Subject: English, asked 1 week, 4 days ago

Subject: English, asked 1 week, 5 days ago

Children today live in a world where smartphones are ubiquitous. For them, access In smartphones is natural and they are eager to have their own. There are many discussions about the ideal age for children to have their first smartphone. Obviously, every child is different and so are their circumstances. However, experts agree on the need for children to be mature and understand the scope of what they have in their hands. Children must be able to understand the dangers of sharing too many details of their life and personal data on the Internet.
2. They have to be aware that information published online remains publicly available and can be easily found. Last but not the least, they need to understand that following good manners matters: in other words, what in the online world is known as ?netiquette? is important. Experts usually agree on the fact that children may have reached the point of maturity necessary to have their own smartphone around 11-12 years.
3. Nonetheless, mobiles will require parental supervision for many reasons: to protect children, to teach them how to properly use smartphones, to avoid possible problems and finally to take responsibility for its eventual misuse.
When looking at some statistics, we discovered from a recent study that 56% of children between 10 and 13 years have a smartphone, but most surprising is that 25% of children between 2 and 5 years also have one. Do kids need to have a smartphone at such a young age?

4. In contrast, according to another survey. 25% of parents believe that a child under 12 years must have a basic phone, 54% think that having a mobile phone is suitable for children between 13 and 15 years and 66% believe that children under 16 should not have a smartphone.

5. Among the advantages parents find in mobile phones for kids is that they can call their parents in case of emergency. Many parents give their children a very basic feature phone when they begin to walk home from school alone. But children ask their parents for a smartphone because their classmates already have one. But smartphones are not for socializing purposes only.
6. Children can learn a lot through their mobile, especially because, as parents, we teach them to take advantage of mobile educational opportunities. The age at which kids should have their own smartphone can be a difficult decision for parents, but you have to measure the advantages and disadvantages in each particular case.
Choose the option that best captures the central idea of the passage.
1. A lot needs to be kept in mind while giving children smartphones.
2. People have different opinions regarding at which age children should be given smartphones.
3. Smartphones are a necessity which must be handled with caution
4. Smartphones have become trendy.

(a) Option 1? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?(b) Option 2? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (c) Option 3????????????? ?????????????(d) Option 4?

Which of the following will be the most appropriate title for the passage?

(a) Need of Smartphones

(b) Smartphones a Necessary Evil

(c) What is the Perfect Age for Children to Own Smartphones?

(d) Is Smartphones Degrading our Lives?

Plz explain breifly how the answers came and where they r

Subject: English, asked 1 week, 6 days ago

Subject: English, asked 1 week, 6 days ago

Parents are changing the plots of classic fairy-tales when reading them aloud because of violence) and political incorrectness. Traditional fables such as ?Little Red Riding Hood?, ?The Ginger Bread Man? and ?The Three Little Pigs? were deemed the worst offenders, with parents linking some of their endings to horror films.
2. The poll which was commissioned by Music Magpie included 2000 parents and revealed that one in four took creative liberties when sharing fairytales with their children to suit their beliefs and ideologies. Meanwhile, another 16% confessed to banning them altogether.
3. While these classic tales might seem playful and innocent on the surface, a closer look at the plot, lines, and characters reveals some problematic traits. For example, in ?Little Red Riding Hood?, ?The child is eaten alive by a wolf, only to be saved by a hunter who cuts her out of the animal?s stomach with an axe?. ?The Three Little Pigs? also reaches a rather gory conclusion with the pigs murdering a wolf and eating it. Lest we forget ?The Ginger Bread Man?, whose protagonist is also eaten by a fox. It is an ending that?s hard for parents to swallow, with one of them labeling it as ?too cruel? in the survey.
4. However, deeper analysis into some of the nation?s most popular tales unveiled even further issues with regards to political correctness. One in four parents found it inappropriate that ?Cindrella has to do all of the cleanings in her home while another 25% argued that ?sleeping beauty? poses a consent issue, given that prince charming kisses the princess while she is asleep. Meanwhile, 27% believe that ?Pinocchio? encourages children to tell lies while one in four claims that ?The Ugly Duckling? in which an abused duckling is only accepted by society after he has grown into a swan, advocates body shaming.

5. Some of these stories have been around for generations. ?But times have charged and there are elements to these classics which for some don?t really fit into society as they once did. We all agree that stories play a vital role in the growth and development of children. The books they read and the characters they get to know can become like friends. Reading stories also helps children with their confidence levels, coping with emotions, and language learning.
6. So stories are a great way to learn in a natural way as there is no teaching involved in it. The learners learn from simply reading the story. The choice of stories must be judicious.

Answer the Questions
Select the option that makes the correct use of ?poses? as used in the passage, to fill in space.

(a) The king stopped a short distance from them as if expecting them to launch into a battle despite their relaxed ????

(b) A friendly wagtail ????? for the camera on the giant lily pad.

(c) If you are wearing special outfits, be sure to choose? ????. that accentuate them.

(d) This barbaric trade ????a serious threat to the survival of the wild chimpanzee

What is the expectation of the readers from classic tales?

(a) To be playful and innocent

(b) To entertain while teaching moral values

?(c) To be peaceful and innocent

(d) To only entertain

Plz answer these wuestions and explain where and why the answers are

Subject: English, asked 1 week, 6 days ago

1.Even international students whose first language is English can find themselves struggling to understand an alien academic culture. The problems are very familiar. Students? first problem is often with listening skills. They may feel nervous about this and it is certainly a steep learning curve. They need a structured listening experience, for instance how to pick out the main ideas. They also need help with academic reading ? how to approach an article or book, how to skim, read and make notes.
2. However, while a student?s confidence in listening skills grows, it is in the area of academic writing where more serious cultural differences become apparent. Much of British education is based on essay writing, but this may be a demanding task for students from other cultures. Suddenly, they are faced with the need to express their own ideas, develop their opinions and evaluate different issues, all in polished English. For some, the concept of originating this kind of written discourse can prove problematic, and they may find themselves scoring low marks because of plagiarism, or reproducing someone else?s ideas. In Britain, plagiarism is regarded as academic theft, though this is not always the case in other countries. Students are expected to do research in a library before tackling an assignment, and simply regurgitating lecture notes is also not acceptable.
3. The best way to overcome these hurdles is to be prepared. The first step is to take a test to assess the English language skills needed to cope with the issues of academic culture.
4. If an accredited test indicates that a student?s language skills are not sufficient to embark on a university degree, the next step is to consider pre-sessional courses, generally at the university where the student will take a degree. These can last from three weeks to an academic year, so it is wise for students to be realistic about their needs. It is generally accepted that approximately 200 hours of study are needed to improve on one bad score on some tests. Some of the ?new? universities that formed from polytechnics in 1992 are experimenting with new styles of pre-sessional and foundation courses. Elspeth Jones, Director of the Centre for Language Study at Leeds Metropolitan University explains, ?Our courses are monthly, and so students from parts of the world with a different academic year can enroll at any time.?

5. She feels that language training in new universities is generally more flexible than in older institutions. ?Universities like ours can take students with lower language test grades and can put them through a programme that will bring them up to the required standard, though we cannot guarantee how long it will take

Answer the questions
Academic writing includes

(a) how to approach an article

?(b) how to read a work

(c) how to make notes

?(d) All of these

What is the period of the pre-sessional course?

(a) 1 year??????????? (b) 3 months to a year??????????? (c) One month???????????? (d) 6 months

Plz help me answer these questions and explain why the options r which line r the answers

Subject: English, asked 2 weeks ago

Subject: English, asked 2 weeks ago

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