Big English Plus American English Level 6 Student Book

Read and listen to the statements. All of them are true! Talk about them with a partner. Which one is the most surprising? Why? 1 Some kids have didaskaleinophobia , which is the fear of going to school. 2 Richard Branson, creator of Virgin Records and the Virgin Atlantic airline, didn’t finish secondary school. 3 There is an alternative school in Canada that doesn’t test students, and it doesn’t follow a strict schedule, either. Students decide how to spend the school day and which activities to attend. They are grouped not by their age, but by their interests. 4 Finnish students rarely take exams or do homework until they are into their teens. But they rank at the top or near the top in international tests in science, math, and language. 5 China has the longest school day in the world. A Chinese student spends almost eleven hours in the classroom each day! 6 In South Korea, secondary school students applying for college all take the same standardized test. On the day of the test, people come to the school to support the students who are going to take the test. They give out candy, tea, and other treats to the students. Some cabs give the students free rides, and additional trains and buses run before and after the exam. SCHOOL ALL ABOUT

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