To cheat has got two meanings. What are they? The two images below can help you before you resort to the dictionary.
Why do students cheat?
This is what some students think about why many of them cheat:
– So that they do not look stupid
– To get a higher mark
– So that they do not get into trouble if they get a bad mark
– To get out of trouble
In other words they say that kids sometimes cheat because they haven’t done their work and they don’t want to face the consequences. Sometimes they cheat because they don’t feel good about themselves and what they can do. Sometimes it is because they want to keep up with their friends.
What are the possible ways to prevent students from cheating?
Look at this photo, what is it? Do you think this is true?
Or shall we opt for these solutions? Which one do you prefer? Why?
Look at this video clip where Mr. Bean is sitting a test. What is the problem he is facing? How does he think to overcome it? What are the “strategies” he uses to solve his problem? What does the other candidate do? What does the examiner do?
Have you ever cheated in a test? How did you manage to do it? How come the teacher did not catch you? What about your classmates? Has it ever happened that one of them told your teacher you were cheating?
Can you think of at least three negative outcomes of cheating?
This is what a student wrote, do you agree?
I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating
If you want to read and listen to an article about cheating click here. This will help you improve your pronunciation and expand your vocabulary.