- Latihan Soal
Don’t ban mobiles in schools, let students use them.
The furtive glance down into his or her crotch Is the telltale sign all modern teachers will recognise as a dead give-away that a student is using a mobile phone in class. It’s a comical sight, its sheer obviousness apparently lost on most students, but one that is also serious in its implications – that particular student is probably not paying attention at that moment, and perhaps hasn’t been for quite some time.
Mobile phones are a distraction in class. There’s no debate about this. But, with the exception of some schools where strict discipline is the defining characteristic of its ethos, I don’t think there’s any need to ban them In most schools. In fact, I’d go as far as to say we teachers should be glad that almost all our students will have a mobile phone with them in school. Mobile phones today are mini – computers which can be used as internet browsers, cameras, video and audio recorders, calculators, stop clocks, homework diaries and notebooks. They can be used as data – loggers in science lessons, maps in geography lesions and for listening exercises in language lessons. At a time when few schools can afford to provide every student with a laptop or tablet computing device, mobile phones can allow us to make the most of modern information technology in our classrooms.
In my science lessons, many of my students will use their mobile phones place of calculators and stop clocks when doing experiments. I also encourage them to use their phones to take photographs of apparatus and to make videos of the phenomena we.
The use of mobile phones offers much more than novelty, fun, and excitement – I believe there are tangible educational benefits. Students today have grown up in the digital age and it is surely one of our duties as teachers to create opportunities for them to develop the skills they will need to succeed in a world driven by new technologies. Just as the ability to use word processing, simple spreadsheets and presentation software are now necessary in the modern workplace, it may be just a matter of time before simple digital video and audio manipulation skills are essential. Using mobile phones in class, when other devices are in short supply, provides one way to address these needs.
I’m not naive – I know that students with permission to use mobile phones in school will not be able to resist checking their text messages and social media updates. That is, they won’t be able to resist doing these things unless they are otherwise engaged with whatever it is they’re supposed to be doing in class. Sure, some students will always find checking their Facebook page more interesting than anything we teachers can offer them in lessons, but the majority of students, like the majority of adults, can be trusted to make their own decisions about the appropriate time and place to check their email or send a text message. And here’s a controversial thought – just as you can quickly send a text message or check your email while doing something else, perhaps students can be trusted to do the same in school? It cannot be right that schools spend huge amounts of money investing in technology to improve and enhance their students’ education whilst ignoring the powerful technological tool that almost every student brings into school every day.
What is the central argument proposed by the author?
Why would the author illustrate the mobile phone uses in his classroom (paragraph 3 & 4)?
(A) to show his agreement to the sales of mobile phone
(B) to show the readers that mobile phones are beneficial in the classroom
(C) to persuade parents to buy their kids mobile phones
(D) to limit the mobile phone usage in the classroom
(E) to replace traditional note-taking tools with mobile phones
The followings are TRUE according to the text, EXCEPT. ...
(A) allowing the use of mobile phones may promote digital literacy in students
(B) it Is all right if mobile phones distract students in class, because they can learn to make their own decision
(C) if mobile phones are allowed in the classroom, every student will think that checking Facebook is more engrossing than their lessons
(D) the author encourages the use of mobile phones both inside and outside the classroom
(E) what mobile phones offer is beyond novelty, fun, and excitement
The underlined word “their” (paragraph 6) refers to ...
(A) the majority of adults
(B) the majority of students
(C) the teachers
(D) the lessons
(E) the parents
These are the uses of mobile phones in the author’s classroom, EXCEPT ...
(A) to calculate something
(B) to film experiments
(C) to time experiments
(D) to take pictures of certain instruments
(E) to provide students with language-learning audio tracks
Teacher: ” __________”
Student: ”I think forcing the students to wear uniform is a violation of human right.”
What is the best expression to fill the gap?
(A) That’s unthinkable
(B) What is your opinion about school uniform?
(C) What is it?
(D) That’s for certain
January: “I think it’s a good idea to let students enter the class even though they are late. Basically it can increase the school attendance.
May: “We see eye to eye on this.”
The underlined expression shows __________.
(A) May asks for opinion
(B) May’s agreement
(C) May’s disagreement
(D) May’s satisfaction
A: “Why didn’t you get me the concert ticket?”
B: “Sorry. I ... visit a relative at the hospital last night.”
The best answer to complete the sentence above is ...
(B) have to
(C) don’t have to
(D) had to
(E) must not
Tomorrow is my seventeenth birthday party. All of you ... come. If not, I will feel both sad and angry.
(B) must not
(C) don’t have to
(D) will must
A: “I will wear my new mini skirt tomorrow.”
B: “I don’t think you can do that. We’ll visit a temple tomorrow and you ... wear a skirt which is too short.”
The best answer to complete the sentence above is ….
(A) don’t have to
(B) must not
(D) have to
(E) would rather
A. Fill in the blank with sentences that show advice!
A: “Oh no, left my ID card at home.”
B: “What? We can’t get in without ID. You ...”
(A) should leave it at home
(B) shouldn’t leave it at home
(C) should have left it at home
(D) shouldn’t have left it at home
(E) should left it at home
B. Complete the dialogues below by choosing the best answers!
A: “My head hurts.”
B: “That is because you stayed up late. You ... late.”
(A) should stay up
(B) shouldn’t stay up
(C) had better stay up
(D) should have stayed up
(E) shouldn’t have stayed up
A: “Where does Karen usually sit in the library?“
B: “I am not sure. She moves around when she studies. She might be there on the fifth floor or …”
(A) she could be on the fourth floor
(B) she could not be on the fourth floor
(C) she might be there
(D) she might not be there
(E) she is not there