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PostSubject: Comprehension Test n°1   Mon 27 Feb - 3:58

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What happens at school is only one part of the education process. As a matter of fact, parents have to play a vital role in determining children’s success at school.

There are certain things that are not fundamentally a teacher’s responsibility; these must be taught at home. For example, to value education, children should see their parents sit down and study something from time to time. Parents should also have books and set of encyclopaedias in the house to show their children how to get answers and obtain information. In the case parents are unable to afford books; they should take their children to the library and teach them how to work in it. We have to remember that a home that places no value on education is like a worn-out piece of land where nothing flourishes or grows.

The other important thing that parents must do is teach their children to respect authority. Lack of order and discipline are sometimes the major problems in classrooms. We, adults, must be more careful and demonstrate to our children that we must abide by laws and regulations and respect authority. If children hear their parents criticizing and ridiculing authority, then they will automatically lose respect for their teachers.

Parents must teach their children to be honest and responsible. They must encourage their children to do their homework alone, because there are valuable lessons in having a student complete assignment on his/her own away from the classroom. So when parents sign notes to justify why their children were absent, or why they didn’t do their homework, although they know it’s a lie; they effectively work together with the child against the school. The note may be of help for a moment but what has it done to the child’s value? Parents and teachers must work together to instil right values in children.


Questions:

1- Read the text and extract the topic sentence of each paragraph: (2marks)
a. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
b. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
c. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
d. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

2- Read the text and answer these questions: (3 marks)

1. What must parents do in order to instil right values in children?
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
2. In the writer’s opinion, how can dishonesty be harmful to a child?
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

3-Read the text and decide if the statements are true or false (justify your answers): (2marks)

1. According to the writer, children’s success depends mainly on their performance at school.
………………………………………………...............................................................................................
2. The writer’s attitude towards homework is negative.
………………………………………………...............................................................................................

4- What do the underlined words refer to? (1 mark)
These …………………………… It ……………………………

5- Find in the text words or expressions meaning the same as: (2 marks)

Important …………………………… Engrain ……………………………


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