my knowledge <3, My character reveals honestly.
my diary <3

83 users have voted.