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Programme 18

发布者: KK | 发布时间: 2011-10-24 22:18| 查看数: 2104| 评论数: 0|

[00:00] PROGRAMME 18

[00:03] Text one

[00:07] Problem children

[00:11] Letters to the Editor

[00:15] Sir: Teachers in some secondary schools in Britain

[00:21] are worried that their jobs may become impossible shortly

[00:27] unless something can be done to restore discipline in the classrooms.

[00:34] In the problem schools,

[00:38] mostly in large cities,

[00:42] a small minority of teenage pupils

[00:48] deliberately disrupt lessons to such an extent

[00:54] that the teachers can no longer teach their classes effectively.

[01:00] Some within the teachers' unions

[01:05] consider that the permissive nature of modern society is responsible.

[01:12] Small children who are continually encouraged to express their individuality

without restriction

[01:20] are naturally reluctant to accept school discipline when they grow older.

[01:27] Furthermore, modern teaching techniques,

[01:32] which appear to stress personal enjoyment at the expense of serious academic work,

[01:41] might be teaching the child to put his own selfish interests

[01:47] before his duties to the community in which he lives.

[01:53] Perhaps the problem can be solved by improving facilities

[01:59] for the psychological quidance of these difficult children

[02:05] or by better cooperation between the schools and the parents -

[02:12] for the parents may be mainly responsible

for the aggressive behaviour of their offspring.

[02:19] But some of us believe

[02:23] that there ought to be a return to more "old-fashioned" methods.

[02:30] At present in some schools

[02:35] teachers may not even slap a child who misbehaves,

[02:41] but I personally feel

[02:46] that caning should be re-introduced

[02:51] and that this might produce

[02:56] the desired results.

[03:00] Ex-teacher, Beckenham

[03:04] Text two

[03:08] The missed bus

[03:12] Have another cup of tea before you go, Mrs. Jones. I should be off really.

[03:20] I want to catch the ten o'clock bus into town and it's nearly quarter to already.

[03:27] You may as well have another cup and catch the 10.30.

[03:33] You'd have to run to catch the 10 o'clock now

[03:39] and you might miss it even then.

[03:44] All right, then, thank you.

[03:48] And can I have another of those chocolate biscuits?

[03:53] Of course you can.

[03:57] Here you are...

[04:01] Did you read about that awful business at the newcomprehensive school last week?

[04:09] Yes, I did.

[04:13] A boy assaulted a teacher with a knife.

[04:19] Whatever next?

[04:23] He ought to be given a good beating.

[04:28] They're too soft on children these days.

[04:33] The children can do what they like,

[04:38] and the teachers can't do anything to punish them...

[04:43] May I have another biscuit?

[04:48] Of course - help yourself.

[04:53] I don't know why they abolished corporal punishment.

[04:59] Things like that didn't happen when we were at school

[05:05] because the teachers kept these hooligans under control by using a cane.

[05:12] That's true. ...

[05:16] Ah, well, I must go now...

[05:21] Oh dear!

[05:25] Is your clock right?

[05:29] It can't be twenty past ten already.

[05:34] I'm afraid it is.

[05:39] You've missed the 10.30 too now.

[05:44] You may as well stay here for a chat

[05:49] and go into town after lunch.

[05:54] Yes, I might as well.

[05:59] But Mrs. Brown is expecting me.

[06:03] I really ought to ring her and tell her that I won't be turning up.

[06:09] Could I use your phone?

[06:14] Certainly.

[06:18] Text three

[06:21] One of those days

[06:26] Morning, Steve.

[06:30] Morning, Terry.

[06:33] Is Mr. Peters in yet?

[06:37] I haven't seen him this morning,

[06:42] but he should be upstairs in his office by now.

[06:47] Slip up and see.

[06:50] By the way, that is your green Ford at a parking meter outside, isn't it?

[06:57] Yes, why?

[07:02] There's a traffic warden putting a parking ticket on it.

[07:07] What?

[07:10] There can't be.

[07:14] The time hasn't run out yet.

[07:19] I only parked it there about 45 minutes ago.

[07:24] Well, those meters are only for half an hour's parking, you know.

[07:30] Blast!

[07:34] If I run down quickly and move it now,

[07:39] I wonder if I can talk him into removing the ticket.

[07:44] There's no chance of that, Terry.

[07:48] These wardens never cancel a ticket once they have written it out.

[07:54] Damn!

[07:57] It's just not my day today.

[08:02] I went to a party last night

[08:06] and woke up with a hangover this morning.

[08:11] I tripped and twisted my ankle on the way downstairs,

[08:16] I mislaid my keys and spent twenty minutes finding them,

[08:22] and I left home without any breakfast because I was late.

[08:27] And now this.

[08:31] Well, you shouldn't drink so much.

[08:36] But at least you don't have to worry about the car now.

[08:41] Since you'll have to pay the fine anyway,

you might just as well leave it where it is for the rest of the morning.

[08:49] I suppose that is a small consolation,

[08:54] but I really ought to go back to bed.

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