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In Britain everyone has to do PF (physical education) and RE (religious education). Many people study languages, usually French, Spanish or German. Classics is the study of Latin, Greek, and perhaps ancient history. 2 Exams Cross out the verb which does not collocate: do / make I take / sit / pass / fail an exam Complete the dialogue with the correct form of these verbs: re-sit pass fail revise

chemistry, and geography. I (6) .............................. them all and (7) ......................................... A grades in maths and physics. I (8) ........................... for a place at (9) ................................. to study astronomy. It was a three-year (10) ........................... course. I (11) .......................... with first class honours. I thought about (12) ........................... a postgraduate degree, but decided it was time to get a job and earn some money. Most people go to state schools but some parents pay to send their children to private schools. In England the best known private schools are called public schools. Sometimes students live for the whole term at their boarding school. The most traditional are still single-sex schools but most are now co-educational (co-ed). Americans go to high school and then college. Pupils is used until children leave primary school; after that we usually call them students.

A: Hi Tara, I'm so happy. I (1) ............................... all my
exams. I even got a grade A in English!

B: I didn't do too badly, but I (2) .......................
biology. That means I'll have to (3) ............................. it next term. A: Oh no, I'm so sorry. You spent ages on biology, didn't you? What happened? B : Well, I guess I just didn't (4) .................................... hard enough. Perhaps get it next time .........

3 Your school career Use these verbs: passed sat doing graduated got applied

and these other words to complete the text: primary secondary university nursery college degree

When I was very young I went to a playgroup and then a (1) .............................. school. When I was five, I started at the local (2) ......................................... school. School is compulsory in Britain for everybody between five and sixteen years old, but in lots of other countries children don't start until they are seven. My primary school was mixed, but when I was eleven, I went to an all-boys (3) ...................................... school. My favourite subjects were maths and English. After five years at secondary school, I decided to go to sixth form (4) ...................................... In my last year in the sixth form I (5) ....................................... exams in four subjects — maths, physics,

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.D or E had to do extra work during the lunch (6) ............ If you are good at school........... b........... School was very different when I was young...... There were lots of (2) ... If you aren't a good student............... c........ you: 141 ..... pay attention all the time.............. g...... skip lessons................... a week........ e.. f... but we only had that for one (7) .....................Education and work English Vocabulary Organiser 5 Remembering your schooldays Complete the text below with these words: grade strict hour period rules discipline uniform test The person who helps older students decide what to do when they leave school is the careers adviser........... and the teachers were very (3) .... work hard...... you: 2....... always do your homework.................. My favourite subject was art.. d.......... Schools are more relaxed nowadays.... and anybody who got a (5) .... but when you look at the problems in society... play around in class...... We all had to wear a school (1) ....... pick things up really quickly.......... LUOGHI DELLA SCUOLA Classroom Science laboratory Toilets Headmaster’s office Administration office Canteen Sports centre Gym (palestra) Medical room (infermeria di una scuola) Staffroom (sala insegnanti) Assembly hall (aula magna) Language laboratory School reception Headteacher’s office Library 1............ Once a week we had a (4) .... Is discipline strict in the schools in your country? Do you (or did you) like school? 6 Being good or bad at school Put the phrases below into the correct list: a... We had to stand up whenever a teacher carne into the room......... get into trouble a lot........ I think perhaps we should bring back some of the (8) ...........

........ Going to university is expensive.............. but I stili sometimes wish I'd been able to go to university and get a (13) ....... really save me a lot of time................... there's the tuition ..... I can't go to my history lecture on Thursday morning............................. but most have to take out a student ......................... from my local (10) ..... 2 Expenses Complete this text about paying for higher education with these words: part-time expenses fees grant loan accommodation 1.... and I can borrow his lecture ...........................................I'v e got two ....................... On Wednesday I've got to gìve a short ...................................................... I n t h e U K t h e h e a d s o f u n iv e r s i ty d ep a r tm e n t s a n d s o m e v e r y i m p o rt a n t a c ad e m ic s a r e P r o f e s s o r s .................. if you live away from home...... Professor Barnes is the only lecturer who gives handouts and his reading ... First............................................. to decide what......... which can take years to pay off! Most students have to do a ............................................... in business administration......... I got onto a (11) ................... .................................... 5................... before tomorrow..... requirements to study medicine at university are very (7) . 3..... this morning and then I need tò go to the library to do some background .... ask Jeff to pick up an extra copy of the .............................. from the bank............................................. Later in the week............... Then you have all your other living ........ MATERIE Disegno tecnico technical drawing Biologia Biology Geologia Geology Fisica Physics Arte art Algebra Maths Modern languages ICT Information Communication Technology Citizenship (educazione civica) Economics e’ diverso da business studies Law (giurisprudenza) PE Physical Education Technology RE Religious Education Music U n i v e r s i ty t e ac h e r s a r e c a ll e d l e c t u r e r s ......... ..... I n A m e r i c a pr o f e s s o r i s a m u c h m o r e widely used term............................I'm going to do next .......................... I got a (12) ................. Then there are ali the books you need. and my exam (8) .. I've got to see my ...... to see what alternatives there were... P r o f e s s o r i s n o t u s e d f o r a n y o t h e r k i n d o f t e a c h e r ............................ Then...................................................." "He's g ot a degree in engìnee ring........ 2......." .. 4........................................... you have to pay for your .. The university halls of residence are not cheap........ at my English . F urther educ ation (F E) usually means going to a c ollege to do a v ocational c ourse or degree................................. High er education ( HE) usually means doing a degree at a university ......... so I got the (9) ...... A few students get a .......... In the end....................................................................................................................... weren't good enough................Now do the same with this text: results degree college entry prospectus diploma high course 3 A student's week Use these words to complete the text: reading presentation seminar tutor lists lectures term notes handout options I had wanted to be a doctor but the (6) .... ................................ job in order to survìve......... We say "He's studying e ngi neeri ng.....

..................... was really difficult........................ After sev era! yea rs' origi nai researc h and pu blishing a thesis.... Then I've got to do a 10.... in............ and get a job.... until the end of July? 4..... I wish I had done something more useful than philosophy — something more ............................. Hi Mark........... a long essay is c alled a dissertation..... what are you doing this weekend? > probably be at home finishing the ........... 8. What will this course ..... > No......................... Overall....... Hi Susie........ year begins in September and 2......................... with her... where have you been? I haven't seen you for ages.. yo u c an ge t a Ph.................. In American English semester is used instead of terni.. Preso da Vocabulary Organiser 143 ....................................... you have.......................... so now I've got to submit four pieces of .. A thesis is l on ger still and c ontains original res earc h ....... Yes...... I haven't seen you around much recently....... at university............................ most nights.................... we don't get our ........ I think my parents are looking forward to it more than I am. I've been at home ..... 2.... like nursing or hotel management................. 1........... the more chance you have of finding a better job.............. So................ Then I can relax................. The more ... I've been away doing a work .. isn't it? > Yes.. I have to hand in on Monday.... Undergraduates usual ly write ess ays... 3.......................................... I've got my ....... I can't wait tilt it's all over .............. academic vocational drop out qualify 6 Graduating Use these words in the situations below: finals paper deadline dissertation results revising graduation graduate coursework terni qualifications assignment tutorial 1................. Next year I have to decide which area of medicine I want to .............5 Talking about your course Use these words to complete the sentences: placement specialise runs to the end of June............ I've already done my oral........ The ............ 3............................ It's your last ............. Dr Hurst seems very remote in her lectures but when you have a ................ 7......... you to do? In Britain your first ( u nder graduate) degree is a BA (arts or humanities) or a Rs................ Can you believe it..D ( D ottor of Philosoph y ) .... > No.... 4............ I don't think they realise being a . Is she finding the course difficult? > ................................... Mandy doesn't seem very happy at the moment... she's really friendly and helpful ...................... ( sc ienc e) ................ If you do post ..............next month..and hand it in by the end of May.............. 5..... 9.... you may get a n M A or an MS . 6. The ....... is next Friday... I think she's going to .......in an insurance company for the last four months... doesn't guarantee you a job like it used to ...............graduate study............. It's my ...... the exams weren't too bad but the American history ............................... Remember the different pronunciations of the noun graduate and the verb to graduate......ceremony next week.......................................000-word ......

Nastro adesivo) Ring binder (quaderno ad anelli) Notice board (bacheca) Duster (cancellino lavagna) Trash can (cestino) Board (lavagna bianca) Atlante atlas Highlighter evidenzatore Board pen (pennarello per lavagna bianca) Folder (cartelletta) Goniometro protractor Board rubber (cancellino per lavagna bianca) Drawing pin (puntina per bacheca) Teacher’s desk cattedra Chair Cabinet / locker armadietto Clothes-hook appendiabiti Blackboard (ma negli USA chalkboard) Glue colla Chalk gesso Ruler righello School uniform Rubber gomma (ma negli USA eraser) Calculator Rucksack zaino VERBI To attend To concentrate To learn To learn by heart To explain To give an example To write down/ to make notes / to take notes (prendere appunti) To do calculations To do divisions To do multiplications . Classmate University student Undergraduate (studente di laurea breve) Cleaner (bidello) Deskmate (compagno di banco) Schoolmate Ministero o provveditorato education authority Riunioni degli insegnanti staff meetings Tecnico di laboratorio lab technician Insegnante di sostegno learning support assistant Uno che fa un master o una laurea magistrale postgraduate Schoolchildren Pupils si dice degli studenti della Primary Mr o Miss per rivolgersi a un insegnante a prescindere che sia sposato o no AGGETTIVI Bilingual Careful (attento. tipo A. ma negli Usa si dice triangle ) Stapler (pinzatrice) Sellotape (Br.VARIE Disturbo dell’apprendimento a learning disorder Distrazione distraction Vacanze estive USA summer vacation Scuole professionali vocational schools Punteggiatura punctuation Lettere maiuscole capitalization Una scuola superiore scientifica scientific high-school School visit to the Tower of London School trip A religious school Packed lunch (pranzo al sacco) The results of the Science Test Scholarship to a dance school (borsa di studio per una scuola di danza) School visit to the Wax Museum Lecture (lezione frontale) Report (relazione) Result (l’esito di un esame) Grade (voto. diligente) Colto educated Rude (maleducato) To draw To listen To check (verificare) To correct To pay attention To repeat To revise (ripassare) To practice esercitarsi To cheat copiare To underline sottolineare To erase cancellare To behave comportarsi bene To have a lesson To have a test To have an oral interview (aver un’interrogazione) To graduate laurearsi To look up cercare un parola sul dizionario To keep up (stare a passo) To hand in consegnare To share condividere qualcosa To lend prestare To borrow prendere a prestito To do a project (fare un ricerca) To highlight evidenziare To Cross out (sbarrare. C) Mark e’ il punteggio preso ad un esame Single period (45 minuti di lezione di una sola material) Double period (90 minuti di una sola materia) Strict During the summer holidays Break (intervallo) PERSONE Headmaster (preside. ad es. continuare la scuola) To leave school To go to University OGGETTI DELL’AULA E DELLA SCUOLA School bag Globe (mappamondo) Colour pencil (matita colorata) Pencil sharpener Correction fluid Board rubber Set square (squadra. in un esercizio) To do well (andare bene) To do badly (andare male) To take exams To do a degree in Spanish and French (studiare per laurea breve) To stay at school (andare a scuola. ma negli USA principal) Librarian Janitor / caretaker (bidello) Secretary My Science teacher My school friends. B.

We study 12 subjects. in English? How do you pronounce …. I got eight. Your report is excellent. Don’t forget to check over your work before you hand it in. now. in English? We’re studying the prehistoric period at school. Will you pass the English test next week? No. He makes a lot of mistakes because he doesn’t work diligently. you will. If you want to pass the exam. The teacher gave us homework.? Turn to page …. I’m not so brilliant in other subjects. I’m the best at English and ICT. E’ un buon corso di studi per te It’s a good course of study for you She wasn’t good at school. My school is “Greystone Comprehensive School”. Study harder! There was nothing difficult in the test. When are you going to do your homework? I don’t know.? Is that right? / Is that correct? Is it one “p” or two?/Is it a double “p”? My sister has just got her university degree. in biblioteca o a casa? Do you prefer to study at school. Will you go to university? Yes. I do my homework at… I do two hours homework everyday. He was absent last week. I attend the first year at the local comprehensive school. It was 5 o’clock when I came back from school. Please.. Look at the board. School is closed on Sunday. There are school rules about eating. Non riesco a concentrarmi con questo rumore di sottofondo I can’t concentrate with this background noise . at home? Studi meglio la mattina presto. I will pass all my exams in June. And finishes at … There aren’t any lessons in the afternoon. Her favourite subject at school is …. Why are you attending this course? To improve my English. Peter. Students who talk while a teacher is giving a lesson are very …. please? How do you spell …. Our teacher gives us homework.. My worst grade is… I’m finishing the exercise. A boy sits next to me in class. You’re going to leave school next year. Mi piacerebbe imparare qualcosa degli antichi Egizi.00. What’s the English for ….FRASI Preferisci studiare a scuola. You mustn’t cheat in tests. The sports teacher is teaching some students how to swim. Mary isn’t coming to school tomorrow. durante il giorno o la sera? Do you study best early in the morning. I won’t pass it. It’s in my school bag.? Can I go out. My mother gets me after the lesson. I’m going to do my homework before dinner. What’s this called in English? How do you say …. Why are you studying with your friends tomorrow? They continue to study for two years. History is the most boring subject. Il tuo banco e’ disordinato Your desk is messy. I want to be avet. My best grade in the year is “Buono”. I need some information for my school project. during the day or at night? Preferisci studiare in silenzio o con musica di sottofondo? Do you prefer to work in silence or with background music? To interrupt the lesson to ask questions There isn’t any discipline in schools. You should hand in your essays by Tuesday. I’m good at languages I study English at Madrid university The English test was difficult. I will. The teacher comes in the classroom To bring mobile phones into the classroom I got seven out of ten. I copy the answers from a classmate. My brother is going to attend university next year. What’s …. I won’t. What a good mark! You’re the best in the class at Science. I would like to learn about the ancient Egyptians. Will your parents be happy with your exam results? How many textbooks are you using this year? Will we have an English test next week? Yes. My last test in History was the worst in the class. He is a good student. Ha due ore alla settimana di scienze He’s got two science lessons each week. We’ve got two weeks of holiday at Easter. What time does school start in Italy? Do you have lunch at school? I finish school at 13. Insegnare storia all’università to teach History at my università There are 24 students in our class. behave yourself. Alfred is very fond in Astronomy. Work in pairs. It’s your turn. What colour is your pencil case? Elisa is in my class. I study German with a private teacher. you should study harder. School starts at …. The teacher gives us a test on Monday. We’ve got a French test on Friday. in a library. What subjects are you the best or the worst at? A lot of homework Before he goes to bed he checks his schoolbag He is absent-minded. We’re doing a project about Stonhenge. I’m in Class 9 (la nostra terza media) I’m doing my Maths homework.