Boys and Girls Should Attend Separate Schools


After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Boys and girls should attend separate schools. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
    • What are the benefits of having girls and boys attend separate schools?
    • What are some negative aspects of having girls and boys attend separate schools?
    • How would schools change if boys and girls attended separate schools?


Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
gender (n) state of being male or female
They had to write what their gender was on the form. 
school (n) institution responsible for educating people
She couldn’t wait to get back to school and begin learning new things.
separate (adj) viewed as apart
The brothers and sisters went to school in separate cars.
distinct (adj) recognizably different
The school had a distinct smell when the weather got warmer.
divide (v) to separate
The teacher had to divide the class into smaller groups.
attend (v) be present at
She didn’t want to attend school if her friends weren’t there.
get into (expression) to enter
They had to find another way to get into school.
join up (expression) to meet an engage with
She had to join up with the other girls to go to class.
sit down (expression) take a seat
The boy was told to sit down in his seat. 
school of thought (expression) particular beliefs or ways of thinking of something
One school of thought suggests that boys and girls should be separated.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”
― George Washington Carver


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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