Ticket 2 English Unit 3 : Education

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela

Vocabulary: education

Types of education

there are many types of education but the most frequent ones are : Formal , Non-formal, and informal education

  •  Formal education: refers to the types of learning that are taking place in an educational institution , where there is a syllabus , a teacher and is usually recognised in a qualification or a certificate .
  • Non-formal education: it refers to a learning  through  programme (like formal education ) but it is not usually evaluated and it does not lead to certification .
  • Informal education: it refers to any learning resulted from activities related to our daily life.
  • Vocational education: Prepares learners for careers or professions related to a specific trade, occupation or vacation
  • Special education: Describes an educational alternative that focuses on the teaching of students with special (behavioural, health academic or physical) needs that can not be met using traditional programs or techniques.
  • Inclusive education: It is the one that addresses the learning needs of children, youth and adults especially those who vulnerable to marginalization and exclusion
  • Gifted education: is a broad term for special practices, procedures and theories used in the education of children who have been identified as gifted or talented
  • Basic education: The whole range of educational activities taking place in various  settings (formal, nonformal and informal) that aim t meet the basic learning needs such as reading, writing and arithmetic

Examples of Education

  •  Formal education: Secondary school vocational training workshop-university studies.
  • Non-formal education: Evening classes ,literacy classes.
  • Informal education: Theater, television, daily life in general .

Collocations

A collocation is a pair of words that generally goes or occurs together. Here are some related to education.

 
Education system
goals
background
School subject
year
uniform
Private lessons
institution
school
Equal opportunities
rights
status
Other collocation :
  • higher education
  • university graduate
  • free classes
  • learning needs
  • mixed classes
  • cultural background
  • adult illiteracy

Functions: expressing purpose Purpose

Use to , so as to, and in order to express purpose in the affirmative form.

Examples:

  • He is working hard to have a good grade in his exam.
  • Leila plays sports in order lose weight.
  • The journalist met the president so as interview him .

Use so as not to and in order not to express purpose in the negative form.

Examples:

  • They woke up early in order not to be late.
  • She exercises regularly so as not to get fat.
  • He helped the new policewoman so as not to fail in her first mission.
Purpose with so that

Examples:

  • He turned down the music so that he wouldn’t disturb the neighbours.
  • He got a visa so that he can travel to the USA.
  • He decided to stay in England for a while so that he could practice his English.
Purpose with for

Purpose can be also expressed by using for.

For may be followed by either a noun or a verb + ing.

Examples:

  • I stopped there for a chat.
  • This mop is for cleaning the floor.

 Grammar: The past perfect

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