Form Time Ideas

Daily news, activities and games to use with your tutor group during form.

Word of the day

verbatim (adverb)

Word for word.

Famous quote

"Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another."

Napoleon Hill

Name that element


Rhenium (Atomic number 75)

Word scramble

A critical period or condition.



Thought for the day

Can you feel happy and sad at the same time?

On this day in 1859

A solar super storm affected the electrical telegraph service.

Where in the world

Can you name the country and its capital?

Guess the flag!

Niger. Capital city is Niamey.

Did you know?

Jelly fish are 98% water and virtually evaporate in the sun.

Today's Top Tip

Take regular short breaks during your revision.

No one can revise effectively for hours on end, take a 5 to 10 minute break for every hour of revision.

Grammar time

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Keyas gave the penguin back to it's rightful owner.

Keyas gave the penguin back to its rightful owner.

Mental Maths

515 - (253 + 180)

= 82


Do they have a 4th July in England?

Yes, it comes after 3rd July.

Joke of the day

How do crazy people go through the forest?

They take the psycho path.

In the news today...

VIDEO: Migrants camp under Budapest station

Hundreds of migrants set up camp at a major railway station in Budapest after police seal off the terminal to stop them travelling through the EU.

VIDEO: Remains revealed as 17th Century prisoners

Remains found in the grounds of Durham University are 17th Century Scottish prisoners of war, experts say.

VIDEO: Cleaning up the Swiss Alps

Groups of volunteers have been cleaning up the Swiss Alps to collect the tonnes of rubbish left by skiers, hikers and tourists.

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2nd September 2015