You are what you wear (nosić, ubierać)! It’s a motto of many young people. Teenagers love fashionable clothes and they always try (próbować, starać się) to look good. School can be the perfect place to show your sense of fashion (wyczucie mody) – especially because you spend most of your time there.

In many countries students have to wear special clothes for school. Malaysia, Malta, Philippines, Singapore – are countries where every student is obliged (zobowiązany) to wear a uniform. In Great Britain everybody has to wear school uniforms until (aż do) they are 16 years of age. In Canada most schools permit (pozwalają) the wearing of casual clothes but there is strict dress code. In Australia most private and public school require (wymagają) specially designed uniforms and in Japan there is no other option but official school clothes. Uniforms were also common (zwykłe, normalne) in France and they are coming back now.

Uniforms are not the same (takie same). They are very different amongst (wśród) different countries. Actually, every school has its own style. Uniforms have different colours and sometimes they are very official (jacket, suits) and sometimes they are more casual (jumpers, T-shirts). Will Polish student get used to (przyzwyczaić się) the new situation?



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wear; think; have; for; talking; at; sure; can; is; learn

Polish “new” schools

Polish students will _____ (1) to cope with a new situation _____ (2) school from the beginning of this school year. They will have to ______ (3) uniforms to school! Here are two students and their parents talking about the changes:
Tomek: At the beginning I thought it was the most horrible thing that _______(4) be done to students but now I don’t mind uniforms at all. Maybe the girls will stop _______ (5) about the clothes they are wearing all the time.
Tomek’s dad: I really like the idea and
I ______ (6) that this is a way to make students respect teachers more. They won’t concentrate on what to wear to school but on what to _________ (7) from
Marta: I don’t like the uniforms at our school. The colour ______(8) horrible! We will all be the same! It will make our school so official and unfriendly!
Marta’s mum: I’m not _______ (9) if it’s the best way to make students learn more. All I know is that I have to pay ___________ (10) the new outfit and I will still have to buy my daughter new clothes. She meets her friends after school anyway.

1 – have; 2 – at; 3 – wear; 4 – can; 5 – talking; 6 – think; 7 – learn; 8 –is; 9 – sure; 10 – for.