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General Listening Quiz

“School Progress Report”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
difficult education man – girl 01:24

Pre-Listening Exercise

How are school grades determined at different levels of education in your country (e.g., test, quizzes, reports, participation, etc.)? How are grades listed on report cards? In the USA, letters are often used to indicate performance (A, A-, B+, etc.).


hand in” = turn in or give an assignment to a teacher
Don’t forget to hand in your homework at the end of class.”

at the end of your rope” = no longer have the ability or patience to do something
To be honest, I’m at the end of my rope. I’ve told these students repeatedly not to copy their assignments, but they don’t listen. I guess I’ll have to fail them.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

What was the hardest class you took in high school? What made the class difficult? What are the keys to passing exams? In your country, what percentage do you need to pass a class? Do teachers allow you to retake tests if you fail them because of poor performance or even cheating?

Online Investigation

Academic honesty is often regarded as a key part of a student’s success in the classroom and in the future workplace. However, plagiarism can be found just about everywhere.

  • How do different schools around the world view the problem and how do schools deal with this problem?
  • Is plagiarism and cheating a more serious problem in certain places?

Use the Internet to learn more about this issue to answers to these questions.

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