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What are some of the things you need to do to apply for college and succeed in your studies at that level? What are the potential benefits getting an online degree?
"buckle down" = start to work hard
"If you don't buckle down and save money, you'll never be able to afford college."
"hand to mouth" = with barely enough money to live
"My father lived hand to mouth while he was trying to finish college."
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Father: Because, you know, if you don't, you'll lose your class schedule, and you have to register all over again.
Daughter: Yeap. But Mom said I could take some food from home to get me started.
Father: And future possibilities . . . a great salary, opportunities to make a difference in the community, and [Dad. I changed my major.] supporting . .
Daughter: Yeah. I want to degree in wildlife science. You know, analyzing, maintaining, and conserving national forests and wildlife.
Daughter: I can even go on to graduate school and further my education . . . after Todd and I get married, of course. Father: Graduate school . . . Todd? Wait, wait, wait!! Who's Todd? Ah, what's next?
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
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