Professor: In this first part, we will learn how to ask what classes someone is taking.
Patty: Hi Eric! Are you having fun at college?
Eric: Yes, it's great. How many classes are you taking?
Patty: I'm taking four classes. Are you taking a lot of classes?
Eric: I'm taking three classes.
Professor Bowman, Eric怎么只选三门课？美国大学生的日子也太轻松了吧！
Professor: Well Winnie, maybe they are taking hard classes and have to study a lot.
Professor: Let's listen and find out what their classes are.
Patty: What classes are you taking?
Eric: Well, I'm taking English classes.
Patty: I see. Well I'm taking a lot of science classes, like chemistry.
Eric: Chemistry? Wow, that sounds hard. You must have a lot of work.
Patty选修化学课，这门课可不好学。可是Professor Bowman， Eric为什么要选英文课呢？英语不是他的母语么？这算不算投机取巧？
Professor: Well Winnie, some English classes are hard, even for Americans. Students have to read very hard books.
Professor: Well, let's listen to Eric and Patty talking about when they have classes.
Patty: What's your schedule like?
Eric: It's great! I only have classes from Monday to Thursday!
Patty: You don't have any classes on Friday?
Eric: No, so I can have fun with my friends on Thursday night.
Professor: Yes, some students have easy schedules. Now let's listen to them talking about their professors.
Eric: Who is your chemistry professor?
Patty: I got Professor Franklin for chemistry. He's really great!
Eric: Who did you get for math?
Patty: I got Professor Martinez for math. He's good, but the TA is so boring. TA? TA是什么？
Professor: A TA is a "teaching assistant." They are older students who help professors teach the younger students.
Professor: Right. You know, if my students don't study hard enough, sometimes I'll get a mean TA to help me teach.
Professor: No. If I get a cute TA, everyone will have a crush on him and study less. Now Eric and Patty are going to talk about what clubs they are in.
Eric: What do you do outside of class?
Patty: I'm in some fun clubs.
Eric: What kind of clubs are you in?
Patty: I do all kinds of things. I do some academic clubs, but other clubs are just for fun.
哇, Patty 可真行，加入了这么多课外社团。Professor, 美国大学中都有那些社团呢？
Professor: Some clubs are academic. Students study together for tests or discuss current events. Some clubs are just for fun. They do things like yoga and hip hop dancing.
Eric: I'm only in a hip hop dancing club. It's really fun.
Patty: A dancing club? I love hip hop music, and I love dancing.
Eric: You should join. It's not full, and there are plenty of spaces left.
Patty: I think I will. It would be fun to do a club together.
Professor: Well, Eric may be busy for other reasons. Tune in next time and we'll learn more about student life.