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Reading 20 points
1 Read the text and tick (✓) the sentences T (true) or F (false). Then copy the
sentences that helped you decide. (10 points)

Eton is one of a group of expensive and exclusive private boarding schools in
the UK. These schools have got a long history as well as a long list of very
successful former students. Yet, despite their reputation, in the 1980s and 1990s,
the popularity of these boarding schools began to decline. In fact, the number of
students attending these schools fell so much during these years that many
people believed that the schools would vanish completely.
Then, along came Harry Potter. People all over the world began reading books
and watching films about a boy who attended a traditional British boarding
school and their perception of boarding schools began to change. Suddenly,
parents were reminded that students who are sent away from home at the age of
13 are not necessarily miserable.
Since 2000, the number of students attending British boarding schools has
remained stable and there is no indication that this is likely to change any time
soon. Interestingly, although many of the students at these schools are either
British or British-born students whose parents work overseas, there is also a
large number of overseas students. Many of these students come from European
countries, but there are also significant numbers from China and Singapore.
Ambitious parents around the world believe that the standard of education in the
UK is higher than that offered in their native countries. They also feel that their
children are more likely to speak fluent English if they study at a British school
and will have a better chance of being accepted to a top British university.
In the past, boarding schools were associated with very basic living conditions.
However, many modern boarding schools have invested in IT facilities and
individual bedrooms rather than dormitories shared by a large number of
boarders. School administrators understand that if they wish to attract wealthy
students from abroad, they must cater to their needs.
Twenty years ago, no one thought these schools would be so popular. Today,
with people from all over the world fighting to get their children accepted to
them, it appears that they are here to stay.

T F

1. In the 1980s, the popularity of traditional British boarding schools decreased. ...... ......
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2. The number of people attending British boarding schools is continuing to rise. ...... ......
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3. British boarding schools have not changed at all over the years. ...... ......
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4. British boarding schools are eager to attract students from abroad. ...... ......
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5. British boarding schools are not likely to disappear. ...... ......
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