Algerian Educators

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Part ONE: READING                                                                                                                                (15 pts.)

A.  Comprehension                                                                                                                                 (07pts)            Read the text carefully then do the activities.

      Education is compulsory and free for every child in The United States. Most children start school at the age of six. They attend eight years of elementary school and four years of high school (or secondary school). The money for free public schools comes from taxes, and each state is responsible for its own educational system. State legislatures set the educational requirements but leave the management of schools in the hands of the local communities. Most states require their children to go to school until a certain age. This age varies from 16 to 18 years according to the laws of the individual states. The Federal government donates funds to the states for additional schools and school services.

      After graduation from high school, a student can start his higher education in a two-year college, a four-year college, a university, or a specialized professional school-either public or private. Most colleges admit students on the basis of their high-school records. The cost of a college education is expensive in private universities, but it is much less in those supported by states and cities. Many students receive scholarships from the schools, the government, or private foundations and organizations. More than 50 % of the college students work to help pay their college expenses. Only 2 % of the population of the country cannot read and write.

                               From: / http://www.infoplease.com/us/states/compulsory-school-attendance-laws. 2013

1 - Choose the general idea of the text.                                                                                                   

a. Education in the USA is compulsory and very developed   

b. Students in the USA are to go to school or not

c. The Federal government donates insufficient money to the states.

 

2. Are the following statements true or false?                                                                                            

     a. Education is free-paying for every child in the US.

     b. After graduation from high school, a student can go to university.

     c. Education in private universities is free.

     d. Illiteracy rate in America is very high.

 

3 -In which paragraph is it mentioned that pupils have to pay to study in public schools?                   

 

4. Read the text and put the following sentences in the order they appear in the text.                  

     - The cost of a college education is expensive.  

     - States are responsible for education in the USA.                                                                           

     - Many US students have to work to pay their school fees.                                                            

     - All children must go to school until a certain age.

 

5. Answer the following questions according to the text.                                                                    

     a. Where does the money for public schools come from?

     b. Who is responsible for the educational system?

     c. On what basis do most colleges accept students?

6-Who/what do the underlined words refer to in the text?                                                                 

                           a. They (§1)                             b. its (§1)                        c. those (§2)

 

B .Text Exploration                                                                                                                             (8 Points)

1. Find in the text words whose definitions follow.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

      a. forcing someone to do something (§1)

      b. belonging to a particular person or persons (§2)

 

2. Give the opposites of the following words keeping the same root.                                                  

                                     responsible / expensive / supported / agree

 

3. Give the correct form(s) of the verbs in brackets.                                                                                 

     Modern societies (TO BE) aware of the important role that school education (TO PLAY) in the future life of their children. So, they implement all the necessary facilities that enable the young to acquire the type of training that (TO LEAD) them towards a state where they can (TO BECOME) competent members of their community later

4. Classify the words according to their stressed syllable.                                                                       

                                   receive  / educational / graduation / students /

                      On the first syllable      - on the second syllable  - on the third syllable

                       ..........................            ..............................      ..............................

5. Imagine what A says and complete the following dialogue.                                                               

 A. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..?

 B. Home-schooling consists of teaching one's children at home

  A: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..?

  B:  No, not really. I’m not in favour of home-schooling.

  A. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..?

  B. In my opinion home-schooling is an inadequate way of teaching.

  A: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..?  

  B: Because of the absence of competition and reward, the child isn’t always motivated.

 

Part 2. Written expression                                                                                                              (5 Points)

Choose ONE of the following topics.

Topic 1. Use the following notes to write an article about the role of education in society.                            Explain in particular how education can help us to:

-    receive instruction in various fields

-     create jobs for the youngsters

-     fight illiteracy

-     make people more reliable on themselves

                    -    make it easy to reach development      etc…             

 

Topic 2. What can be done to fight counterfeiting? Give concrete examples.

 

 

 

                                                                                                        Mr. BENHADJ D.Nl

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