Reading the article here and then choose the option a, b or c which best answers the question or completes the sentence.
1 Which sentences is true, according to the text?
a) The inmates are encouraged to receive education in prison.
b) The inmates themselves decide to receive education in prison.
c) The inmates who receive education find a job when they are released.
2 Which sentences is true, according to the text?
a) The writer of the article is a vocational teacher.
b) The writer’s family discouraged him from being a teacher.
c) The writer first worked as a teacher at a rehab centre.
3 Which sentences is true, according to the text?
a) The most difficult part of teaching in a prison is handling the prison students’ language.
b) Most students are reluctant to do any work in class.
c) Surprisingly enough, prison students have a lot of things in common.
4 The London football hooligan…
a) left the class the first day because he didn’t like the teacher.
b) returned three weeks later and showed the teacher that he could read.
c) ended up helping other inmates.
5 The man in his 50’s…
a) was reluctant to learn.
b) used to freeze in exams.
c) had no memory at all.
6 The hardest thing of studying in prisons is…
a) that students can only study for three and a half hours.
b) the fact that students find it hard to connect with their education.
c) that the results aren’t usually good.
7 Which sentences is true, according to the text?
a) Schools are to blame for the number of people who end up in prison.
b) Some difficult children are hopeless.
c) Second chances sometimes present themselves.
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