ticket 2 English Unit 3 : Education


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 .


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

Education system
School subject
Private lessons
Equal opportunities
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.


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

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


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


  • 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.


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

 Grammar: The past perfect

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