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Shalini / Canada
Definitely. Definitely, I think it should be free. I think for one, depending on where you live, we all pay enough taxes that I think this is a privilege that would be enjoyed and I also think if it were to be free, students would really think hard about what they want to do, and let's say, they couldn't figure it out at an early age, they could join at any point in time and it wouldn't be a stress and everyone would have that freedom to be whatever they want, so yeah.
Prae / Thailand
I don't think college education should be free because students might not put as much effort that they are doing now because they know it's free and they can do it anytime they want.
Maiko / Japan
I think college education should be free if people want to study, they should be given the opportunity to learn regardless of how much money they have, so I think it would be a good system if students can apply and register without paying the fees.
Paul / England
I think people should have to pay for their education because otherwise there's a lot of people who'll just go to school and then they'll go to university and just study, and I think it takes away the importance of a university education, so if people have to pay more then I think it makes them more motivated, and yeah, it makes qualifications, a degree, more important.
Eoin / England
Yes, I definitely think college or university should be free. When I went to university in the U.K., the government paid for all of the fees, for any academic course that people wanted to study at that time.
Lindsay / United States
I think college should be free for those that deserve it. In other words, based on merit, if a child has worked really hard and shown that they have high goals and that they want to do well and use college to succeed, then I think that college should be free, but I don't think it should be free for those who haven't shown in high school that they care about school or that they care about learning.
My favorite gadget is my cell phone.
A 'gadget' is a small, usually electronic or battery-powered tool such as a cell phone, an electronic dictionary, or a remote control. Many times gadgets make life easier, but they are not necessary. See some additional examples below:
- When I go camping, I take a break from technology and leave all of my electronic gadgets at home.
- This little gadget can count the distance you travel when you walk or run.
I always talk with my friends over Skype, domestic and international.
'Domestic' refers to one’s home. In the example above, 'home' has a larger meaning: one’s state or country. Domestic is the opposite of international. It can be replaced by the word 'national.' See two more samples below:
- She hasn’t been to practice this week because she is having some domestic problems.
- If you are taking a domestic flight you should go to terminal one – for international flights, go to terminal two.
I really like being able to contact my friends at anytime on my cell phone.
In the example above, 'contact' means to call or text someone by phone. See the example sentences below.
- Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
- I haven't tried to contact him since his accident.
My new cell phone is years ahead in technology from my last one.
'Years ahead' means that something is technologically, intellectually, or artistically advanced. Notice the example sentences below:
- He was years ahead of his classmates in Math.
- He was the first person to play music like that so that
style wasn’t popular until later. He was years ahead of
I plug it in.
A 'plug' is the tool at the end of an electrical cord that goes into an outlet on the wall. It is also used as a verb: to plug in, meaning to put the end of the cord into the outlet in the wall. See more examples below:
- I plugged in the plug.
- Did you try unplugging it and then plugging it back in?