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05 Lesson 2 - School subjects

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06 Lesson 2 - The first day of school

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07 Lesson 2 - Ten green bottles

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08 Lesson 2 - Numbers

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School facilities

Look at the photos and name the facility. What do pupils do there?

Rules for teachers from the past

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These are 150-year-old rules for female teachers:

  • You can't get married while you are a teacher.
  • You can't go out with men.
  • You must be home between 8 pm and 6 am.
  • You can’t go to ice cream shops.
  • You can’t travel outside the town without permission.
  • You mustn’t smoke cigarettes.
  • Your dress mustn’t be in bright colours.
  • You can’t dye your hair a different colour.
  • You must wear long dresses.
  • You must keep the school clean and warm: sweep and wash the floor, clean the board and light a fire.

And these were rules for students:

  • You must respect your teacher.
  • You mustn’t call your classmates nasty names.
  • You mustn’t disturb your neighbours.
  • You can’t stand up if your teacher does not let you.
  • You must ask to go to the toilet or outside.
  • You must listen, or you will be punished.
  • Students can go out only one by one.
  • You must wash your hands and face at the end of class.
  • You must come in and go out of the classroom quietly.
  • If your name is called, you must put the classroom in order before leaving.

Questions:

  • Do teachers today follow any of these rules?
  • Do students still follow their rules?
  • What rules do you think teachers should follow? Make a list of five rules for teachers.
  • What rules do you think are not necessary anymore? Make a list of five rules that are important today.
  • What is a good teacher like? Write down five to ten characteristics.
  • What is a good student like? Write down five to ten characteristics.
  • Who is your favourite teacher? Does he/ she have rules? Which ones?
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Cool subjects

Australia

Surfing

Children have lessons in one of the most popular Australian sports. It includes staying on the board, swimming and first aid.

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Armenia

Folk dancing

In Armenia, there are over 1,500 different folk dances. So that people will not forget them, all children have these classes in primary school.

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The USA

Fashion

Students learn how to design and make clothes. They also find out about fashion etiquette and how to get a job in the industry.

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Russia

Beekeeping

Schools in Bashkortostan have their own beehives. Children can learn how to take care of bees and make honey.

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Japan

Admiration for Nature

In these classes, students learn to see the beauty in places around them. They also get tests and grades.

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Questions

In which of these classes can children be inside? In which must they be outside?

For which subjects do you have to be fit? How about patient? Careful? Quiet? Artistic?

Can you learn any of these subjects on your own, without a teacher?

Where do you have to work in a team?

Think of some cool subjects you would want to have in your school and describe them:

  •  What are they called?
  •  Where do you have them?
  •  What is most important to learn from them?
  •  Why do you like them?