A: Not really. I start school early in the morning and by the time I get home in the afternoon, I already have to start studying for the next day. On average, I study 5 to 6 hours per day. During the week I don’t have time for anything else. This means I have no time to hang out with my friends, play video games, go to the movies or concerts, or even just watch a little TV. At most I can listen to a little music on my ipod while studying.
As you can tell, my life is rather bleak. It’s just study, study, study. By the evening I am so tired I am not in the mood to do anything else. I always go to bed exhausted. Unfortunately, I wake up tired too. Maybe I need to organize my time better but I don’t know how. I need to learn how to study more efficiently.
I have a friend who has a great system and I am jealous of him for it. He’s in school from 8 to 1, has lunch, and from 2 to 6 he’s free to do whatever he wants. He is able to play sports, play videogames, go to the movies, go on dates, and even has time left over to relax. He’s home by six and only after dinner does he start to study. He studies from 6 to 8 every day. His father is the principal of school though, and that helps. No teacher would dare give him a bad grade. But I’m just joking; he’s a pretty smart guy.
B: Absolutely not. It’s a complete nightmare for me. I hate going to school. Most of my teachers are evil and they enjoy giving us questions no one can answer. They call upon you when they can see by your face that you have not prepared. Sometimes they don’t call on you for months, and then all of a sudden in one day you are asked to give an oral test in five different subjects. They make us write tests quite often and most of the time those tests don’t cover the material that we’ve talked about in class. Everyone in class is stressed out and I am on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
C: Of course I enjoy it. It’s great to be at school. It’s the easiest place to make friends and most of my teachers are pretty cool too. Whenever students need help, our teachers are always there for us. I am lucky to have fantastic classmates. We help each other out with homework and studying for exams. In the afternoon we hang out after school and participate in sports practices, clubs or other organizations. I, for example, am in the Spanish club and the theatre club, and my girlfriend runs indoor and outdoor track. On the weekends we go to the movies or go to the mall to hang out. During school holidays if I have the time, I get together with my friends, but most of the time I am on trips with my family.