Choose one of the rules below and try to make a true sentence about your partner’s education, e.g. “In your college, you have to take out your piercings”, “In your school, you didn’t have to take off your make up” etc.
Take off your make up
Wear smart clothes
Take out your earrings
Take out other piercings
Be careful not to say anything sexist
Be careful not to say anything racist
Be careful not to say anything homophobic
Call your teacher “Sir” or “Miss”
Call your teacher by their surname
Do club activities
Do a roll-call
Turn off your mobile phone
Show ID to get into the building
Take a drug test
Sit with and work with students of the other sex
Speak English outside class
See your tutor 1 to 1
Bring a note from the doctor to prove you were sick
Hand in homework every week
Show ID when you take an exam
Do physical exercise
Have oral examinations
Pay for any equipment you break
Take part in safety drills
Be a long way from the building if you want to smoke
Speak out in front of the whole class
What are the most common university rules in your country and in other countries, e.g. the UK, USA and Australia?
Tick the ones above that are usually true in the UK, USA and Australia. Check your answers with your teacher, giving your answers as full sentences with “have to” and “don’t have to” (If you don’t know generally but know of someone’s real experience, you can use “had to”)
Imagine you are the management of a private university. You have to decide 10 rules for your university that will be popular both with students and their parents.
Take turns pretending to be a future student or parent of a future student and ask another group about their rules. Decide if you want to go or want your child to go to that university and tell the class why.
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