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重返校园

Learn About "Used to Do" and "Be Used to"

Date: Oct 03 2011

Themes: School

Grammar: Used to Do vs Be Used to

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When the first leaves start to fall from the trees, the days get shorter and there’s a new chill in the air, it can only mean one thing. Time to head back to school.

Going back to school can be exciting. The new year brings with it new classes, new teachers, new friends, and the chance for a fresh start. Plus, it’s always fun to shop for new school supplies and fall clothes.

But it’s also sad to see the summer end. And there are plenty of students who don’t look forward to going back to school, or even dread it. Find out if Dale and Amy are excited about the new school year.

当第一片树叶开始从树上飘落时,白天将变短,空气中寒意渐浓,而这一切则代表:重返校园的时候到了。
开学返校是激动人心的时刻。新学期将迎来新班级、新老师、新朋友,以及重新开始的机会。而且,为新学期准备学习用品和秋季服装,也总是有趣的购物经历。
但对于暑假的结束,学生们也会有一丝伤感。还有很多学生惧怕重返校园,他们对新学期一点也不感兴趣。看看德尔和艾米是否期待新学期的到来。

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Amy

Amy

Dale

Dale

Amy:  Is your son ready to go back to school, Dale?

Dale:  He’s in preschool, so he’s actually slowly getting used to it. But myself, I was so eager to start school.

Amy:  Really? So you would actually look forward to the fall and the start of school?

Dale:  I used to always plan out my outfits for the very first week, Monday through Friday.

Amy:  Yeah, I do remember that, picking out a special outfit to wear on the first day of school, that was always fun. And I liked to get my school supplies to and arranging them, getting them all ready. Even now, I’m a teacher, and it is exciting to have that fresh start at the beginning of the year.

Dale:  You know, that fresh start goes with making those new friends. That was the best part, meeting new people in a close setting that quickly. Like you had to get to know people right away.

Amy:  It’s true. But there’s also that nervousness of what if I get a bad teacher, or I’m not in a class I like.

Dale:  Oh yeah.

Amy:  Are you excited to go, like, buy Dash a backpack and get him all set up?

Dale:  Oh yeah!

Amy:  Is he gonna be a cool kid on the first day?

Dale:  I hope so, ‘cause I always thought I was. So I want him to be!

 

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Amy asks if Dale’s son is excited to go back to school. Dale’s son is only in preschool, so he still getting used to being in school. But if he’s anything like his dad, he will love going back to school once he gets a bit older.

Dale always looked forward to the start of a new school year when he was a kid. He liked planning out what he was going to wear during the first week of school. He also liked meeting his new classmates and making friends.

Amy is a teacher, and she enjoys going back to school each year because it feels like a fresh start. However, she also remembers feeling nervous about starting a new school year when she was younger.

Do you look forward to going back to school, or do you wish the summer would never end?

Devan is about to start a new semester. Help her decide which classes to take on her blog!

 

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kimnga

kimnga

Viet Nam

Summer just ended and today children start going back to school. With me, the first day back to school is always  kind of  fun and exciting. I remember the time I was taking some courses at Cyfair College, the first day of school was so much fun. Any students who entered school in the morning on that day would receive donuts, coffee , mugs with the College’s logo and T-shirts for free. Until now I still keep a few mugs and Cyfair T-shirts as my wonderful souvernirs.

05:51 AM Aug 25 2014 |

DominikLi

DominikLi

China

Is not always happy for me to back to school.I love vacations,back to school means that vacations come to end,and from that day,I have to deal with my subjects as usual.But I still be glad to see friends I play with.So during the day,my state of mind is complex.

01:28 PM Jan 19 2013 |

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Masbarar

MasbararSuper Member!

Turkey

I want to go English Course in another country.I want between 1-3 months.I want to know new friends,go to the restaurants,cafes together,drink,eat,travel to the other cities.I want to be free of thinking the work,other problems.And it’s not like the school.In the school there was a stress.But in the course there is no stress.

06:45 PM Sep 09 2012 |

shookiba

Israel

in israel “bear sheva” and  “netivot ” the school was canceled for few days becouse gaza shoted on us rockets.israel want peace but the govermant want war!!also ahmanigad


Cry

05:27 PM Sep 09 2012 |

j17

j17

Poland

I never looked forward to going back to school and always wished the summer vacation would never end.
I guess it was also related to me being a bit of a loner and quite shy back then, same as Giulliana, so I didn’t have this motivation to go there to meet new people or have fun with my classmates.
So now I can recall many things I didn’t like about school (especially primary school, for example some of the rules like having to change my shoes or having to learn some texts by heart and then saying them in front of everybody even if I thought the text was really ridiculous, or just the atmosphere at school) but I don’t remember anything that I really liked. Of course this doesn’t change the fact that you have to learn things that are necessary later on in life so the school is a necessary part of life, whether you like the atmosphere at school or not.

02:00 PM Jun 30 2012 |

GIULLIANA

GIULLIANA

Peru

WHEN I WAS YOUNGER AND I HAVE TO COME BACK TO THE SCHOOL, I WAS FEELING VERY EXCITING BECAUSE I HAD TO BUY SOME CLOTHES AND SUPPLIES, BUT IN THE OTHER SIDE I DIDN´T BACK TO THE SCHOOL BECAUSE I USED TO BE VERY LONE WOLF, I HADN´T LOTS OF FRIENDS LIKE OTHERS, I USED TO BE SO SHY


 

08:05 PM Apr 01 2012 |

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indah said

indah said

Indonesia

it’s put in mind of my memories when I was in a school after holiday

01:11 PM Feb 01 2012 |

azhary

azhary

Saudi Arabia

;)


love thisLaughing

01:00 AM Nov 09 2011 |

whipiry

whipiry

South Korea

when i go back in my schoo days, school supplies and backpack remind me of something memeorable about my days. i dreaded to go to school. for girls, outfit is very nervous item when they go to school. whenever we start new year, it could be a fresh start to begin something. it’s good i think.

02:09 AM Nov 07 2011 |

bonniewang99

China

Everyday is a fresh start.

06:37 AM Oct 11 2011 |

zazi zineb

Algeria

it ’s cool, this week,  i’ll be back to college but i still feel lazy some  ,but I’ll be soon adjust it and geting the fresh startSmile

10:53 PM Oct 07 2011 |

kingha

kingha

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Cool

06:42 PM Oct 07 2011 |

VISHNU

VISHNU

India

i had left the school in 2002 ..now almost ten years is going to over…the nice thing is that still i feel i have something lost there in school ….....

05:00 PM Oct 07 2011 |

pinki143

India

its nice lesson

06:06 AM Oct 07 2011 |

Jahania Shah

Pakistan

Telling psycology of human, interesting

05:42 AM Oct 07 2011 |

Jahania Shah

Pakistan

Telling psycology of human, interesting

05:42 AM Oct 07 2011 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

but we can keep learning and knowing , teaching and learning shouldn’t be only restricted to schools and universities as people are here to know and learn things not only at schools but in the whole world and the whole life.

02:20 PM Oct 05 2011 |

Caramella

Caramella

Egypt

ohhhh i really love the school days and my sollege days too i really miss those days a lot  Cry

01:21 PM Oct 05 2011 |

powerm8

Turkey

exactly…

01:06 AM Oct 05 2011 |

ranyah-2000@hotmail.com

Saudi Arabia


My feeling is different actually. If I had interesting summer, I don’t look forward to going back to school. But I alawys feel boring in the end of summer, so I like going back to school because I love that feeling like a fresh start. I was eager to start school, because I was used to the school with my sisters too. I loved to get my school supplies to, and arranging them, getting them ready. Even now, Im’ doing my master, I’m exciting to prepare myself for a first day like, fixing my hair, and planning out my outfits.

03:19 AM Oct 04 2011 |

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