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VI. Expanding Your Learning

Instructions: Select one or more of the activities below to expand your understanding and use of the slang studied in this unit.

  • Discussion: Talk with a partner about how our choices in high school affect our opportunities later on. For example, if we have poor study habits now and we goof off, we might not be able to get into a good college or university.

  • Improvisation: Give your partner(s) a new vocabulary word from this unit and ask the partner to think up a sentence or more with the slang used in context. Sharing something from personal experience will make the activity more real and interesting to the listeners.

  • Writing: Compose an email to your teacher or a friend about your own study habits now or in the past. Relate a specific experience where hitting the books hard helped you achieve success on a particular test or in a class. Transition words of time (first, next, then, after that, finally) can help you write a good narration.

  • Real Speak: Interview a native speaker at your school or in the local community about his or her educational experience in junior high, high school, or college. Try to prepare some questions in advance to encourage and direct the interview (e.g., Did you ever sluff school, and if so, why? Did you get in trouble for doing so?, Did you ever pull an all-nighter cramming for a test, and if yes, for what class? Do you think that is an effective way prepare for exams?).
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