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1I could get a job as a secondary school __________ now, but I want to continue studying to become a university_________ . (teacher/ lecturer)

2History is my favourite _____, but today's _____ wasn't very interesting. (lesson /subject)

3 My primary school only has 300 _____but there are over 5,000 ______ at my brother's university. (pupils/students)

4 Frank got good ______ in ail of his school exams, so he was able to go to university to do a .... (grades/ degree)

5 There will be no lectures during the last _______of my history _____as we are expected to study for exams then. {course/ term)

6 I got an extra... for remembering the name of Napoleon's horse, so my final________ for the test was 19 out of 20! (point/mark)

7The ______of the arts faculty used to be the ______of a primary school. (dean/headmaster)

8 When I went to______ I only saw my parents during the holidays, but now that I go to a_____.................................. I see them every night. (day school/boarding school)

9 It is necessary to pay school fees in order to go to a___________ , whereas a ______is run by the state and is therefore free. (comprehensive school/private school)

10 My brother and sister go to a_____, but I go to _______where there are only girls, (co-educational school/single-sex school)


12. Look at the list of qualities below. Which, in your opinion, are the most important ones to be a good teacher? Listen to the tape and tick the ones which are mentioned.


A good teacher should:

a) speak clearly

b) establish a friendly relationship with students

c) have a lot of confidence in front of large groups

d) understand students' individual needs

e) encourage students to be creative

f) keep tight control of a group of students

g) give students a lot of praise and support

h) attend refresher courses regularly

i) spend time preparing lessons thoroughly

j) punish students who don't work hard enough

Which qualities do you think a good teacher should have? Write sentences as in the example.

e.g. I strongly believe that a good teacher should be able to understand students' individual needs


13. Let's decide what role teachers and their methods play in the life of every person. Read the following statements. Which of them do you agree with?

To teach is to learn.

• I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. —Chinese Proverb.

• Successful teachers are effective in spite of the psychological theories they suffer under. —Educational Proverb.

• The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. —Mark Van Doren .

A teacher affects eternity no one can tell where his influence stops. —Henry Adams.

• Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. —Jacques Barzun.

• The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. —William Arthur Ward.

• If I had a child who wanted to be a teacher, I would bid him Godspeed as if he were going to a war. For indeed the war against prejudice, greed and ignorance is eternal, and those who dedicate themselves to it give their lives no less because they may live to see some fraction of the battle won. —James Hilton.

• I beg of you to stop apologizing for being a member of the most important. profession in the world. —William G. Carr.

• You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. — Gay P. Bedford.

• The job of a teacher is to excite in the young a boundless sense of curiosity about life, so that the growing child shall come to apprehend it with an excitement tempered by awe and wonder. John Garrett.

14. During the discussion all the group contributed to the individual understanding of the role teachers play in their pupils' life. To sum it up write an answer to one of the following questions:

· What is the role of a teacher in person’s life?

· What kind of person should a person be?

· What kind of teacher would you like to be?

15. Let's remember our expectations about school and learning before we went to school and decide what helped us to keep motivated and what discouraged our learning.

1. What had you expected from your school years before you went to school?

2. Do you remember your first day at school? What did you feel on the first day?

3. Were you scared or happy?

4. Do you remember your first teacher? What did you like about your first teacher?

5. What subjects did you like most? Why did you like them? What was important for you?

- the teacher's attitude to you;

- the subject itself;

- jokes and tales that teacher told to remove strain from the classroom atmosphere;
easy (or challenging) tasks. Add what you think was important.

5. In your school life there were surely subjects, which you did not like. Why didn't you like them?

6. What do you wish that never had happened to you in school?

7. How important is education for children? Do children want and like learning? What would all children like to learn?

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