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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.“
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
James: Amanda Brown. Wow! It's been a long time.
Amanda: The reunion is going to be held at the Mountain Country Club across from City Park.
James: And what time does it start? Amanda: I think it starts at 6:00.
James: And how much does it cost?
Amanda: It's twenty dollars a ticket, and that includes dinner and entertainment.
- Since one ticket costs $20, two tickets cost $40.
James: I don't know. I never really fit in in high school. I was kind of a loner.
Do the vocabulary quizzes using the words from the conversation for more practice:
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.
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?