Education (my school)
14-1 Answer the following questions:
1. What school did you study at?
2. What subjects did you do at school?
3. What was your favourite subject at school?
4. What subjects didn’t you like? Why?
5. What specialized rooms and laboratories were there in your school?
6. Where can the pupils and students have their lunch or dinner?
7. What stages of education are there in England and Wales? Which of them are compulsory?
8. At what age is the transition from preparatory to secondary education made?
9. What types of secondary schools are there in Great Britain?
10. Is secondary education in Great Britain free of charge?
11. What kind of education do grammar schools offer?
12. Why do you think most children in grammar schools are from rich families?
13. What types of comprehensive schools do you know? Don’t you find this variety confusing?
14. What educational opportunities are there in our country for young people who have left school?
15. Do students go to the University free of charge in our country?
16. Where do you study?
17. What institution of learning did you graduate from?
(based on the topic «Education»).
Fill in the missing words:
1. I started _____ at the age of 6 and left it when I was 17.
2. All the children from our _____ went there because it was a walking _____ from their homes.
3. Our _____ started at 8:30 a.m. and _____ till 3 p. m.
4. There was a _____ behind the school-building and a green lawn with _____ in front of it.
5. The ground floor as in most schools is for _____ pupils. Its classrooms are light and _____ .
6. There is always so much noise during the _____ on the ground floor.
7. Besides, there is a _____ here where we have physical training lessons and all sorts of _____ .
8. They are _____ with modem teaching materials, necessary _____ and facilities.
9. Opposite the library there is a school where pupils can have a bite during the _____ .
10. If you further go to the third floor you can see an assembly hall, where _____ and meetings are held.
11. The pupils decorate it on special _____ to make it look more _____ .
12. Besides, there are two rows of _____ classrooms, where we have lessons on literature, history, languages and other _____ .
13. I did well in this subject without any _____ .
14. By the way, our English lessons were always interesting and _____, and I think my _____ subject is really worth studying.
Match each word in the left-hand column with the best meaning in the right-hand column. Place the letter of the best definition in the space provided:
1. School which takes children from 11 to 16 (18). This is one of the types of comprehensive schools.
2. Secondary school which takes all the children from a particular area (catchment area) and offers all kinds of courses.
3. Secondary school, receiving pupils on a selective basis and providing mainly academic education.
4. School outside the state system run by its own proprietor or governing body.
5. Primary school for children about 5 to 7 (8).
6. Primary school for children from 8 to 11.
7. Secondary school giving a general education with a practical bias.
8. School maintained by a local education authority, including county, voluntary aided, controlled and special agreement school.
9. School for children under S.
10. Primary and secondary school for pupils who need special treatment because of some mental or physical handicap.
a) all-through school;
b) special school;
c) junior school;
d) modem school;
e) grammar school;
f) infant school;
g) maintained school;
h) comprehensive school-
i) independent school; '
j) nursery school.