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Getting help when you need is useful

Вы услышите 6 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего A–F и утверждениями, данными в списке 1–7. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей цифрой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы можете прослушать запись дважды.

  1. Getting help when you need is useful.
  2. Problems with numbers and equations can be overcome.
  3. It is a great confidence booster.
  4. All the important ideas and key facts should be written down.
  5. Studying in a group helps to check your notes.
  6. A quiet place to focus makes homework take shorter time.
  7. It is better to tackle the hardest assignments first.


Speaker A

When you settle down to do homework or to study, where do you do it? Parked in front of the TV? In the kitchen, with the sound of dishes being cleared and your brothers and sisters fighting? The kitchen table was OK when you were younger and homework didn’t require as much concentration. But now you’ll do best if you can find a place to get away from noise and distractions, like a bedroom or study. At the same time, you should avoid studying on your bed.

Speaker B

It’s tempting to start with the easy stuff to get it out of the way. But you have the most energy and focus when you begin. Use this mental power on the subjects that are most challenging. Later, when you’re more tired, you can focus on the simpler things. If you get stuck, try to figure out the problem as best you can — but don’t spend too much time on it because this can mess up your homework schedule for the rest of the night.

Speaker C

Even when you pay attention in class, study for tests, and do your homework, some subjects seem too hard. You may hope that things will get easier, but most of the time that doesn’t happen. What does happen for many people is that they work harder and harder as they fall further and further behind. There’s nothing embarrassing about asking for help. No one understands everything. Some teachers will work with students before or after school to explain things more clearly.

Speaker D

Sometimes it can be useful to go over things with people who are studying for the same purposes, for example, for the test. You can make sure that your notes are correct and that you understand the subject. Study groups are also helpful because you can work together to come up with ways to remember concepts and then test one another. For some people who are easily distracted, though, study groups spell disaster because they get off the topic.

Speaker E

When trying to memorize dates, names, or other factual information, I usually keep in mind that it usually takes a number of tries to remember something correctly. That’s one reason why it’s a good idea to start studying well in advance of a test. I always use special memory triggers that the teacher may have suggested or ones that I invent myself.. In the case of math or science problems or equations, I do some practice problems. It is necessary to pay attention to anything the teacher seemed to stress in class.

Speaker F

Note-taking is a skill that helps me do well on all my schoolwork — everything from taking tests to researching a paper. If I have a teacher who writes notes on the board, that’s a bonus. I can copy them down. If not, I usually write down the most important points from class. Does your history teacher mention the date of a key Civil War battle? Does your English teacher give examples of Shakespeare’s use of dramatic irony? Does your math teacher go over a particular formula? So I write down them all!

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