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English Idioms

“drop out of school”

Drop Out of School


  • quit school

Sample Sentences

  1. I have to drop out of school because I don’t have any money.
  2. Why did Maria drop out of school last semester?
  3. Brandon is going to drop out of school to travel for a year.
  4. Did your sister drop out of school? I haven’t seen her recently.

Conversation Questions

  1. What are some reasons why people sometimes drop out of school? Do you think this is a difficult decision? Why or why not?
  2. Have you ever considered dropping out of school? if so, why?

Speaking Situation

You have a friend who wants to drop out of high school to join a rock band because he doesn’t have time for both. He feels that he will be able to make more money that way, and he can find true love with his music. He also says that he can become famous and influence people with his music. Everyone in the family thinks it is a bad idea. What suggestions do you have for your friend?

Possible Answer:

“Really? I can’t believe this. You can’t drop out of school. Very few bands ever become famous, so you have to think realistically.”

Language Activity

Sometimes, learners know the meaning of an idiom, but they don’t know how to use it correctly in conversation or writing. Thus, this activity checks your grammatical accuracy with the idiom so you become more confident in using it. 

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