Read the text 'School in the Past and in the Future'.
Then match the beginnings of the sentences (1-10) from the text with their
endings (a-l). There are two extra endings.
in the Past and in the Future
In Britain in the
early and mid-nineteenth century, children didn't have to go to school at all.
There were schools, of course, but you had to pay to go to them, and often
parents couldn't afford the fees. Many people also believed that girls didn't
need to go to school, as their future was to get married and have children.
Although from 1870 the law said that all children aged 5 to 10 had to go to
school, many poor families weren't able to pay. The children of these families
needed to have a job in order to pay the fees, and school timetables were
organised to make this possible. It wasn't until 1918 that children had to be
at least 12 years old to work for a living.
Schools 100 years
ago were certainly very different from those today. But what about the future?
A national newspaper recently organised a competition for schools called The
school I'd like. 'I'm concerned that the pressures of the national curriculum
will mean that there won't be time for a project like this,' a reporter said.
She needn't have worried, as there were over 15,000 entries full of ideas!
And what great
ideas: a school in a giant submarine with waterproof maps of the underwater
world, private helicopters to fly students to France for French lessons, and
rockets to take children to distant planets to study the solar system. There
are also some down-to-earth suggestions: clean toilets with locks that work so
that students won't have to wait until they get home, no uniforms so that
students will be able to choose what to wear, chill-out rooms to relax in, and
enough computers so that students won't need to queue for them. Safety and
comfort are clearly important: one
suggests an anti-bullying alarm, and another writes 'We don't want interactive
whiteboards, we want comfortable chairs!'
the nineteenth century parents often
all have to wear the same clothes.
hundred years ago many people thought that girls
able to pay school fees.
Britain until 1870 children
have to go to school.
of poor families needed to work so that they
be able to study the stars and planets.
1918 if you wanted to work you
have gone to school until they were ten years old.
were 15,000 entries for competition so the reporter
to be twelve years old.
idea is for schools to have rockets so that students
need to wait to use one.
idea is a school without uniforms where students
need to study more and more subjects.
computers are recommended so that students
anti-bullying alarm is also suggested so that students and teachers
be able to take action before it starts.
able to pay school fees.
need to be educated.
Transfer your answers to the answer sheet
Use of English Time: (54 points)
Put each verb in brackets 1-23 into a suitable verb
form. There is an example for you.
A Naive Woman from
middle-aged, well-to-do woman from Surrey 0 (to do)_________ was doing her Christmas
shopping. She 1 (to think)________________________________ she 2 (to like) a
tea. She 3 (to go) ___________ to a cafe in the department store, 4 (to take)
vacant seat with relief and 5 (to lay)___________ all her parcels and her
handbag on the chair next to her. A pot of good English tea 6 (to bring)
While she 7 (to enjoy)________ it she suddenly noticed a hand from behind 8 (to
snatch)* her handbag. She was so shocked that she 9 (not can) 10 (to react) at
once. When the woman understood what had happened, the thief 11 (already/ to
disappear) . She walked to the security and reported that she 12 (to rob) and
explained what 13 (to happen)_________ . She didn’t really have much hope that
her handbag with the keys, money and credit cards 14 (to find) _________________ ,
especially so close to Christmas. So it was more of a pleasant surprise when
the people from the store 15 (to ring) her later that day. They said,
"We 16 (to find)______________ your bag. If you 17 (to come) right
now, you 18 (to be able) to get it back". She happily 19 (to hurry) to
the store. But when she arrived at the place, the people had no idea what the
woman 20 (to talk) about. The poor shopper returned home. While she 21 (to
open) the door it suddenly occurred to her that it was the handbag thief
who 22 (to phone)____ her.
her absence the thief 23 (to take away)____________ some things from her house.
snatch - take something away very quickly, quickly steal something from someone
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