You will hear a woman called Phoebe, who is training to be a teacher, talking to her tutor, called Tony, about research she has done in a school.
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.
Research project on attitudes towards study
1 Phoebe’s main reason for choosing her topic was that
A her classmates had been very interested in it.
B it would help prepare her for her first teaching post.
C she had been inspired by a particular book.
2 Phoebe’s main research question related to
A the effect of teacher discipline.
B the variety of learning activities.
C levels of pupil confidence.
3 Phoebe was most surprised by her finding that
A gender did not influence behaviour significantly.
B girls were more negative about school than boys.
C boys were more talkative than girls in class.
4 Regarding teaching, Phoebe says she has learned that
A teachers should be flexible in their lesson planning.
B brighter children learn from supporting weaker ones.
C children vary from each other in unpredictable ways.
5 Tony is particularly impressed by Phoebe’s ability to
A recognise the limitations of such small-scale research.
B reflect on her own research experience in an interesting way.
C design her research in such a way as to minimise difficulties.
What did Phoebe find difficult about the different research techniques she used?
Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter A-G, next to questions 6-10.
6 Observing lessons
7 Interviewing teachers
8 Interviewing pupils
9 Using questionnaires
10 Taking photographs
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