II. While Reading Tasks
- survey |ˈsərˌvā| noun- an investigation of the opinions or experience of a group of people, based on a series of questions.
- venture |ˈvenCHər| noun-a business enterprise involving considerable risk.
- assumption |əˈsəm(p)SHən| noun-a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof: they made certain assumptions about the market.
- motivate |ˈmōtəˌvāt| verb-interest in or enthusiasm for doing something: They were motivated to start a business.
- industrial |inˈdəstrēəl| adjective of, relating to, or characterized by industry: a small industrial town.
- revenue |ˈrevəˌn(y)o͞o| noun-income, esp. when of a company or organization and of a substantial nature.
- tuition |t(y)o͞oˈiSHən| noun- a sum of money charged for teaching or instruction by a school, college, or university: I’m not paying next year’s tuition.
- saturate |ˈsaCHəˌrāt| verb –supply (a market) beyond the point at which the demand for a product is satisfied: Japan’s electronics industry began to saturate the world markets.
- fundamental |ˌfəndəˈmentl| noun-a central or primary rule or principle on which something is based: two courses cover the fundamentals of microbiology.
- skeptic |ˈskeptik| noun- a person inclined to question or doubt all accepted opinions.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
- F- The boot camps are creating software developers.
- F- Most graduates quickly find well-paying jobs.
- F- Many boot camps are enrolling 20 to 40 students at a time.
- T- Many camps have venture capital backing.
- F- Dev Bootcamp was bought by the educational services company Kaplan.
- T- The article describes for-profit colleges as expensive dropout factories.
- F- Working 10 hours a day, boot camp students cover a semester’s worth of material in four days.
- T- The most selective boot camps claim job-placement rates of nearly 100 percent.
- F-There is a high demand for skilled programmers.
- T- Many schools offer discounts for women and minorities.
Structure and Usage
Many boot camps have venture capital backing.
Most boot camps charge $1,000 a week or more.
Some boot camp students have already taken college computer classes.