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compulsory • via • tasks
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  1. All of these meetings are for new students.
  2. Their mother leaves them a list of that she wants them to complete by the end of the day.
  3. When she diets, she is very about what she eats.
  4. It makes her feel useful to apply her .
  5. It is fun to travel train, so you can see the beautiful scenery.
  6. Driving in Mexico City is very and confusing.
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1160 Projects in Educations

Jana and Peter talk abotu using projects instead of tests to evaluate students.

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compulsory

Some people it shouldn't be compulsory.

If something is 'compulsory,' it means that you don't have an option and you must do it. Notice the following:

  1. This class is compulsory for you, but I would recommend taking it anyway, because it is very interesting.
  2. All employees must attend a compulsory meeting on Friday.

via

You can get so much information from academic institutions via the internet.

Here 'via' can be replaced with 'through'. It is used to explain how something is done. Notice the following:

  1. I usually drive to Indiana via Chicago.
  2. We usually talk via Skype instead of over the phone.

task

You can find out if they can do the required task without calling it a test.

A 'task' is a specific project or piece of work. Notice the following:

  1. We do a lot of speaking tasks in class.
  2. Each week we have a number of specific tasks that we have to complete by the end of the week.

apply your knowledge

You can apply your knowledge to make it practical.

When you 'apply your knowledge,' you use something that you learned in a class or books and apply it to the real world. Notice the following:

  1. You go through about three days of training before you get to apply your knowledge.
  2. After you graduate, it can be very exciting to finally apply your knowledge.

strict

We have quite a strict schedule.

A 'strict' schedule is not flexible.  It is set and doesn't change from one day to the next. Notice the following:

  1. In order to reach our goal, we will have to have a very strict schedule.
  2. She is very strict as a boss at work, but very fun in her personal life.

tricky

It is kind of tricky to give a project in a language.

Something that is 'tricky' is difficult to do or handle. Notice the following:

  1. It would be kind of tricky to give you directions if you don't know your way around here at all.
  2. He is very tricky to shop for because he has everything.

 

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