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Senior Year

Senior Year

Date: Sep 13 2002


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In the U.S., the last year of high school, Senior Year, is very special. It’s usually the last year of being a kid. After high school is college, where students have to study much harder.
Tanis’ sister Jane is a Senior in high school this year. She was nice enough to come in with her friend Stephanie and tell us all about it. Check it out!


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Jane:   Well, summer’s over.

Stephanie:   Yeah.

Jane:   It really is hard to go back to school.

Stephanie:   Yeah it is. But I don’t think it’s as bad this year since we’re Seniors.

Jane:   I know. It’s a lot easier when, like, the end of it all is so close, to…

Stephanie:   Yeah.

Jane:   ...like, so close in sight.

Stephanie:   I heard it goes by really fast, too. Last year went by fast.

Jane:   Yeah. I’m glad though. But the only thing is, it’s kind of scary. Like,...

Stephanie:   Yeah, I don’t know what I’m doing next year…

Jane:   I know!

Stephanie:   ...where I’m going.

Jane:   Now we have to, like, become real people who have real jobs. I like Senior Year because, uh, you get to take a lot of classes that, uh, you chose, that weren’t required.

Stephanie:   Yeah. That’s how most of mine are.

Jane:   Yeah. What’s your favorite class?

Stephanie:   Well, probably my athletic leadership class. What about you?

Jane:   Films.

Stephanie:   Yeah. They’re both fun.

Jane:   Yeah, they’re pretty…

Stephanie:   ...mellow…

Jane:   ...mellow, laid back.

Stephanie:   Yeah.

Jane:   Do you have a lot of friends in your classes now?

Stephanie:   Yeah! A lot!

Jane:   Me too, and I never used to! I always had, like, strangers in my class and now I know everybody. That’s kinda nice. Sometimes it’s distracting.

Stephanie:   Yeah.



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You can tell by the conversation that Jane and Stephanie are excited about their Senior Year. You can also tell that they are nervous about what happens after Senior Year is over.
High school is usually divided into four years – Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior. There are usually three terms in a year – Fall, Winter and Spring. Summer is vacation time!
Hopefully this lesson helps you understand what it’s like to be a Senior in high school. I remember it as one of the most fun times of my life.
Your American Friend,



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are you here


11:03 AM Jul 26 2009 |



where are u


11:01 AM Jul 26 2009 |



فين أو كيف


10:58 AM Jul 26 2009 |



ممكن تعلميني



10:57 AM Jul 26 2009 |



أريد تعلم الانجليزية بطلاقة ممكن لو سمحتو مساعدتي

10:55 AM Jul 26 2009 |



Toooooo much "yea"... very boring indeed.

09:52 AM Jul 26 2009 |

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