I am currently preparing my students for the most important examination of their lives so far. But while I teach to the test and impart exam-oriented strategies, I want to expose the students to the greater world out there. And this includes cryptocurrencies. My story below really happened last Friday.
"What are cryptocurrencies? This is so hard!" Cody complained loudly. Mr Heng, his English teacher, had distributed his self-composed comprehension paragraph to his students. But he had handwritten the paragraph. His handwriting was difficult to read. What's more, his paragraph contained words like Bitcoin and PayPal.
“I wanted you to learn that even if you don't understand the passage, you can still locate the answer! Find the signal word 'also' now!" Mr Heng bellowed at the top of his lungs. His face was as stormy as black clouds. And no wonder! His students were shuffling their feet restlessly. Everyone just wanted the bell to ring.
Cody sighed. The lesson had started out so well. Mr Heng arrived at class, dressed in their uniform. He even skipped in front of them, grinning from ear to ear. But the mood of the class had changed totally. It was not the relaxing lesson he had expected it to be.
"PayPal is the name of a financial services company," Mr Heng clarified while showing them PayPal's homepage. Cody was soon engrossed in his lesson.
Q1) From paragraph 1, who does "his" in "his English teacher" refer to? [1m]
Q2) From paragraph 2, what did Mr Heng feel about his students? [1m]
a) He felt angry.
b) He felt anxious.
c) He felt delighted.
Q3) Write 1, 2 and 3 in the boxes below to indicate the order in which the events occurred in the story. [1m]
- Mr Heng skipped in front of his students.
- Mr Heng explained what PayPal was.
- Mr Heng reminded his students how to find the comprehension answer.
Q4) Which word in the last paragraph describes how Cody paid full attention to Mr Heng's lesson? [1m]