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IELTS Reading - Passage 2

Questions 16-22

Complete the summary below of the first four paragraphs of Reading Passage 2.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the passage for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 16-22 on your answer sheet.

Is it surprising that there is a 16 .................... of teachers? Schools do not have enough teachers, but what are the reasons for this? To begin with, fewer students are going into 17 .................... after finishing school. But this is not young people's fault. The 18 .................... of teaching has been under constant attack over the last ten years. The government's lack of respect for the profession is 19 .................... Moreover, administratively, the flow of bureaucracy is 20 .................... Even pupils in schools have no respect for those who teach them, as a 21 .................... series of assaults on teachers shows. The growing strain and stress means that, as well as fewer applications for teacher-training courses, teachers who have experience and are 22 .................... are also being driven out.
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Questions 23-29

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 2?

In boxes 23-29 on your answer sheet, write

YES if the statement agrees with the claims of the writer
  NOif the statement contradicts the claims of the writer
  NOT GIVEN if it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this
23 More students are entering teacher-training courses.  
24 The government is right to be surprised that there are problems in schools.  
25 Teachers are too weighed down by administrative duties to stir up trouble.  
26 All teachers are cynics.  
27 Politicians are not as dangerous as educational theorists, who know even less than the former about educational theory.  
28 Any experienced classroom practitioner knows that the initiatives on teaching and learning that governments have tried to impose on schools do not work.  
29 The government's attitude with regard to teachers is of great interest to the general public.  

Question 30

Choose the appropriate letter A-D and write it in box 30 on your answer sheet.

30 Which one of the following is the most suitable title for the passage?
A Politicians and teachers.
B A profession undervalued.
C Recruitment difficulties in the teaching profession.
  D Teacher-training needs improvement.
 


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