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Vocabulary Lessons

“College Courses”


Whether you are looking to enroll in universities 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.

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

  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


Follow-Up Activity

Do you think that students should only take courses related to their majors, or should they be encouraged to classes outside of their field of study? Why or why not? What has your been your own personal experience?

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