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typical • let • split
study load • study habits
  1. She has good . She always does her homework.
  2. My is quite light this year.
  3. Now us figure the traffic is bad. When should we leave?
  4. Rice, salmon and miso is a breakfast in Japan.
  5. The class was too big so the school it into two groups.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

1009 School in Mongolia

Heidi talks about what school is like for all ages in her home country of Mongolia.

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How long is a typical class?

Typical means “normal” or “average”. If something is surprising or unusual then it would not be typical. Notice the following examples:

  1. Children typically start to walk when they are about 1 years old.
  2. In math class, it is typical to have 30 minutes of homework.

let’s say


Do you have, let’s say, six classes a day?

Let’s say is an informal way to say “for example” or “let’s imagine”. Sometimes people also shorten “let’s say” to just “say”. Here are some sample sentences:

  1. Let’s say you would like to make a fire. You are going to need wood and matches.
  2. I have 2 pizzas and, say, 10 children come to the party. Will we have enough pizzas?



So you split the school?

When you spilt something you “divide” it into two parts. Look at the following examples:

  1. The group was too large so we split them into two groups.
  2. We split the pizza between four people.

study load


You have a heavy study load.

A study load is the amount of classes or courses a student has to study. If a student has many difficult classes, then they have a heavy study load. If they have an easy schedule at school, then they have a light study load. Notice the following:

  1. I have a light study load this term, so I plan to work part-time.
  2. If you have a heavy study load, you need good study habits.

study habit


That's my study habit.

A habit is something one does again and again often without thinking. Therefore, a study habit is one's habit about studying. A student with good study habits probably studies the same about of time every day. A student with poor study habits probably only studies at the last minute before tests or assignments. Notice the following:

  1. If you have good study habits, you will go far in life.
  2. In high school, I had poor study habits.