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In the news: Slight rise in UK adult learners, survey suggests

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Here's some interesting news about adult learners in the UK. Read the article then copy and paste the key words into the correct gap.

There has been a slight rise in the number of adults in the UK taking part in learning, a survey suggests.

A _A_ of 5,000 adults by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education found 21% were involved in learning, up from a low in 2009 of 18%.

Of those surveyed, 47% expected to take up a _B_ in the next three years.

More women (23%) than men (20%) were involved in learning and the older people were, the less likely they were to _C_.

Just 8% of those aged 75 and over identified themselves as learners

A total of 58% of those aged 17 to 19, and 40% of those aged 20 to 24, not surprisingly, said they were engaged in some learning activity.

The Niace survey of 4,964 adults aged 17 and over asked respondents to assess whether or not they identified themselves as a _D_.

The learning involved could be formal, qualifications, work-based, online or self-directed and covers a range of areas from _E_ subjects to recreational activities.

Key Words:

  • Course - A number of classes you take in a particular subject.
  • Academic - An area of study that is not usually practical or vocational.
  • Survey - A study which discovers how many people do or feel a certain thing.
  • Participate - to take part, or be involved in something.
  • Learner - a person that studies.

Read the full article at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/10108062.stm

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