1.en.02 My journey to school

  • How long does it take you to get to school?
  • Do you walk?
  • Do you  take the  bus?
  • Does someone give you a lift?

What are  other kids from around the world journeys to school  like? Click on the image and find out:

Task: In pairs, have a look at the photo your teachers have assigned to you. Try to locate the country in a world map. Take notes in your notebook in order to present the photo to the class.

1. Children are accompanied on their walk to school through Guizhou Province, China

2. Amish children travel to school in their horse and buggy in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States

3. Schoolgirls ride bicycles past cherry blossoms on their way to school in Tokyo, Japan

4.Children arrive at their lakeside school on Lake Titicaca in the Uros Islands, Peru

5. Children trek across a rope bridge to school in El Salvador

6. Children ride on horseback to school in rural Uruguay

7. Girls avoid sewage on their way to school in Cité Soleil, Haiti

8. Two boys walk to school in the UK

9. A donkey pulls Palestinian children to school in Gaza

10. Pakistani school children sit in a trolley crossing a stream in  Islamabad

11. A group of children walk together to school in Havana, Cuba

12. Hungarian pupil uses the tram to go to school in Budapest

13. Students sit on a bamboo raft on their way to School in Rodriguez, Philippines

14. Thai student rides a scooter as she travels to school along with her father and mother in Bangkok

15. Schoolchildren climbing on unsecured wooden ladders in Southern China

The importance of School

Have a look at the wordcloud. Do you understand all the words?

Copy in your notebook the new words. What do they mean? Use an online dictionary and get ready to share with your classmates


Now, complete the following tasks:

  • Find a definition of literacy
  • Find what the acronym UNESCO stands for
  • Check  in the UNESCO statistics page what the literacy rate of the countries you chose is. You only have to click on the image below:


  • Explore the interactive map in the UNESCO site. What are the countries with higher number of people who cannot read and write?
  • Is there a difference between young and old people?
  • What about between men and women?
  • What about Spain?
  • Were you surprised by your findings?

Share your findings with the rest of the class.

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