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    #1

    classes/lessons/lectures

    Hello everybody,
    Would someone help me out grasp the differences among the words class, lesson and lecture? I often mix them up and get confused.
    I think class refers to
    1) a group of people being taught something
    2) the time during which this group is taught
    First of all, I can't get the difference between the second meaning of class and the meaning of lesson.
    Lecture gives me the idea of something more formal.
    Anyway, I don't think I would be able use any of them properly.
    Hope you can help me.
    Thank you


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    #2

    Re: classes/lessons/lectures

    Would somebody mind helping me, please?


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    #3

    Re: classes/lessons/lectures

    Quote Originally Posted by Englishlanguage View Post
    Hello everybody,
    Would someone help me out grasp the differences among the words class, lesson and lecture? I often mix them up and get confused.
    I think class refers to
    1) a group of people being taught something
    2) the time during which this group is taught
    First of all, I can't get the difference between the second meaning of class and the meaning of lesson.
    Lecture gives me the idea of something more formal.
    Anyway, I don't think I would be able use any of them properly.
    Hope you can help me.
    Thank you
    A lesson = a piece of instruction OR a division of a course of study.

    Lessons are taught to a class = a group of students who are taught together regularly and, by extension, the period in which this group are together to learn.


    A lecture is a formal talk on a serious or specialist subject given to a group of people, especially students


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    #4

    Re: classes/lessons/lectures

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    A lesson = a piece of instruction OR a division of a course of study.

    Lessons are taught to a class = a group of students who are taught together regularly and, by extension, the period in which this group are together to learn.


    A lecture is a formal talk on a serious or specialist subject given to a group of people, especially students
    Thank you so much, Anglika.
    Would you mind helping me build up some phrases?
    I'm going to lesson/class (?)
    I'm very busy with university lessons/classes (?)


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    #5

    Re: classes/lessons/lectures

    In both of these, I would use "class".


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    #6

    Re: classes/lessons/lectures

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    In both of these, I would use "class".
    Thank you

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