Flo-Joe for Cambridge English Exams

Cambridge English: Preliminary

Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam

Education Vocabulary: In the Classroom

On this page you will practise some of the vocabulary to describe objects in the classroom.


Complete each definition with the correct word:

A) These are used to cut paper.
The teacher writes on this at the front of the class.
C) Students sit at one of these.
D) This tells you when your lessons are.
E) You might be given one of these to study.
F) You use this to draw straight lines.
G) You'll often find this at reception with messages to students.
H) You use this when you make a mistake.
You might get one of these at the end of your course.
J) This document explains your strengths and weaknesses.

Well done. The correct answers are: A) scissors, B) board, C) desk, D) timetable, E) coursebook, F) ruler, G) noticeboard, H) rubber, I) certificate, J) report.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer





Complete the gaps in the following sentences with the correct word.

A) I'll just check my to see when the lessons are on Thursday.
My is so small I can't fit my books on it to work.
C) Can I borrow your ? I've made a mistake.
D) I had to sit at the front of the room because I couldn't read what the teacher was writing on the .
E) I'm so pleased I passed the exam. I'm going to put my in a frame and hang it on the wall.
F) There was only one pair of in the class and we all had to share them to cut out photos from magazines.
G) I'm looking forward to getting my to see if I'm making good progress.
H) We are using a very old to study with and all the photographs and articles in it are out of date.
I) Carol is so careful with her work. She even uses a to underline all the important points in her book.
J) I've just seen a message on the telling us about this week's trip.

Well done!The correct answers are: A) timetable, B) desk, C) rubber, D) board, E) certificate, F) scissors, G) report, H) coursebook, I) ruler, J) noticeboard. Your answer has been saved.Check your answer


Do you enjoy using a coursebook when you study or do you find them a little boring?
Did you used to get good reports at school?
Would you hang a certificate on your wall?
Are you an organised person that always has a rubber or a ruler when you need one?


Writing Practice, Part 3

This is part of an email you receive from an English friend.

Anyway, my classes start again next week and it's great to hear you're studying English. What are your lessons like?

Now you are writing an email to this friend.

Write your email in about 100 words.