Recollect your school days. Work in pairs. Tell a partner about a hard-working student in your class and one who couldn't care less about his/her exams. What do they do now?
Work in pairs. Discuss your work at school. Use the following phrases:
|be a genius; a mark for an answer; a mark in a subject; be a top/bottom student; be at odds with; be bored with; be good/bad at; be obliged; do a lot of swotting; do well/badly; enjoy studying; give/get a mark; have ability/a gift; lead the class in; put in a lot of reading; slave at one's books; spend a lot of time practising; spend one's time on books; to swot; to loathe; win all the prizes in the exams; work with relish and application; to be at the top/bottom of the class.|
Listen to three people talking about the schools they used to go. Tick the topic each one talks
about. Were the speakers happy at school?
Listen to the cassette again. Decide whether these statements are true or false.
v Louise lived at her school
v Louise liked her uniform
v Jim used to have lunch at school
v Most of Jim's teachers were old
v Debbie didn't like her school
v Debbie used to go to a pub with one of her friends
|What does Louise remember about her teachers? What does Jim like about his uniform? What does Debbie remember about homework and punishments? Did you have much homework to do? What subjects took most of the time? Did you have favourite subjects? What were they?|
How do you feel about the subjects in the box? Use one of these expressions in each answer
(but write more if you want to).
|I really enjoy... I'm extremely interested in... I'm fascinated by... I'm quite interested in... I'd like to know more about... I don't know anything about... I'm not very interested in... I've always wanted to learn... I'm not in the least interested in... I don't like... at all. I'm bored by... I used to think... was boring, but now I'm getting interested in it. I think... is a complete waste of time. I hate... Which subjects were your favourite ones? What did it depend on?||archaeology algebra art biology computer studies dancing geometry history the humanities languages literature maths music philosophy|