Free IELTS General Training Reading test 3 Section 2
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Read the text below and answer the questions that follow.
Corbridge teacher training
Welcome to the Corbridge teacher training course. Please keep this guide with you throughout the course so you know the structure of what you are studying.
In the first week, trainees are typically introduced to different teaching methodologies and styles as modelled by your trainers. This first week requires a significant amount of reading and discussion, but at this point you will not be expected to do any teaching.
During your second week, classroom practice begins. At this stage you will be delivering short lessons to small groups of students. You will not be required to plan the lessons at this point, but you will be observed by your peers. You will also be expected to hand in your first draft of assignment 1 – a lesson plan (at this point you will still be permitted to use published resources).
At this point comes an intensive study into grammar; although you may know which tenses and voice to use for each situation, you need to develop the ability to actually impart this information in a coherent and learnable manner. For many trainees, it can come as a surprise to find that they actually had no clear understanding of the mechanics of their own language, and this can be as difficult to learn as it is for non-native speakers! You will also be presenting to larger groups of students and will be formally marked on your classroom performance. The first assignment needs to be handed in to your teacher trainers.
You will deliver five lessons to varying group sizes, ages and on different aspects of the language; each lesson will be monitored and your final grade based on how you are assessed. You will also be required to hand in your second assignment. Remember that, unlike the first assignment, this assignment must be computer typed.
NOTE: Towards the end of the course, the numbers of lessons trainees have to deliver increases, as does the criticism of their performance. There is a high dropout rate from the third week as many people find the pressure of being assessed by their mentors and their peers too much to handle, and the rate at which trainees leave increases in the following week. If you are feeling under pressure it is important to talk to your teacher trainer immediately.
For which rules are the following statements true? Write the correct letter A-D in boxes 15 – 17 on your answer sheet.
NB You may use any letter more than once.
- A. Week #1
- B. Week #2
- C. Week #3
- D. Week #4
15. The first assignment must be completed.
16. The first assessed teaching is done.
17. Different ways of teaching are demonstrated.
Look at the statements below. In boxes 24 – 26 on your answer sheet write,
- TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
- FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
- NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this
18. Assignment 1 can be hand written.
19. The grammar training is easy for native speakers.
20. The fourth week has the most trainees quitting the course.
Questions 21-26 relate to the reading passage below.
Read the text and answer the questions that follow.
To all staff
Starting the 3rd of next month, there will be a number training sessions for all staff. Attendance at the first and second session is compulsory, as well as one additional session which you may choose from the remaining options. Please note that seating may be limited so you should arrange with your supervisor which of the sessions you would like to attend.
Session 1: Dealing with complaints. Ms Weldgrove will be facilitating this session aimed at making sure that all staff are aware of current office policy regarding complaints. There have been some incidents recently that have not been handled effectively so this session will focus on appropriate procedures when dealing with complaints. As this is a compulsory session, attendance will be high so we will be using the main conference room on the third floor.
Session 2: Company image. As you should all be aware, the company is changing its image and branding colours, and this is expected to be completed within the next month. This will require a number of changes to the logo, stationery and uniforms for front-of-house staff. Business cards will be changed, although this is expected to take a little longer. Mark Lorins has organised and will run this training session, focusing on what is expected from your during the changeover period. This will also be held in the conference room on the third floor
Session 3: Word processing suite. Gordon Sumner will be offering training in the new word processing software that is being installed in all departments over the next few weeks. There will also be a guest speaker from MacroSwift to introduce the new Visual Presentation software. The session will be in the computer room; there are 70 places available for this seminar so it is recommended you confirm attendance as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Session 4: Internal communication systems. This is more of a refresher course, in that Jane Williams will be running through policies and procedures for internal messaging that you should already be familiar with. She will be joined by Ruth Madocs from the HR department. Due to space requirements, this session will be held in the conference room in the Logan Hotel.
Choose the correct letter A, B, C or D.
Write your answers in boxes 21-23 on your answer sheet.
- A. must attend all sessions.
- B. must attend only the first and second session.
- C. do not have to attend if they make arrangements with their supervisor.
- D. must attend 3 sessions.
22. The first session…
- A.is about how to make a complaint.
- B. has been arranged because of previous problems.
- C. will be held outside the company.
- D. is likely to have few attendees.
23. The third session…
- A. is the only one to have two facilitators
- B. will have 2 speakers from another company
- C. is already fully booked
- D. has limited seating
Answer the questions below using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.
Write your answers in boxes 24-26 on your answer sheet.
24. Which session will not be held in the company?
25. Which session will have two facilitators from within the company?
26. Which session is to prepare staff for future changes?
27. Which session is to discuss recent problems?
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You have now completed Section 2. Take a note of the number of correct answers, then move on to Section 3.