Form Time Ideas

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

Word of the day

emeritus (adjective)

Retired from active service but retained to an honorary position.

Famous quote

"Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure."

George Woodberry

Name that element


Silicon (Atomic number 14)

Word scramble

To cut off or cut short.



Thought for the day

Would you rather be invisible or be able to read minds?

On this day in

Where in the world

Can you name the country and its capital?

Guess the flag!

Mozambique. Capital city is Maputo.

Did you know?

On average, people speak 16,000 words a day.

Today's Top Tip

Do your revision early in the morning.

The brain focusses much better in the morning to start your revision then. As a bonus you get the evening to relax without feeling guilty.

Grammar time

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Even though she was guilty, the defendant claimed she didn't do nothing wrong.

Even though she was guilty, the defendant claimed she didn't do anything wrong.

Mental Maths

45 ÷ 15 + 89

= 92


Divide 30 by half and add ten. What do you get?

70. Dividing by half is the same as multiplying by 2.

Joke of the day

What do you call a mushroom that likes parties?

A fun guy.

In the news today...

VIDEO: One night by the Calais security fence

The BBC's Paul Adams spends one night with some of the migrants trying to gain access to the rail tracks that run through the Channel Tunnel.

VIDEO: Liam Lyburd guilty of murder plot

Liam Lyburd, 19, has been found guilty of plotting mass murder at his former college.

VIDEO: Leap into the dark: Perils of 'tombstoning'

There are fresh warnings about the dangers of so-called "tombstoning" - an activity which involves jumping off cliffs, piers, or harbour walls into water for fun.

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30th July 2015