3. Why go to school? - Vocabulary


A an assembly hall B science laboratories C a cloakroom.

A library, the Headmaster’s office, an exam.

A history room, a subject, a medical room.

A student, a stuff room, a recreation area.

A gym, a canteen, a classrooms.


1. State school is a school paid for by the government which gives free education.

2. Private school is a non-government school where you have to pay.

3. Nursery school is a school for very young children, e. g. 1-4.

4.   Primary school is a school for young children, e. g. 4-11.

5.   Secondary school is a school for older children, e. g. 11-18.

6. Boarding school is a school where pupils live, eat, and sleep.

7.   Head teacher is a ‘boss’ of a school.

8. Professor is a senior university teacher.

9.   Student is a person who is studying at a collage or university.

10.  Pupil is a child who is at school.

11. Graduate is a person who has finished university and has a degree (e. g. in economics).


1. You must learn this poem.

2. We must study the map before we start our journey.

3. She is learning to be a doctor by watching the work of her more experienced colleagues.

4.   Mary is learning to swim.

5.   We soon learn, to do as we were told in Mr. Hughes’ class!

6.   Mike is studying medicine at college because he wants to be a doctor.

7.   I’m trying to learn Spanish.

8. I learnt to ride a bike when I was five.