An armchair is a comfortable chair with sides to rest your arms on.
But what is the name of this kind of chair which is not comfortable (it is wooden and hard usually at school) and it has a broad surface as its side on which you can write and study.
I couldn't google a picture or a definition as I needed.
I couldn't load the first link of yours but the second is all right.
What is the name of this chair?
In BrE they don't really have a specific name as far as I know. When I was at school, chairs were made of wood and if I saw one now, I would simply say "Oh look, it's an old school chair". We have office chairs but they come in a variety of styles - some have arms, some don't, some have wheels, some don't. It's possible that someone who works in the area of chair production or sales might know some specific terminology but nothing springs to mind for me.
This, for example, seems to be called an "office training chair" but I've never heard that term before today.
And I think nowadays you use desk (or table) with a simple wooden chair at school, yes? Do you have any picture of nowadays'?
Probably students can use lap-top or desk-top computers in classes on their table, don't they? Or maybe the computer is used only for some labs?
Last edited by atabitaraf; 03-Jun-2012 at 16:31.
When I went to primary school, a classroom desk and chair looked a bit like this.
At secondary school, we had larger metal and plastic tables and chairs that looked more like this.
I think the ones with integrated writing desks like this are found at universities, but I don't think junior or secondary schools use them.
In the UK, most schoolchildren are expected to do their homework on a computer and certainly some classrooms have a desktop/laptop computer for each child but I don't think all classrooms are exclusively computer-based yet.