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Authorities in India expelled 600 high school students for cheating in exams. The pupils used a dangerous way to get help – their parents climbed the school walls and gave answers to questions through the windows. Photos and videos of this illegal technique have gone viral. They show dozens of parents hanging on to the walls three stories up to give answers to their kids. Teachers found many cheat sheets that were made into paper airplanes.



Over 1.4 million 10th graders took the tests across Bihar state. Bihar's education minister said schools faced a difficult job to secure exams. He said: "It's virtually impossible to conduct fair examinations." It is difficult to monitor parents who take their children to school. Parents helping children cheat is now so common that police officers work at each school. An official said, "we can't use force to drive away the parents".

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Sources
  • http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2015/Mar-21/291655-around-600-indian-students-expelled-for-exam-cheating.ashx
  • http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/board-exams/Mass-cheating-Bihar-cancels-exam-at-4-centres/articleshow/46640645.cms
  • http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/600-students-expelled-for-cheating-on-school-exams-in-Bihar/articleshow/46635528.cms


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

a dangerous way

a.

to their kids

2.

parents climbed

b.

of parents

3.

videos of this illegal technique have

c.

airplanes

4.

dozens

d.

gone viral

5.

hanging on to the walls

e.

to get help

6.

give answers

f.

sheets

7.

cheat

g.

three stories up

8.

made into paper

h.

the school walls



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Over 1.4 million 10th graders

a.

difficult job

2.

education

b.

examinations

3.

schools faced a

c.

minister

4.

It's virtually

d.

so common

5.

conduct fair

e.

away the parents

6.

parents who take their

f.

took the tests

7.

Parents helping children cheat is now

g.

children to school

8.

we can't use force to drive

h.

impossible

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Authorities in India expelled 600 high school students (1) ___________________ exams. The pupils used a dangerous way to get help – their parents climbed the school walls (2) ___________________ to questions through the windows. Photos and videos of (3) ___________________ have gone viral. They (4) ___________________ parents hanging on to the walls (5) ___________________ to give answers to their kids. Teachers found many (6) ___________________ were made into paper airplanes.

Over 1.4 million 10th graders took (7) ___________________ Bihar state. Bihar's education minister said schools (8) ___________________ job to secure exams. He said: "It's (9) ___________________ to conduct fair examinations." It (10) ___________________ monitor parents who take their children to school. Parents helping children cheat (11) ___________________ that police officers work at each school. An official said, "we can't use force (12) ___________________ parents".





CHEATING SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about cheating in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

Write about cheating for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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