英语流利说 Level 5 Unit 3-1 Getting into College

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Guess what, I've got some news.

Oh, you mean about Jack?

Yes, have you heard?

Yes, Eliza messaged me a few minutes ago. 

Isn't it wonderful?

He's been accepted to Stanford!

Really, that's not what I heard.

Oh, what have you heard?

I heard he didn't get in.

So it was just a rumor.

If that's what you heard, it isn't true.

He really wanted to get in. But from what I've heard, he's just on their waiting list.

Oh, then there's still a chance that he'll get in.

I guess so.

But even if he gets in, how is he going to pay for it?

It's very expensive and his family isn't wealthy.

Well, he can always get a student loan, or maybe he'll get a scholarship.

If he gets a loan, it'll be for a lot of money.

He would be taking on a lot of debt.

Still, a degree from Stanford is worth a lot, and I've heard they have a lot of money for scholarship.

I wonder what he'll do?

If he gets in, I hope he gets a scholarship.

What will he do if he doesn't get into Stanford.

What are his other choices?

The only other school I've heard in mention is Cambridge, in England.

Oh, well that's not a bad choice.

What about you?

Have you heard anything?

Me? I'll tell you if you promise not to tell anyone, ok?

Sure, if it's a secret, you can trust me.

I've been accepted into MIT on a full scholarship.

MIT? you're joking, right?

No, I'm serious.

Why haven't you told anyone?

I don't know.

I think I'll wait until everyone else has heard from their choices.

I really didn't expect to get in.

Yeah, especially with the full scholarship.

Some people will be jealous when they hear about it.

But we all know you are smart, so it's something you should be proud of.

Thanks, I'm really excited.

He was so surprised that he thought she might be joking.

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