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"crack a book" = to open books to study (usually a negative meaning)

"Brandon hardly ever cracked a book in high school, but he still was able to graduate."


"cut class" = to skip school

"Why do you always cut class? You won't pass the class if you do."

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Class Reunion
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

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easyclass reunionsconversationman - woman02:23

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

Class or school unions are times when people get together with former classmates and relive past experiences in high school.

HELPFUL TIP: Sometimes, it is difficult to remember people's names, especially when the people you meet have foreign names. Write names down and review them often.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation and answer the questions.

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1. What is the woman's name?
A. Her name is Ashley.
B. The woman's name is Amber.
C. It's Amanda.

2. Where is the reunion going to be held?
A. Mountain Country Club
B. Meadow Country Club
C. Mesa Country Club

3. The reunion starts at ________.
A. 6:00
B. 6:15
C. 6:30

4. How much do two tickets cost for the reunion?
A. They cost $20.
B. The price is $30.
C. The total comes to $40.

5. Why does James feel uncomfortable about attending the reunion?
A. James wasn't very good on the football team, and people remember this.
B. James was rejected by a girl in high school, and he is unsure about seeing her again.
C. James doesn't know how to dance very well, and he is embarrassed about this.


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3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
Do former classmates in your area or country hold class reunions? If so, how often do people organize such events? What activities do people do at such reunions? Have you ever participated in a class reunion? Describe your experience.

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
Contact a former classmate who attended the same high school by email, Facebook, or other social media. What was the person like back then (the person's personality)? Where does the person live now? What does he or she now do for a living?

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