The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Teachers in Britain are angry. An education adviser said bad things about teachers and schools. He works for Britain's education boss. Teachers hate the adviser and the boss. The adviser said many teachers in Britain were bad. He thinks they cannot teach well. He said few teachers can teach writing, maths or science.



The adviser said Britain spends too much money on poor students. He also said many university courses do not help students get a job. He thinks 70% of learning is because of genes from parents, not because of teachers. This made teachers very angry. Many teachers want a new boss.

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Sources
  • http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/michael-gove-adviser-says-teachers-2366294
  • http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/oct/11/genetics-teaching-gove-adviser


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Teachers in Britain

a.

teach writing

2.

An education

b.

Britain were bad

3.

things about teachers

c.

adviser

4.

He works for

d.

are angry

5.

Teachers hate the adviser

e.

and schools

6.

The adviser said many teachers in

f.

and the boss

7.

few teachers can

g.

science

8.

maths or

h.

Britain's education boss



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

spends too much

a.

job

2.

poor

b.

money

3.

university

c.

parents

4.

students get a

d.

students

5.

70%

e.

a new boss

6.

genes from

f.

very angry

7.

This made teachers

g.

of learning

8.

teachers want

h.

courses





LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Teachers in (1) ___________________. An education adviser said (2) ___________________ teachers and schools. He works for Britain's education boss. Teachers (3) ___________________ and the boss. The adviser (4) ___________________ in Britain were bad. He thinks (5) ___________________ well. He said few teachers can teach writing, (6) ___________________.

The adviser said Britain spends (7) ___________________ on poor students. He (8) ___________________ university courses do (9) ___________________ get a job. He thinks 70% of learning (10) ___________________ genes from parents, not because of teachers. This made (11) ___________________. Many teachers (12) ___________________.

PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TeachersinBritainareangry.Aneducationadvisersaidbadthingsabo
utteachersandschools.HeworksforBritain'seducationboss.Teache
rshatetheadviserandtheboss.TheadvisersaidmanyteachersinBrit
ainwerebad.Hethinkstheycannotteachwell.Hesaidfewteacherscan
teachwriting,mathsorscience.TheadvisersaidBritainspendstoomu
chmoneyonpoorstudents.Healsosaidmanyuniversitycoursesdono
thelpstudentsgetajob.Hethinks70%oflearningisbecauseofgenesfr
omparents,notbecauseofteachers.Thismadeteachersveryangry.
Manyteacherswantanewboss.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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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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WRITING

Write about teachers for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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