CCTV cameras in classrooms – a double-edged sword

CCTV cameras in classrooms – a double-edged sword
Exercise 7 Your Principal has recently outlined a plan to install CCTV cameras in the classrooms, citing several advantages of them but not everyone agrees. Here are two comments from concerned people about this idea: This will finally sharpen the acts of those lazy teachers. I don’t like being watched all the time. Write an… ...

Hostile Architecture – A Star Summary

Hostile Architecture - A Star Summary
Read the following article about new ways of designing public spaces which aim to control people’s behaviour. Write a summary of the ways in which designers are attempting to control behaviour in public spaces. Your summary should be about 100 words long (and no more than 120 words long). You should use your own words… ...

Learning new languages – A* Article

Learning new languages - A* Article
There is so much emphasis put on learning foreign languages these days, but some people are not convinced about the advantages it brings. Here are some comments some people have expressed on the issue. “It is out of question that employers seek candidates who can speak major languages.” “I believe people are disrespecting their mother-tongue… ...

Why I’m happy without a smartphone

Why I'm happy without a smartphone
Exercise 5 Read the following magazine article in which the writer explains her experience without a smartphone. On the opposite page, write a summary on the reasons why she thinks owning a smartphone is not important. Your summary should be about 100 words (and no more than 120). You should use your own words as… ...

Apartments vs houses: A* Article

Apartments vs houses: A* Article
Some people enjoy living in apartments but others prefer to live in houses. Here are two comments on the subject: I prefer to have all of the up-to-date conveniences of a modern apartment. I think a traditional house is better for family life. Write an article for your school magazine, giving your views. Do you… ...