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When did the Second World War end? What’s the capital of Colombia? Who wrote Hamlet? How many kilobytes are there in a megabyte? Who invented the theory of relativity? What’s 5x18:4? How many legs does an insect have? What is water made of?

2. Match the questions above with these school subjects. Chemistry Geography History Information technology (IT) Literature Maths Physics Biology

3. Vocabulary Learn – start - fail – pass - leave – behave - do – take/do. 1.

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Our history teacher was terrible. We didn’t __learn______ anything. If you don’t __do__ your homework, you can’t watch TV later. If you want to be a doctor, you have to __do/pass/take____ a lot of exams. In the UK children _start___ school when they are 4 and can’t _leave____ before they are 16. He was a rebel at school. He _behaved___ very badly. I hope I’m going to _pass___ all my exams. My parents will be furious if I _fail___.


State school – nursery school – secondary school – primary school – private school – pupil /pju:pl/ - student. 1.

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A school paid for by the government in which parents don’t have to pay for their children’s education. Public/state school

A school in which parents have to pay for their children’s education. Private school A school for very young children, e.g. 0-4 Nursery school A school for young children, e.g. 4-12. Primary school A school for teenagers. Secondary school. A child who is at primary school. Pupil A person who studies at university or college. Student

4. Your education.

What kind of secondary school/go to?


/you like it? How many pupils/in each class? /you have to wear a uniform? /discipline very strict? /pupils behave well? Which subject/you good at or bad at? Which/your best and worst subject?

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Vocab on education for pre intermediate students

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