Cloze (15 minutes)
Directions: There are 20 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked [A], [B], [C] and [D]. You should choose the ONE that best fits into the passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center
It’s an annual back-to-school routine. One morning you wave goodbye, and that 71 evening you’re burning the late-night oil in sympathy. In the race to improve educational standards, 72 are throwing the books at kids. 73 elementary school students are complaining of homework 74 . What’s a well-meaning parent to do?
As hard as 75 may be, sit back and chill, experts advise. Though you’ve got to get them to do it, 76 helping too much, or even examining 77 too carefully, you may keep them 78 doing it by themselves. “I wouldn’t advise a parent to check every 79 assignment,” says psychologist John Rosemond, author of Ending the Tough Homework. “There’s a 80 of appreciation for trial and error. Let your children 81 the grade they deserve.”
Many experts believe parents should gently look over the work of younger children and ask them to rethink their 82 . But “you don’t want them to feel it has to be 83 ,” she says.
That’s not to say parents should 84 homework—first, they should monitor how much homework their kids 85 . Thirty minutes a day in the early elementary years and an hour in 86 four, five, and six is standard, says Rosemond. For junior-high students it should be “ 87 more than an hour and a half,” and two for high-school students. If your child 88 has more homework than this, you may want to check 89 other parents and then talk to the teacher about 90 assignment.
专家建议尽管很难做到，但要冷静和放松。尽管你已经让孩子做作业了，但如果帮助太多或甚至检察孩子的答案，你可能会阻止他们自已做题。“我不并建议家长检查孩子的每个作业。”心理学家 John Rosemond，结束辛苦的作业的作者。缺乏对于尝试和错误的认可，让你的孩子获得他们该有的分数。
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