martes, 9 de octubre de 2018

Should High School Students Wear Uniforms?



There are differing opinions on whether uniforms school be required in high schools. It' important to consider the pros and cons specific to teenagers when making up your mind about this controversial question.
                                                          High School Uniform Pros



High schools require students to wear uniforms for many good reasons. Here are some of the advantages.
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       Wearing uniforms can be a great way for high schoolers to show pride for their institutions. Schools often want their students to proudly wear attire with the school's symbol embroidered somewhere on the outfit.
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         Some secondary schools want to choose what teenagers wear so they can ensure no one wears something indecent that would potentially harm the school's reputation.
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        Teenagers who wear uniforms don't face ridicule from other students when they are unable to wear the latest styles. The elimination of this type of bullying can preserve self-esteem and keep the focus on education.
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      A September 1999 article from “Psychology Today” reported that after a Long Beach, California school adopted uniforms their crime rate dropped by 91 percent, school suspensions dropped by 90 percent, sex offenses decreased by 96 percent and vandalism incidences declined by 69 percent.


                                                      High School Uniform Cons
The use of uniforms in high schools can help students and school officials in many ways, but it's not without it's downfalls.
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        Adolescence is a time of self-discovery and expression. This expression is common through what teenagers wear. Requiring a uniform deprives adolescents of the ability to express themselves through clothing, which could result in expressing themselves in other inappropriate ways.
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        Adolescents struggle to break away from parents and other authority figures to find their own identity. In the process, they often reject restraints put on them, including uniforms. Teenagers may resist the uniform by refusing to wear it, changing it, or engaging in risky or deviant behavior.
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      Uniforms can be expensive, and they are usually not worn outside of school. Parents may also have to endure the added expense of buying trendy teen clothing for functions outside of school.
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        While some uniform advocates may say that they promote better learning environments, critics argue that some are uncomfortable, which may distract students.
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          Some critics warn that uniforms may inhibit successful transition to adulthood. Since teenagers are told what to wear each day, they haven't learned which types of clothing are considered appropriate or inappropriate in certain settings.
Another consideration is that since teenagers had to wear uniforms for years, they may not be as willing to dress as professional when they don't have to anymore, which could become a problem with some jobs.
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          The great uniform debate continues and there doesn't seem to be a satisfactory conclusion for both teens and school officials. Many teens find that uniforms are boring and wish they could wear something much more their style. School officials want uniforms so teens can forget what they are wearing and how they look so they can pay attention to the real reason why they are in school. Answer the question of whether uniforms should be required in secondary schools involves determining what you believe are the true influences of them on teenagers and their education.

By Marcelina Hardy, MSEd, BCCBoard Certified Coach


1.- Write the appropriate headline to each paragraph
a.- Promotes Rebellious Behavior

b.- Decreases School Violence

c.- Displays School Pride

d.- Emphasizes Education

e.- Affects Transition to Adulthood

f.- Costs More Money

g.- Preserves School Integrity

h.- Suppresses Individuality

j.- Uncomfortable and Distracting

i.- The Great Uniform Debate


2.- Find words or expressions in the text with similar meaning.
Pros
1.- cause 2.- clothes 3.- hurt 4.- most recent 5.- protect 6.- narrate 7.- decrease 
Cons
1.- usual 2.- fight 3.- limit 4.- cost 5.- fashionable 6.- claim 7.- divert attention 

KEY
1.- Write the appropriate headline to each paragraph
a.- 6.- Promotes Rebellious Behavior b.- 4.- Decreases School Violence c.- 1.- Displays School Pride d.- 3.- Emphasizes Education e.- 9.- Affects Transition to Adulthood f.- 7.- Costs More Money g.- 2.- Preserves School Integrity h.- 5.- Suppresses Individuality j.- 8.- Uncomfortable and Distracting i.- 10.- The Great Uniform Debate 
2.- Find words or expressions in the text with similar meaning.
Pros
1.- reason 2.- attire / outfit 3.- harm 4.- latest 5.- preserve 6.- report 7.- decline 
Cons
1.- common 2.- struggle 3.- restrain 4.- expense 5.- trendy 6.- argue 7.- distract 






WHO'S WHO VIDEO





Listen and complete the following sentences
  1. You have to guess ….......................................................... .
  2. Her father is in fact an Academy …..................................................... .
  3. She does a lot of work for …............................ .
  4. She too has …........................................ .
  5. She is considered by the media ….......................................... .
  6. Her husband is known as one of …........................................................................ .
  7. We're talking about …................................................ .

KEY
  1. who I'm talking about
  2. award winning actor
  3. charity
  4. won an Oscar
  5. as a sex symbol
  6. the most attractive men alive
  7. a beautiful couple

Conditions things are in


Most of the things around are not in perfect condition. Match the items with the condition they are in
  1. The metalwork is                              a. lock
  2. All the windows are                          b. grease
  3. The water pipes are                         c. torn
  4. All my records are                            d. blocked
  5. My favourite socks are                     e. rusty
  6. My jacket is covered in                     f. scratched
  7. The saucers are all                          g. stale
  8. And the glasses are                         h. stuck
  9. The bread has gone                         i. cracked
  10. The bathroom door won’t                 j. chipped





Key
  1. E
  2. H
  3. D
  4. F
  5. C
  6. B
  7. J
  8. I
  9. G
  10. A


First-ever male cheerleaders in NFL history describe lengthy LA Rams auditions





     For the first time in NFL history, the Los Angeles Rams announced that two men would join its cheerleading squad. Quinton Peron and Napolean Jinnies will step out on the field this season, cheering and dancing alongside the previously all-female team. "I thought, 'Why not me? Why can't I do this?' And I called my friend and I asked her when auditions were for the Rams and she told me Sunday [March 11] and I showed up," Peron said in an interview on "Good Morning America."

     The two men and California natives were among the 76 finalists who auditioned for the Rams cheer team and said they were elated to make the squad, especially after the lengthy audition process.

     "They were unlike anything I've ever been to. I'm used to getting a call or an email after the interview," Jinnies said, referring to other auditions. "This one was about three weeks long and we had a bunch of rehearsals in between and an extensive interview process, but it was really humbling and amazing to be invited every time you came back."


Decide whether the following statements are true or false. Give evidence from the text
  1. In the past, men used to be cheerleaders.
  2. The team called Quinton Peron to hire him.
  3. The audition process took a long time.
  4. The two men are really happy to be part of the squad.
  5. Both men had gone through similar experiences before.


KEY
  1. False. “For the first time in NFL history, the Los Angeles Rams announced that two men would join its cheerleading squad.”
  2. False. “ And I called my friend and I asked her when auditions were for the Rams and she told me Sunday [March 11] and I showed up," Peron said in an interview.”
  3. True. “...... especially after the lengthy audition process.”
  4. True. “ …..they were elated to make the squad, “
  5. False. “ "They were unlike anything I've ever been to. I'm used to getting a call or an email after the interview," Jinnies said, referring to other auditions.”

What do these items do?


          
Match each thing with an appropriate verb from the right-hand column.


  1. A clock                                        a. rings
  2. A volcano                                    b. flows
  3. A kettle                                        c. bounces
  4. A bell                                           d. flushes
  5. A ball                                           e. erupts
  6. A violin string                               f. swings
  7. A toilet                                         g. stretches
  8. A pendulum                                 h. boils
  9. A river                                          i. strikes
  10. Elastic                                          j. vibrates





Key


1. i    2. e    3. h    4. a    5. c    6. j    7. d    8. f    9. b    10. g