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homework adviceFor this exercise about getting homework advice, you answer seven questions about three short texts on the same topic. You have to match each question to one of the texts. This provides practice for Part 2 of the A2 Key examination.

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Read the text about each of the people talking about doing homework and then choose the correct answer to the questions.

Toby, 13
I don't mind doing my homework, especially if I can listen to jazz rather than pop music on my phone. When I do, I'm able to think more clearly about what I'm doing. I really enjoy doing my homework, especially math, and I am very good at it. Or when one of my classmates comes to my house to study with me. It's best to let my parents and sister know I will be busy, so they don't come into my room and spend the entire evening talking to me.

Dylan, 14
I usually finish most of my homework before going to bed. And then I do a little more when I wake up. I'll probably spend five minutes before breakfast reviewing my Spanish vocabulary. I've always found it easy to do that. If you want to do your homework well, make sure your room is nice and bright, as you'll fall asleep if you don't!

Sam, 14
It wasn't a big success when I started doing my homework in my room every evening. I was always looking for something more exciting to do! But I don't have the same problem these days. I simply go to my room in the evening, turn on the light, and settle down at my desk to work. I enjoy music, but I find myself thinking about the song rather than my homework when I listen to it! So I don't listen to music while I study. Before I begin, I turn my phone off or put it away because it can distract me too.

1. Which person says it's better not to look at his phone while he's doing his homework?

Question 1 of 7

2. Which person sometimes does homework with a friend?

Question 2 of 7

3. Which person tells his family when he is studying?

Question 3 of 7

4. Which person says that there must be enough light in his room so he can study?

Question 4 of 7

5. Which person thinks that listening to music doesn't help when doing his homework?

Question 5 of 7

6. Which person does his homework in the morning and evening?

Question 6 of 7

7. Which person says it's easier to do homework now than it was before?

Question 7 of 7


 

Here are the words and phrases covered in this exercise about giving homework advice:

  • big success
  • classmates
  • distract
  • fall asleep
  • homework
  • let people know
  • nice and bright
  • review my homework
  • settle down
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