RUNNING TIME 2H
SECTION ONE /READING AND INTERPRETING (15 pts)
Read the text carefully then do the activities
Nowadays , school discipline involves some form of detention or the removal of privileges .Not so long ago , however, a further option was corporal punishment – the use of a cane or leather strap, until it was abolished in state schools in 1986 , but not in independent school.
In practice , very few independent schools now use corporal punishment . Out of 1,000 schools in the independent sector , less than 1 per cent still use it to discipline pupils.
Why does this small group of schools still hang on to such an outdated form of punishment ?
We spoke to the headmistress of one such school to find out. Ms Smith still believes firmly in the use of corporal punishment . What I am doing is saying you have done wrong and giving them a smack there and then. It is immediate . I believe this is much better than what I can only describe as prolonged mental torture , » she explains.
In the opposite is Ms .Taylor, another headmistress , who believes that the use of corporal punishment brings the independent schools into disrepute . « I believe if you can’t control children other than by beating them , then you should not be in the profession. »
At this school , pupils failing to produce homework might expect detention . Smoking is met with the use of sanctions such as being grounded , the loss of privileges and regular reporting to authority.Most independent schools operate similar disciplinary procedures and parents seem to agree with this approach.
A/ READING(7 pts)
1/ The text is about
a- School discipline
b- School rules
c- School articles
2/ Choose the best answer a,b or c
A/ Corporal punishment is used in ……………..schools.
a- private b- state c- private and state
B/ ……………the independent schools use corporal punishment .
a- All b- The majority of c- The minority of
C/ ………………….Ms Taylor, Ms Smith use corporal punishment.
a- Unlike b- Like c- Both
D/ Ms Taylor ………….. corporal punishment.
a- fights b- supports c- doesn’t believe in
3/ Answer the questions
a- Why does Ms Smith use corporal punishment ?
b- What kind of punishment does Ms Taylor use ?
c- List the kind of punishments mentioned in the text.
4/ What or who do the underlined words in the text refer to ?
B/ LANGUAGE STUDY(8 pts)
1/ Match words with their definitions
1- corporal punishment a- stopped, ended
2- discipline b- accepted, believe in
3- abolished c- practice of training pupils to obey rules and punishing them if they don’t
4- hang on d- make pupils suffer by beating them
2/ Complete the following table.
Noun Verb Adjective
Punishment …………………… ………………………..
………………………. …………………….. abolished
3/A/ Correct the form of the verbs between brackets.
a- If a child ( to do ) wrong , he (to be) punished.
b- In Britain, some independent schools still ( to practise) corporal punishment
B/ Combine the following sentences using the appropriate connector between brackets. Make any necessary changes .
a- They practise corporal punishment. Children have become obedient. (thus , since )
b- In some schools corporal punishment is not practised.Staff administer restrain . (but, like)
4/ Fill in the blanks with only four words from the list( helped, smacked ,level,uses,wrong,detention,marks,age) Not every child is …1… .It really depends on the …2…. and the..3…he did. It is better than a …4…...
5/ Classify these words according to the pronunciation of the final « s »
a- privileges b- states c- believes d- sanctions
SECTION 2 WRITTEN EXPRESSION(5pts)
Choose one of the following topic
Topic one :
Use the notes below and write a paragraph on this topic :
How would you like to see schools in the future ?
+ rules / guide/ not confine
+ punishments/ not corporal/ matter to students.
+ teachers/ understand/ be fair mood
+ staff administer/ tolerant/ not severe
Topic two :
Write a short summary of the text.
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YOUR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH