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Describe a normal school day in the life of a student in your country including hours, class subjects, meals, rules, dress, and extra-curricular activities. What options are there in your country to take online classes through distance learning, even for children?
"crack the books" = start studying
"The reason why he isn't doing very well is that he rarely cracks the books."
A. Listen to the interview and answer the questions.
Randall: Eight O'clock. And do you go by yourself, or on a school bus? Joshua: No, I have a group that goes with me.
Joshua: I take my taiso fuku, that is gym clothes, and I take my backpack and my books [ Oh, okay. ] and stuff like that.
Randall: Okay and what is the first thing you do when you get to school? Joshua: We do "kiritsu, rei." Randall: "Kiritsu" and "rei." Now what are those? Joshua: It means "stand up, bow."
Randall: Okay, and where do you eat lunch? Do you have a lunchroom or cafeteria? Joshua: No, we eat in our classroom.
Joshua: We come home sometimes at 3:00 and sometimes at 2:00.
Try this activity to practice the vocabulary from the conversation:
What thing did you most enjoy about your school life in your country? Talk with a partner. Explain and discuss some of these topics:
Use the Internet to learn about the school system in another country and find the answers to these questions: