145 Field Trip


Listen to what six people share their memories of taking a field trip in school.

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Tim / United States
speakerMy school didn't have field trips that we would go to, but there were events that we would have. A big event was homecoming, which is the first major sports game of the year, so people would celebrate that a lot and go and see that game, usually football.

Adria / United States
speakerThe only school field trip I really remember is going to a farm when I was in second grade. Many of the other school field trips got canceled because of the budget and the school kind of declined after my sister graduated. So, because of that, we just went to this farm, but it was a lot of fun and we got to pet a lot of animals, which I liked.

Isma / Indonesia
speakerSchool field trip? Well, I think once I went to a museum in Indonesia. I don't really understand anything about it, because it was my first time. And we actually went to like a park, which is pretty cool, because I got to hang out with my friends, and yeah, I had a lot of fun.

Shifani / New Zealand
speakerMy very first school field trip I remember was to a park in India. That was when I was in primary school, and this was when I was back in India. I remember we went by bus for about two and a half hours, and then, we ended up in a beautiful park, which was also a graveyard.

Antoinette / United States
speakerI don't remember taking a school field trip in high school. I do remember taking a school field trip in junior high. We went to the Statue of Liberty and climbed all the way to the top.

Alex / Australia
speakerMy favorite school trip was one where we actually ... when I was living in Colorado, we went to a Nobel prize winner's laboratory, and he demonstrated the experiment that got him the Nobel Prize, which was he recreated the coldest place in the universe, which is a sort of three centimeter by three centimeter tube, which is the coldest known place in the universe. I was in the same room as this, and it was really fantastic to be there, to know that I was part of, you know, the history of science, as well.

Dani / England
speakerMy favorite school trip--I guess, I didn't really go on that many--would have to be when I went to Alton Towers, when I went to a large theme park with my school, because it was like a celebration of the end of being at that school, and it was a lot of fun, especially getting to go on all the rides, and it's just a really great day out with friends.

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homecoming

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A big event was homecoming, which is the first major sports game of the year.

Homecoming is a school event, usually after a big game, when students hold a big dance. Notice the following:

  1. We lost the homecoming game this year.
  2. Who did you ask to the homecoming dance?

declined

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The school kind of declined after my sister graduated.

When something declines, it suffers in quality. Notice the following:

  1. The food at that diner has really declined.
  2. Sales have declined for three years in a row.

graveyard

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We ended up in a beautiful park, which was also a graveyard.

A graveyard is where dead people are buried. Notice the following:

  1. We buried our dog in a graveyard near our house.
  2. The graveyard is spooky at night.

demonstrate

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He demonstrated the experiment that got him the Nobel Prize.

When you demonstrate something, you show other people how to do it. Notice the following:

  1. The policeman demonstrated how to give CPR.
  2. Can you demonstrate how to tie a necktie?

 

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Complete the sentences with the words below.
homecoming • declined • graveyard
celebration • demonstrate
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  2. The harbor area has really lately. It has lots of crime now.
  3. Can you how to use this computer?
  4. Are you going to the end-or-year ?
  5. On Halloween I love to go to the and look for ghosts.