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School Spirit
Nov 08 2013

School Spirit

Intro 简介

“Mustang spirit. Let us hear it!” You’ve seen the cheerleaders on TV or at football games. Lining up on the grass in front of the bleachers, they raise their arms, shout loudly, and root for their team. If the fans are lucky, the school mascot will come out, too. It’s always funny to see a large bear or eagle running around the field.

Meanwhile, the jocks on the varsity team are probably getting ready to play. They have a lot of school pride and want to win the game.

Sometimes, these athletes and cheerleaders have a hard time forgetting high school. Years later, perhaps at a class reunion, they are still talking about “the good old days.” They don’t know those days are long gone.

Find out what Amanda and Marni think about school spirit in this English lesson about high school.

“Mustang spirit. Let us hear it!” You’ve seen the cheerleaders on TV or at football games. Lining up on the grass in front of the bleachers, they raise their arms, shout loudly, and root for their team. If the fans are lucky, the school mascot will come out, too. It’s always funny to see a large bear or eagle running around the field.

Meanwhile, the jocks on the varsity team are probably getting ready to play. They have a lot of school pride and want to win the game.

Sometimes, these athletes and cheerleaders have a hard time forgetting high school. Years later, perhaps at a class reunion, they are still talking about “the good old days.” They don’t know those days are long gone.

Find out what Amanda and Marni think about school spirit in this English lesson about high school.

Dialogue 对话

Amanda:  I am so excited to go to my reunion. I just want to see all my fellow cheerleaders and the mascot.

Marni:  Oh, god.

Amanda:  Bah humbug! What is the problem?

Marni:  So you’re one of those people that had a lot of school spirit pride in the Mustangs or the Cavaliers, whatever you were.

Amanda:  Absolutely. I was the lead cheerleader. Varsity. I dated a jock. It was all about green and white and school pride. I got to cheer and do the splits.

Marni:  Give it up, girl. Those times are gone. That ship has sailed!

Amanda:  Do you not appreciate rooting for your own school?

Marni:  That school did not root for me, so I did not root for it. I hated my high school days! They were awful. I couldn’t wait to get out of there.

Amanda:  So I’ll see you at the reunion?

Marni:  Absolutely not!

Amanda:  Or maybe under the bleachers.

Marni:  Maybe. That’s where I go.

Quiz 测验

  1. What activity did Amanda do in high school?

  2. Which statement is true?

  3. If you meet a group of people from your high school class, you are at a __.

  4. Yesterday, I __ to school.