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subject • business • leaving
space • nightmare
  1. The presentation was a because my computer was having problems.
  2. Art was always his favorite .
  3. We passed three car accidents in the of about 10 miles.
  4. I started out with studies, but switched and studied sociology.
  5. What time are you for the party?
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354 High School
Cat shares her thoughts about high school.

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When we could choose our subjects.

A 'subject' is the topic that you are learning at school or college. Math and science are examples of subjects.

Notice the following:

  1. We do lots of different subjects.
  2. Next year I can choose what subjects I can learn.

business studies

I studied psychology, English literature, and business studies.

'Business studies' is a subject in school or college that teaches how the world of business works.

Notice the following:

  1. I would like to study business studies when I go to university.
  2. I think he takes business studies in his spare time.


My best memory! Leaving.

When you 'leave' somewhere it means that you go away from it.

Notice the following:

  1. I am not leaving yet. I am staying for another hour or so.
  2. I am leaving next year to go backpacking.


In a space of a couple of weeks.

In this case, 'space' refers to the period of time between two things. It can also talk about distance between two things.

Notice the following:

  1. I will see if I have enough space in my diary to fit you in that week.
  2. We can space it out over the next few weeks if you would prefer.


It was a nightmare.

When something is a 'nightmare' it means that it is not going well or is a complete disaster.

Notice the following:

  1. The whole day was a nightmare.
  2. My work schedule is a nightmare at the moment. I am very busy.