Video: 'Last Chance' High School

American teenagers who have struggled in traditional high school get a last chance at a very tough military-style school in Maryland. (Two episodes)

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Video - Part 1 (The Washington Post)

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Video - Part 2 (The Washington Post)

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What's Your School Like?

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Louise from the United Kingdom, Elyse from Canada and Stuart from Australia tell about schools in their countries and their own schools.


Louise starts school at 8:50 in the morning and finishes at 3:30 in the afternoon. She does not have to pay for textbooks. She calls her teachers “Miss” or “Sir”. In the UK there are many different kinds of schools – state schools and private schools. State schools are free for the students, but private schools are not. Some private schools are very expensive and hard to get into.

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Elyse starts school at 8 in the morning and finishes at 2:30 in the afternoon. She does not have to pay for her textbooks, but she has to pay for trips and activities. The students buy lunch in town or they go home. They call their teachers “Mister” or “Miss”. At her school there are students from many different countries. Canada is a very big country, and there are some boarding schools for students who live far away from the nearest school.


Stuart starts school at 8:30 in the morning and finishes at 3:30 in the afternoon. He goes to a private school and has to pay. He also has to pay for textbooks and trips. The students buy lunch at school. When a teacher enters the room, the students have to stand up. They have to call their teachers “Sir” or “Madam”. States schools are free, but textbooks and trips are not.


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Who?

a) Who goes to school in Australia?
b) Who starts school at 8 in the morning?
c) Who goes to a private school?
d) Who calls male teachers 'Mister'?