Escuela y Educación en Inglés: Vocabulario

Escuela y Educación en Inglés: En esta lección aprenderemos el vocabulario relacionado con la escuela y la universidad.

Asignaturas en el colegio en inglés

computer scienceInformática
physical educationEducación Física
religious educationReligión


Las asignaturas de la escuela (excepto los idiomas) no se escriben con mayúscula inicial. Los cursos de universidad (Introduction to Philosophy, Bioengineering) deben escribirse con mayúscula.

Cosas útiles en la escuela/universidad

board markerrotulador de pizarra 
notice boardtablón de anuncios 
sheet of paperhoja de papel 
textbooklibro de texto 
paper clipclip 
drawing pinchincheta 


pencil caseestuche
globeglobo terráqueo
pencil sharpenersacapuntas
colored pencilslápices de colores
highlighter penmarcador
Scotch tapecinta adhesiva


I need my colored pencils. I will attend my Art classes in a few minutes.

Students need to bring two pencils and a pencil sharpener during the examination day.

I put all my notebooks and textbooks in my backpack.

We have to bring calculators for our Physics exam tomorrow.

It’s better to use the highlighter to mark the important words.


Phrasal verbs útiles sobre colegio y Educación en Inglés

Phrasal verbSignificadoEjemploTraducción
catch onto understandThe first few Chinese lessons were really difficult, but I think I’m catching on now.entender
drop outto stop going to school, to leave schoolMany young teens are dropping out of school to find a job.abandonar
fall behindto be behind the scheduleJim’s falling behind because of the absences we had.quedarse atrás
find outto discover or learn something you don’t knowThe students found out the reason who Thomas Edison was.descubrir
go overto review or check again somethingJust leave your answers; I’ll go over them this breaktime.repasar
hand into give your work to somebody; to submitThe pupils handed in their exams to the teacher.entregar
hand outto give so that people will have one or someThe teacher handed out the exams to the students.repartir
cut outto remove a part by cuttingMy teacher asked me to cut the pictures out.separar
look upto find information in a book, in the internetI don’t know what that word means. I have to look it up in the dictionary.buscar información
miss outto not includeDon’t miss out the important information in your report.omitir
mix upto confuse two things or peopleI always mix up ‘sensible’ and ‘sensitive’.confundir
opt forto choose a thing or personHanna opted for French because she didn’t like physical education.optar por, elegir
run throughto read something quickly in order to check itWe have to run through our notes before the exam.hojear
sign upto take part or join in an organizationWe signed up for the drama club.registrarse, unirse
kick outto force someone to leave a placeThe principal kicked him out of the school for bullying.echar
read overto read something again from the very beginningWe’ll read over the first part of the chapter but we didn’t do the exercises.leer de nuevo
put offto delayThe teacher decided to put off the exam for a week.retrasar, posponer


Edificios y lugares de la Escuela y Educación en Inglés

Nombre¿Qué es?Traducción
classrooma room in which students learnaula
school groundsthe land surrounding a schooláreas de la escuela
campusthe area of land containing all the buildings of a universitycampus
schoolyard / playgroundan area in the school where students usually play games or sportspatio
principal’s officean office where the principal stays and officesoficina del director
music rooma room in a school where students learn to sing, play musical instruments or anything related to musicaula de música
art rooma room in school for teaching visual artsaula de arte
computer rooma room of computers for students who specialized in computer educationaula de informática
librarya room in a school where students, teachers and everyone in school gain access to resources/informationbiblioteca
lockera place in a school where students put their belongingstaquilla
playing fieldslarge areas of land where different sports are playedcampos
toileta room in a school where students urinate or defecateaseos


Frases y verbos útiles  sobre Escuela y Educación en Inglés

An English teacher teaches about the subject and verb in the sentence.

We learn how to read and write in primary schools.

Students should do their homework.

My university professor gives a lecture on Mathematics; we take notes and ask questions if we are confused.

We have to take a History course in school. At the end of the course, we take or do an examination. All students hope to pass the examinations but some of them will fail the exams.

If we pass the final examinations in a university, we get a degree.


Ejercicios sobre Escuela y Educación en Inglés

Une la columna A con la columna B.

1.       play team sports and other physical activities (j)a.       religious education
2.       learn to use software and know the hardware (i)b.       physics
3.       solve numerical problems (g)c.       history
4.       do vocabulary exercises and use them in a sentence (f)d.       chemistry
5.       draw or paint and other visual things (e)e.       art
6.       learn about the life cycle of the butterfly (h)f.        English
7.       learn about the composition of water (d)g.       mathematics
8.       learn about the past (c)h.       biology
9.       study the law of gravity (b)i.         computer science
10.   the study of people’s beliefs, ceremonies and traditions (a)j.         physical education

Completa las oraciones usando el phrasal verb correcto de la caja.

catch ondrop outfall behindhand ingo over
opt formix uplook uphand out 
  1. “Letty, you’re absent for two weeks. There’s a lot of discussions that you ________.” (miss out)
  2. We are given three subjects to study for the summer class. I ______ the swimming class instead of the sewing class. (opt for)
  3. I always _______ the formula in Math. They’re confusing. (mix up)
  4. “Class don’t forget to ______ your assignments tomorrow. Late submission will not be accepted anymore.” (hand in)
  5. “Class, I have to ______ your thesis papers. I will return them after two days.” (go over)
  6. Due to the hurricane, we suspended the class for a week. The students are ________ with their lessons now. (falling behind)
  7. I don’t know what this word means. I will _____ it _____ in the dictionary. (look up)
  8. I hope you can ______ with our lessons. You’ been absent for how many days. (catch on)
  9. “Mary, please ____ these papers ____ to your classmates. Make sure everyone has a copy.” (hand out)

Ejercicios de comunicación sobre Escuela y Educación en Inglés

  1. What was your favorite subject when you were in high school? Why did you like it?
  2. Do you like math? If not, what makes mathematics a difficult subject? If yes, explain.
  3. What major did you study in college?
  4. What part of school do you like the most?
  5. When you were a student, how did you spend your free time?