E017 English Comprehension

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E017 English Comprehension

Read and understand the given passage and answer the questions below: The original purpose of summer vacations was to let farm children have time off to help work in the fields in the high growing season, but this reason is no longer valid since fewer kids actually work on farms today. Some cities in the United States, such as Los Angeles, have moved to a year-round school calendar, which may help reduce the academic decline that occurs during the long summer vacation. Most cities maintain the normal nine and a half-month calendars. To improve skills and to maintain a good level of preparation, superintendents recommend trips to museums, summer camps, vacations with educational components, and visits to libraries to


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the original purpose of school vacations?
    • A. 

      To give rest for the students for around 2 months

    • B. 

      To visit museums and undertake field trips and educational tours

    • C. 

      To work in the fields during high season

  • 2. 
    Schools in some districts work all year round in order to
    • A. 

      Keep children busy throughout the year

    • B. 

      Reduce academic decline that occurs during the long vacation

    • C. 

      Provide full-time work to teachers

  • 3. 
    Most city schools work for 11 months in a year with one month vacation during the summer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Trips to museums, summer camps and library visits are recommended 
    • A. 

      To improve skills

    • B. 

      To maintain adequate level of preparation

    • C. 

      To remove boredom

    • D. 

      To provide entertainment

  • 5. 
    Schools all over the world work five days a week from 07:45 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. and are closed for two and a half months every year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    In Italy schools work  ______ day for ______ days a week.
    • A. 

      Half, six

    • B. 

      Full, five

    • C. 

      Full, six

  • 7. 
    Select the characteristics of the school system in Japan.
    • A. 

      Have annual vacation

    • B. 

      Consecutively work for 7 weeks and close for next 2 weeks

    • C. 

      Do not have yearly vacations

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statement is correct?
    • A. 

      As a rule, American schools dominate children's lives.

    • B. 

      Japanese schools work throughout the year without any vacations.

    • C. 

      Schools in Los Angeles have only yearly vacations.

  • 9. 
    In some parts of the world, younger students attend school in the afternoon while older ones attend the morning school because
    • A. 

      Students can have more free time

    • B. 

      There are many poor people who can not afford to send their children to schools

    • C. 

      There are not enough classrooms

  • 10. 
    What would be a suitable title for these passages?
    • A. 

      School Systems of the World

    • B. 

      Why do we need schools?

    • C. 

      My school