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The First Day at School

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Phrases

  1. I don’t remember my first day at school because my grandmother decided to send be to a special full-time school. I studied there from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. It was more like a kindergarten than a school. So I didn’t feel the difference and didn’t remember my first day there.
  2. My grandmother was a very thrifty person.
  3. But I remember well my second First of September because I changed school and the city and so I was very scared.
  4. My mother decided to enrol me in a new school in a new town.
  5. My mother accompanied me to school.
  6. There was a large area in front of the school, where many children and their parents gathered.
  7. All the kids in my class already knew each other and they didn’t pay attention to me.
  8. After the first call, the parents were released on their business, and the children went to their classes.
  9. In class the teacher showed me where to sit and after a few minutes asked me to go to the board.
  10. She introduced me to the other kids.
  11. I glanced briefly at the faces of my classmates.
  12. They didn’t seem scary to me and I relaxed. They were not as scary as I thought before.
  13. Then we wrote a dictation.
  14. I remember that I wrote it by F the mark I received, making three mistakes only in the first phrase “exercise 93” because I wrote “93” in words.
  15. My mother was called to the school immediately.
  16. I had to improve my Russian.
  17. Thank God I didn’t have any problems with the other subjects.
  18. Because in addition to the main homework I did 2-3 topics from the previous year Russian textbook every evening.

Vocabulary

  • accompany – go somewhere with (someone) as a companion or escort
  • enrol – officially register as a member of an institution or a student on a course
  • gather – come together; assemble or accumulate
  • release – allow or enable to escape from confinement; set free
  • thrifty – using money and other resources carefully and not wastefully

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