First day at school

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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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Comments

Submitted by a01732025 on Tue, 10/25/2022 - 00:11

I Like this pague with It, I am going to learn more English

Submitted by matchalatte on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 12:42

Yes I do like school if the school subject that day is my favorite

Submitted by ingleseBZnullo on Fri, 09/02/2022 - 09:44

i like school there are my friends

Submitted by SK0272ingles on Wed, 08/17/2022 - 01:08

I don't like because I like work for more money
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Submitted by KenanRG11 on Sun, 08/14/2022 - 16:01

I like school sometimes but i dont like exams

Submitted by AliEsp on Sat, 08/13/2022 - 16:08

Yes, I like school because I like learning something new.

Submitted by fmchancosic on Fri, 08/12/2022 - 16:13

Yes, I do. I like my school. Because, it's very beatiful, big and has modern structure.

Submitted by ahgima099 on Thu, 08/11/2022 - 06:17

I like school because I love having with my friends. And I am so happy at school.

Submitted by Tami1210 on Wed, 08/10/2022 - 04:17

Yes, I really like going to school because I really enjoy being with my friends and learning new things.

Submitted by Wintos on Thu, 07/07/2022 - 17:22

I like to learn, especially Math and English, so I like school.

Submitted by Fadikly on Thu, 06/02/2022 - 17:19

in my opinion i like go to school because i’m really hang out my friends so much. its very good

Submitted by goksu on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 08:00

I don't think I like it, but I don't think I hate it, I stay neutral

Submitted by Edaa on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 07:52

I can't find a reason not to like my school we have so much fun.

Submitted by rainyhappy on Mon, 12/06/2021 - 21:52

I don't like going school. It's so boring and teachers are not nice.

Submitted by Fenic on Mon, 10/11/2021 - 04:53

I like school because I can get new friends.

Submitted by english_learners on Fri, 09/17/2021 - 16:17

I like school because I meet with my friends.
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Submitted by FlowerQueen on Fri, 07/23/2021 - 15:17

I sometimes like school. It is often boring. But yesterday we watched two films, and that was great! Today we had an picnic near our school on a playground. We had no school. My teachers are funny and kind but some teachers are not friendly and they are boring. I don‘t like school, because I don‘t like learning. But I think, school is good too, because I can meet my friends and we learn something new and interesting.

Submitted by Ammar on Thu, 07/22/2021 - 20:00

I like school

Submitted by english_learners on Fri, 09/17/2021 - 16:13

Me too.

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Submitted by hermione123 on Thu, 07/15/2021 - 07:44

i don't think i really like it, but i don't hate it either. i'm just staying neutral, i guess. some things are good others are just okay.
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Submitted by fanny on Tue, 07/13/2021 - 00:10

Yes i do. Because I learn a lot of things and it helps me to improve my confidence on me
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Submitted by Elsa on Thu, 06/24/2021 - 13:19

I love my school because where I have a lot of friends and I love them. We had a great time in school. Now we can't go to school because military occupied our schools and no more safe for us. I pray everyday to end this nightmare very soon.

Submitted by LRan on Fri, 01/21/2022 - 15:10

Oh, maybe I'm writting it late. But where do you live? It's really terrible.

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Submitted by Elsa on Fri, 08/05/2022 - 07:39

No, it's ok. I live in Myanmar, which is a country in Southeast Asia. I suppose you might know about it through the news. However, the situation in my country is much worse than in the news. Anyway, thank you for your reply. I'm glad to know that someone wants to know about my country.

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Submitted by polarbear on Tue, 06/08/2021 - 15:36

i like the school. i miss the school 'cause in my country, we're still in quarantine, thats make me feel sad
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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.
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