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Listen to these school students discussing the advantages and disadvantages of wearing school uniform.

This vocabulary will help you.

apropiado/aappropriate
el aula (f.)classroom
el chiclechewing gum
la libertadfreedom
masticarto chew
obligatorio/acompulsory
la reglarule/ruler

Choose the correct answer for each question.

Question

What does the student say about school uniform?

It gives students freedom.
It's cheaper for parents.
It's up to the school to decide.
It is not a good idea.
It gives students freedom.
It's cheaper for parents.
It's up to the school to decide.
It is not a good idea.

Transcript:

A mí no me gusta nada la idea de llevar uniforme escolar. Para mí, es importante que los jóvenes tengan la libertad de tomar sus propias decisiones en cuanto a la ropa que llevan. No me parece apropiado que los profesores o los padres tomen este tipo de decisión por nosotros.

Translation:

I don't like the idea of wearing a school uniform at all. As far as I'm concerned, it's important for young people to have the freedom to make their own decisions about the clothes they wear. I don't think it's appropriate for teachers or parents to make this decision for us.

Question

According to the student, what is the advantage of wearing school uniform?

It makes all students look the same.
It's smart and business-like.
It makes deciding what to wear easier.
It's comfortable for students.

According to the student, what is the advantage of wearing school uniform?

It makes all students look the same.
It's smart and business-like.
It makes deciding what to wear easier.
It's comfortable for students.

Transcript:

Lo peor del uniforme escolar es que cuesta mucho. Por otro lado, cuando te levantas por la mañana, es mucho más práctico no tener que escoger la ropa que vas a llevar al instituto.

Translation:

The worst thing about school uniform is that it costs a lot. On the other hand, when you get up in the morning, it's much more convenient not to have to choose what you're going to wear to school.

Question

Which of the following is a rule in the student's school?

No mobiles allowed in school.
No graffiti on exercise books.
No eating in the corridors.
Uniform must be worn.

Which of the following is a rule in the student's school?

No mobiles allowed in school.
No graffiti on exercise books.
No eating in the corridors.
Uniform must be worn.

Transcript:

Ya hay demasiadas reglas en mi insti - no se puede comer en las aulas, no se puede masticar chicle, no se puede llevar el móvil al instituto. Si fuera obligatorio llevar uniforme sería una regla más.

Translation:

There are already too many rules at my school - you can't eat in the classrooms, you can't chew gum, you can't take your mobile to school. If it were compulsory to wear uniform, it would be one more rule.

Question

The student thinks that school uniform ...

... helps to prevent bullying.
... promotes equality amongst the pupils.
... can create differences between pupils.
... helps students to save money.

The student thinks that school uniform ...

... helps to prevent bullying.
... promotes equality amongst the pupils.
... can create differences between pupils.
... helps students to save money.

Transcript:

A mi parecer es importante que no haya ninguna discriminación entre los alumnos ricos y los pobres. Con uniforme, todos tienen el mismo aspecto. Sin uniforme, los estudiantes ricos llevarían ropa muy cara que los demás no podrían comprar.

Translation:

I think it's important that there's no discrimination between rich pupils and poor ones. With a uniform, everyone looks the same. Without a uniform, rich students would wear very expensive clothes that the others would not be able to buy.