5 Change of Subject

Peter was heading for his tutor’s office. Mrs. Wood was always very understanding, and he wanted some advice on his university career. At the moment, he was studying biology and he wanted to give it up. Peter was a hard-working student and he had never got behind with his work. Indeed all his course lecturers said that he was doing very well. Furthermore, he loved student life and, certainly, did not intend to drop out
of university. The problem was that he did not find science very interesting and wanted to study English. Since he had excellent university entrance qualifications and was only in his first term, he would probably have no difficulty in going over to the arts faculty. Initially, his father had persuaded him to take up science, saying that there were far more job opportunities in the science field. Now Peter regretted this but he didn’t seem to be able to get through to his father how miserable he was. He put his son’s unhappiness down to difficulty in making the adjustment from school to university, and this was a problem for many new students. When Peter reached Mrs. Wood’s office, he found that she had already met his father and talked about the possible change of course. To Peter’s surprise, she had won him over to Peter’s way of thinking. He was able to change courses and put all his unhappiness behind him.

 

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5 Change of Subject

Peter was ……   …   his tutor’s office. Mrs. Wood was always very understanding, and he wanted some advice on his university career. At the moment, he was studying biology and he wanted to ….    it ..  . Peter was a hard-working student and he had never …    ……   …. his work. Indeed all his course lecturers said that he was doing very well. Furthermore, he loved student life and, certainly, did not intend to ….   …  ..   university. The problem was that he did not find science very interesting and wanted to study English. Since he had excellent university entrance qualifications and was only in his first term, he would probably have no difficulty in …..   ….   ..   the arts faculty. Initially, his father had persuaded him to ….     ..    science, saying that there were far more job opportunities in the science field. Now Peter regretted this but he didn’t seem to be able to …    …….   ..    his father how miserable he was. He …    his son’s unhappiness ….    ..   difficulty in making the adjustment from school to university, and this was a problem for many new students. When Peter reached Mrs. Wood’s office, he found that she had already met his father and talked about the possible change of course. To Peter’s surprise, she had …    him ….     to Peter’s way of thinking. He was able to change courses and …    all his unhappiness ……   him.

 

 

 

Conversation Questions

 

What time did you head for this place?

What’s the best way of giving up smoking?

Why do people get behind with their work?

Why do people drop out of university?

Is it easy to go over to another faculty at university?

Which activities are people taking up these days?

What’s the best way parents can get through to their kids?

What do you put down your success to?

How could we win people over?

What are the best ways of putting tragedies behind us?

 

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