PART ONE – LISTENING & NOTE-TAKING Listening Task 1 - (5 x 3pts = 15pts) 1. What do people say about test scores? (part A) a. they shouldn’t be compared c. they have been decreasing b. they have been increasing People in favour of public schools have been saying for years that it’s unfair to compare the test scores of private and public schools because public schools educate a wider range of student population that are less wealthy and more ethnically diverse.
PART ONE – LISTENING & NOTE-TAKING Listening Task 1 - (5 x 3pts = 15pts) 2. Why do public schools have large classes? (part A) a. because they have large areas to cover c. because they accept any students in the area b. because they are free to attend Yet public schools are overcrowded because they have to accept almost any student who lives within their school district.
PART ONE – LISTENING & NOTE-TAKING Listening Task 1 - (5 x 3pts = 15pts) 3. What types of schools employ teachers with better degrees? (part B) a. private schools c. both employ those with the best degrees b. public schools Private schools tend to hire teachers who have earned advanced degrees in their field of study over teachers who have an education teaching degree, whereas in public schools the teachers need to have earned a certificate in education teaching which can take less time to earn than an advanced degree.
PART ONE – LISTENING & NOTE-TAKING Listening Task 1 - (5 x 3pts = 15pts) 4. Which type of school receives support by hosting events? (part C) a. public schools c. both types of school b. private schools Private schools on the other hand can increase tuition fees when they need more money, and they can also raise significant amounts of money by using their school property to host events, and provide services to local private businesses.
PART ONE – LISTENING & NOTE-TAKING Listening Task 1 - (5 x 3pts = 15pts) 5. What is the author’s conclusion? (part C) a. public schools are generally better for students c. private schools are generally better for students b. you must choose the school that’s best for you What matters most is deciding which school best suits your needs.
PART ONE – LISTENING & NOTE-TAKING Listening Task 2 - (5 x 3pts = 15pts) 6. Why do students get better grades in a single gender school? a. because students support each other in class c. because they don’t always think about the opposite sex b. because teachers are generally more attentive In single gender schools there aren't as many distractions caused by having to impress the opposite sex. The students can then get better grades because they pay more attention to their teacher and not the opposite sex.
PART ONE – LISTENING & NOTE-TAKING Listening Task 2 - (5 x 3pts = 15pts) 7. What does research tell us? a. both male and female students get stressed c. female brains process information more quickly b. male and female students need different things Research in education has shown that the needs of male and female students are different.
PART ONE – LISTENING & NOTE-TAKING Listening Task 2 - (5 x 3pts = 15pts) 8. Why are single gender schools not like the real world? a. students only work together with the same gender c. the teachers are the same gender as the students b. because the schools are only for females In the real world, people don't go to jobs only held by men or women. Everything we do in society involves working together with both genders.
PART ONE – LISTENING & NOTE-TAKING Listening Task 2 - (5 x 3pts = 15pts) 9. How does a mixed gender school improve the education process? a. males and females have better arguments c. males and females create a unique learning style b. males and females can learn from each other In addition, male and female students can learn from each other’s approaches and learn to work together, each bringing their own unique style when working towards common goals.
PART ONE – LISTENING & NOTE-TAKING Listening Task 2 - (5 x 3pts = 15pts) 10. How do females help males? a. to encourage them to be more politically correct c. to have less aggressive behaviour b. to interact more with other people When both genders interact, the males tend to calm down their aggressive behaviour so that the females will be friends with them.
PART ONE – LISTENING & NOTE-TAKING Listening Task 3 - (5 x 2pts = 10pts) 11. What is the overall topic of the lecture? a. the most popular form of technology for students c. if students should be allowed to use phones in class b. different ways mobile phones are used in class Currently the most popular form of technology for students is the mobile phone, and so now, let’s examine the pros and cons of whether students should be allowed to take mobile phones into the classroom.
PART ONE – LISTENING & NOTE-TAKING Listening Task 3 - (5 x 2pts = 10pts) 12. What is the first main idea discussed in the lecture? a. mobile phones distract students c. mobile phones are not turned off b. mobile phones are used secretly Although many schools require that mobile phones be turned off during class time, there is still a huge concern about students being allowed to take mobile phones to school because they distract the students.
PART ONE – LISTENING & NOTE-TAKING Listening Task 3 - (5 x 2pts = 10pts) 13. What is the second main idea discussed in the lecture? a. mobile phones have many abilities c. mobile phones are used to cheat b. mobile phones cause bad behaviour The mobile phones being produced today have hundreds of different abilities, which is why cheating and inappropriate photos are also concerns associated with mobile phones.
PART ONE – LISTENING & NOTE-TAKING Listening Task 3 - (5 x 2pts = 10pts) 14. What is the third main idea discussed in the lecture? a. students need mobile phones to contact their parents c. students can’t use phone lines at the university b. students want mobile phones in case of an emergency Students however demand that they need to have their mobile phones in class in case of an emergency.
PART ONE – LISTENING & NOTE-TAKING Listening Task 3 - (5 x 2pts = 10pts) 15. What is the fourth main idea discussed in the lecture? a. mobile phones can replace classroom computers c. mobile phones are needed to access the Internet b. mobile phones can improve student learning Some teachers also point out that mobile phones have a justifiable academic use that improves the learning of students.
Paragraph 2___a. Wasting time in class Paragraph 3 ___b. Getting information more easily Paragraph 4 ___c. Are computers encouraging students to steal answers? Paragraph 5 ___d. The easiest way to score high on exams Paragraph 6 ___e. What do I need to buy? f. So many different ways to use the laptop in class g. Providing students with the materials they need G B F A C
Reading Task-2 (5x2pts=10pts) 21. What is one reason why educational institutions are using laptops in class? (paragraph 1) a. using pen and paper is more expensive than computers b. teachers can prepare better lessons with laptops c. the internet helps students to study better d. some students still find it difficult to write properly Laptops may also help the teacher to create innovative and fresh learning plans based on a variety of web resources.
Reading Task-2 (5x2pts=10pts) 22. What causes books to be more expensive than laptops? (paragraph 2) a. the cost of producing the book b. the cost of the authors c. the cost of transporting the book d. the cost of the technology Publishers can create a CD of their textbooks, which is usually much cheaper than a book, because there is no need for paper, printing and binding.
Reading Task-2 (5x2pts=10pts) 23. What is needed to make sure laptops are used effectively? (paragraph 3) a. that teachers and students should look after their computers b. that librarians use the technology so students can do research c. that help is available in case the technology goes wrong d. that educational institutions share the same technology This support is needed to help both teachers and students, to maintain the equipment and to make sure that the wireless network is working efficiently.
Reading Task-2 (5x2pts=10pts) 24. What are the results of recent research? (paragraph 5) a. students say they use email and social networking to help their studies b. students say they spend more time not studying than studying c. students think new technology like smart should be used d. students won’t admit that technology is being used in the wrong way Research has shown that most students themselves admit that bringing a laptop to class increases the amount of time that they spend on activities not related to learning, such as checking email and social networking.
Reading Task-2 (5x2pts=10pts) 25. What does the author suggest in his conclusion? (paragraph 7) a. laptops should not really be used in classrooms b. laptops will eventually be used in every classroom c. teachers should replace the textbooks with laptops d. teachers should think of something different from laptops So, while there may be some very good reasons for replacing textbooks with laptops in schools, as they can improve student learning, they should probably be kept out of the university classroom.
AWL – Task 1 (5x1pts=5pts) 26. – b 27. – c 28. – d 29. – a 30. – d PART THREE – VOCABULARY
31. – c 32. – f 33. – b 34. – a 35. – d AWL – Task 2 (5x1pts=5pts)
36. – a 37. – c 38. – c 39. – d 40. – c AWL – Task 3 (5x1pts=5pts)