boarding school education

There are many arguments in favor of a boarding school education. Nevertheless, the boarding school is not always the best education institution for everyone.
At an early age interacting and communicating with people is very important for a child’s personal life and can be especially helpful for his/her future. In a boarding school, shy children can take advantage of interaction through communal activities. The boarding school also offers a great variety of activities such as arts, sports, and music that allow children to demonstrate and develop specialized skills in their free time.
Furthermore, the structured way of life and strict rules at the boarding school may helps students to get used to a well ordered way of life. The manners and social skills will help them to become more responsible and confident, and to develop their talents in leadership. Professionally trained teachers and educators in the boarding school can offer excellent education without the parents’ constant supervision.
In spite of these good points, it is not advisable to send a child to a boarding school if he/she is a dependent learner. A boarding school usually demands that student learn independently. In addition, the boarding school should not be seen as a measure to solve inappropriate behavior or unsatisfactory study performance. Instead of improving, problematic children may close off their relationship with their peers and teachers.
In conclusion although a boarding school may provide good education to many children, it is not recommended for those who are strongly attached to their families. They may become frustrated and socially isolated.

27. According to the writer, children in a boarding school can develop specialized skills in…
a. Entrepreneurship
b. Community service
c. Reading
d. Drama
e. Music

28. Why do parents send their children to boarding school? Because…
a. It is good for shy children
b. It gives good education for adults
c. Interacting and communicating with people is very important
d. It does not allow children demonstrate excellence and develop their skills
e. It is safe and makes children become responsible and develop talents in leadership

29. From the text, we can conclude that…
a. The boarding school can be very expensive
b. There are good and bad boarding schools
c. The boarding school is the solution to our educational problems
d. It’s not necessary to send children to a boarding school because the students can live independently
e. Not everyone thinks that the boarding school is the best educational institution for children


Students’ cheating

Students’ cheating is one of the biggest problems faced by teachers nowadays.
Despite the fact that teachers advise their students not to do dishonest acts during tests, some students still do cheating. There are many kinds of cheating that students do during the test or examination, such as looking other students’ work, put some notes under their clothes, write notes or formulas on their desks make hand signals or go to rest rooms to get the answers from their friends.
In my view, students who do cheating are committing a crime. It is a sort of taking something illegally. This crime causes negative results to the students. Students who always cheat deteriorate their mental capacity. Cheating acts also create dependence. They weaken their self confidence. Instead of preparing for the coming test, they are busy to organize notes on a piece of paper. If this awful habit continues, the students will lose their opportunity to develop their intellectual and mind.
Therefore, school should consider cheating as a very serious problem. School board and administration should go hand to overcome this matter. Honesty must be put in school’s vision. Harsh punishment must be applied to students who commit this crime.

1. What is mainly discussed in the text?
a.School policy
b.Harsh punishment
c.Cheating as a crime
d.Mental deterioration
e.Different ways of cheating

2. What will the school do to eliminate students who commit cheating?
a.Create a good vision
b.Select honest students
c.Make harsh punishment
d.Make students confident
e.Administer the school affair

3. “Students who always cheat deteriorate their mental capacity.” (Paragraph 3)
The underlined word means…

4. “They weaken their self confidence.” (Paragraph 3)
What does the underlined word refer to?

Space travel

Space travel should be stopped for many reasons. Firstly, it is totally unsafe as proven by the Colombia Space Shuttle disaster. Thousand people have been killed in accidents. Secondly, it costs billions and billions dollars everyday just to put fuel into rockets. Professor Smith from the Spend Money on People Space Association agrees that space travel is a waste of time and money. Further, space travel is altering the world’s weather pattern as evidenced by the record of high temperatures this summer in Cobar. Everyone knows that if God wanted us to fly in space we should have been born with space suits. Stop space before it destroys the earth.

How many reasons are stated in the text dealing with the point that Space travel should be stopped?

“Professor Smith from the Spend Money on People not Space Association agree that space travel is a waste of time and money.”
The sentence contains a word expresses…..

Which is not true based on the text above…..
A.Space travel should be stopped
B.Space travel destroys the earth
C.Space travel costs billions and billions of dollars everyday
D.Space travel offer benefits to the earth
E.Space travel is unsafe

What does the text above mainly talk about?
A.Air travel
B.Road travel
C.Water travel
D.Space travel
E.Rocket travel

Stop space before it destroys the earth.
This part of paragraph indicates the…..

Stop space before it destroys the earth.
What does the word it refer to…..
C.Space travel
D.The earth
E.Space suit

“Further, space travel is altering the world’s weather pattern as evidenced by the record of high temperatures this summer in Cobar.”
The underlined word is a transitional word showing…..
C.Logical relationship

Old Enough?

Old Enough?

When a person old enough to be responsible for a crime? This question needs to be investigated because the current law is not good enough
The law at present protects children aged between ten years and four years from being punished for committing crimes. It is believed that children under fourteen years are too young to realize the seriousness of their crimes. Mr. Stephen Scarlett, head of the NSW Children’s Court, describes how clever young offenders use this defense, saying that they are too young to understand that they have broken the law. Mr. Scarlett, an expert on this subject, states that the age should be dropped from fourteen to twelve years. I agree with this.
Teenagers these days are far more sophisticated than those in the past. The law should recognize this. In a recent survey some people suggested that the age for being responsible for a crime should be dropped to eight years old. This, I feel, is too young. Fourteen, however, is too old. Is there anyone who believes that a fourteen-year-old does not know that it is against the law to steal or vandalize property? By the age of twelve, children are aware of what is legal and what is not.
Public pressure creates change. It is now up to the public to put pressure on the government to change the age at which a person may be held responsible for a crime from fourteen years to twelve years. Out of date laws have no place in a modern society, especially one that needs people to be responsible for their actions.

What does the text above talk about?
A.When a person is old enough to be responsible for a crime
B.When a person is being punished for committing crimes
C.When children are too young to be responsible for a crime
D.When a person is too old to be responsible for a crime
E.When do teenagers realize the seriousness of their crimes

In what age are the children protected by the present law from being punished for committing crimes?
A.Ten years old
B.Fourteen years old
C.Ten to fourteen years old
D.Eight years old
E.Twelve years old

In what paragraph do we find the recommendation of the text above…..
A.In the first paragraph
B.In the second paragraph
C.In the third paragraph
D.In the fourth paragraph
E.In the fifth paragraph

The part of the text which states what ought or ought not to happen is called…..

“Teenagers these days are far more sophisticated than those in the past.
The word “those” refer to…..

What type of genre does the text belong to?
A.Analytical exposition
B.Hortatory exposition

“Mr. Scarlett, an expert on this subject, states that the age should be dropped from fourteen to twelve years. I agree with this.”
The underlined sentence expresses…..


Is it important to know what your kids are watching? Of course yes. Television can expose things you have tried to protect them from, especially violence, pornography, consumerism, etc.
A study demonstrated that spending too much time on watching TV during the day or bedtime often causes bedtime disruption, stress, and short of sleep duration.
Another research found that there is a significant relationship between the amount of time spent for watching television during adolescence and early adulthood, and the possibility of being aggressive.
Meanwhile, many studies have identified a relationship between kids who watch TV a lot and being inactive and overweight.
Considering some facts mentioned above, protect your children with the following tips:
1. Limit television viewing to 1 – 2 hours each day
2. Do not allow your children to have a TV set in their bedrooms
3. Review the rating of TV shows that your children watch
4. Watch television with your children and discuss what is happening the show

What is the text about?
A. The programs show on TV
B. Watching TV is disadvantageous
C. The effects of watching television on kids
D. Reviewing the ratings of TV shows is important
E. The importance of knowing the program watched by our children

The following are the effects of watching TV a lot except….
A. stress
B. being active
C. being aggressive
D. bedtime disruption
E. shorten sleep duration

Which of the following statements is true according to the text?
A. All TV programs are good for children
B. Children know what programs to watch
C. It is good for a kid to watch TV all day long
D. It is very important for children to have a TV set in their bedrooms
E. Spending too much time for watching TV may cause kids inactive

It is hard for a child to sleep because…
A. the parents review TV’s program
B. the parents limit the time to watch TV
C. the kid watches TV with his/her parents
D. the kid watches too much TV at bedtime
E. the kid discusses the program with his/her parents


Dear Editor,

We are writing to complain about ads on TV. There are so many ads, especially during our favourite programmes. We think they should be stopped for a number of reasons.
First, ads are nuisance. They go on for a long time and there are so many. Sometimes there seems to be more ads than programmes.
Second, ads are bad influence on people. They try to encourage people to buy unhealthy food like beer, soft drink, candy and chips. And they make people want things they do not really need and can not.
Finally, the people who make ads have too much say in what programmes people watch. That is because they want to put all their ads on popular programs that a lot of people watch. Some programmes which are not so popular get stopped because they do not attract enough ads, even though those programmes may be someone’s favourite.
For those reasons, we think TV station should stop showing ads. They interrupt programmes. They are bad influences on people, and they are sometimes put a stop to people’s favourite shows. We are sick of ads, and now we mostly watch other channels.


1. What kind of genre does the text above belong to?
C.analytical exposition
D.hortatory exposition

2. What is the purpose of the text?
A.To persuade the reader or listener that something should or should not be the case.
B.To persuade the reader or listener that something should be the case.
C.To inform the reader or listener about some cases
D.To persuade the reader or listener about the most important case.
E.To give opinion to the reader or listener related some cases.

3. The generic structure of the text above is…..
A.thesis – arguments – reiteration
B.thesis – arguments – recommendation
C.description – identification
D.identification – description
E.orientation – event – reorientation

4. Who is the letter addressed to?

5. The following statements are true based on the text, except…..
A.Advertisement encourages people to buy unhealthy food.
B.Advertisement is a nuisance.
C.Advertisement interrupts programmes.
D.Advertisement puts a stop to people’s favourite show.
E.Advertisement has many advantages.

6. In what paragraph is stating an issue?
A.First paragraph
B.Second paragraph
C.Third paragraph
D.Fourth paragraph
E.The last paragraph