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I. Introduction:

Whether you are looking to enroll inuniversities that offer online degrees or you are just finishing high school, there are often a number of courses you have to take to graduate. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context, as seen in the example. You can use the Internet to find such sentences.

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  1. algebra
  2. band
  3. biology
  4. calculus
  5. chemistry
  6. computer science
  7. drama
  8. English
  9. geography
  10. geometry
  11. government
  12. health
  13. keyboarding
  14. literature
  15. math
  16. music
  17. PE (physical education)
  18. physics
  19. science
  20. social studies

II. Practice: Top
Now, complete the sentences below with the best answer:
1. I'm thinking about taking ____________ as an elective class because I'm interested in pursuing a career in acting.

A. drama B. calculus C. band

2. My ___________ class is a real drag (=boring) because I already know how to type and use the computer.

A. geography B. physics C. keyboarding

3. Since my sister has a real knack (=special skill) for numbers, I think I'll ask her to help me with my __________ class.

A. English B. algebra C. biology

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III. Follow-Up: Top
Discuss one subject you really like in school and one class that doesn't interest you. Explain what makes the class interesting (e.g., the teacher's style, the subject matter, the difficulty of the class, the class materials, etc.).

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