英文學習單字基礎Lv1~Lv3生活

快開學了!盤點校園常見英文大集合 — 課程用語篇

在國外念書,剛開學時要辦理的事物很多。尤其是加退選課的時候,更是容易讓人手足無措!
今天將教你在校園中,最有機會使用到的英文會話有哪些,讓你在校園中無往不利!

 

開學加退選課情報

一、3分鐘單字速速記 Vocabulary

  • academic (adj.) 學術的
  • to enroll (v.) 註冊
  • compulsory (adj.) 必修的
  • to kick something off (phr. v.) 開始(討論或活動)
  • to catch up with someone (phr. v.) 敘舊
  • to catch up on something (phr. v.) 趕某東西的進度
  • dang (adj. exclamation informal) 該死,討厭(表示氣惱)
  • in a flash (phrs.) 轉瞬間,刹那間
  • to veg out (phrs. v. informal) 放鬆;耍廢
  • semester (n.) 學期
  • credit (n.) 學分
  • backpack (v.) 背包旅行、自助旅行
  • to blow one’s savings (phrs. v.) 花掉了(某人)的所有存款
  • barely (adv.) 僅;剛好
  • probation (n.) (學生的)觀察期
  • to get down to business (phrs. v.) 進入狀況
  • extracurricular (adj.) 課外的
  • dropout (n.) 退學者
  • course load (n.) 課程負荷
  • to try out for something (phrs. v.) 參加(運動隊的)選拔
  • varsity (n.) 學校運動隊
  • to drop a course (phrs. v.) 退選課程
  • elective (adj.) 選舉的;可以選擇的
  • swim meet (n.) 游泳比賽
  • nerd (n. informal) 書呆子
  • to fast track (phrs. v.) 快速通過
  • to major in something (phrs. v.) 主修某科目
  • double E (or EE, the abbreviation for electrical engineering) 電子工程系
  • campus (n.) 校園
  • roomie (n. informal) 室友
  • quad (quadruple) (adj.) 四倍的;四個人的;以四相乘的
  • dorm (dormitory) (n.) 宿舍
  • communal (adj.) 公共的
  • to splurge (v.) 亂花(錢);揮霍(尤指購買奢侈品)
  • suite (n.) 套房

 

二、開學常用句型與情境對話 Common Phrases & Scenario Application

Ready or not, it’s time to face the music and get prepared for another academic year. Make sure to register for your classes on time and enroll in all your compulsory courses! We’ve got a few sentences and phrases about going back to school that you can use to catch up with some old faces. We hope these will help you kick the new school year off with some positive vibes!

開學東西都準備好了嗎?是時候面對現實,為另外一個學年做準備了。你要確保有準時登記課程和註冊你所有的必修課程喔!我們有一些跟開學相關的句子和片語讓你使用與老朋友敘舊。希望這些可以幫助你在新的一個學年有好的開始。

 

與同學敘舊

Catching Up with Schoolmates 與同學敘舊

A: Dang, it’s back to school again, huh!

討厭!又要開學了!

B: Ya, summer went by in a flash!

嗯啊,暑假一轉眼就過了!

A: Well, not really for me because I vegged out on my couch all summer. Did you do anything interesting?

恩,對我來說不完全是,因為我整個暑假都在我的沙發上耍廢。你有做些什麼有趣的事嗎?

B: I went backpacking in Egypt and blew all my savings. But it was worth it.

我花了所有存款去埃及自助旅行,但很值得!

 

Talking about Courses 討論課程

A: How manycoursesare you taking this semester?

你這學期有拿幾堂課呀?

B: I’m taking 6, need to catch up on my credits. Played too hard in my freshman year, I’m paying for it now…

我有六堂,我需要趕一下學分的進度。我大一玩太兇了,我現在要付出代價…

A: Did you fail any class?

你有被當任何課嗎?

B: No, but I barely passed a few. I’m on probation this semester so I really need to get down to business and stay focused. I don’t want to be a dropout!

沒有,但我只有剛剛好的通過一些。我這學期在觀察期,所以我需要趕快進入狀況然後保持專注。我不想被退學!

 

Discussing Extracurricular Activities 討論課外活動

A: Are you joining any clubs this year?

你今年有想參加哪個社團嗎?

B: Depends on my course load, but I really want to try out for the varsity swim team. If I make it, I may need to drop an elective course to commit to the swim meets and practice. What about you?

取決於我的課程負荷量,但我很想要參加游泳校隊的選拔。如果我選上了,我可能需要退選一堂選修課才有時間去練習跟比賽。你呢?

A: I’m just going to be a nerd and take as many courses as I can. I’m trying to fast track a bit and see if I can graduate a semester early.

我要當一個書呆子,能上多少課就上多少課。我想試著快速通過,看能不能提早一學期畢業。

B: What’s the rush? And aren’t you majoring in double E?

幹嘛這麼趕?還有,你不是主修電子工程的嗎?

Moving to Campus 搬到校園

A: How many roomies do you have?

你有幾個室友?

B: 3… I’m in a quad room in one of the first-year dormsCommunal bathrooms are the worst… You?

3個…我住一年級宿舍裡的四人房。公共廁所真的很可怕…你呢?

A: My parents splurged and signed me up for a suite. I share a bathroom, kitchen and living area with just one other roommate.

我家人花大錢幫我註冊一間套房。我只需要跟一位室友共用廁所、廚房跟客廳空間。

B: … I hate you.

我恨你…

 

練習一下吧

三、練習題 Practice Questions

Practice answering the questions below with a friend or on your own using the vocabulary from today’s article.

來練習以下的題目吧!記得要用到今天所學的單字喔!

1. What did you do over the summer?

你暑假時做了甚麼?

2. How do you get ready for going back to school?

開學你要怎麼準備呢?

3. What courses will you be taking this year? Will you participate in any extracurricular activities?

你今年要上哪些課呢?你會參加任何課外活動嗎?

School life is always surrounded by learning, learning and learning. Are you ready for the coming new semester?

學校生活總是環繞著學習的氛圍,快要開學的你,心情是否已經準備好了呢?

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