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In PART 1, you will become a teacher for a little while. How good will you be at correcting students' work?
PART 2 contains the last glossary that will be included in your test. Check how many words you can remember by accepting Challenge #1.
PART 3 is a revision of the language tools that will be included in the test
Finally, PART 4 is all about landmarks. It includes Challenge #2, in which you will be asked about all 6 civilization landmarks.


Due to Covid-19,
Class Test #2 will be done ONLINE on 15 December 2020.
Check your email for more details.


Corrections, corrections...

You are reading one of your students' writing practice describing the following picture. But there are many mistakes (20) that you need to correct. Let's see how many you can find!

Frankenstein EU


  Civilisation landmark
  1. You are the teacher!
  • Glossary on education
  • Challenge #1: Vocabulary
  Language tools
  1. Articles
  2. The present (I): Choose the right form
  3. The present (II): Rewrite
  4. The present (III): Complete
  5. The past (I): Click on the right form
  6. The past (II): Complete
  7. Modal verbs: Complete
  • Challenge #2: Landmark revision

(Do not click this button until you complete the exercise)

#1. drawing designed #2. twenty-ninth #3. October #4. published
#5. magazine #6. foreground #7. shows #8. his
#9. right #10. left #11. by #12. black bats
#13. former #14. chancellor #15. bankrupt #16. lost
#17. UK #18. are #19. are #20. gloomy



Academic degree
A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study.

The process of documenting, usually in measurable terms, knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs.

The set of courses and their contents offered by an institution such as a school or university. In the U.S., the basic curriculum is established by each state with the individual school districts adjusting it to their desires; in Australia each state's Education Department sets the various curricula.

An approach to facilitate and enhance learning through, and based on, both computer and communications technology. Such devices can include personal computers, digital television, tablets and mobile phones. Communications technology enables the use of the Internet, email, discussion forums, collaborative software and team learning systems.

Exchange student
A student who temporarily goes abroad and lives with a host family in a foreign country, and attends school there. That host family often also sends a child of theirs abroad, usually to the same country as the student they are hosting. The main purpose of exchange programs is to increase cultural understanding, both for the student and the people in the host country he/she comes into contact with.

First-year (also previously called “freshman”) / sophomore / junior / senior
Years 1-4. E.g. A sophomore student is a 2nd-year student.

Gap year
Also known as a sabbatical year, is typically a year-long break before or after college/university during which students engage in various educational and developmental activities, such as travel or some type of regular work.

Grade (US) / Mark (UK)
Level indicating the quality of a student's work (A to F, percentage...).

Grad(uate) school
Division of university offering advanced programs beyond the bachelor's degree, like Master's and PhD (≠Undergrad(uate) school: up to the bachelor's). -> Grad(uate) student ≠ undergrad(uate) student. [See also: Postgraduate Education and Tertiary Ed.].

Higher education
Education provided by universities and other institutions that award academic degrees, such as community colleges, and liberal arts colleges.

A period of work experience offered by an organization for a limited period of time.

The practice of writing pieces of information, often in an informal or unstructured manner. Notetaking is an important skill for students, especially at the college level. Computers, particularly tablet PCs and personal digital assistants (PDAs) are beginning to see wide use as notetaking devices.

Postgraduate education (or Quaternary education)
The fourth-stage educational level, and follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. Graduate school is an example of quaternary education; some consider masters-level degrees as part of tertiary education; some consider postdoctoral positions to be quaternary education while others consider them to be jobs.

Problem solving
Forms part of thinking. It occurs if an organism or an artificial intelligence system does not know how to proceed from a given state to a desired goal state. It is part of the larger problem process that includes problem finding and problem shaping.

Public education
Schooling provided for the general public by the government, whether national or local, and paid for by taxes, which leads to it often being called state education. Schools provided under such a system are called public schools in many countries, but in England the term "public school" refers to an elite of privately funded independent schools which had their origins in medieval schools funded by charity to provide education for the poor.

Often described as an active, diligent, and systematic process of inquiry aimed at discovering, interpreting and revising facts. This intellectual investigation produces a greater understanding of events, behaviors, or theories, and makes practical applications through laws and theories.

Rubric (academic)
In education, a rubric is a set of criteria and standards linked to learning objectives that is used to assess a student's performance, such as on a paper, project, or essay.

Science fair
Generally a competition where contestants create a project related to science or some scientific phenomenon. Science fairs usually are involved with children and schooling; however, the term can be used to describe science fairs independent of the age of the contestants involved. They are often also combined with competition in mathematics or history.

An ability, usually learned, to perform actions.

STEM fields
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields are collectively considered core technological underpinnings of an advanced society. In many forums (including political/governmental and academic) the strength of the STEM workforce is viewed as an indicator of a nation's ability to sustain itself.

Student loans
Loans offered to students to assist in payment of the costs of professional education. These loans usually carry lower interests than other loans, and are usually issued by the government.

Student organization
A voluntary association of students at institutions of secondary and higher education for a specific legal purpose. Such organizations are often sponsored through and receive funding from a student government.

A document with an outline and summary of topics to be covered in a course. It is often either set out by an exam board, or prepared by the professor who teaches the course, and is usually given to each student during the first class session.

Tertiary education
(also referred to as third-stage or third level education) The educational level following the completion of a school providing a secondary education such as a high school, secondary school, or gymnasium. Tertiary education is commonly higher education which prepares students for a quaternary education.
Colleges and universities are examples of institutions that provide tertiary education. The term Tertiary education can also be used to refer to vocational education and training.

Refers to the acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge and relates to specific useful skills. It forms the core of apprenticeships and provides the backbone of content at technical colleges or polytechnics. Today it is often referred to as professional development.

A fee charged for educational instruction especially at a formal institution of learning. Tuition is charged by educational institutions to assist with funding of staff and faculty salaries, course offerings, lab equipment, computer systems, libraries, and facility upkeeping.

Visual learning
A proven teaching method in which graphic organizers, such as webs, concept maps idea maps, and slide shows are used to help students of all ages think and learn more effectively.

A brief intensive course, a seminar or a series of meetings emphasizing interaction and exchange of information among a usually small number of participants.

Adapted from Wikipedia.org


Vocabulary: Education

How much can you remember from the glossary? The following challenge contains 16 terms and their descriptions, but they're scrambled (disorganised). Can you put them in the right order faster than your colleagues?




A. Click on the correct word.

1. I love this time in / evening when the sun is going down.

2. People play / cricket in South Africa, Australia and Sri Lanka.

3. It's too far to walk so I think I'll catch ... / bus.

4. Jane had to go home from school because she had / headache.

5. The robber was sent to / prison for a total of three years.

6. My cousin works as / waiter in a café near where we live.

7. The underground doesn't run this late so we'll have to take / taxi.

8. I like to listen to / music in my free time.

9. My favourite subject at school is / chemistry.

10. Jazz music appeared in America in / 1920s.

Verb tenses


See grammar reminder for examples >>

B. Click on the correct word or phrase.

1. Elizabeth / to bed at around 11.

2. Dan / on the other phone right now.

3. We / any meat at the moment as we're both on a diet.

4. / increasingly safe?

5. My mum / me every weekend without fail.

6. How much /

7. You / with excuses for not having done your homework. It's so annoying!

8. / much during the week but / to go out somewhere on Saturday night.

9. No, the train / at Cirencester on Saturdays.

10. My mum / part in ice-skating competitions almost every weekend.

C. Rewrite correctly: change the words or phrases in the boxes.

1. My dad late on Saturday mornings.   

2. any other language apart from English?   

3. all my Christmas presents and it's only October!   

4. It's the first time a party at home.   

5. Actually, I think Daren quite hard sometimes.   

6. Carlo Chinese food before.   

7. Sean a table for tonight.   

8. any help painting her new flat?   

D. complete using the correct form of the verb in brackets.

1. It's the first time octopus!    

2. Sandy his sister since she went to university.    

3. They on holiday to Spain and won't be back until the end of the month.    

4. Poor Tracy! She that essay for hours now and she still hasn't finished!    

5. anyone famous?    

6. to get in touch with Jenny all morning but I can't find her anywhere.    

7. the book yet so I can't tell you what happens.    

8. where we're going this summer?    

9. here for the last six years.    

10. such nonsense!    




Habits, absolute truths
  • I play
  • You play
  • He/she/it plays
  • We play
  • You play
  • They play


Happening now, trends
  • I am playing
  • You are playing
  • He/she/it is playing
  • We are playing
  • You are playing
  • They are playing


Happened recently, once in your life
  • I have played
  • You have played
  • He/she/it has played
  • We have played
  • You have played
  • They have played


It has been happening for a while, and it is still going on
  • I have been playing
  • You have been playing
  • He/she/it has been playing
  • We have been playing
  • You have been playing
  • They have been playing


See grammar reminder for examples >>

E. Click on the correct word or phrase.

1. I / Maria for the first time at Ray's birthday party.

2. Richard / TV when the phone rang.

3. When we were on holiday, we / to the café almost every day.

4. Denise / the song every day until she could sing it perfectly.

5. The phone was engaged when I called. Who / to?

6. Mr Connors / two houses and a villa in the south of France.

7. It was strange at first, but I quickly got used to / the bagpipes.

8. Didn't you / have blond hair?

9. Christopher was / used to the idea of joining the army.

10. People never / be so worried about crime in this area.

11. When she was a girl, my mum / to live in a village.

12. There / be a cinema on this corner, but they knocked it down.

F. Complete using the correct form of the verb in brackets.

1. Where when I saw you on the bus last night?    

2. the film?    

3. When we shared a room, Zoe my things. It was so annoying!    

4. When I went to get the tickets, I realised I any money.    

5. When I was young, we to France every year on holiday.    

6. Elvis famous for the song Blue Suede Shoes.    

7. When you rang last night, I in the garden so I didn't hear the phone.    

8. I from Davina last night. She says hello.    

9. The old man to be very tired and he slowly sat down.    

10. We a surprise party for my brother last Saturday.    



Happened in the past, in a specific year, day...
  • I played
  • You played
  • He, she, it playeds
  • We played
  • You played
  • They played


Action in progress in the past until something else made it stop
  • I was playing
  • You were playing
  • He/she/it was playing
  • We were playing
  • You were playing
  • They were playing


It happened before something else
  • I had played
  • You had played
  • He/she/it had played
  • We had played
  • You had played
  • They had played


It had been happening for a while, until something else interrupted the action
  • I had been playing
  • You had been playing
  • He/she/it has been playing
  • We had been playing
  • You had been playing
  • They had been playing


See grammar reminder for examples >>

G. Complete these sentences using CAN/ COULD/ MIGHT/ MUST/ SHOULD/ WOULD + the verb in the boxes.

NOTE: In some sentences you need to use HAVE: MUST HAVE.../ SHOULD HAVE...etc. In some sentences you need to use the negative (CAN'T/ COULDN'T etc...)


Modal verbs are used with other verbs to express ability, obligation, possibility, and so on.


  • Ability
    I can speak a little Russian.
  • Permission
    Can I open the window?


  • Possibility
    I may be home late.
  • Permission
    May I sit down, please?


  • Obligation
    I must go now.
  • Prohibition
    You must not cross the line.
  • Strong belief
    She must be over 90 years old.


  • Advice
    You should stop smoking.


  • Request or offer
    Would you like a cup of tea?


Final landmark quiz

The following quiz has very specific questions on each of the six civilization landmarks. You have 5 lives to answer 34 questions. Will you reach the end of the quest?


2 Rue de la Houssinière
Building 2 - Office 109
Nantes 44322 cedex 3