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Time for School, Mom and Dad

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ID: 2400 Intermediate
Junior is starting first grade, but who's going to take him to and from school? In this lesson, a married couple have a discussion about how to adjust to their child's school schedule.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
就要 jiùyào to be about to
认识 rènshi to know (a person)
独立 dúlì independent
年级 niánjí grade
唉,还有两个礼拜,我们小宝就要上小学了,到时候谁去接送啊?
ài ,háiyǒu liǎng gè lǐbài ,wǒmen XiǎoBǎo jiùyào shàng xiǎoxué le ,dàoshíhou shéi qù jiē sòng ā ?
Hey, we've got two weeks. Our child is about to start elementary school. When that time comes, who's going to take him to and from school?
让他自己走路去吧,学校又不远,他认识路。男孩子要早点独立,我小学的时候都是自己去的。
ràng tā zìjǐ zǒulù qù ba ,xuéxiào yòu bù yuǎn ,tā rènshi lù 。nánháizi yào zǎodiǎn dúlì ,wǒ xiǎoxué deshíhou dōu shì zìjǐ qù de 。
Let him walk by himself. The school isn't far and he knows the way. Boys need to be independent early. When I was in elementary school, I went by myself.
可是他才刚上小学一年级。再说了,以前能和现在比吗,以前马路上哪有这么多车啊?开学前学校开过一次家长会,老师说了:为了安全,一年级到三年级的学生上学放学一定要有家长接送。
kěshì tā cái gāng shàng xiǎoxué yīniánjí 。zàishuō le ,yǐqián néng hé xiànzài bǐ ma ,yǐqián mǎlù shang nǎ yǒu zhème duō chē ā ?kāixué qián xuéxiào kāi guo yī cì jiāzhǎnghuì ,lǎoshī shuō le :wèile ānquán ,yīniánjí dào sānniánjí de xuéshēng shàngxué fàngxué yīdìng yào yǒu jiāzhǎng jiē sòng 。
But he's just started the first grade. In addition, can you compare the way things were to how they are now? Were there so many cars on the roads before? Before school started, the school held a parents meeting and the teacher said: In order to be safe, students from first to third grade going to and from school must have a parent pick them up and drop them off.
那几点要到学校?几点放学?
nà jǐdiǎn yào dào xuéxiào ?jǐdiǎn fàngxué ?
Then what time do we need to get to school? When does school end?
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