School and university
Every morning, I take my little sister to school near our house. Sometimes I go into the classroom with her to look at her work. She is learning to read and she loves books.
I like most of the teachers at my school, but some of them give us too much homework. My favourite subject is history because we have a great teacher who knows how to make her lessons really interesting.
I am a student at the university here in Liverpool. I am studying maths. I have important exams at the end of the year, so I'm going to have to study very hard for them!
Words for talking about school and university
board (n) A board is the flat black or white surface in a classroom that a teacher writes on.
book (n) A book is a number of pieces of paper, usually with words printed on them, that are fastened together and fixed inside a cover.
class (n) A class is a group of students who learn at school together.
classroom (n) A classroom is a room in a school where lessons take place.
course (n) A course is a series of lessons on a particular subject.
dictionary (n) A dictionary is a book in which the words and phrases of a language are listed, together with their meanings.
exam (n) An exam is a formal test that you take to show your knowledge of a subject.
homework (n) Homework is school work that teachers give to students to do at home.
learn (v) If you learn something, you get knowledge or a skill by studying, training, or
lesson (n) A lesson is a time when you learn about a particular subject.
paper (n) Paper is a material that you write on.
read (v) When you read a book or a story, you look at the written words and understand them.
school (n) A school is a place where people go to learn.
student (n) A student is a person who is studying at a school, college, or university.
study (v) If you study, you spend time learning about a particular subject.
subject (n) A subject is an area of knowledge that you study in school or college.
teacher (n) A teacher is someone whose job is to teach students in a school.
test (n) A test is a series of questions you must answer to show how much you know
university (n) A university is a place where you can study after leaving school.
1- Complete the sentences by writing one word in each gap.
2- Put the correct word in each gap.
3- Match the sentence halves.
1 Music and maths are my favourite _____
2 All the students are working hard for their _________
3 If you sit at the back of the classroom, you won't see the ________
4 Every evening Maggie spends an hour doing her _______
5 I liked chemistry and physics at school, so I studied it at ______
6 Everyone studying history must also take an English ________
4- Are the highlighted words correct or incorrect in the sentences?
1 Anna isn't very happy at class
2 I can't find this word in my dictionary
3 Adam is having piano school
4 I am going to university next year.
5 I did all my homework at the weekend.