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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.
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1009 School in Mongolia

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

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typical

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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

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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?

split

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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

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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

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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.
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