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Тесты по чтению. "Внедрение инновационных технологий на уроках английского языка".9 класс
Макіївська міська рада
Управління освіти Макіївської міської ради
Макіївський навчально-методичний центр
Макіївський навчально-виховний комплекс №93 «Гармонія»
Впровадження інноваційних технологій у викладанні англійської мови
Тести з читання для учнів 9 класу
(за підручником О. Карп’юк «English» Тернопіль «Астон», 2009)
З досвіду роботи
Філіппової Валентини Сергіївни
учителя англійської мови
Макіївського НВК №93 «Гармонія»
Вступ …………………………………….…………………. 3
Тести з читання:
Test 1 Ми – юне покоління! ...................... 5
Test 2 Засоби масової інформації …………. 12
Test 3 Наука і технічний прогрес …….…….. 18
4. Список літератури…………………………………….27
Сьогодні, коли наша держава активно входить до світового культурного середовища, їй потрібні кваліфіковані спеціалісти , які володіють іноземними мовами. Володіння іноземною мовою, а ще краще – декількома – це показник рівня культури людини, одна із сторін професійної діяльності, доступа до світової інформації, внутрішньої свободи й гідності. Це завдання може й повинен виконувати загальноосвітній учбовий заклад. Школа має ті професійні кадри, яким під силу виконати ці завдання. Доцільно мобілізувати існуючі творчі потенціали вчителів й використовувати найкращі наробки науково-методичної думки в нашій країні й за кордоном.
Іноземна мова повинна стати корисною на практиці, повинна увійти у повсякденне життя. І завжди потрібно пам’ятати , що успіх при викладанні іноземної мови в більшості залежить від того, в якій мірі якість знань знаходиться в полі зору вчителя і яка увага приділяється профілактиці помилок.
Підвищення ефективності процесу вивчення іноземних мов передбачає належний контроль успішності учнів. Поруч з традиційними формами контролю все більше місце займають виявлення знань, умінь та навичок в іноземній мові за допомогою тестування. Під тестуванням мається на увазі контроль учбової діяльності школярів за допомогою групи тестів. Якщо тестування вливається успішно в процес і використовується систематично, то привілей тестів як контроль є в тому, що :
-відбувається повне опитування вивченого матеріалу,
-є змога опитати всіх учнів,
-виключається елемент суб’єктивності: оцінки виставляються на основі об’єктивної інформації,
-тести дають економію часу,
-всі учні знаходяться в рівних умовах, кожний працює стільки часу, скільки йому відведено для тестування.
Існуюча методична типологія умінь виділяє чотири рівні: засвоєння іноземного розпізнавання, відтворення, трансформацію, продуктивне використання. Вони є складовою частиною ієрархії, яка характеризує послідовність здобуття досвіду й міри оволодіння предметом. Всі рівні торкаються операційної сторони знань, їх розпізнає лише ступінь наближення до продуктивного використання.
В процесі перевірки рівня володіння іноземною мовою на перший план виступає операційна, практична сторона. У зв’язку з цим існує необхідність виявити якісні та кількісні особливості сформованого уміння, що найбільш об’єктивно забезпечує тестування.
Актуальність створених нами завдань полягає в тому, щоб сформувати навички сприйняття англомовних текстів, не перекладаючи їх на рідну мову, а також розвивати уміння виділяти головну інформацію.
Матеріали для читання побудовані на цікавих текстах, що відповідають психологічним та віковим особливостям дітей 9 класів, їх інтересам.
Ретельно складені завдання дозволяють зняти труднощі психологічного плану. Тести спрямовані на розвиток навичок та умінь не тільки читання , а й ведення діалогів, дискусій, побудови монологічних висказувань на різні теми, вміння аналізувати й інтерпретувати інформацію на англійській мові.
Read the text. Choose the best heading from the list (A-I) for each part (1-6). Of the text and write its letter in the box. There are two extra headings, there is one example at the beginning (0)
New Driving Laws for Teens
There are new laws for teenage drivers. Some parents do not know about these new laws. It is very important that everyone learns about and understands these new laws.
A teenage girl died in a car crash. She was a passenger in a car. The driver of the car was 16 years old. There were two other passengers in the car who were also hurt.
The accident reminded some people of how important the new laws are for teenage drivers. The laws were written to hopefully save lives. Maybe the teenage girl would still be alive if the law was followed.
The new law states that teen drivers cannot have passengers in their car who are under the age of 20 unless there is another licensed driver over the age of 25 in the car too. The law also states that teenagers cannot drive between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. These laws need to be followed for the first year that a teen driver has his license.
Some students said that they know about the laws but do not obey them. They want to drive with their friends. Some teenagers are breaking the law by driving with friends in their cars.
There are some exceptions to the new driving laws. Teens can drive their brothers and sisters to school. They can also drive during off-limits hours because of work or medical reasons. They need to keep a note in their car stating why they need to drive.
Many more teenagers die in car crashes than adults. New laws were made to help keep young drivers safer. If the laws are going to work they will need to be followed.
A Breaking the new laws by teenagers
B Importance of new laws for teenage drivers
C Exceptions to the new driving laws
D Prohibition to drive during the day
E The necessity to know the new driving laws
F The laws for the first year drivers
G The new laws for adult drivers
H The death of girl in a car crash
I The reason of following the laws
Read the article. Some parts are missing from the text. Choose the appropriate part from the list (A-L) for each gap (1-10) in the text. There is one extra part which you do not need to use write your answers in the boxes after the text. There is an example at the beginning (0)
Teens Are Left Speechless
All across the world, teenagers’ bedrooms are beginning to sound like a library. Instead of chatting away on a traditional landline telephone, or even a cellphone, teenagers are busy (0) ___.
According to a 2005 report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 53% of teens (1)___ mostly communicate with friends via written messages; and 61% of the time they chat through a service called instant messaging, or “IM.”
Phone companies (2) _____. Telecommunications giant Virgin Mobile is releasing a cellphone (3) ______ and instant messaging built in. The company’s chief marketing officer said, “We really think that text is the new talk. We are living in a 160-character nation” (the maximum length of a text message). A quarter of Virgin Mobile’s teen customers use their phones more (4) ______.
Several years ago, the author of How to Talk So People Listen: Connecting in Today’s Workplace was asked (5) ________ about the college admissions interview. According to her, the answers given in the mock interviews were “extremely short and not informational. Nothing came out, really, because [oral communication] is such an unused skill.” Further, she stated, “We are losing very natural, human, instinctive skills that we used to be really good at.”
Part of t (6) ________ . There is no need to improvise; there is none of the spontaneity of phone conversations or face-to-face chats.
A 2005 report by Achieve, a non-profit organization (7) ______, found that 34% of employers were dissatisfied with the oral communication skills of high school graduates. In addition, 45% of college students and 46% of high school graduates said they struggled (8)_______.
While technology is advancing at lightning speed, speaking skills appear (9) _______. This end-time generation of teenagers may be technologically savvier than their bosses, but they are (10) _____.
A with a traditional keyboard
B lacking the ability to have professional discussions
C text is a new way of talking among teens
D are intruding into youth’s finger-tapping tendencies
E before deciding how to answer
F that helps states raise academic standards
G to teach a class of California high school seniors
H communication silently
I to be regressing just as quickly
J who own cellphones and surf the Internet on a daily basis
K for text messaging than talking
L with their public speaking abilities
Read the letters. Choose the best heading from the list (A-I) for each part (1-6). Of the text and write its letter in the box. There are two extra headings, there is one example at the beginning (0)
You can believe it or not, but I can hear it everywhere. It doesn’t matter whether it really plays or not: it is just in my ears, in my heart. To my mind, every thing around us has its own tune, every person has his or her own melody. Some might think I’m just crazy, but I simply can’t leave without music, that’s why it surrounds me. My passion for music causes me lots of troubles in communication with people. Please, help me. (Linea, 17)
I have been with my fiancé for almost four years. We are going to get married next year but, there are a couple of concerns I have: one is the fact that he never talks about his feelings, he keeps everything inside of him. He also sometimes has trouble with expressing his excitement about things. He never buys me flowers or takes me out to dinner. He says that he doesn’t know why, but he never thinks of things like that. I don’t know if this is a side affect of depression or, maybe, he is sick of me. He says that he loves me and that he wants to marry me. If this is true, what is this problem? (Annette, 19)
I’m one of those guys who have “the quite normal” problem: I’m in love with a girl, but I don’t know what to do. I have already had a crush on some girls, never with any success, but this is something different. My problem is actually that I’m too cowardly to tell her anything. I know that she likes me and we’re very, very good friends. We’ve known each other for about three years, and our friendship has constantly become better. We often get into quarrels, but we always make up. We meet almost every day. We always have very much fun together, but is it really so difficult to love someone who has been a good chum to you until now?
I really want to help because I don’t like being upset all of the time and having everyone hate everyone else. My Mom, me, my two brothers and a sister – it’s like we all hate each other. I am the oldest. We all have certain problems: my mom wants to quit smoking so she is really stressed out. I am really selfish. One of my brothers is too bossy. He thinks he is better than the rest of us and that he is the only one who helps my mom. My other brother is kind of abusive and depressed. He always starts fights and he is really spoiled (my mom doesn’t yell at him for doing things wrong and when she does, he laughs at her). My sister (who’s 7) makes messes and doesn’t clean them up. Even when we start to get along, someone will say something to upset someone else. (Patricia, 15)
Only the people who really know me know about my strange feelings. My parents don’t care – they don’t even mention it if I don’t go to school. I skip it almost every day. Luckily, I am a smart person and I’m in all of the advanced classes and don’t have reputation as a rebel. What I end up doing is sleeping all day and then staying up all night talking to my girlfriend. I get behind in my work and when I try to go back to school I get a bunch of crap from my teachers and friends. I just get so depressed when I think about it. I have given up on trying to go back, but I realize it would ruin my life. I don’t want to go back at all but I also don’t want it to ruin my life. Ehat should I do? Please help. (Andrew, 16)
A Can’t stand lazy people
B Skipping School
C Fond of Music and Sounds
D Good in Making Friends’
E Friendship or Love?
F Should I Marry him?
G Please Help Me and My Family
Read the article and choose the best answer A, B, C or D for each question.
Space Camp, Florida, which is right next to NASA’s famous Kennedy Space Centre, is a place where people can go to learn about space travel. Many activities are offered which provide visitors with the excitement of being in space. One of the many attractions is the “Gravity Chair”, which lets you see exactly how difficult walking in space really is! There is also a project giving you the chance to build your own rocket and see it take off!
Camp programmes are available for children and adults who want to experience an astronaut’s life. The “Space Habitat” is a place where you can eat freeze-dried food and sleep in a bank bad, just like a real astronaut! Unfortunately though, children who are under nine years old are not allowed to take part in these programmes which last from one to five days and cost from $550 to $875.
NASA’s well-known Kennedy Space Centre is located in _____ .
“Gravity ___” helps visitors to understand the difficulties of space walks.
Tourist visiting Space Camp have got a chance to ____ .
A travel to space
B get information about space travel
C get acquainted with famous spacemen
D to have a good time
_____ can participate in camp programmes.
A Only adults
B Only teenagers
C Children under 12
D Both adults and children over 9
In the “Space Habitat” you can experience a real life of a/an ____.
Astronauts eat ____ food during their space journeys.
A frozen and dry
These programmes can be as long as ____
A about seven days
C five days maximum
D three days
The highest price of the programme is ____ .
A about $800
B more than $550
Read the text and choose the best answer (A-C) to complete the sentences (1-5)
The News in Pictures
The filming and photography in news programmes are very important in bringing the stories to life and making us realise how events affect people. But the traditional techniques of filming are slowly changing and not everyone is happy with this.
Viewers have recently complained that the camerawork on news programmes, while very artistic and clever, is more suited to feature films and documentaries. Apparently many of us are distracted by clever camerawork and our attention is taken away from the real focus, which is the story.
Several techniques have been criticized. One of them is the “circling camera”. This is when the cameraman goes round the person who is talking so that at one point we see the back of his head. Another technique is when the camera is not held steadily and shakes. It gives the impressions of slight panic and is often used in films today.
The BBC insists that the camerawork like this is a sign of artistic and technological progress and is interesting and attractive, particularly to a younger audience. But how appropriate is it to have a circling camera when reporting on something as ordinary as interest rates?
Pictures are important in the news because ____
A they show us important places
B it’s traditional to have them
C they help us understand the story
Some people today complain that ______
A the filming is boring
B the filming is distracting
C the filming isn’t very good
One modern filming technique is _______
A when people stand in circle
B there is a circle of cameras
C the camera moves in a circle
The television company _______
A had apologized
B promises to change the way the news is filmed
C thinks it’s okay to film in this way
What is the writer’s attitude? ______
A He thinks the filming should suit the subject
B He likes artistic camerawork.
C He thinks there should be more filming with the news stories
Read the text and answer the questions (1-5)
So, You Want to Be on Television?
A Who Knows?
Have you ever wanted to be on a TV game show? If you think you’ve got good general knowledge and you’re confident enough to appear on TV in front of millions of people, just fill in our application form. You could be a winner on Channel 7’s new game show Who Knows? There will be twelve weekly shows and the winner of each show will go on to play a final competition to win two mollion pounds!
B Watching You!
The producers of the reality show Watching You! are looking for ten people to live in the famous house for ten weeks. Are you funny and talkative? Are you interested in other people? Would you like to become a big star? Send in your application before 7 November, and you could be invited to the auditions in London and Manchester!
C Children’s Hour
As viewers know, Dani Byers has left Channel 7’s Children’s Hour to make a film in Hollywood. So, we need someone to take her place as a presenter on the show. We’re looking for someone who is enthusiastic, intelligent and who loves children. Is that you? Apply now and come for a voice test!
…will be shorter than three months?
…can make people very famous?
…only needs one person?
…offers a lot of money?
…wants someone who likes talking?
Read the text and match the headings (A-F) to the paragraphs (1-5). There is one extra heading which you do not need to use.
A Mixed Emotions
B Small is Best
C Third and Best
D Romance in the City
E Nothing Left
F Family Murdered
Great British Movies
This James Bond film was made in 1964. It came after Dr.No and From Russia with Love and many people believe it is the best of the Bond films. Bond is trying to stop Goldfinger stealing all the gold in Fort Knox. Bond chases Goldfinger in a specially made Aston Martin DB5 car which has many surprises for Bond’s enemies.
The Italian Job
Made in 1969, this comedy crime film shows a gang of criminals going to Italy dressed as football hooligans to steal millions of pounds in gold from the Fiat car factory. The Mafia can’t stop them and the police can’t stop them as they race out of Turin in three mini-cars, very small, but fast cars which can drive on pavements and through subways.
Kind Hearts and Coronets
This was a very black comedy about a number of murders. The murderer was from a rich family but the family refused to help him. He decided to kill everybody until he was the only one left and could get all their money. Sir Alec Guinness played all seven members of the family, young and old, male and female.
Members of a work orchestra lose their jobs. The film looks at their problems with money and illness and a competition to find the best orchestra in the country which, of course, they win. You’ll laugh one minute and cry the next.
This was based on a record by rock group The Who. It’s about a boy called Jimmy. The first half of the film shows him getting ready for a weekend in Brighton where he and his friends are going to fight against their enemies. After the weekend, everything goes wrong. He is arrested, he loses his job, he loses his girlfriend and he crashes his bike.
Read the essay and choose the best answer (A-C) to complete the sentences (1-6)
The Internet: Here to Stay
Most people today cannot imagine their life without the Internet. I believe it is one of the most important innovations. Thanks to the worldwide web, our lives have become easier and more exiting.
First of all, the Internet helps us find information easily. For example, we can read the news and find answers to the questions 24 hours a day.
In addition, we can use the Internet for entertainment. We can send e-mails to friends and shop online. We can even listen to the latest music and watch live sporting events from other parts of the world.
However, some people argue that the Internet has a negative effect on society. Internet users become less sociable. They stay at home most of the day instead of going out to shop, work and meet friends.
In my opinion, the Internet has more advantages than disadvantages. Our lives are better with it and I hope it is here to stay.
Most people nowadays ______.
A cannot live without the Internet
B imagine their life without the Internet
C live without the Internet
Thanks to the worldwide web, our lives have become _____.
A difficult and more stressful
B simpler and more interesting
C easier and more stressful
The Internet is important mostly because ______.
A it allows us to find information easily
B it provides cheap shopping online
C it plays the latest music hits
We can use the Internet for fun, as we can _____.
A work on assignments
B send e-mails to friends
C read the news
The biggest disadvantage of the Internet is _____ .
A that you have to go somewhere to work out
B that you can’t live a normal life
C that it can change our daily routines
The Internet has _____.
A more disadvantages than advantages
B more advantages than disadvantages
C as many advantages as disadvantages
Read the extracts (A-D) and answer the questions (1-5).
How Do You Use the Net
We asked members of one family to tell us what they use the Internet for and why. Here is what they told us.
A Granddad Peter
I might be over eighty but the Internet is invaluable to me. At my age it’s not always so easy to get about and my friends and my family are scattered all over the globe. It’s difficult to visit and have face-to-face conversations very often. It’s a bit pricy too! Phoning isn’t convenient because of the different times zones. I don’t think my brother in Australia would appreciate being woken up at three in the morning just for me to say hello! So I keep in touch by e-mail and it’s very important to me. It took me a while to get the hang of it but now it’s no problem at all.
B Daughter Lynne
I must admit that I’m a spendaholic and I’m on auction sites all the time. I can’t resist a bargain and I love the excitement of bidding against other people and never being sure whether you are going to win or not. It’s quite addictive so I have to be careful or else I would be completely broke! I think it’s incredible that whatever you are looking to buy, someone out there has got it to sell.
C Mum Karen
I find the Net useful for downloading information for my students. You can also access sites that give you free lesson plans and good, imaginative ideas for making lessons interesting. There is such a lot of knowledge out there too. To get the answers to the kind of questions I have, it would take hours with piles of books and I simply don’t have the time. For me the Net is a lifeline!
D Dad Oliver
My big thing is news and sports and I’m always online checking the latest scores. I work shifts to so I often miss the regular news slots and with the Net I can always watch news clips of programmes that were on earlier. It also brings you breaking news and with the more controversial issues if you want to, you can read people’s comments and of course, make your own. I do that quite often and there are also online newspapers. If I don’t get a paper, I can always go online and click on to the newspapers website. It’s easier to choose what you want to read rather than leafing through the papers which can be so big these days.
Which person says…
I see the Net as time saving? ______
I sometimes share my opinions with others? ______
I use it to get help with my work? ______
I don’t always get what I want? ______
It took time to work out how to use the Net? ______
Read the text and choose the best answer (A-D) to complete the sentences (1-4).
Most people have heard of the Nobel Prize, but do you know where the name comes from? The prize is named after Alfred Nobel, a Swedish chemist who invented dynamite.
Noble was born in 1833 in Stockholm and studied in St. Petersburg, Russia and in the USA. When he returned home, he worked in his father’s factory developing weapons and explosives. In 1864, Alfred’s younger brother and four other people were killed in an explosion in the factory. After this Alfred dedicated his life to developing safer explosives. Three years later he made dynamite which was much more stable than any other explosive at that time. Noble also invented several other types of explosives and he became very reach, owning factories all over the world. Noble was worried about some of the uses of his inventions and he spend a lot of time and money trying to promote world peace. He was also very interested in science and literature and when he died in 1896 he wanted his money to be used to set up the Noble Prize. Each year this great owner is awarded to someone who has made a major contribution to World Peace, Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Economics and Literature.
Alfred Nobel _____ .
A lived all his life in Russia and the USA
B had family in St. Petersburg
C travelled abroad to study
D was a Russian scientist
A worked in the family business after he’d finished his studies
B was responsible for his brother’s death
C decided to return to Sweden after an explosion in the factory
D didn’t like his job very much
A invented the most dangerous explosives of his time
B didn’t earn much money from his inventions
C was only interested in becoming rich
D was anxious about how his work could be used by some people
The Nobel Prize _____.
A is only given to people who contribute to world peace
B is not only awarded to scientists
C made Alfred Nobel wealthy
D was not Alfred Nobel’s idea
Read the text and choose the best answer (A-D)
Don’t Call Me
You can’t go anywhere these days without hearing the buzz of mobile phones. If that noise isn’t enough to drive you mad, have you noticed that people who use mobile phones have louder voices than everyone else? When you shout that loudly, you don’t need a phone, the person you are calling will probably hear you anyway!
People who have mobile phones say that they can’t live without them, but they managed quite well before they had them. You cannot escape them; you hear them on buses and trains, in the street, at the supermarket, even in places where you expect it to be quite, like cinemas, theatres and libraries. Is there anything more annoying than having to listen to unnecessarily loud voices talking to people who aren’t there, while you are trying to enjoy a pleasant dinner at a “quite” restaurant? I find it rude and antisocial.
Even school kids have mobile phones now. A teacher I know has told that lessons are often interrupted by phones ringing.
More seriously, mobile phones can be dangerous. According to the police, about a quarter of all road accidents are caused by people driving while using mobile phones.
What is the writer’s aim in the article? _____
A to give information about mobile phones
B to describe the benefits of mobile phones
C to express his/her dislike of mobile phones
D to say what the police think about mobile phones
What is the writer’s main complaint? _____
A Mobile phones are very dangerous.
B Mobile phones are antisocial
C You cannot have private conversations.
D We cannot live without mobile phones
How does the writer feel about using mobile phones in public places? ___
What does the writer think? ____
A Children should not talk loudly during lessons
B Children should not talk on the phone
C Children do not go to lessons anymore
D Ringing of mobile phones interrupts the lessons
Read a newspaper article about shopping on the Internet. Choose the best heading from the list (A-G) for each part (1-4) of the text and write its letter in the box. There are two extra headings, that you do not need to use. There is one example at the beginning (0)
Shopping On the Internet
Shopping on the Internet, or shopping on-line is becoming more and more popular. More and more people are using the Internet to buy things. Why do people use the Internet to shop?
Some people say it is more convenient. They don’t have to leave their homes to order something and they can shop for anything they want at any time, day or night. Other people say they can find things for sale that they can’t find in the stores near their homes. Still other people they can find better prices on the Internet.
If you want to buy something on the Internet, you need a credit card. You have to type your credit card number and some other information on the website and send it to the store over the Internet. You have to be sure that the store will not use your information in the wrong way. You don’t want someone to get your credit card number and charge something to your account. Of course, you always have to be careful with your credit card number, because people sometimes steal credit card numbers from stores and restaurants too.
For people who are too nervous to shop on-line, the Internet is a good place to go window-shopping. Window-shopping is when you go to a store and look at the things for sale, but don’t plan to buy anything. Window-shopping is easy on the Internet. You can say what kinds of products are available and how much they cost. You can visit stores with branches near you, or you can visit stores that are only on the Internet.
Some stores have a website for information about their stores, and you can shop on-line there too. Some stores are only for on-line shopping
A A certain time for shopping on the Internet
B Growing popularity of the Internet
C Getting credit cards from other people.
D Window-shopping as a way-out for people who are afraid to buy something
E The reasons of using the Internet for shopping
F Websites for stores
G The necessity to have a credit card for buying something
Read the article writing by someone who is a “technophobe” (someone who doesn’t like modern machines). Than match the headings bellow with the seven paragraphs.
It does things you don’t need.
It doesn’t save you time.
It was out of date before you bought it.
It’s destroying the English language
More choice does not mean better
No one takes responsibility when things go wrong.
Machines Behaving Badly
Everyone, it seems, has a mobile these days, even children in kindergarten. Billions of text messages fly round the world every day, and computers and call centres run every aspect of our lives. But is all this really making life better? Here are seven good reasons to hate modern technology.
A it doesn’t save you time
Many people make the mistake of thinking that technology is there to save you time. Wrong. It is there to give people new ways of filling their time. Take personal computers. Learning how to use all the features of a new PC uses up all the time that having a computer saves. And what about all the hours you spend staring at incomprehensible instruction manuals for your new phone / TV / digital doorbell?
Of course it's wonderful to have a CD player, a mobile, a home computer, or an electric toaster, for that matter. But do you really want to play computer games on the 4 cm screen of you mobile phone? Do you need your computer to answer the phone, or your TV to make toast?
Digital TV is a perfect example. When it arrived, we were promised a better quality picture and more choice. But at eleven o'clock at night as you flick through the 97 channels you can now get, it is not the quality of the picture that you worry about. More the fact that not one single programme is worth watching.
After several frustrating weeks of finding all the right software for you new PC, then phoning ‘help’ desks when it doesn’t work, you will proudly show off your new machine to friends only to hear ‘Oh, are you still using that one? I’m thinking of buying the new PYX 5000, myself.’ A few months later, when you try to buy some minor spare part, you find it is no longer manufactured, and that it would be much cheaper to replace the whole computer with the new PYX 7500.
This is easy. Because very few people really understand how the machines they have bought work. So you phone the software company and they will tell you it’s a hardware problem. You then phone the hardware company and they tell you it’s a software problem. Call centres are the worst. Phone the so called ‘customer care’ number, and after waiting on hold for fifteen minutes you will be told you need the sales department. The sales department assure you that it’s the technical department you need, but surprise, surprise, the technical department put you back through to customer care. People can spend weeks of their lives like this.
Apparently, teenagers now do so much texting and e-mailing that their thumbs are getting bigger. Unfortunately, they are also forgetting how to spell. One American schoolgirl recently wrote her entire essay on ‘My summer holidays’ in text speak. It began ‘B4 we used 2go2 NY 2C my bro, his GF & thr 3 kids. ILNY it’s a GR8 plc.’
Or for you and me: ‘Before we used to go to New York to see my brother, his girlfriend and their three kids. I love New York it’s a great place.’
A recent survey showed that more than eight out often young people would rather text their friends or family than actually speak to them in person. And according to the same survey, twenty five percent of people would answer their mobile phone even during a moment of passion. I ask you, is this really a better world?
Проблема розробки прийомів контролю читання є в даний час досить актуальною. Виходячи з того, що такі прийоми контролю читання іноземною мовою, як читання вголос, відповіді на запитання, переказ, переклад, мають ряд недоліків та не завжди надають можливість точно оцінити рівень успішності навчання читання, необхідно розробляти найбільш адекватні та ефективні прийоми контролю. До їх числа можна віднести тестовий контроль.
Використання тесту при контролі сформованості умінь читання знаходить підтвердження у сучасній методичній науці. Доцільність використання тесту як прийому контролю читання зумовлена рядом причин, які в своїй сукупності характеризують тест як більш об'єктивний і економічний прийом контролю, що дозволяє найбільш адекватно перевірити сформованість умінь читання.
На підставі вищевикладеного представляється можливим зробити висновок про те, що необхідність використання тестового контролю видів мовленнєвої діяльності, зокрема читання, у практиці викладання іноземних мов, з одного боку, і недостатня вивченість даної проблеми в сучасній українській методичної літератури, з іншого боку роблять дослідження в області розробки тестового контролю найбільш актуальними.
1.Англійська мова. “Програми для загальноосвітніх навчальних закладів. Іноземні мови. 2-12 класи”, “Перун”, 2005 р.;
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