Daily English 1278 - Applying to a Selective School
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Sam: I think our child should go to a public school. I did.
Yasmin: I went to a private prep school and I think it gave me a leg up in life.
Sam: I got where I am without a fancy prep school.
Yasmin: And that’s great, but I think we should give our daughter every advantage we can.
Sam: What do you have in mind?
Yasmin: I have information here from a few of the most selective schools. Some are parochial and some are secular. Some are day schools and some are boarding schools.
Sam: I’m not sending my daughter to a boarding school and that’s final.
Yasmin: But some of the most exclusive schools are boarding schools.
Sam: I’m not budging on that. I want her coming home every day.
Yasmin: All right. Let’s look at the admission criteria for the remaining schools. Wow, admission is really competitive. These have very low admission rates.
Yasmin: Really. They also require two aptitude tests in addition to transcripts, letters of recommendation, and an interview.
Sam: Do we really want to put our daughter through that? And look at the tuition!
Yasmin: Is that for all four years?
Sam: No, for one year.
Yasmin: You’re kidding.
Sam: I’m not. Public school is sounding better and better, isn’t it?
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
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