May 18, 2015 - Word of the Day
The word "school" is an important part of your basic English vocabulary.
- Children belong in school.
- The schools in this city are very good.
- I used to teach at a private school.
- Where did you go to school?
In the United States, colleges and universities are often referred to as schools.
- The University of Minnesota is a good school.
- Which school does Bob want to attend?
- When the economy tanked, many college students chose to remain in school.
- The school of architecture is very well known at that university. (Departments within colleges and universities are often called "schools.")
The word "school" is often used with other words:
- The school day begins at 7:30 a.m.
- The school year begins in September and ends in June.
- Juanita has always wanted to be a school teacher.
- Kids get a lot of school work completed during the day.
- The was a fight in the school yard. (the area where kids have recess)
- School books are becoming more costly.
- We took a school bus when we went on our field trip.
When fish move in large numbers together, the group is referred to as a school. Small fish, in particular, form schools as a form of protection.
- A school of fish was attacked by sharks.
- Large schools of fish become feeding areas for larger fish.
- It's necessary for tuna to travel in a school because other fish find them to be so delicious.
Perhaps the least obvious way in which "school" is used is as a verb:
- Sheri was schooled in the culinary arts.
- This district schools over 3000 children.
- Tony got schooled by the other kids at the skate park. (To "get schooled" is slang for when a person is taught a lesson or overshadowed by another person's skill.)
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