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TEST YOUR READING SKILLS!  Read the document and answer the questions.

School journey: Walking the miles with smiles


MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015

By Helen Tuka

Children wake to the set alarm of roosters echoing over the hilltops. From the highlands to the coast, similar
realities are true for children especially in the most remote parts of Papua New Guinea. Determined
youngsters from Noupi, Bema and other nearby villages eager to learn and be educated for life, often pay the
price of walking distances unimaginable.

In Usino Bundi, Madang Province children walk to school for hours on remote roads. Their small feet brave
the rocky dirt roads for two to three hours every day. It’s even more challenging on rainy days.

Despite these realities, they take to their school desks a heart to learn. “Aa, ber, ca, dah….” echoes and
bounces off the walls of the Community Learning Centre (CLC).

“I make sure I’m here at the CLC by 7:30am each day, because it’s the children from Noupi and Bema,
those furthest villages that always arrive on time, even before I arrive sometimes. They are the reason why I
strive to give them the best I can give,” says teacher Mr. Biam.

"I have blisters sometimes when I walk. When I get home from school I am so tired to do my
homework but the next morning I can’t wait to go to back school." - Sandra, age 7.

The CLC also acts as a community resource centre for adult literacy and life skills training for adults and
out-of-school youth. It encourages them to become responsive and active citizens.

“I am always so blessed to see my students come to school every day. I teach them the different sounds
using phonics learning. They have done really well and they continue to surprise me each day,” said Teacher
Edna. With support from the Education Management Committee, Edna sees teaching as not just something
to do, but rather, a mission
As the children begin their journey homeward, their small feet ready to walk for hours, an airplane
approaches in the sky above.
Aloisia (polka dot top), said, "See that plane up in the sky, I will fly it one day.”
PART 1 : General Comprehension

 Answer the Wh-Questions or tick  the correct answers.

 The document is an online article  an ad  an extract from a novel (roman)  a diary entry 

 When and where was it published or posted?


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 Who wrote it ?
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 What is it about ?
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 Who are the people mentioned ?


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PART 2 : Detailed Comprehension

  Answer the questions or fill in the grids.

 Read carefully and make a list of all the place names (noms de lieux ) and geographical terms mentioned.

 Who are the people mentioned in the text ? Fill in the chart.
Children Teacher

 Pick out 2 adjectives that best describe these children .


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Pick out 1 adjective that best describes their environment.


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 Pick out in the text elements used by the journalist to describe :

The difficulties the children face Their school motivation

 What does “CLC” refer to ? : ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 Explain in your own words .


 What is the aim (le but ) of the “CLC” and World Vision . (20-30 words)

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 How do the teachers feel about these special students ?

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