First day at school

Students walking into school

Listen to the conversation and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

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Preparation

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Transcript

Tania: Hi. I'm Tania. What's your name?

Jing: Hello. My name's Jing.

Tania: Nice to meet you, Jing. What class are you in?

Jing: I'm in class 1B. And you?

Tania: Me too. I'm in Class 1B too.

Jing: Who's our teacher?

Tania: Mr Smith.

Jing: And where's our classroom?

Tania: This way. Come with me.

Jing: OK. Great.

Discussion

Do you like school? Why or why not?

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Submitted by MuradYT on Fri, 06/04/2021 - 10:02

I like school !!!

Submitted by GGO_Toxic on Mon, 03/01/2021 - 19:06

I like school a lot because it's fun and our teachers are good and teach in a good way. School is also important because it can decide my future.

Submitted by Jahc on Tue, 02/09/2021 - 00:23

i like much the school because i have many friends there are

Submitted by nimdini on Sat, 11/28/2020 - 08:58

I have a big beautiful school with lovely teachers and funny friends. That's why I really like my school a lot.

Submitted by Klormanniskan_123 on Tue, 08/25/2020 - 17:46

l like school because l can meet my friends but I don't like math
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Submitted by Xuka on Fri, 08/14/2020 - 17:59

Yes. I like the school. I can study a lot of subjects and skills, join clubs, make friends, chat with each other, play sport at school.
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Submitted by zagrybast on Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:53

I don’t like school

Submitted by dongsoon on Tue, 07/28/2020 - 18:05

Yes, I like school because I can make friends and learn new things.

Submitted by Gimhana on Mon, 07/13/2020 - 14:15

I think schools are best and I can talk with a lot of friends and spend my time happily at my school.
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Submitted by IANPAUL on Tue, 06/30/2020 - 17:15

Yes because I spend time with friends

Submitted by Bin6688 on Fri, 06/05/2020 - 12:04

I like to go to school because I want to meet my friends, At school we can chat, play sports etc...…...
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Submitted by MissOrchestra700 on Wed, 06/03/2020 - 15:25

I like to go to school very much. I prefer to go to school than stay at home. Schools are best.
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Submitted by Sherry4869 on Thu, 05/14/2020 - 14:28

I don't like my school so much. In my country education are very hard. And the teachers are not very good. And most of the students are dull and not know a good friendship. But when I was 8, I read in a very good and nice school.It was the time when I was in JAPAN. That was a wonderful country.
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Submitted by MissOrchestra700 on Wed, 06/03/2020 - 15:32

Now what country do you live? Japan is great, I think. I am Rafia, 13 years old.I live in Bangladesh.Our teachers are not very good. They often insult students. Many teachers throw books at anyone who does mistaken! It is very scary. I hate our school system.

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Submitted by Sherry4869 on Sun, 06/14/2020 - 06:40

Hi, My nickname is Sherry ......Sherry Vineyard. I am 13 years old. Now I live in Sylhet, Bangladesh. But I want to go to Tokyo, Japan. Really miss you Japan!!!!!!

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Submitted by DIGIOTANIMES on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 17:58

I don't like school because corruption does not allow a good education in my country, education is very bad, there are very bad teachers, good education in my country is only and only for the children of the wealthy and for powerful families and bad education is for the children of the poor and families who have no money have nothing and that's why my country is like this

Submitted by kusz on Mon, 04/13/2020 - 18:40

nice execice :)

Submitted by _16lx on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 21:19

I like school cuz when I go to school I'll see my friends and chat with them and have fun day , also ,I don'T like school cuz there is many homework I've to do it and exams and many projects

Submitted by YeliDM on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 18:34

Yes, I really like school, because you learn new and interesting things and create your training as a person. Yelitza Yaniret

Submitted by Erubey on Tue, 02/25/2020 - 16:47

i remember when i started the secondary, i was very nervous but after one week i had much friends Erubey
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Submitted by NEVERBEEN on Tue, 06/25/2019 - 03:27

I love going to school very much!
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Submitted by empty on Mon, 06/17/2019 - 06:16

I like going to school .

Submitted by cian007 on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 15:55

i like going to school because i talk with my friends and meet other peoples

Submitted by Thu on Wed, 06/12/2019 - 03:35

I don't know because there are some things I like and some things I don't. And which I don't like is studying (just some subject). I'm going to school at noon so the temperature is too hot, and there are some lessons is too hard with me, but I need to take great scores. It makes me feel stress. Which I like in going to school is chat and play with friends. They make me laugh and make me forget some individual troubles. So I'm not so sure.

Submitted by shhouug on Tue, 01/22/2019 - 15:52

no i don't like school that much because schools are in the morning and i'm not actually a morning person maybe i'll love it if it is in the afternoon

Submitted by nguyenninh on Tue, 10/09/2018 - 07:56

I like going to school because I will meet everyone, my friend and I can contact to action community in the school.

Submitted by den4ik_228 on Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:28

Hello guys i dont like school because of my teachers . I always bored on my lessons and they always give us a lot of homework. but I like school because there i have a lot of friends to have fun
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Submitted by khanhlinh92004 on Fri, 07/27/2018 - 08:34

I like school where taught me a lot of meaningful lessons in my life. I like school where I sent all of my childhood memories with my friends. I like school where I cried a lot on my first day at school. I love my school.

Submitted by UrbaezEdith on Sun, 07/08/2018 - 00:24

I like the school because i can share with my friends and have good memories with they, i miss it because university its more complicate and difficult than the school.

Submitted by Kostia on Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:46

l like my school.It is new and modern.There are about 800 pupils there and l have many good friends.

Submitted by Grozinho on Sun, 02/25/2018 - 15:03

I like school. I learn things there, I've got some friends. But it's mostly because I get lonely in my house so I prefer staying in school.
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Submitted by myname on Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:56

Yes, I love it very much because at there, I can play with my friends, study many subjects and have a lot of useful information.

Submitted by phuong (not verified) on Sun, 08/30/2015 - 07:17

I really like school cuz i can learn many thing in there as valuable lesson, necessary skills, interesting knowledge. I have many friends and they're cute and kind. Especially, I love my teacher.
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