The Reading / Listening - Exam Security - Level 0

Algeria has turned off its Internet to stop students cheating in exams. The Internet stops after the exams start. This is happening during the exam season, which ends June 25. Also, devices with Internet access are banned from exam halls. Even teachers cannot have their phones. In 2016, test questions were leaked online.



Facebook has been blocked for the days of the exams. For extra security, metal detectors are now in all exam halls. Security cameras and mobile-phone blockers are in the companies where exams are printed. Students like the government's actions. One said it was unfair that students could cheat by using phones.

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Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-44557028
  • https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/21/algeria-shuts-internet-prevent-cheating-school-exams
  • http://time.com/5318096/algeria-internet-cheating-exams/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Algeria has turned
  2. stop students cheating
  3. The Internet stops after
  4. during the exam
  5. which ends
  6. devices with Internet
  7. banned from exam
  8. questions were leaked
  1. halls
  2. the exams start
  3. online
  4. access
  5. off its Internet
  6. season
  7. in exams
  8. June 25

Paragraph 2

  1. Facebook has been
  2. the days of
  3. extra
  4. metal
  5. security
  6. companies where exams
  7. One said it was
  8. students could cheat
  1. by using phones
  2. security
  3. cameras
  4. are printed
  5. blocked
  6. unfair
  7. the exams
  8. detectors

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Algeria (1) ___________________ its Internet to stop students cheating in exams. The Internet (2) ___________________ exams start. This is happening (3) ___________________ season, which ends June 25. Also, devices with Internet (4) __________________ from exam halls. Even teachers (5) ___________________ phones. In 2016, test questions (6) ___________________.

Facebook has been blocked for (7) ___________________ the exams. (8) ___________________, metal detectors are now in all exam halls. Security cameras and mobile-(9) _________________ in the companies (10) ___________________ printed. Students like the government's actions. (11) ___________________ was unfair that students could cheat (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AlgeriahasturnedoffitsInternettostopstudentscheatinginexams.The
Internetstopsaftertheexamsstart.Thisishappeningduringtheexams
eason,whichendsJune25.Also,deviceswithInternetaccessarebanne
dfromexamhalls.Eventeacherscannothavetheirphones.In2016,test
questionswereleakedonline.Facebookhasbeenblockedforthedaysoft
heexams.Forextrasecurity,metaldetectorsarenowinallexamhalls.Se
curitycamerasandmobile-phoneblockersareinthecompanieswheree
xamsareprinted.Studentslikethegovernment'sactions.Onesaiditwa
sunfairthatstudentscouldcheatbyusingphones.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic 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.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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