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So I have one year left to go and I'm not sure if I'll make it
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RE: So I have one year left to go and I'm not sure if I'll make it

Jus' a heads up - the headmaster allowed me to take advanced English classes starting next year (well, it's less "advanced class" and more "individual curriculum", aka I will be "working" with the teacher alone). But hell, those teachers must really like me, because my grades are, to say the least, crap. But yes, 1 period of English a week as opposed to six? F yes.

One month till summer holidays, my grades will probably allow me to pass, exams next year. Fun, fun. At least, I can't wait to get into a university. aCol, you're saying to find something that motivates me, well I've already found it. I love learning languages and I love Japan, so I'm currently learning Japanese. Funnily, that's something I can do at school as well, but I usually pay the minimal amount of attention so I'll keep my grades at the passing level.

The huge plus of my school is open wifi. I take my iPod Touch with me to class and just browse the web to my heart's content. But alas, that gets boring too.
05-21-2012 12:45 AM
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