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Here is some further practice on school subjects and opinions of them. This vocabulary could come up in any of your exams, so it's essential that you know it.

If you come across words you don't know, make sure you note them down and learn them. If it's a noun, remember to also learn the gender - der/die/das!

Read this letter and then look at the sentences below. Click on the phrase or word that completes the sentence correctly.

You could also use the letter to get some ideas for your speaking exam, so spend some time looking at it and note down anything new!

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The school timetable

Being able to talk about the school day is essential and is something you may have to do in the speaking exam. It could also come up in the reading and listening exams, so you need to know how to talk about a timetable well.

Letter reading

Here is an exercise that will see how well you know the vocabulary in this area of the topic. It will also give you ideas for your speaking exam. Remember to learn any words or phrases you don't already know.

Do you know the words for classroom objects? Complete this crossword by typing in the correct spelling for each of the items pictured below. Make sure you learn any words you didn't know. Do you know the genders?? Der / die / das?!!!

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In some ways, going to school is a similar experience the world over, however there are particular differences between schools in various countries. You need to be aware of the differences between schools in the U.K. and Germany...uniform...timing of the school day... etc.

Here is some practice exercise to ensure you really know this vocabulary really well. You could use this in your speaking exam or it could very easily come up in your reading and listening exams.

Read the text below and then answer the questions:

Letztes Jahr bin ich mit meinem Partner in eine deutsche Schule gegangen. Die deutschen Schulen sind ganz anders.
Die Schule beginnt morgens um acht Uhr und sie haben keine Versammlung. Die Deutschen haben sechs Stunden pro Tag und zwei grosse Pausen. Sie gehen auch samstags in die Schule. Samstags haben sie vier Stunden. Nachmittags haben sie keine Schule.
In Deutschland ist die Schule um ein Uhr aus. Sie haben keine Kantine. Sie essen zu Hause. Sie tragen auch keine Schuluniform wie in England. Ich trage einen dunkelroten Pullover, einen schwarzen Rock oder eine schwarze Hose und ein weisses Hemd.
In Deutschland bleiben die Schüler in einem Klassenzimmer, aber in England bleibt der Lehrer in einem Klassenzimmer. Wenn die Schüler schlechte Noten in einer Prüfung haben, müssen sie sitzenbleiben. Das finde ich nicht so gut! Es ist gut, dass wir in England nicht sitzenbleiben!

You will read a list of statements about British and German schools. For each statement decide whether it refers to British or German schools and click on the correct button:

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