IELTS General Reading Practice (6) School Rules

IELTS Reading school rules

Read the passage below and answer Questions 1-6.

School rules

A Pupils are required to be in their classrooms by 8.30 a.m. each morning for registration. Pupils coming late will be punished accordingly. Pupils may not leave the school grounds during the normal working day without permission. During study periods and recreation students in the sixth form may leave the school grounds provided that parents have given written authorization at the beginning of the year.

B Students must come to school in proper attire. If this basic rule is not observed, the school reserves the right to refuse entry to any student.

C The school strongly disapproves of pupils taking paid employment. It should certainly never interfere with school activities, and will not be accepted as an excuse for missing any school commitment.

D In the case of a pupil being absent from school. please telephone on the first day in all instances. Messages can be left on the answering machine before 7.30 a.m. or you can send an email to the school address to reach us by 8.30 a.m. at the latest.

E Except in the case of illness, students are expected to be present for the entire school year. Routine medical and dental appointments should be arranged so as not to conflict with school commitments, as should family travel.

F The school regards the completion of careful and regular work at home as an indispensable part of the cubiculum. Every pupil has a study plan outlining his/her evening obligations day by day and parents are asked to ensure that their child has a suitable place and time in which to do the work prescribed. If a pupil appears to be doing too little work. parents should contact the form teacher at once.

G Homework can be excused only after the receipt and approval by the teacher concerned of a letter from a parent setting out the reasons. Social engagements are not acceptable as an excuse. It is essential that pupils endeavour to catch up on any missed work as soon as possible.

H During the holidays the school and its grounds are out-of-bounds for all pupils, unless accompanied by a teacher. Pupils visiting the school’s sports hall or any of the school’s grounds or taking part in a school visit of any kind, whether in term or in the holidays, are subject to school rules.

I No pupil may drive a car or motorbike within the school grounds without permission from the headmaster. Permission to come by bicycle should be obtained from the form teacher. Bikes must be walked onto the school grounds. Cycle helmets must be worn and lights used after dark. Rollerblades, roller skates and skateboards are not permitted within the school grounds at any time.

J Bicycles must not be chained to the school railings. Any bicycles brought onto school grounds should be clearly labelled with the owner’s name and must be left locked in the bicycle sheds provided.

K Parents are strongly advised to put name tags on their children’s belongings. The school cannot be held responsible for any loss or theft of students’ property. Students must keep track of their belongings and not leave them lying around unattended.

Questions 1-6
The reading passage has eleven rules labelled A-K. Which rule contains the following information?
Write the correct letter A-K next to Questions 1-6 below.
NB You may use any letter more than once.

1. information about what to do if your child cannot attend school
2. the person to contact about how much homework your child should be doing
3. advice about how students can keep their bicycles secure
4. the school’s opinion about schoolchildren working to earn money
5. details of what parents should do if their child cannot complete their homework
6. rules about visiting the school property outside of school time

Questions 7-13
Read the passage below and answer Questions 7-13.

School of independent Study
The University’s Independent Study online and correspondence courses offer you the flexibility to reach your educational goals without giving up your life. The study materials you use in your course have been developed by the university faculty so the material you cover is the same as in the courses offered on campus. The only difference is that you can study and take tests when it’s convenient for you.

Tuition and fees
The Independent Study tuition fee is $115 per course. Students may take as many courses as they want. There is a shipping and handling fee of $30 for each course. All Independent Study students must purchase a Study Guide at a cost of $30. The university also charges a connectivity fee of $12 per course. Students enrolling for the first time will be charged a $9 per course Academic Excellence fee; for returning students this fee is just $3 per course. A $15 Academic Records fee is charged once each term, regardless of the number of courses taken. This fee entitles a student to free replacement copies of end-of-course documentation for life. Tuition and fees for out-of-state students are the same as those of local residents.

Time limits
A course can be 6nished in a minimum of two weeks per module and must be 6nished in a maximum of four weeks. For example, if your course has three modules you must remain in it for a minimum of six weeks and a maximum of twelve weeks. If you need to meet a deadline, you should take these minimum and maximum periods into account. These periods are calculated from the elate you receive your 6rst lesson from the Independent Study office. Modules cannot always be completed in the minimum amount of time. You need to make sure that you know whether your instructors are on vacation at any stage during your enrolment, as this could affect the return of assignments, exams and 6nal grades. Your enrolment is valid for nine months, which begins on the day we post your enrolment application.

Questions 7-13
Look at the following statements. Next to Questions 7-13 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

7 The course content offered through the School of Independent Study is different to the other courses the university offers.

8 Students will receive all course materials by post.
9 The Study Guide is optional for Independent Study students.
10 Students will need to pay for extra copies if they lose their final certificate.
11 Students are able to complete each module in less than two weeks.
12 Students may take four weeks to complete a module if necessary.
13 Some modules take longer than two weeks to complete.

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