Unit 1 School life
1. What school were you at last term? 2. Why did you choose our senior high school? 3. Are there any differences?
What does high school mean in you
High school is a time of discovery, learning and hard work!
When we speak of school life, which words can you think of ?
sorrows joys excitement
Look at the following pictures about high school life in the UK and China. Discuss the following questions with a partner. 1. What is the school life like in the UK? 2. How different is it from that in China?
In the UK
Huge campus & low buildings
In the UK, there are usually very low houses and huge campus while in China we usually have tall buildings and large
campus to make sure that students have
enough space to study and play in.
In the UK
Lockers for every student
No lockers in the classroom
In the UK, there are lockers for each student in the classroom while in China we often have some lockers in every bedroom.
In the UK
Small class sizes
Large numbers of students
In the UK, there is usually a large classroom with a few students in it, who sit face to face in two lines. The students are encouraged to participate in various classroom activities.
In China, we always have a full classroom with students sitting in several lines facing the blackboard and in most cases, students are not so eager to answer the teachers’ questions, especially high middle school students.
In the UK
A lot of outdoor activities
have outdoor activities in P.E. class
In the UK students often discuss something with their teachers. They look quite at ease with each other just like friends. They have a lot of outdoor activities.
Students only have some outdoor activities in P.E. class in China. But lots of teachers and students pay more attention on outdoor activities now.
Differences In UK In China Large campus; Tall buildings
Desks with small drawers
campus Huge campus; & Low building buildings Where to keep books etc. Lockers
No more than 30 per class A lot of outdoor activities
Some outdoor activities
Join different clubs; Sports meetings; Outing in spring/autumn; Take part in concerts.
Fill in the blanks according to what we discussed just now.
In the UK, very _____ low houses and huge
campus can be seen. In China, each school
also has a large campus, but the buildings
higher In the UK, there are are much ______.
_______for students outside the classlockers room, just like those in our _________. bedrooms In the UK, the classroom is very big, with a few students in it. They’re usually
_____ active in class, eager to answer the teacher’s questions. In China, we always have a ______ larger number of students in each classroom and students are not so eager to answer the teachers’ questions, especially ________ high middle school students.
Students in UK have ________outdoor a lot of
activities, but in China, students only have ______ some outdoor activities in P.E. class. However, teachers and students pay more attention on outdoor activities now.
1. pre-school education (2~5 years old) China kindergarten UK play school / nursery school 2. primary education (5/6~12/13 years old) China primary school UK junior school
3. secondary education(12/13~16/18 years old) China junior and senior middle school UK comprehensive school / grammar school
4. further / higher education(18+ years old) college / university USA Middle school 初中 High school 高中 Junior high / middle school 初中 Senior high / middle school 高中
Think about it!
What is your dream school life like? How to deal with the following questions:
Teachers? Classmates? Relationship?
learne d humorous
love learn encourage
understand help respect
Useful expressions: In my opinion… I think… The perfect school in my mind is like this. The teachers should be… The students should be… There are many activities…
How can we succeed in our future school life?
Write down your own opinion on what your dream school life like. (100 words)