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校园俱乐部

Your vs. You're

Date: Oct 12 2012

Themes: School

Grammar: You're vs. Your

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School isn’t just about learning. It also teaches us how to socialize with other people. For some, school is where lifelong passions and interests begin.

In the US, most schools offer many different clubs that students can participate in outside of the classroom. For instance, drama club is where students with an interest in acting can practice their acting skills. A ski club might might raise money so its members can take a trip to the slopes. Hear Jason and Amy talk about what clubs they belonged to in high school.

学校不仅教授我们知识,而且还指导我们如何与人交往。对于一些人来说,学校是激发毕生激情与兴趣爱好的地方。

在美国,大多数学校会设立许多不同的俱乐部,供学生在课余时间参加。例如,对表演感兴趣的学生,可以在戏剧俱乐部锻炼表演技巧。滑雪俱乐部可能会需要筹集资金,这样组织会员才能够去山坡滑雪。听听詹森和艾米谈论他们在高中时参加了哪些俱乐部。

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Jason

Jason

Amy

Amy

Jason:  I was going through my yearbook recently, and I forgot how many clubs I was in.

Amy:  Really?

Jason:  Yeah!

Amy:  Let me guess, Drama Club?

Jason:  Yup, Drama Club, couple sports teams. I was in some really off-the-wall clubs like Irish Society, a couple music groups, you know.

Amy:  My school had so many clubs, and I wasn’t in a single one of them.

Jason:  Really? There wasn’t one thing that interested you that you wanted to do?

Amy:  I guess I just felt like I would do it on my own. Like, why did I have to join a club to be proud of my Swedish heritage, or whatever?

Jason:  Sure. I went skiing, you know, but I also went with the Ski Club. It’s just kind of a good way to socialize.

Amy:  That’s true. You get to maybe meet some of your peers who you wouldn’t otherwise hang out with. But I feel like in high school, most people’s friend groups are pretty narrow. So do you actually expand your group of friends by joining clubs, or do you just join clubs with all your friends?

Jason:  I think you just expand your realm of experience with your friends. Like maybe all 10 of you wouldn’t be able to get it together to go skiing on your own, but when you have a faculty member helping this extracurricular activity along, then things get done that wouldn’t otherwise happen.

Amy:  That’s true. I never went skiing in high school, so maybe I should have joined some clubs.

 

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Jason was recently reflecting on how many clubs he was in in high school. From Drama Club to the Irish Society, he really participated in many extracurricular activities.

Amy, on the other hand, did not join any clubs in high school, even though many were available. She preferred to pursue activities on her own. And she wonders whether clubs really allow participants to meet new people, or whether they just reinforce groups of friends that already exist.

Jason thinks that he mostly hung out with friends he already knew in his clubs, but it was still worth it, because he got to participate in cool activities, like skiing.

Do you like to join clubs? If so, which ones? If not, why not?

 

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Avva

Avva

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

our schools don’t have any clubs

01:29 PM Jan 02 2013 |

Jay chen

Jay chen

Malaysia

When i was in school i wasnt joining any club because i want to concentrate on my study but when i get old i notice that join the club is very important because you have to communicate with others and be socialize all you experience you get from that is very important when you work.

12:54 PM Nov 03 2012 |

elisa9926

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

its  the greatest chance for those who want to play a key role in society and help  other people.  i missed it as a child.


10:54 AM Nov 01 2012 |

Mari-yam

Mari-yam

Mali

there’s no such things like clubs in Malians schools (i have never ever heard of it lollll) but everyone know someone who know someone (we can say everybody know each overs :D )

04:21 PM Oct 22 2012 |

ghadir1976

Syrian Arab Republic

I new here  so thanks for everyone

05:23 PM Oct 16 2012 |

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raisacorrea

Brazil

I don’t like because I prefer to go to open places that there are nobody wanting find friends.

08:10 PM Oct 15 2012 |

Masbarar

MasbararSuper Member!

Turkey

Joining to a club is good way to have  new friends,to learn sometings new.E-baby is a unique club which I participated.But in the real life,I don’t like to do somethings with new friends.I feel better with my old friends.I want to have new friends.I meet with new people,we talk,we eat,drink together;but after that this relation doesn’t go further.There is a limit to be friend and best friend.That’s like the river.Difficult to pass it.But I think we have to continue to search for having new best friends.It’s not easy to have best friends.But we have to try always.And for that the clubs are a good way to find them.

11:34 PM Oct 14 2012 |

8312016

8312016

Switzerland

great school club have many funny storys for me


thats is one of the best of my course in life


 

06:47 PM Oct 14 2012 |

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SANG891

SANG891

Hong Kong

Like


 

01:54 PM Oct 14 2012 |

zarin.setare

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I like to join clubs.i think english institutes are a kind of english clubs.i like to attend exchange my ideas and raise my self-confidence.and make more friends and become more sociable

11:30 AM Oct 14 2012 |

Miss--Clacla98

France

I  like join club , and i like join choir  club  beacause i like song and music , and i feel in big freedom Smile

10:50 AM Oct 14 2012 |

z_learn

z_learn

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

nice time in schol 

12:46 AM Oct 14 2012 |

Morninggirl

China

I’m very interested in joining clubs, cause I think club is a place where you can meet people who have the same hobbies with you. We can learn how to socialize with other people and make friends in the club. Besides the activities of the club enrich our life in spare time and sure you can get lots of fun. Each club has some leaders. Being the leaders of the club is a good way to develop your leading abilities.


So I do like joining clubs. Now I’ve graduated. If I had a chance, I’d like to join a tennis club, an English club and a Hulusi( a traditional Chinese musical instrument of Yunnan province) club. Cause I like playing tennis though I’m not good at it. It’s cool and very intereting and exercising is good for my health. As to the English club, I think it’s a good way to improve my English level and a great place to exchange ideas with more people. The last one, Hulusi, it’s really amazing. The sound is so beautiful and soft. Playing it after work is a good way to relax. If I can join a Hulusi club, I can learn and improve my level.


To sum up, joining club is a good way to enrich one’s sparetime, learn more and make more friends.

12:21 AM Oct 14 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

yes, Ryo, it’s common interests and sharing your excitement about it. That’s why it’s club.

11:06 PM Oct 13 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

if you have a very rare car and all of a sudden you meet a person who’s got the same model. You hang around together, going to the car shows, having fun. All neibourhood think you’re twins, I mean the cars. And then the third person is found with the same car. And you like – Wow, welcome, into the club, man. The antique car lovers club.


I agree English Baby is a good club for learning real English.

10:12 PM Oct 13 2012 |

Mr. Learner

Peru

I like to join clubs because it helps us to meet people who have the same interest like us, but I didn’t join any club because we don’t have clubs here.

07:04 PM Oct 13 2012 |

NadezhdaMiller

Russian Federation

When I was a schoolgirl I participated in many extracurricular activities. They were vocal classes and dance classes and I really liked them. I found new friends which shared my interests. I spent my free time appearing on stage and got a real positive feelings from it. 

05:45 PM Oct 13 2012 |

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manu_wj

manu_wj

Italy

I agre with you Irene, the main purpose of Ebaby is studing, but at the same time we study enjoyng together, getting friends from all parts of the world and learning all Countries habits, it’s more than studin English.

04:07 PM Oct 13 2012 |

Irene Forever

Ukraine

When I was a schoolgirl, I adored participating in different  kinds of clubs. The most favourable for me were Musical , Biological, Sport and  Fancywork clubs. I learned a lot  there and still remember my instructors and friends who shared our hobbies.


I have always loved studying, therefore I am here, on English, baby. I agree with Lesya as for considering  this wonderful site as a club. It’s the right place for not only improving our knowledge in  English, but also for communicating with people who are giving us their special lessons: good or bad. You can choose whatever you prefer.:)


I would advice you not to  forget that the main purpose of Ebaby is studying.


 

11:13 AM Oct 13 2012 |

REX XENON

Russian Federation

As for me, it’s cool to join clubs!Laughing and I did, when I was a kid. it was very interestin’ but I had no free time at all! 

10:22 AM Oct 13 2012 |

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