sábado, 25 de enero de 2014

Reading test: I taught a homeless man to code

Today’s reading activity deals with the issue of how we can help the needy, the destitute. I taught a homeless man to code brings to mind the saying ‘Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime‘.

We are going to use this The Guardian article I taught a homeless man to code to get familiar with another type of reading comprehension activity English learners sometimes come across in exams, and one students don’t particularly feel comfortable with.

Go over sentences 1-8 and say whether the information is true (T), false (F) or is not mentioned (NM) in the text.

1 The way the homeless man kept fit was the key factor for Patrick to talk to him.
2 The homeless man was confused when Patrick first talked to him.    
3 Patrick studied computer engineering after school.
4 The basic computer skills Leo knew were essential for his progress.
5 The application Patrick and Leo are designing will fill a niche in the market.
6 Patrick and Leo work on a bench because cafés don’t allow homeless people in.
7 Leo was a lonely person when Patrick met him.
8 Patrick has found a place to live for Leo.

Patrick McConlogue
Photo credit: The Guardian

1T 2T 3NM 4F 5NM 6F 7F 8F