Here's a list of the good phrases from Friday's speaking lesson. See if you can use them in your own description of a maths lesson.

- multiplication tables
- times tables (informal)
- the penultimate year
- as far as I remember
- we gradually worked our way through
- learnt the answers by heart
- learn by rote
- keen to get good marks
- ingrained into my mind
- do quick calculations without having to think
- the answer just popped into my head
- another instance that I can think of
- bill payments, earnings and savings over a 12-month period
- teachers were so insistent about