Vocabulary for Places and People in the School

English words for locations, people and things in a school.

Places in the School

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cafeteria

“Students eat in the cafeteria.”

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classroom

“We learn in the classroom.”

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principal’s office

“If you are bad you go to the principal’s office.”

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the gym/gymnasium

“Students play basketball in the gym.”

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the auditorium

“The whole school meets in the auditorium.”

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the playground

“Young students play outside in the playground.”

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the car drop off area

“My mom brings me to the car drop off area in the morning.”

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subjects

“Math, science and history are all subjects we study in school.”

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music class

“I have music class today.”

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science class

“Science class is in the afternoon.”

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math class

“We use numbers in math class.”

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history class

“We learn about the past in history class.”

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the school building

“All of the classes are in the school building.”

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the library

“We get books at the library.”

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the hallway

“Students walk in the hallway.”

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lockers

“We put our books in our lockers.”

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locker room

“We change our clothes in the locker room.”

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bathroom

“There is a bathroom in the school for boys and girls.”

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water fountain

“Students drink water at the water fountain.”

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the office

“Mrs. Roberts helps students in the office.”

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the nurse’s office

“If students are sick they go to the nurse’s office.”

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People in the school

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principal

“Mr. Johnson is the principal of our school.”

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teacher

“The teacher helps us learn.”

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students

“The students learn in school.”

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bus driver

“Our bus driver is Mr. Sanders.”

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coach

“Mr. Lowery is the soccer coach.”

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janitor

“The janitor keeps the school clean.”

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the school nurse

“Mrs. Garza is our school nurse.”

Exercises to Practice These Words:

Matching Exercise
Fill in the Blanks
Reading Activity
Listening Activity
Spelling Activity