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If a child is born in the summer, their parents could delay their start of school by up to a year. That would be the effect of a proposal made by a UK Minister who wishes to change school admissions. Listen in to Rob and Neil to find out if the proposal is likely to solve the problem – and learn some related vocabulary at the same time!

 

 

Vocabulary and definitions

more likely/ less likely – probably / probably not
perform – (here) to show ability – how well you do something
higher education – university or college
startling – very surprising or shocking
statistics – show the number of people doing something
admissions – (here) the people joining the school
delay – to do something later
policy – shows an opinion (here) of the government
concerns – worries
address the problem – solve

6 Minute English – Summer-born kids Transcript Video

 

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