Study and learning vocabulary

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STUDY AND LEARNING
VOCABULARY
Aims: to learn some useful vocabulary used to talk
about studying and learning
EDUCATION – KEY WORDS
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Here are some words that are used to describe
the different types of education in Britain.
Play-school/
nursery school
Preschool
(2-5 years old)
Mostly play with some early
learning
Infant school / junior
school
Primary
(5/6-12/13)
Basic reading, writing,
arithmetic, art , etc.
Comprehensive school
/ grammar school
Secondary
(12/13-16/18)
Wide range of subjects in arts
and sciences and technical
areas
College or polytechnic
or university
Further / higher
(18+)
Degrees / diplomas in
specialised academic areas
EXAMS AND QUALIFICATIONS
You take / do an exam.
 You pass / do well in an exam.
 You fail / do badly in an exam.
 Before an exam it’s a good idea to revise for it.
 You can skip / miss the classes / lectures or you
can attend (pohadjati) them.
 Some schools give pupils tests every week or
month to see if they are making progress.
 The school-leaving exams are held in June.
 If you pass university exams you graduate and
you are a graduate.

ASKING SOMEBODY ABOUT THEIR
EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
What age do children start school at?
 What’s the school-leaving age?
 Are there evening classes for adults?
 Do you have state and private universities?
 Do students get grants for further education?
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Be careful!
Physics, mathematics, economics are singular
nouns, so you say:
Physics is the hardest subject for me.
You say English teacher, history teacher,
geography teacher….
CORRECT THE MIS-COLLOCATIONS IN
THESE SENTENCES.
I can’t come out. I’m studying. I’m passing an
exam tomorrow.
 Congratulations! I hear you’ve succeeded your
exam.
 She’s a professor in a primary school.
 He gave an interesting 45-minute conference on
Goethe.

CORRECT THE MIS-COLLOCATIONS IN
THESE SENTENCES. - ANSWERS
I can’t come out. I’m studying. I’m taking an
exam tomorrow.
 Congratulations! I hear you’ve passed your exam.
 She’s a teacher in a primary school.
 He gave an interesting 45-minute lecture on
Goethe.
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HANDOUT 29: STUDY AND LEARNING
29.2 Complete these questions.
1.
What homework do we have to do tonight?
2.
In which month do students usually take/sit their final exams
in your country?
3.
Who do we have to hand our essays in to?
4.
Who is giving today’s lecture on Shakespeare?
5.
What do we need to do if we want to withdraw from the
course?
6.
In which room is the translation class going to be held?
7.
Have you done the first draft of your essay yet?
8.
Do you prefer exams or continuous assessment?
9.
Do you always go to all your lectures?
10. Does the college provide/give/offer training in computer
skills?
29.3 CHOOSE THE CORRECT COLLOCATION.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
passed
give
recognises
attend
complete
send
leave
keep

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