Listening Script:

Jimmy, England
High school was quite a good experience for me really. My high school wasn't a fantastic school, but I had lots of good friends and some good teachers. Yeah, I think I came out of it relatively unscathed.

Kitya, India
Ok, I think I loved my high school. That was the best part of my whole life because I had my best friends there and a bunch of good teachers, a lot of hard work and studies, crying happy moments. It was really tough because we had our final exams in high school and it's, like all Indian exams, quite difficult. But we had great fun too. We did a lot of joint studies and made wonderful friends.

Yassine, Morocco
I have to admit, I loved high school. I thought high school was the best. It's a really good time, you know, you know you play sports, you're in clubs, you're hanging out with your friends, but what I remember most about high school though, is that I thought it would never end. I mean at that point, you've only been in school your entire life and I remember thinking, "You know what, I'm always going to be a student. They're never going to let me out of school." But eventually, they did.

Nelly, United States
High school was a very good experience for me. During my high school years, I was having a lot of trouble at home so school was where I went to escape all my problems and I really put myself into my work and I loved my teachers and a lot of us are still friends so, yeah, high school was great.



 unscathedwithout injuries or damage being caused.


Her husband died in the accident but she, amazinglyescaped unscathed.

I came away from the accident unscathed, but the car got badly damaged.

 bunch: a group of people.


These politicians are just a bunch of crooks.

Those builders are a bunch of cowboys - they made a terrible job of our extension.

 tough: difficult to do or to deal with:


They've had an exceptionally tough life.

My boss has given me a tough job/assignment.

 quite: a little or a lot but not completely.


I'm quite tired but I can certainly walk a little further.

It was quite a difficult job.

 jointbelonging to or shared between two or more people.


The project was a joint effort between the two schools (= they worked on it together).

The two Russian ice skaters came joint second (= they were both given second prize) in the world championships.

 hang out: to spend a lot of time in a place or with someone.


They spent the whole day hanging out by the pool.

They enjoyed hanging out with each other when they were kids.

 entirewhole or complete, with nothing missing.


He'd spent the entire journey asleep.

He spent the entire afternoon watching a cricket match.

 eventually: in the end, especially after a long time or a lot of effort, problems, etc.


Although she had been ill for a long time, it still came as a shock when she eventually died.

After a long search, they eventually found the missing papers.

 escape to get free from something, or to avoid something.


Two prisoners have escaped.

A lion has escaped from its cage.

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