5   Doing what you have to

speaking 1 

part 2

Talking about photos

1  Look at the four photographs. They show people doing something they should not be doing.

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Student A Compare photographs 1 and 2 and say how you think the people are feeling.

Student B Say which of the people you think is behaving worse.

2  Now change roles. Follow the instructions above using photographs 3 and 4.

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Reading and Use of English 1 

part 7

Multip|e ffiatehing

1  what are/were some of the rules at your secondary school?
Which of them do/did you agree or disagree with? Why?
What punishments arelwere imposed if you break/broke the school rules?

2  You are going to read an article in which people talk about school rules. For questions 1-l0, choose from the people (A-D). The people may be chosen more than once.

Don't forget!

- Read all the statements first underlining key words.
- Read section A and match any statemenG you can. Underline the relevant parts of the text asyou do so.
- Do the same for the other three sections.
- Scan the whole text again to find information which relates to any remaining statements youhave not yet matched.

Which person states the following?

Question No. /

I fail to understand the reason for a rule at my child's school.

Something which was forbidden at the school before is actively encouraged now.

School rules serve to prepare young people for the future.

I disagree with the element of choice offered to my child.

I did not realize that I had accepted a rule at my child's school.

School rules were clearer and easier to understand when I was at school.

Some school rules affected my ability to study.

There has been a decline in standards of behaviour at my child's school.

I was angry at the way my child was made to feel.

I was discouraged from voicing my opinion on a rule at my child's school.

School rules
Four parenb compare their school rules with those of their children

A Simon
When I was at school - more years ago than I care to remember - far too much emphasis was placed on what we could and couldn't do, and sometimes this got in the way of learning. We had to wear our jacket and tie at all times, no matter what the temperature. and I remember sitting there in the height of summer, sweating profusel as I battled with algebra or struggled with French verb forms.
They didn't let us drink water in the classroom either. That would cause an outrage now. My daughter goes to the same school as I did, and we're asked to provide her with a refillable bottle, which she can take into class with her. They've realized that water improves concentration, so pupils almost haye to drink it now.

B Jenny
At my son David's school, rule number one of their two-page Mobile Phone Policy states that 'pupils are strongly advised not to bring mobile phones to school,; then there are sixteen more rules describing situations in which they can and cannot be used. lt's very confusing- it would be much simpler just to ban them altogether.
Thatt what my old school would have done if mobilephones had been around then. Everything was black andwhite in those days, just like our school tie.
And that's another thing - David doesn't have to we ara tie if he doesn't want to, even though it's part of the uniform. That's just silly. I almost wro6 to the school about iL but my son advised me against it. it seems that school rules are decided on jointly by students and teachers, and as a parent I don't have any say in the matter.

C Lucy
My sixteen-year-old daughter isn't allowed to wear a nose stud to school on health and safety grounds. Can you believe it? According to the headteacher, in a busy school piercings present'a very real risk of accidents,. I can't see why - they're no more dangerous than carrying a sharpened pencil in your pocket, and there,s no rule against that. as far as I know. I used to wear earrings to school and never had any problems.
It seems I agreed to all this when I signed the school rules document at the beginning of last term, but I honestly wasn't aware of any ban on tiny metal objects in the nose. We were given a couple of warnings, but I was still furious when they made her take it out and sent her home for the day: they humiliated her in front of her classmates and theret no excuse for that.

D Andrew
It's gone from one extreme to the other. When I wa: a lad, we weren't allowed to have shoulder-length hair at school. The headteacher cut it off in his office if we did, without so much as a phone call home. Now my boy mustn't have his hair cut too short, otherwise he,ll be suspended until it grows back to ,a suitable length'. He thinkt it's unfair, but ultimately all rules, whatever they are, help to maintain order and get children ready for the real world.
As a lawyer, i don't need to be convinced of their importance - they're part of my daily life. lf anything, they should tighten the rules up a bit more at my son's place. Discipline there has gone downhill in the last few years and the kids seem to do what they want.

Don't forget!

Develop your ansuren fully and give reasons for your oprnroni

Reacting to the text

which of the school rules mentioned in the text do you find the most surprising?
Do you think pupils should be involved in deciding what the school rules are?
Should parents be asked to sign a school rules document?

 

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ماژیک فسفری

با استفاده از ماژیک فسفری می توانید کلمات و بخش های مهم را برای خود علامت گذاری نمایید و هنگام پاسخ به آزمون از آنها استفاده کنید. برای از بین بردن بخش های رنگی دوباره روی آن کلیک نمایید.

دفترچه یادداشت

هر تعدادی که دوست دارید دفترچه یادداشت ایجاد کنید و نکات مهم را در آن بنویسید.
برای استفاده از دفترچه یادداشت بر روی قسمتی از درس یا آزمون که می خواهید در آنجا نکته ی مهمی را قرار دهید کلیک نمایید.سپس در آن قسمت یک دفترچه یادداشت جدید ایجاد میشود و با کلیک بر روی آن می توانید بازش کنید و نکته های مهم را بنویسید.