Module 15: Classroom Items
In this module, you will learn vocabulary related to classroom items and supplies, as well as how to describe and identify classroom items. You will also practice basic conversation incorporating the Australian education system and classroom culture. Understanding and discussing classroom items is important for daily life, navigating educational settings, and participating in classroom activities.
Vocabulary related to Classroom Items and Supplies:
1. Stationery: pen, pencil, eraser, sharpener, ruler, highlighter, marker, stapler, paperclip, notebook, folder, binder, sticky notes
2. Classroom items: desk, chair, whiteboard, blackboard, chalk, projector, computer, textbook, bulletin board, clock, calendar
3. Art supplies: paint, brush, canvas, crayon, coloured pencil, sketchbook, scissors, glue, construction paper
4. Laboratory items: microscope, beaker, test tube, Bunsen burner, pipette, graduated cylinder, petri dish, goggles, lab coat
Describing and Identifying Classroom Items:
1. To describe an item, use “This/That is” or “These/Those are” followed by the appropriate noun. For example, “This is a pencil” or “Those are notebooks.”
2. To ask about an item, use “What is this/that?” or “What are these/those?” For example, “What is this used for?” or “What are those items on the desk?”
3. To discuss the location of an item, use “Where is” or “Where are” followed by the appropriate noun. For example, “Where is the stapler?” or “Where are the textbooks?”
Basic Conversation Practice Incorporating Australian Education System and Classroom Culture:
The Australian education system includes primary, secondary, and tertiary education, with both public and private institutions available. Classroom culture in Australia is typically informal and interactive, with an emphasis on collaborative learning and critical thinking.
Practice discussing classroom items and the Australian education system with the following conversation prompts:
1. “What items should I bring for my first day at an Australian school?”
2. “How do teachers and students interact in Australian classrooms?”
3. “What should I expect during a typical school day in Australia?”
4. “What extracurricular activities are popular in Australian schools?”
5. “Can you explain the differences between public and private education in Australia?”
In this module, you have learned vocabulary related to classroom items and supplies, as well as how to describe and identify classroom items. You have also practiced basic conversation incorporating the Australian education system and classroom culture. This knowledge is important for daily life, navigating educational settings, and participating in classroom activities.