Choose The Best Word – Education


Education stands as the cornerstone of progress and development in any society. It serves as the foundation upon which individuals build their lives, communities cultivate their values, and nations shape their futures. From ancient civilizations to modern-day societies, the importance of education has remained steadfast, evolving to meet the changing needs of humanity.

Complete definitions 1 – 14 with words and expressions from the box. You will not need all of the words and expressions from the box.

acquire * class * correspondence course * course * day release * degree * discipline * doctorate * elementary (education) * elementary school * enroll * exam * experience * faculty * fail * fees * grade * grades * grade school * graduate (noun) * graduate (verb) * graduate school * grant * higher degree * higher education * high school * junior high school * kindergarten * learn * learning resources center * lecture * lecturer * lesson * literacy * mature (student) * middle school * night class * numeracy * opportunity * pass * physical education * private school * professor * prospectus * public school * qualifications * quarter * retake (an exam) * resources * secondary (education) * semester * seminar * SAT® (Scholastic Aptitude Test) * sit / take (an exam) * skills * study * subject * syllabus * topic * tutor * tutorial * undergraduate

1. A ______________ is an educational course that you take at home, receiving your work and sending it back by mail or email. A ______________ is a lesson in the evening for people who work during the day. People who have a job might be given ______________ by their employer, which means that can take a day off work about once a week to attend a course of study.

2. The ______________ is an examination that students must take before they can go to university.

3. A ______________ is a period of time in which students are taught a subject in school (also called a ______________.

4. A ______________ is a talk given to a group of students at college or university about a particular ______________. The person who gives this talk is called a ______________. A ______________ is a meeting at which a group of students discuss something they are studying. A ______________ is a meeting at which one student, or a small group of students, discusses something he / she is studying with his / her ______________.

5. ______________ is the ability to read and write. ______________ refers to basic skills in mathematics.

6. A ______________ is a small book that provides information about a university. Once a students who has read this book decides he / she would like to study there, he must ______________ (in other words, he / she puts his / her name on the official list of students).

7. A ______________ is a main department at a university. This word can also be used to refer to the teaching staff of a school, college, university, etc.

8. ______________ refers to sports and exercise that children do at school as a school subject.

9. A ______________ is a school that is funded by taxes. A ______________ is a school where the parents of the children who attend it must pay ______________.

10. A ______________ is school for very young children (aged 4 or 5), which prepares them for the first ______________ at school. An ______________ is a school for the first six or eight years of a child’s education. It is also known as a ______________.

11. A ______________ is a list of the main subjects in a course of study (sometimes called a curriculum).

12. A ______________ is a school for students between the ages of 12 and 14 or 15. It is also known as a ______________. From the age of 14 or 15, students attend a ______________.

13. A ______________ is one of two periods into which the school year is divided. A ______________ is one of four periods into which the school year is divided.

14. A ______________ is someone who has completed a course at school, college, or university. A ______________ is a college or university where students can study for a ______________ such as a Master’s or Ph.D.

Correct Answers:

  1. correspondence course / night class / day release
  2. SAT
  3. lesson / class (in either order)
  4. lecture / subject or topic / lecturer / seminar / tutorial / tutor
  5. Literacy / Numeracy
  6. prospectus / enroll (the British-English spelling is enroll)
  7. faculty
  8. Physical education
  9. public school / private school / fees*
  10. kindergarten / grade / elementary school / grade school
  11. syllabus
  12. junior high school / middle school (in either order) / high school
  13. semester / quarter
  14. graduate / graduate school / higher degree
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