Form Time Ideas

Daily activities to use with your tutor group during form.

Word of the day

odoriferous (adjective)

Having or diffusing an odour or scent, especially an agreeable one.

Famous quote

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."

Martin Luther

Name that element


Copernicium (Atomic number 112)

Word scramble

A critical period or condition.



Thought for the day

If you borrow one million pounds from a bank are you a millionaire?

On this day in 1823

Slavery was abolished in Chile.

Where in the world

Can you name the country and its capital?

Guess the flag!

Canada. Capital city is Ottawa.

Did you know?

You are more likely to get struck by lightning than to win the lottery.

Today's Top Tip

Don't be afraid to ask questions.

"The only stupid question is one that is never asked." If you don't like speaking in front of the whole class wait until the end of the lesson to ask your teacher.

Grammar time

What is wrong with the following sentence?

If I was a professional footballer, I would want to play every game of the season.

If I were a professional footballer, I would want to play every game of the season.

Mental Maths

80% of 230

= 184


If a doctor gives you 3 pills and tells you to take one pill every half hour, how long would it be before all the pills are taken?

1 hour. If you take a pill at 1 o'clock, then another at 1.30 and the last at 2 o'clock, they will be taken in 1 hour.

Joke of the day

What did one snowman say to the other?

"Can you smell carrots too?"

In the news today...

VIDEO: Pope meets Sudan 'apostasy' woman

Pope Francis has met Meriam Yahia, the Sudanese woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam.

VIDEO: Luke Skywalker actor on new Star Wars

Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker more than 30 years ago, has said it feels like an "unexpected gift" to be back on a Star Wars set.

VIDEO: More MH17 victims flown to Netherlands

More remains are flown to Netherlands from Ukraine, but it could be months before all two-hundred-and-ninety-eight victims are identified.

More headlines from BBC News

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24th July 2014