Начальные классы

Русский язык

Тетрадкин Град


Английский язык





Let’s talk about education.

What can you tell about the system of education in Belarus?

Education is the main people’s wealth and lots of them consider it the sense of living. They get education from early childhood and leam until their hair is grey. To my mind, education plays an important role in people’s lives, that’s why a great attention is paid to it.

Education in Belarus is free and compulsory from age 6 to 15 and the system is well administered. The academic year begins on the 1st of September and lasts till the end of May. It is divided into 4 terms and has 4 vocation periods: autumn, winter, spring and summer ones. There are two official languages within the education system in Belarus: Russian and Belarusian.

From age 6 to 10 children attend primary school where they receive a basic grounding in literacy and numeracy.

When students enter senior secondary school level they may remain in the academic stream for 2 years at schools or gymnasiums or they may attend vocational classes at lyceums for 2 years. Also they may train at a strictly practical level at colleges and obtain a trade.

Belarusian higher education is ranked among the best ones, and the Belarusian specialists are much in demand in the world. Therefore, both our citizens and foreign students wish to study in the higher educational establishments (Universities) of the Republic. University graduates can obtain Bachelor’s degree of Science.

After university graduation young specialists have an opportunity to continue postgraduate education with different Master’s programs. Also training of the scientific personnel with highest qualifications is conducted with granting scientific degrees of Candidate and Doctor of Science.

Can computers be used in education? Why (not)?

Computers have changed the way we work, it occurs in any profession you can obtain.

Computers aid industrial processes; they find applications in medicine; they are the heart of the software industry; they play a vital role in education. The computer facilitates education, making it much easier for the student to learn, for the teacher to teach, and to organize the administrative part of the education process. Computer education forms a part of the school and college curriculum, as it is important for every individual today, to have the basic knowledge of computers. The advantages of computers in education include an efficient storage and performance of information, quick information processing and the saving of paper usage.

Online education has revolutionized the education industry. The computer technology has made the dream of distant learning a reality. So, as you can see, I’m more pro computer usage. To my mind, it has more advantages and moreover it is absolutely necessary nowadays.

Ask me what kind of pupil I was at school.

What problems did you have when you were a pupil?

Were you lazy or hardworking?

Did you have any favourite subjects?

Did you get bad marks? How did you feel?

Did you miss your classes without any serious reason?

What would you advise your friend to do to pass his exams successfully?

It is easier to advise than to follow when you feel nervous, but anyway try not to panic, try to stay calm so that you could concentrate on learning.

Find a suitable place to work. Your desk, the kitchen table, the library, a cafe, but wherever works for you and be prepared to stay there. Stay away from your bed, however as it will increase the likelihood of accidental napping.

Get rid of fun distractions. Do what you have to make yourself concentrate. Put your phone in another room. Turn off the Wi-Fi. Work on paper. If you need to fact check something online, start a list to look up later.

Harder than it seems, this. Really MAKE yourself work.

If you get stuck, don’t stress. Make a note and you can come back to it later.

Snacks and food: your brain needs food to LIVE and LEARN! If you’re staying up all night have something substantial and quick.

Have a little study break listening to some music or stroking your cat. Don’t start feeling like the walls are closing in around you.

Sleep is for the weak, right? WRONG. You will perform much the next day if you brain has a chance to rest.

Look over your notes on the bus and staying calm as much as you can, walk to the exam hall.

Nowadays some young people complain that they have lots of problems at school. Do you agree with them?

I don’t think that it is true. We experience some problems at school, but our parents had the same problems as well. The problems are the same: low marks, bad behaviour, much homework. There is nothing new. We shouldn’t complain to everyone about them. We had better learn how to cope with them on our own.