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EVERYDAY ENGLISH: First day at college


Spotlight - epaper ⋅ Ausgabe 9/2018 vom 29.08.2018

DAGMAR TAYLOR presents four dialogues about starting one’s first term at college. Read them, and try the exercises on page 55.


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Aninduction is the process of introducing someone to a new job, skill or organization.
HND is the abbreviation for “Higher National Diploma” — a British college qualification, especially in a technical or scientific subject. ...

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Aninduction is the process of introducing someone to a new job, skill or organization.
HND is the abbreviation for “Higher National Diploma” — a British college qualification, especially in a technical or scientific subject.
⋅When two people who know each other meet by chance, or when two people unexpectedly discover they have something in common, they might say:What a coincidence!
⋅A person who is under stress or in a bad mental condition might be described as anervous wreck(ifml.) .
⋅If somethingfazes you(ifml.) , it makes you feel confused or shocked, so that you don’t know what to do.

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By the way(ifml.) is used to introduce a comment or question that is not directly related to what you have been talking about.
⋅Acollege (of further education) is a place where students go to study or to receive training after leaving school.
⋅Here,myself is used to emphasize the fact that it’s the speaker who is doing something.
⋅Astudent card is an identity card that also allows students access to all sorts of facilities at their college or university.
⋅When you officially arrange to join a course or school, youenrol .

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⋅When youtake something in , you understand something that you hear.
⋅Most colleges have avirtual-learning environment , which is an online platform where students can access information about their courses.
⋅When yousort something out , you deal with your own or someone else’s problem(s) successfully.
⋅Afresher(UK ifml.: freshman) is a student who has just started his or her first term. Afreshers’ fair(UK ifml.) is an event where new students can join societies and clubs.
⋅When youcheck something out , you look at or examine a thing that seems to be interesting or attractive.

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⋅You can sayHow did you get on? to ask how well someone is doing in a particular situation.
⋅When people say they areall set , they mean they are ready to begin or continue with their plans.
⋅When you become a member of an organization or a club, youjoin it.
⋅The buildings of a university or college and the land around them are called thecampus .
⋅Something that isdaunting makes you feel nervous and less confident about doing something.


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