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How to make friends at a new school?

You are going to listen to some advice how to make friends at a new school. First you have to study the task for about a minute. Then listen to the recording. While listening, complete the notes (1-10) in a maximum of three words. There is an example (0) at the beginning. You can listen to the recording twice.

Being the new kid in school is no easy task. With some determination and the (0) right attitude, you can quickly turn some of those strangers into friends.


Step 1

Whether you like it or not, kids (1) opinions based on clothes, hair, and fashion sense. Looking good will (2) , too!


Step 2

But try to avoid looking at the ground, and (3) once in a while. The easier you are (4)  and start a conversation with, the more other kids will want to talk to you.


Step 3

Find (5) to talk to people. Once you get a conversation going, be a good listener and (6) a compliment or two, no matter how small.


Step 4

Get involved in the (7) you enjoyed at your old school. Joining a club or team is a great way to start because you have at least one thing (8) with everyone in the room.


Step 5

Sign up for a social-networking site and join your school's group page. Post some videos and pictures and write a (9) to showcase who you are. Kids at school will discover your personality through the web and all that small-talk torture will start to disappear.


Step 6

Get a part-time job where you know (10) work.






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