2011-06-29

Discussion


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      Explores the pros and cons , advantage and disadvantages.
      Newspaper editorials, thesis, journal, debate.
      1. issue
      2. arguments for
      3. arguments against
      4. conclusion or recommendation


Sample 1.  Discussion
            Many people say that examination should be abolished because they are not the best measurement of students’ capabilities. These people believe that students can study on their own and do better without the nagging worry and pressure exerted by examinations.
            Yet, there are persuasive reasons to show that examination shouldnot be abolished. It is insufficient that teachers assign homework and correct it. Because this is not done under supervision, they can noit be sure that it is really the work of the students themselelves. Moreover, homework is not a test of student’s ability; homework is more a method of merely keeping him accupied.
            Nowadays, in the hunt for jobs, students need to produce some evidence of their capabilities. Prospective employers like to see copies of examination results; this is the only way a student’s qualifications can be judged. This attitude greatly encourages the use of examination, if not making them a necessity.

 1. What information do we get from the text?
a. People’s attitude toward examinations.
b. Students disagreement against examinations.
c. The examination’s measurement is abolished.
d. The persuasive ways to maintain the examinations.
e. The teacher’s roles to motivate the students.

2. What is the main idea of  paragraph 2?
a. The reasons to maintain examinations.
b. The teachers’ roles in supervising the students.
c. Homework is not a test of a students.
d. Homework is a method of keeping students busy.
e. The insufficient teachers in school
3. How do we judge student’s qualifications?
a. Checking his attitude
b. Referring to his diploma
c. Concerning his behavior
d. Trekking his activities.
d. Producing capabilities.

4. Why do some people disagree to abolish examination?
a. Because exam result is the only proof of student’s capabilities.
b. Since nobody trusts the students nowadays.
c. As a regulation in the country.
d. Because homework can be done without teacher’s supervision.
e. For the sake of efficiency

5. “People say that examination would be abolished”
What does the underlined word mean?
a. Banned
b. Forbidden
c. Regarded
d. Applied
e. Discarded

Sample 2
Abortion: Legal or Illegal?
There has been a great deal of discussion on the problem of abortion. The discussion includes: “Is abortion legal or illegal?”
When a country faces the problem of overpopulation, the government applied some methods to handle it. One of them is the method of contraception. However, this method is not one hundred percent effective and successful. As a consequence, some people argue that the abortion is the only effective way out.
Nevertheless, abortion may cause many negative impacts on women’s health. Women risk their health and lives in bearing the weight of the operation and its consequences. The most common problems are inflammation, infertility, endometriosis and many other kinds of ovary illnesses.
So far, abortions have become a dilemma for countries with a large number of citizens.

1. What is the text about?
A.   The application of some methods to handle the abortion
B.   The advantages and disadvantages of abortion
C.   The problem of overpopulation in many countries
D.   The cause of many negative impacts on abortion
E.   The need of regulation toward abortion

2. In which paragraph does the text state pro and contra arguments?
A.   Paragraph 1 and 2
B.   Paragraph 1 and 3
C.   Paragraph 2 and 3
D.   Paragraph 2 and 4
E.   Paragraph 3 and 4

3. Women risk their health and lives in bearing the weight of the operation and its consequences.
      What does the underlined word mean?
A.   Suffering
B.   Having
C.   Getting
D.   Dealing
E.   Rising

4. ‘However, the method of contraception is not one hundred percent effective and successful. As a consequence, some people argue that the abortion is the only effective way out.’
In other words, we can say….
A.   Since contraception methods are one hundred percent effective, abortion becomes the only way out
B.   In spite of one hundred percent success of contraception methods, abortion becomes the only way out
C.   Abortion becomes the only way out because contraception method is not one hundred percent effective
D.   Although abortion becomes the only way out, contraception method is not one hundred percent effective
E.   If abortion becomes the only way out, the contraception method will not be one hundred percent effective




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