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General Listening Quiz

“College Graduation”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy college studies man – woman 00:55

Pre-Listening Exercise

How long does it take to graduate from college in your country? Explain. 


pass with flying colors” = pass a class or test with high marks
Many students passed the test with flying colors.”

drop out of school” = stop attending school; quit school
My sister dropped out of school because she didn’t have money to pay for tuition.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

How do people find a job before or after they graduate from college? Do colleges in your country help students find jobs, or are students responsible for getting a job on their own? 

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to find out how much college tuition costs at one or more of these schools for one year (two semesters of classes):

  • University of Utah (where I teach)
  • Harvard University
  • Stanford University
  • Princeton University
  • Columbia University
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