On weekends, most of teenagers like to hang out with friends, play sports, go shopping, go to the movies, etc. Chinese teenagers also like hanging out with friends and doing various fun activities with their friends, but many of them don’t have time to do so.
Cram school has been a trend in China for many years. Cram schools teach somethings harder than regular schools and certain types of problems that might be on tests. In order to improve children’s grades, many parents force their children to take cram classes every weekend.
I had taken cram classes since I was in first grade. In America, cram classes like SAT and ACT test-preps do not start until high school. Imagine starting in the first grade. I used to spend a whole day at cram schools because I had so many cram classes to take. Usually my cram classes were small, so the instructors really cared about everyone in the classes. But sometimes, it was a lengthy time to concentrate after taking several classes. I felt my eyelids getting heavier… and heavier…and I tried to keep my mind clear as best I could. But somehow once the bell rang and the cram classes were over, I was just not sleepy anymore.
However, it is undeniable that the cram schools did help a lot with my grades.