Школи у Великобританії (SCHOOLS IN GREAT BRITAIN)


English children go to school at the age of 5. It is the infant school. At the infant school they learn to read, to write and to count.

In Great Britain school begins on the first of September, if the first of September is not Monday. English children have classes five days a week, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. They do not have classes on Saturday and on Sunday.

They have holidays three times a year. They have winter holidays for seventeen days, spring holidays — for fifteen days and summer holidays for thirty-four or thirty-five days. In summer their lessons are over in the middle of July. English children are at school from nine o’clock in the morning till half past four in the afternoon. But they have a long break from twelve o’clock till two o’clock.

There are private schools in Great Britain. Parents pay for the education of their children there.

When children leave school at the age of 16 they get a report. English pupils get such marks: “A+” — it means “excellent”, “A” — “very good”, “B” – “good”, “C” – “satisfactory”, “D” — “fair”, “E” — “unsatisfactory”.

Some schools in Great Britain are only for boys, and some are only for girls.

Слова до тексту:

the infant school – школа для дітей 5-7 років

(an infant) – (маленька дитина)

in the middle half – в середині

half past four – пів на п’яту

A+ (plus) – ей з плюсом

fair – посередньо

Запитання до тексту:

At what age do English children begin to go to school? – В я кому віці починають англійській діти ходити до школи?

Does school always begin on the first of September in Great Britain? – Заняття в школі у Великій Бритоанії завжди починаються першого вересня?

How many times a year do English children have holidays? – Скільки разів на рік англійській діти мають канікули?

Do they have holidays in autumn? – У них є канікули восени?

How long are their holidays in summer? – Як довго тривають їхні канікули влітку?

Would you like to have such summer holidays as English pupils have? – Ви б хотіли мати такі літні канікули як англійські учні?

How long is a school day in Great Britain? – Як довго триває шкільний день у Великій Британії?

At what age do English pupils leave school? – В якому віці англійські діти закінчують школу?

What marks do they have in their school reports? – Які оцінки вони мають у своїх свідоцтвах?

Are there any schools only for boys or only for girls in Great Britain? – Чи є школи тільки для хлопчиків або тільки для дівчаток у Великій Британії?

Are there the schools only for boys or only for girls in Ukraine? – Чи є школи тільки для хлопчиків або тільки для дівчаток у Україні?