More skirt controversy

Boy wears skirt to school in protest against 'discrimination'


Chris Whitehead wore a girls' knee-length skirt to classes at Impington Village College, near Cambridge, Cambs.

He is protesting against a school uniform policy which bans boys from wearing shorts during the summer months.


Source: Telegraph

Did you have to wear a school uniform?

Could boys wear shorts in the summer?

Do you think school uniform is a good idea? 


Vocabulary:

b_____ (adj) - clever and quick to learn

b____ (adj) - showing no fear of dangerous or difficult things

to p_____ - to admire and say postive things about achievements or characteristics of sb or sth

o_______ (adj) -  describes a feeling of shock or anger / o_________ (adj) - shocking

s_______ (adv) - very hot

to p_____ - to make a serious or formal promise to do or give sth

to be d__ __ - because of

to m____ - to walk while taking part in a demonstration

a l_______ - a small mistake in an agreement or law that allows you to avoid having to do sth eg a tax l_______

to b___ - to support sb or sth with words or money / to have the b______ of sb

to o_______ - to change a legal decision

a b_____ - a long piece of cloth with a message on it carried by people in a demonstration

to wave sth -

to stand up for sb/sth -

knee-length (adj) -

to creep up -

to address sb -



Grammar point:

''I will be wearing the skirt at school all day in protest at the uniform policy."

The above is an example of the Future Continuous form.

Structure:

will + be + verb-ing

Other examples:

She'll be working late all this week.

Don't worry. I'll be coming home next Friday.

I'll be thinking of you all the time I am not here.



The future continuous tense expresses an action in progress at a particular moment in the future:

This time next week I will be lying on a beach.

Hopefully, I will be celebrating when I get my results next month.

Will it not too late to ring? Won't everybody be sleeping at midnight?

Who will you be supporting in the football match tomorrow?


Comments

Paloma said…
HiGraham:
The boy has the makings of politician, of course. I like persons who fight for your ideals.
Certainly there are many problems to solve much more important that these stupidities, but as the basis of the discussion was the possibility of breaking the absurd rules...why boys can't wear short trousers if is it very hot? being these the same color as the uniform)
Graham said…
Hi Paloma,

You will be outraged to know that the hospital in question, is just going to ignore the court ruling. I'll add the link to this post.


The boy has the makings of A POLITICIAN, of course. I like PEOPLE who fight for THEIR ideals.
Certainly there are many problems to solve WHICH ARE much more important THAN these stupidities, but as the basis of the discussion was the possibility of breaking the absurd rules...why CAN'T boys wear SHORTS if IT IS very hot? (AS LONG AS THEY ARE the same color as the uniform)