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Unit 1 Learning a Foreign Language

Part I Reading Comprehension (Skimming and Scanning)

1.       How did the writer feel about learning English?

A. It was the most difficult yet most rewarding experiences of his life.

B. Learning English was trying.

C. The writer was too frustrated to answer questions in English.

D. Learning English was always an encouraging experience for the writer.

 

2.       When did the writer take his first English class?

A. In elementary school.

B. In kindergarten.

C. In junior middle school.

D. In high school.

 

3.       What was the positive teaching method the writer’s English teacher took in his junior middle school?

A. The teacher often praised all of the students.

B. The teacher told the students not to worry about making mistakes.

C. The teacher cared for all the students.

D. The teacher encouraged the students to answer questions.

 

4.       What was the result of this positive teaching method?

A. The writer liked the teacher very much.

B. The writer was very confident to answer all questions in English.

C. The writer was at the top of his class for two years.

D. The writer felt that learning English was easy and rewarding.

 

5.       Why did the writer say his situation of learning English in college was far from perfect?

A. Because his class was a large one where he had limited opportunities to answer questions.

B. Because he felt embarrassed when he found there were many students speaking English better.

C. Because his college English teacher was very intimidating.

D. Because he had no access to the necessary equipment for online course.

 

6.         What were necessary equipments for the writer to get access to the online English course?

A. A computer and the internet.

B. A computer, a phone line, and a modem.

C. A computer and the technology.

D. A computer and a virtual classroom.

 

7.         Why isn’t online learning easier than regular classroom study?

A. Because the minimum standards set by the course are hard to meet.

B. Because online learning requires some necessary computer technology.

C. Because it requires a lot of time, commitment and discipline to keep up with the flow of the course.

D.  Because online learning may cost the students a lot of time and money.

8.         The writer didn't feel intimidated by students who spoke faster because he took all the time he needed to___________________________ before posting it on the screen.

9.         The writer had finally ______________________of all of his hard work in learning English.

10.     Learning another language teaches the writer________________, but it also gave him insights into another culture.

 

Part II Reading Comprehension (Reading in Depth)

Directions: This section is to check your deep understanding of the text. Read the text carefully and try to answer the following 5 questions by deciding on the best choice.

1.         What made the author's English learning in junior middle school very successful?

A. Because he was the smartest student in his class.

B. Because his English teacher was very strict with him.

C. Because his English teacher taught the students in a supportive way.

D. Because his English teacher often corrected the students’ mistakes.

2.         How was the author's experience with English learning in senior middle school different from his experience in junior middle school?

A. He was no longer eager to continue studying English.

B. He didn’t want to say anything at all in English.

C. His new English teacher was as patient and kind as his former teacher.

D. He no longer worried about making mistakes.

3.       What was the difference between the author's experience with English learning in senior middle school and in college?

A. His English teacher in college was not as patient and kind as in senior middle school.

B. He had a smaller class in college than in senior middle school.

C. He had more chances in college to answer questions than in senior middle school.

D. His reason for not speaking English in college is different from senior middle school.

4.       What do you think is the most important in his success in EL?

A. His smartness

B. His hard work and persistence

C. His confidence

A. His optimism

5.       According to the last paragraph, what interests the author most about English?

A. The value of hard work

B. Insights into another culture

C. He could communicate with many more people than before

D. His mind was opened to new ways of seeing things.

 

 

Part III    Reading Comprehension (Banked Cloze)    

Directions: Fill in the blanks in the following passage by selecting suitable words/expressions from the Word Bank. You may not use any of the words/expressions more than once. 

Questions 1 to 10 are based on the following passage.

Tired of the same old learning experience in the same old classroom? Click Here for Success could be your answer, and your computer screen could be the window of 1 _______ that you've been looking for. Best of all, 2_______ from your own home through the Internet can make it all possible.

Sound too simple to be true? If you have the 3 _______ and discipline that it takes, then all you will need is access to the Internet. Any computer modem and a phone line is all it takes for that.

By using the latest technology, we offer foreign language classes at a(n) 4_______ cost and give you a learning experience unlike any other.

"Click Here for Success is the most 5_______ learning experience I've ever had," said one senior middle school student.

"What a great 6_______ to learn without having to be embarrassed or intimidated!" stated a junior attending Shanghai's Fu Dan University.

Another student from Beijing University said, "My studies in the regular classroom have really 7_______ from taking a couple of extra courses over the Internet. Before I started taking Internet courses my grades at university were 8________ at best. Now I am getting great marks at school. Learning 9_______ really works!"

The 10_______ classroom could be your key to real learning success. Click here for success and start learning from home today!

 

A. virtual      B. benefited    C. commitment    D. rewarded   E. opportunity

F. minimum    G. technology   H. experience     I. online      J. positive

K. negative     L. favorite     M. communication  N. average    O. participation

 

 

Ⅳ Translation

Directions: Complete the sentences by translating into English the Chinese given in brackets.

1Although learning a foreign language is always frustrating, __________________. (但是很有价值)

2_________________________(英语老师对我们很有耐心), my math teacher, however, punishes those who give incorrect answers.

3_________________(我不但失去回答问题的兴趣), but I also lose the desire to attend English class.

4_________________(和高中生活不同), my college life is full of joy and fun.

5Attending English lectures helps me understand the value of hard work, it also _________________ (帮助我了解不同的文化).

 


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