Answer key: Boot Camp for Coders

Lesson Plan: Big Money: Boot Camp for Coders


II. While Reading Tasks

Word Inference

  1. survey |ˈsərˌvā| noun- an investigation of the opinions or experience of a group of people, based on a series of questions.
  2. venture |ˈvenCHər| noun-a business enterprise involving considerable risk.
  3. 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.
  4. motivate |ˈmōtəˌvāt| verb-interest in or enthusiasm for doing something: They were motivated to start a business.
  5. industrial |inˈdəstrēəl| adjective of, relating to, or characterized by industry: a small industrial town.
  6. revenue |ˈrevəˌn(y)o͞o| noun-income, esp. when of a company or organization and of a substantial nature.
  7. 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.
  8. saturate |ˈsaCHəˌrāt| verbsupply (a market) beyond the point at which the demand for a product is satisfied: Japan’s electronics industry began to saturate the world markets.
  9. fundamental  |ˌfəndəˈmentl| noun-a central or primary rule or principle on which something is based: two courses cover the fundamentals of microbiology.
  10. skeptic  |ˈskeptik| noun- a person inclined to question or doubt all accepted opinions.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary

Reading Comprehension

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. F- The boot camps are creating software developers.
  2. F- Most graduates quickly find well-paying jobs.
  3. F- Many boot camps are enrolling 20 to 40 students at a time.
  4. T- Many camps have venture capital backing.
  5. F- Dev Bootcamp  was bought by  the educational services company Kaplan.
  6. T- The article describes for-profit colleges as expensive dropout factories.
  7. F- Working 10 hours a day, boot camp students cover a semester’s worth of material in four days.
  8. T- The most selective boot camps claim job-placement rates of nearly 100 percent.
  9. F-There is a high demand for  skilled programmers.
  10. T- Many schools offer discounts for women and minorities.

 Grammar Focus

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.