Reading practice - Higher

Many people take part in charity events at school or as part of their local community.

Lorena is writing a blog about her fundraising activities at school.

Map of the world painted on the wall of a school

En mi colegio participamos en un proyecto para recaudar fondos para ayudar a una escuela comunitaria en un país en desarrollo. Esta escuela cuenta actualmente con 50 alumnos de seis a trece años. Todos los alumnos reciben sus clases en una misma aula con un solo profesor. Este profesor trabaja de manera voluntaria porque la escuela no tiene suficiente dinero para pagar su salario.

Queremos ayudar a comprar libros y bolígrafos para los alumnos y un ordenador para el aula. Para recaudar fondos, organizamos un evento o una actividad cada mes durante el curso escolar. Hemos organizado un día sin uniforme, una venta de pasteles, un lavado de coches y varios concursos deportivos. Además, el mes que viene tendremos un torneo de fútbol.

Question

What is Lorena's school raising money for?

A school in a developing country. The text says En mi colegio participamos en un proyecto para recaudar fondos para ayudar a una escuela comunitaria en un país en desarrollo. (In my school we are taking part in a project to raise money for a community school in a developing country.)

Question

Choose the two correct statements.

AThere are 6 different classes.
BThere is only one classroom.
CThere are 13 teachers.
DThe teacher does not get paid.
EThere are lots of volunteers.

The correct answers are B (There is only one classroom) and D (The teacher does not get paid). The text says Esta escuela cuenta actualmente con 50 alumnos de seis a trece años. Todos los alumnos reciben sus clases en una misma aula con un solo profesor. Este profesor trabaja de manera voluntaria porque la escuela no tiene suficiente dinero para pagar su salario. (The school currently has 50 pupils from six to thirteen years of age. All the pupils receive their lessons in the same classroom with only one teacher. This teacher is a voluntary worker because the school doesn't have enough money to pay his salary.)

Question

What do they want to buy? Write two items.

They want to buy (any two): books/pens/a computer (for the classroom).

The text says Queremos ayudar a comprar libros y bolígrafos para los alumnos y un ordenador para el aula. (We want to help to buy books and pens for the pupils and a computer for the classroom.)

Question

What fundraising activities have they done so far? Write three activities.

Any three: non-uniform day/cake sale/car wash/(various) sporting competitions.

The text says Hemos organizado un día sin uniforme, una venta de pasteles, un lavado de coches y varios concursos deportivos. (We have organized a non-uniform day, a cake sale, a car wash and various sporting competitions.)

Don't be tempted to write a football tournament as an answer here. The text says el mes que viene tendremos un torneo de fútbol (next month we will have a football tournament) but the question is asking which activities they have done, not what they will do in the future.