In Britain, some teachers would support the return of the cane - PAU inglés Andalucía 2009

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teacher with a caneA survey has revealed that one in five teachers in Great Britain would support the right to use corporal punishment in "extreme" cases of bad behaviour. They complained about the deterioration of behaviour in schools, more than 20 years after physical punishment was abolished.
Comments from teachers who took part in the opinion poll suggest that some are desperate for new measures to deal with poor behaviour. A primary school teacher said that there is justification for bringing back corporal punishment, even if only as a prevention, because children just don't respond to the current sanctions. A substitute teacher commented that children's behaviour is now absolutely offensive in the majority of schools, where there are no sanctions at all.
Children's rights charities and teaching associations wanted to distance themselves from these teachers' views. The chief executive of "Zero Violence Against Children", Alphonse Condary, said: "The findings of this survey demonstrate an implicit acceptance that corporal punishment is still in some way an answer to problems, and this is a shame on the system." The general secretary of the National Association of Teachers added that 80% of teachers reject a return to corporal punishment, and that they cannot support the views expressed by those in favour of hitting children.
A spokeswoman for the Government's Department for Children, Schools and Families said: "The authority of school staff should not be challenged by pupils. Teachers already have the legal power to use reasonable force to control pupils. Nevertheless, this power must be used appropriately and only when the risks of not using force are greater. Violence against children is clearly unacceptable".

RESPUESTAS

I. READING COMPREHENSION

ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-2 ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION GIVEN IN THE TEXT. USE YOUR OWN WORDS.
1. Why are some teachers in favour of using corporal punishment?
2. Why does Condary believe that the survey's results reveal a shame or indignity on the system?

ARE THESE STATEMENTS TRUE OR FALSE? JUSTIFY YOUR ANSWERS WITH THE PRECISE WORDS OR PHRASES FROM THE TEXT, OR USE YOUR OWN WORDS.
3. Corporal punishment in schools is still legal in Britain.
4. Disciplinary measures are common in most British schools.
5. Most of the teachers do not agree with the idea of hitting children.
6. Authorities think that using force is justified in exceptional cases.

II. USE OF ENGLISH

7. FIND IN THE TEXT ONE OPPOSITE FOR "accept" (VERB).
8. FILL IN THE GAP WITH THE CORRECT OPTION:
    "There is something wrong ... the school system."
9. FIND IN THE TEXT ONE WORD MEANING "to express discontent" (VERB). COMPLAIN
10. GIVE AND ADJECTIVE WITH THE SAME ROOT AS "abolish" (VERB).
11. TURN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE INTO THE PASSIVE VOICE:
      "Spanish society has often supported humanitarian causes".
12. FILL IN THE GAP WITH THE CORRECT FORM OF THE VERB IN BRACKETS:
      "I wish my classmates (behave) ......... better at school next year".
  •  behave / would behave / would have behaved / had behaved
13. JOIN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES BY USING A RELATIVE. MAKE CHANGES IF NECESSARY:
  "That was my school. I was educated at it."
14. USE THE WORDS IN THE BOXES TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL SENTENCE. USE ALL AND ONLY THE WORDS IN THE BOXES WITHOUT CHANGING THEIR FORM:
      I     if     were      school      go       that       you       would      I       to

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