GE | B|| 6 PE. Application process

School marks

How are things at school?


Look at the pictures. Guess the job, place or country

Answer the questions

1. What do people from the pictures do? What are their professions?

A doctor.

2. What do you want to do after school? Why?

I want to be a teacher. I think it is interesting.

3. Where do you want to study: what country, university? Why?

I want to study in the USA, in Harvard. It is a good university.

Learn new words


Read the definitions or turn the pictures over

a course /kɔːs/ what you want to study, for example, English, Mathematics.
an application /ˌæp.lɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ a formal document you send to the college or university when you want to study there
to fill in /fɪl in/ to write information in a document
a deadline /ˈded.laɪn/ the last day when you can do something
grades /ɡreɪd/ marks you have at school (for example, A, B or 5, 4)
a personal statement /ˈpɜː.sən.əl ˈsteɪt.mənt/ a document about you, what you like, why you want to study in this college, what subjects are interesting for you
a school reference /skuːl ˈref.ər.əns/ a recommendation letter from someone from your school, usually teachers

Practise new words

Match the words with the definitions

Find the word

Put the correct word in the sentence

Education steps



Put the words in the correct order

What do you need to do to go to college?

✔ To fill in some documents.

Application process


Put the steps in the correct order



Choose the correct answer

Section A 


Look at the pictures and answer the questions

Imagine you want to go to study at Cambridge.

1. What course do you want to study?
2. What college do you want to study at?
3. Look at the first and second parts of the application form. What can you write there?
4. What are your grades at school?
5. Who can give you a school reference? Why?
6. Why do you want to study this course?
7. Why should we choose you?



Now you can:

1. apply to college in English;
2. understand videos about the application process;
3. talk about the application process.


1. course
2. application
3. fill in
4. deadline
5. grades

Useful language

  • a personal statement
  • school reference