Algerian Educators

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Part1: Reading                                                                                                (14points)

A.Comprehension                                                                                             (7 points)

Read the passage carefully then do the activities.

  Aklima, aged 12, lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her family is very poor. Aklima doesn’t spend her days in a classroom. Instead, she makes a living by scavenging for bits of plastic and scraps of paper at a rubbish dump. Every morning, Aklima makes the hour-long walk to the dump with her friends. They chat and laugh together throughout the day, but the work can be dangerous. “Sometimes I cut my hands and legs on broken glass or tins. Because she works, she has not been able to go to a normal primary school.

  Around the world, approximately 100 million children - the majority of them girls - are still denied their right to go to school. Without education, it is almost impossible for children like Aklima to get out of the poverty that forces them to work in dangerous, unpleasant conditions. Poverty is not the only thing keeping children out of the classroom. Lack of facilities, war, and discrimination against girls prevent other children from going to school. Yet every child, wherever they are, has the right to free primary education.

  A few months ago, a social worker introduced Aklima to an informal, open-air school near the rubbish dump. The school is run by a local organisation in partnership with UNICEF. Although Aklima still has to work in the morning, she can now go to school in the afternoon. “It’s good to go to school,” she said. Aklima is thrilled to have the opportunity to learn. She enjoys being with all the other children and her favourite subject is maths. UNICEF recognises that even basic, part-time education can make a world of difference for children like Aklima.

  UNICEF works to ensure that all children have the chance to go to school. We help to put essential supplies such as books in place wherever children need them. We work with families, communities and governments to tackle child labour. We partner with local organisations to reach out to children like Aklima. Aklima now has the chance to go to school, but millions of children around the world still can’t get any education. UNICEF is funded entirely by voluntary contributions. We need your help to ensure that every child has the chance to learn - and so develop their full potential. Denying a child’s right to education is wrong. Let’s together help children like Aklima for leading a better life.

UNICEF UK//Sue Parkhill

 

1.      Are the following statements true or false? Quote from the text to justify your answers.

a)      Aklima works in a small enterprise that produces plastic and paper..

b)      Poverty is the only cause that prevents children from education.

c)      Aklima managed to go to a public school in Dakha.

d)     Any person can contribute financially to UNICEF.

 

2.      In which paragraph does the writer mention

a)    the causes that prevent children from schooling?

b)   That Akmila starts her schooling?

c)    That UNICEF works with partners?

d)   That UNICEF raises people’s awareness to contribute?

 

3.      Answer the following questions according to the text.

a)      Describe Aklima’s hard conditions of life.

b)      What does Sue Parkhill mean by part-time education?

c)      What are the missions of the UNICEF?

d)     What does the acronym UNICEF mean?

 

4.      What or who do the underlined words in the text refer to?

a)        They (§1) -    b) We (§4) - c) them   (§4)        d) your  (§4)

 

5.      Give a title to the text.

 

B.   Text Exploration                                              (7points)                                                                                            

1.                Complete the following sentences with words from the text.

a)       UNICEF aims to provide an educational …………… to children to lead better lives.

b)       Education is the key to reducing ………….. and equity.

c)       ………………. between people may exclude children from education.

d)      UNICEF seeks for people’s help and support to …………  access to education.

 

2.                 Which noun can be derived from each of the following words?

a)      pleasant -  b) to enjoy  -  c) voluntary  

3.                Give the opposite of the following words keeping the same roots.

a)      educated  -  b) literacy  -  c) understand  

 

4.      Complete sentence (b) so that it means the same as sentence (a).

1.                            a) About 100 million children in the world are still denied their rights to go to school.

b) They still…………………………………………………….. .

2.                            a) After she had worked for about 4 hours in the dump, she joined the open-air school.

b)   ……………………………. until she had worked for about four hours in the dump.

3.                            a) “They are building a new school in this poor area,” he said.

a)      He said that a new……………………………………………………..

4.                            a) Why don’t you join a local association that promotes education for each child?

b) if I ………………………………………………………………………

 

5.Fill in the gaps so that the passage makes sense.

 

          Half of Bangladeshi children live in poverty, and natural disasters, particularly cyclones, have ……(1)….. 9,000 schools and disrupted education for over 1.5 million children. For children struggling to …..(2)…. school, disruptions caused by emergencies increase dropout rates and decrease children’s …..(3)….. for education. UNICEF provides access to safe ……(4)…….. environments for children in disaster areas of Bangladesh.

 

6.Classify each word according to which syllable is stressed.

                education -  statistics  -  partnership  -  children

On the 1st syllable

On the 2nd syllable

On the 3rd syllable

 

 

 

 

 

Part2. Written Expression.                                                                          (6points)

 

                              Choose ONE of the following topics.

 

Either  topic1. Write a composition of about 150 to 200 words on the following topic.

 

       Sue Parkhill ends her article with: “Let’s together help children like Aklima for leading a better life.”

Based on this quote, write a speech to the leaders of the world to raise their awareness about the children’s rights to education.

 

Or topic 2.

       Write a composition of about 150 to 200 words on the following topic.

 

 

    Many young people are joining anti-corruption associations. Would you join one? Why, why not?

 

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