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Do you like school? Why or why not?

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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.

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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

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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)

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!✨

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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, evening..in 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!.
Cheers.

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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!✨

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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

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taibc 10 June, 2016 - 06:33

Yes, I like school. Because I can learn many new things, have many friends from the school.

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gianggiang 22 March, 2016 - 09:56

I like my school. On my first day at school, I cried a lot and my mom had to reassure me. Somehow, my brother knew this and teased me ( he was very excited about going to school and didn't give a little cry). And that made me feel a bit embarrassed.:D

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Ken 22 March, 2016 - 12:11

Hi giang, I'm curious to know what made you cry?
My experince is simikar to your bro!
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Tina - Coordinator 18 March, 2016 - 16:29

Hi Amirian!
Please don't write in CAPITALS because this looks like shouting. Thanks for your comment and please keep on writing!
Tina (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Nektea 22 February, 2016 - 13:30

Hello guys!! i think this page is great, because i can practise skills listening at home and to improve this abilty, but i have a problem because i want to download the exercises and i can´t download it and to appear a message which say:

"The requested page "/sites/teens/files/first_day_at_school_-_exercises_2.pdf" could not be found."

I am very sad to need this exercise. Have someone got this problems? Is normal?

Best whises

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