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Урок "Education in Great Britain" для 10 класса

Урок "Education in Great Britain" содержит видеоролик и задания к нему для учащихся 10 класса.

Watch the video about education in Great Britain and do the tasks.


Education in Great Britain

Some people say that school 1)__________ are the best days of your life. Well, if they are not the best, they are certainly very important. Full-time education in the UK is compulsory between ages of 5 and 2)__________. About 93% of pupils in the UK receive 3)__________ education. The other 7% attend private schools.

Primary school.

Children attend primary school from the ages of 5 to 4)__________. There are about 25 or 27 children in each class. One of its aims is to teach children to read well and to handle numbers. Schools usually devote an hour to literacy and an hour to numeracy 5)__________ day. In the UK there is a computer in every primary school. In fact, the average is 16 for school. In secondary school that figurizes to have a hundred. A lot of this equipment is bought with 6)__________ that schools and parents collect through special events and sponsorship.

Secondary school.

7)__________ go to secondary school when they’re 11. They usually have to wear a school 8)__________. This may be a shirt and tie, and a special jacket called a blazer. But it is often simply a sweatshirt and trousers in a particular colour. Most school days start at about 8.15 and 9)__________ around 3 o’clock. Many students stay for lunch and either take sandwiches, or have a school dinner. Except for Scotland, state schools in Britain follow a national curriculum. The emphasis is on the three core subjects of 10)__________, Mathematics and Science. There are national tests at these subjects for all 14-year-olds. After their 14, 11)__________ also study subjects such as Information and Communication Technology, Design and Technology, and a modern foreign language.


After their 12)__________, students take GCSE exams. Around 70% of students then continue to further education, specializing in three or four subjects. They may take AS-level exams after a year, and then at 18 they take A or Advanced-level examinations. Students can choose any course at any 13)__________. But they have to get the right qualifications to be accepted. Between school and university some 14)__________ take a gap year – a year out of education for work experience or to travel.

Higher education.

One in three students goes on to higher education: either to a university, or to do vacational training in subjects such as engineering, or travel and tourism. Qualifications are increasingly important, but going to university is expensive. 15)__________ have to pay for each year tuition, and provide living expenses for their children. Many parents can’t afford this, so students have to take out loans. Well-known 16)___________ universities like Oxford and Cambridge are among the oldest in the 17)___________. And most large towns and cities have at least one university. The majority of universities teach by lectures and seminars. Students work hard. But they play hard too. Life at university is fun. In their first year students often 18)__________ in a room of the university. After that they find a flat in town. There are lots of societies to join, and sports to play.

And at the end of their courses students pass their final exams and graduate.


Task 1. Watch the video. Fill in the missing words.


Task 2. Say if the sentence is true (T), false (F), or not stated (NS) according to the text.

1.  Education in Britain isn’t compulsory for children of 5 to 16.



2.  There are no computers in primary schools.



3.  English is one of the four core subjects in secondary school.



4.  Any student can take a gap year between school and university.



5.  Oxford and Cambridge are the most expensive universities in the UK.




Task 3. Use the correct forms of the words.

1.  7% of British _______________ attend private

schools.                                                             CHILD

2.  State schools in England follow a _______________

curriculum.                                                       NATION

3.  In the UK only one in three students _______________ on

to higher education.                                          GO


Task 4. Read and translate the text into Russian.

Education in the United Kingdom

Education in the UK is compulsory for children between ages of five and sixteen. There are state and private schools in Britain. About 93 per cent of British pupils attend free state schools.

In primary school children are taught to read and count well. In secondary school they have three core subjects: English, Maths and Science. After their 16, students take GCSE exams.

Some students go on to higher education. But it is very expensive in the UK, and few parents can afford it. At university students work hard and play different sports.

At the end students pass their final exams and graduate.





Task 5. Translate into English.

Говорят, школьные годы – это лучшие годы твоей жизни. Я думаю, это важные годы моей жизни. В России большинство школ бесплатные. Но некоторые дети ходят в частные школы, где их родители платят за обучение.

Если вы спросите меня, то я учусь в кадетском корпусе. Образование здесь бесплатное. Мы живем и учимся в корпусе с понедельника по пятницу. На выходные родители обычно забирают меня домой. Кадетский корпус – это особая школа. И я горжусь тем, что я кадет.

    21.07.2014 | 08:29
    Наталия Буравцева Пользователь

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