3. Why go to school? - Use your english


1 She won’t start primary school


if she isn’t four years old

2 She won’t pass her exams


if she doesn’t learn hard

3 I’ll have to go to a new school


I pass my ‘A’ level exams

4 If I get home


I’ll do my homework at once

5 I think I’ll go on holiday


if I finish my exams

6 Her parents will get her a present


if she gets good marks

2.   American Schools

Americans have always aimed for equal opportunities in education. Americans spend six years in infant school, four or six years in junior or high school. At the end of every school year the pupil takes a test. If he doesn’t do well he has to repeat a year once more. If he does well he goes into the next class. School education is free.

At more advanced level pupils can choose some subjects. Pupils take an active part in extracurricular activity. Many different sports are also available.

At the end of their time at school, most students get a secondary school diploma. If they want to go to college, they take college admission tests. Teaching in the country is usually very informal. Students often work together in groups and go to the teacher only when they do their homework.

1. a) abilities

b) opportunities

c) success

2. a) infant

b) nursery

c) elementary

3. a) secondary

b) primary

c) junior

4. a) writes a composition

b) learns a poem

c) takes a test

5. a) behave well

b) do well

c) pay for school

6. a) pays for school

b) behaves well

t:) does well

7. a) education

b) books

c) subjects

8. a) successful

b) advanced

c) fundamental

9. a) class

b) school

c) extracurricular

10. a) obligatory

b) available

c) equal

11. a) high

b) secondary

c) primary

12. a) go

b) take

c) make

13. a) grammar tasks

b) their homework

c) need help


1. pre-school education

2.   primary education

3.   secondary education

4.   compulsory schooling

5.   subject taught

6.   exams taken

7.   private schools






Art, Music, PT, Math, Reading





Reading, Writing Ukrainian, English, Russian, Maths, Nature, Art, Music, PT, Literature, Labour Training


Secondary school: Primary school (compulsory)


first grade second grade third grade fourth grade

Literature, Math, History, Geography, Botany, Biology, PT, Labour Training, Music, Physics, Chemistry, English, Russian, Ukrainian, Chemistry, Art, Music




Basic school (compulsory)


fifth grade sixth grade seventh grade eighth grade ninth grade

Literature, Math, History, Geography, Botany, Biology, PT, Labour Training, Music, Physics, Chemistry, English, Russian, Ukrainian, Chemistry







Senior school, Vocational Training schools. Technical school, college. Institutions of Higher learning, University, Academy


tenth grade eleventh grade twelfth grade


1. How long have you been studying English? — I’ve been studying English for 9 years.

2. What was your last English course like? — We learnt to read, write and speak English. After our teacher had explained us new expressions and words we wrote down new words into our vocabularies. We retold texts, asked and answered questions, made up dialogues. We wrote grammar tests, dictations and compositions.

3. How did you get on with the other students? — I got on well with everybody.

4. Have you tried learning any other languages? How did you find it? — No, I haven't.

5. Who's the best language teacher you've ever had? Who’s the worst?

— My best language teacher I've ever had is my teacher of English.


English is the language of international communication in many areas of life: trade, air and sea transport, tourism, sport and entertainment. More and more people also need English for studying at universities and colleges. New ideas in science, technology and medicine happen so quickly that it is impossible and very expensive to translate everything into different languages. (1) B So most things are published in English, and if you want to keep up with the latest ideas in any subject, you need English. Millions of people around the world want to learn English. Many of them come to Britain (and other English-speaking countries) to study at language schools, especially in the summer. There are thousands of different schools. They offer courses for children, teenagers and adults.

(2)  A In particular, you should try to talk to other students from your own country who have been to a language school to find out what you should expect.

You should always try to find out as much information as possible before you choose a school. (3) D There are courses in General English, Technical English, Business English and so on.

If you go to a language school, you should try to speak English as much as possible. Students usually stay with a local family. (4) C This is a good opportunity to improve your English and to learn a lot about everyday life. You should also try to mix with students from other countries. This will help you with your English, and will also show you how important English is for international communication. .

6.   Why is English important?

What are some pieces of advice given to choose a good course?

What way can you reach better results while learning English in Britain?


1. If they offer accommodation with an English family I’ll attend Lawton College.

2. I’ll prefer Bristow College if they organize visits to places of interest

3.   If they provide extra classes in English for Business I’ll choose Shepton College.

4. I’ll apply to Frampton College if they arrange accommodation in student hostels.