1. B 2. C 3. A 4. A 5. C 6. B 7. A 8. B 9. B 10. B
11. A 12. C 13. B 14. A 15. B
16. 1953 17. (English) schoolboys 18. hunts for food 19. respect 20. best novels
21. D 22. B 23. A 24. C 25. B 26. A 27. C 28. B 29. D 30. C
31. But/ However 32. grown 33. to 34. They 35. exactly 36. Why 37. as / when
38. was forced 39. needing 40. where
41. C 42. B 43. B 44. C 45. B 46. D 47. A 48. B 49. A 50. B
51. B 52. A 53. B 54. D 55. C
56. C 57. D 58. F 59. A 60. B
Ladies and gentlemen, in summary our team has argued that the testing of spoken English is both necessary and beneficial.
Most students agree that it helps them develop the habits of reading aloud and having conversations in English which in turn improves their English level. Students come to realize that oral English is as important as reading and writing. In addition, the speaking test pushes our teachers to focus more on teaching spoken English, makes the class more interesting and encourages teachers to improve their own spoken language skills. Nowadays, English is considered to be a global language so we can use it to communicate with people from other countries more easily. Therefore, we believe that more attention should be given to teaching and learning spoken English and this can be done by testing spoken English.
Because parents are having fewer children, they increasingly feel the need to control the lives of those children. As a result, many children are becoming less independent, determined and ambitious than in the past.
Parents today discourage their children from doing housework, extracurricular activities and socializing because they fear it will interrupt their education. For example, when I was younger I wanted to learn the guitar but my parent wouldn’t allow me because they believed it would distract me from my studies. They are happy as long as I perform well in my exams but don’t seem concerned about how I develop as a person.
To some extend, I understand parents’ concerns, but I think they should love their children for who they are, not what they want them to be. We deserve the chance to chase our own dreams and learn on our own. Even if we fail, we can learn from those failures.