Questions

Just to be sure you understood the text, have a go at answering the following questions.

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What is Tom studying?

Tom is studying French, graphics, IT, technology and business for Highers. He says je suis en traîn d’étudier le français, les arts graphiques, l’informatique, la technologie et le commerce au niveau ‘Higher’.

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What does Tom hate and why?

Tom hates writing as he says j’ai horreur d’écrire de longues rédactions.

He is not interested in writing at all. He says et la lecture ne m’intéresse pas du tout.

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What is the problem with the school? Give one example.

The problem with the school is that there are too many rules. He says même si j’aime bien mon école en général, je trouve qu’il y a beaucoup trop de règles.

One example would be that they have to wear uniform. He says par exemple, il faut porter un uniforme.

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Why does he not like this rule?

He would prefer to wear his own clothes, which are more comfortable. Also a uniform stops young people from expressing their own identity.

He says qui ne me plaît pas, parce que je préférerais porter mes propres vêtements qui sont plus confortables. A mon avis l’uniforme empêche les jeunes à montrer leur identité.

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What would Tom like to use mobiles for in lessons?

He thinks mobiles should be used in class to do research and to take photos of texts and notes on the whiteboard (instead of copying so much).

He says je pense que ce serait utile d’avoir la permission d’utiliser les portables en classe pour faire de la recherche... et même pour prendre des photos des textes ou des notes au tableau blanc (au lieu de tout copier!)

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Why does Tom get on well with this/her teachers?

He finds them quite relaxed and so he gets on well with them. He says pour la plupart, je les trouve assez détendus, et voilà pourquoi je m’entends bien avec eux.

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What benefits are there to a small school? There are three things to identify.

In a small school everyone knows everyone. He says Mon école et assez petite, donc tout le monde se connaît.

There is a good atmosphere. He says et il y a une bonne ambiance.

There aren’t really any problems like bullying, violence or vandalism. He says il n’y a pas vraiment des problèmes comme le harcèlement, la violence ou le vandalisme.

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