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University and school work and objects found in the classroom

all-nighter

noun

a whole night that you spend studying while you are at university

blackboard

noun

a large black or green surface fixed to a classroom wall for writing on with chalk

blue book

noun

sheets of paper folded in half and fastened together to form a book that students use for writing in when taking examinations. It often has a blue cover.

chalkboard

noun

a blackboard

classwork

noun

work that students do in class, not as homework

dictation

noun

the activity in which a teacher reads something to students that they write down in order to see how well they understand and write a language

eraser

noun

an object used for removing marks from a blackboard or whiteboard by wiping it

essay

noun

a short piece of writing by a student on a particular subject

exercise book

noun

a book that students use for writing in

extension

noun

extra time that you are given to finish a piece of work, especially at college or university

fieldwork

noun

work that involves going outside the classroom or laboratory to study something in a real environment

handout

noun

a piece of paper with information on it that is given to everyone in a group, especially a class of students

homework

noun

work that a teacher gives a student to do out of class

interactive whiteboard

noun

a large interactive display that is connected to a computer and can be controlled by touching the screen with a finger, pen, or other object

manikin

noun

a model of the human body used for teaching medical students or in art classes

mannikin

another spelling of manikin

marking

noun

students’ written work that a teacher has to check and give a mark to

notes

noun

details from something such as a lecture or a book that you write down so that you can remember them

prep

noun

school work that students do to prepare for classes the next day. The word is used in some private schools.

reading list

noun

a list of books, articles etc relating to a particular academic or school course

report

noun

a document written by a teacher giving details of a student’s work in a school. The American word is report card.

rubber

noun

an object used for cleaning writing or drawing from a blackboard or whiteboard

schoolwork

noun

work that students do for school or in school classes

self-study

noun

work that you do without the help of a teacher

show and tell

noun

an activity in which children bring an object into their classroom and tell the other children about it

slate

noun

a flat piece of slate that was used in the past for writing on in schools

whiteboard

noun

a white plastic board in a classroom that a teacher writes on with ink that can be washed off

workbook

noun

a book for students that contains exercises and has spaces in which to write answers

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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