Education Systems
For the 9th form
Aims:
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Today we are going to compare
different Education Systems;
We are going to train skills of oral
speaking and listening;
We are going to enlarge our
vocabulary.
Read the words (pay attention to the
sounds)
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[t, d] study, student, kindergarten,
education, education system, type
of school, start school;
[r] graduate, graduate from,
primary school, elementary school,
secondary school, prepare;
[w] why, what, when, where, which
[z] exam, examination, national
exam
Answer the questions:
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Where do you go every day?
What form are you in?
How many lessons do you usually
have?
How many subjects do you have?
What subjects do you prefer?
What subjects are difficult for you?
Do you like your school life?
British Education System
Form
school
nursery school or
kindergarten
age
3-4
1 reception Primary School:
class
1. Infant School
2. Junior School
2–6
5–6
7 - 11
12 - 16
Secondary school
7 – 11
General Certificate of Secondary Education
Look at the following questions and
answer them according to the table:
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What types of schools are there in Britain?
What types of schools does primary school
include?
What age do children start school?
How long do pupils study at primary school?
How many years do pupils study at secondary
school?
When do pupils leave school?
What document do they get when they graduate
from school?
Listen to the tape and try to fill in this table:
Education system in the USA
grade
Document:
school
age
Check the results of you work:
grade
school
age
1-6
Elementary school
4-9
7-9
Junior High school
10 - 13
10 - 12
Senior High School
14 - 16
Document: High School Diploma
Listen to the tape once more and try to
fill in the gaps:
The school year in the United States of America
begins in ___ and finishes in ___.
There are ___ semesters. They have no school on
the following: ____, ____, Easter and during
____ vocation.
The compulsory subjects are ________________.
The students can also choose the “electives” in such
areas as ________________________.
Check the results of your work:
The school year in the United States of America begins
in September and finishes in June.
There are three semesters. They have no school on the
following: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and
during summer vocation.
The compulsory subjects are English, Maths, Science,
Social Studies and Physical Education.
The students can also choose the “electives” in such
areas as Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, Vocational
Studies.
Give the American equivalents:
British English
form
Primary school
Secondary school
State school
American English
Check your answers:
British English
form
Primary school
Secondary school
State school
American English
grade
Elementary school
High school
Public school
Group Work
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Discuss British and American Education
systems and try to name all the factual
differences between them. Be ready to
present the result of your work.
Discuss British and Russian Education
systems and try to name all the factual
differences between them. Be ready to
present the result of your work.
Group work: complete the word-web
Education
Homework:
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Make up a test to check your
classmates on the topic “Education”
Composition: My School
Make up a dialogue: “British and
Russian education Systems”
Express your impressions about the lesson. Choose
a picture and explain why did you choose it
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British and American Education Systems