Sunday, January 10


The school year runs from September to July and is 39 weeks long.
School holidays
End of October – one week
Christmas - 2 weeks
Mid February – one week
Spring - 2 weeks
End of May – one week
Summer - 6 weeks
Full-time education is compulsory for all children aged between 5 and 16. English children attend a primary school until they are eleven and then they go to secondary school. Some pupils go to state grammar schools and most of them attend comprehensive schools. The first–year classes at these schools are of mixed ability and after that they are divided into different groups for lessons in academic subjects.
A large number of comprehensive schools are independent specialist schools, which put emphasis on certain subjects like Information Technology or sports.
Private schools are not run by the state and they are fee-paying schools. Many of them are boarding schools which have very old traditions and a high academic standard. Many of them are boys’ or girls’ schools, but some are mixed schools. This type of schools has become more and more popular and more than 7% of all pupils attend these schools.
At the end of each term pupils get their school reports. Most schools set exams at the end of the school year to test students’ ability. At the age of 15 or 16, students take their GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education) whose results depend on course work and written examination.
After completing the GCSE, some students leave school, others continue at school for two more years and take A level exams, in three or four subjects. These exams determine whether a student is eligible for university.
British English

1. exercise book
2. timetable
3. mark
4. to leave school with A-level qualifications
5. holidays
6. certificate
7. primary school
8. secondary school
9. head teacher
10. break

American English

1. notebook
2. schedule
3. grade
4. to graduate from high school
5. vacation
6. diploma
7. elementary school
8. high school
9. principal
10. recess

Read and laugh
Pupil: Should we be punished for something we haven’t done?
Teacher: No, of course not!
Pupil: Good! I haven’t done my homework.

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Mary ate a little lamb,
A little toast,
A little jam,
A little pizza,
And some cake,
Some French fries,
And a chocolate shake,
A little burger
On a bun.
And that's why Mary
Weighs a ton.

By Bill Dodds

Big Mary

Big Mary


It's chique smart stylish and small. It's something you've got to have because all your friends have one. It connects you to far away people and cuts you off from those sitting next to you.

Can you guess what it is?

Answer: Mobile phone

Language code and meaning

B4 = before
LUV U = love you
THX = thanks
M8TS = mates
CU L8TR = see you later
RUOK = are you OK?
WOT RU DOIN 2NITE? = what are you doing tonight?
GR8 2 CU = great to see you
PCM = please call me
DO U LUV 2 TEXT? = do you love to text?

Can you understand this message?