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Escola envia carta a alunos para aliviar pressão de provas

  • 28 julho 2014

Transcript

We all dread exam results.

But one English school has decided to soften the blow with a letter.

Tests do not assess all the things which make people "special and unique", it says. A love for music or sports, or just being "kind and thoughtful" is also important, according to the note.

The letter has gone viral on the internet.

But the head teacher of Barrowford Primary School has now been accused of plagiarism, after a similar message was discovered on an American blog.

Transcrição em português

Todos nós tememos receber os resultados das provas.

Mas uma escola na Inglaterra decidiu amenizar o impacto dos resultados, enviando uma carta aos alunos.

As provas não avaliam todos os aspectos que tornam as pessoas "especiais e únicas", diz a carta. De acordo com a carta, também são igualmente importantes, a paixão pela música ou por esportes, ou tão somente o fato de ser "cordial e demonstrar ter consideração para com os outros".

A carta se tornou viral na internet.

Mas agora, a diretora da escola primária de Barrowford está sendo acusada de plágio, depois que uma carta semelhante foi descoberta postada anteriormente por um blogueiro americano.

Vocabulary

dread - to feel very worried about something that might happen

soften the blow - to make the bad effects of something seem less serious

thoughtful - (here) kind and considerate

gone viral - became popular very quickly

plagiarism - using another person's work without saying where it came from

Exercise

dread / soften the blow / thoughtful / gone viral / plagiarism

1. He was a great MP & a kind, _________ and decent man.

2. The images have now _________ and been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

3. I _________ going out to eat now, even though we are really sociable people and we love doing it, it just doesn't seem worth it anymore.

4. The chancellor is expected try to _________ of cuts by announcing the go-ahead for major capital schemes which could help create jobs and stimulate the economy.

5. _________ has become a major issue for universities, with many using software to detect material taken from websites.

Answers

Source: Wokington Labour MP Sir Tony Cunningham MP to step down in 2015 http://bbc.in/1tuVoPU

2. The images have now gone viral and been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

Source: Artist transforms herself into World Cup trophy http://bbc.in/1oARczI

3. I dread going out to eat now, even though we are really sociable people and we love doing it, it just doesn't seem worth it anymore.

Source: Serious food allergies 'have changed our lives' http://bbc.in/1bFOeOs

4. The chancellor is expected try to soften the blow of cuts by announcing the go-ahead for major capital schemes which could help create jobs and stimulate the economy.

Source: Welsh government braced for Chancellor George Osborne's cuts http://bbc.in/1p6aNSD

5. Plagiarism has become a major issue for universities, with many using software to detect material taken from websites.

Source: Harvard to adopt student honesty pledge http://bbc.in/1sKzMS3