Answer key: Good Teachers

Answer Key Who Are The “Good” Teachers?

II. While Reading Tasks

Word Inference

  1. qualified  |ˈkwäləˌfīd| adjective-officially recognized as being trained to perform a particular job; certified: newly qualified nurses.
  2. independent |ˌindəˈpendənt| adjective-free from outside control; not depending on another’s authority: the study is totally independent of central government.
  3. expertise |ˌekspərˈtēz, -ˈtēs| –noun-expert skill or knowledge in a particular field: technical expertise.
  4. characteristics |ˌkariktəˈristik| noun-a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify it: inherited characteristics such as blood groups.
  5. appoint |əˈpoint| verb [ with obj. ] assign a job or role to (someone): she has been appointed to the board.
  6. unqualified |ˌənˈkwäləˌfīd| adjective-(of a person) not officially recognized as a practitioner of a particular profession or activity through having satisfied the relevant conditions or requirements.
  7. discipline |ˈdisəplin| noun-the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience: a lack of proper parental and school discipline.
  8. misbehaving have |ˌmisbiˈhāv| verb [ no obj. ] (of a person, esp. a child) fail to conduct oneself in a way that is acceptable to others; behave badly.
  9. traits |trāt| noun-a distinguishing quality or characteristic, typically one belonging to a person: he was a letter-of-the-law man, a common trait among coaches.
  10. expectations |ˌekspekˈtāSHən|  noun-a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future: reality had not lived up to expectations | an expectation that the government will provide the resources | he drilled his men in expectation of a Prussian advance.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary   

Reading Comprehension

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. F-According to the poll the majority of parents wanted qualified teachers to teach their children.
  2. F- Independent schools are free to choose  their own teachers.
  3. NA-Students who attend Independent schools always succeed.
  4. F- The article lists four characteristics of a good teacher.
  5. T- Teachers should love their subject and have excellent subject knowledge.
  6. F- Not all teachers have teaching qualifications.
  7. T- Teachers need to have the right personality.
  8. T- The article states that teaching is partly acting.
  9. NA-The best teachers can be found in the U.S.
  10. T-In addition to the ones mentioned, there are other personality traits that also matter.

Grammar Focus: Preposition Practice

Last year Professor Rob Coe and the Sutton Trust published research into the qualities of the best teachers and this came top of the list. It is the reason that some schools are happy to appoint an excellent graduate in a subject like physics even if they don’t have a teaching qualification. don’t have a teaching qualification. They are classified as ‘unqualified’, even though they possess the most important quality of all.