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TEACHER - ACTIVITIES
George P. McCallum
"You need your
students as much
as they need you"
What can you remember about this short story? Three of the statements in each group are correct; one is not correct. Select
the statements that are WRONG.
Check here your answers.
1. A commercial laboratory in town...
wanted Lawrence to work for them.
wanted to gíve Lawrence less money than
he was getting as a teacher.
wanted to give Lawrence almost twice as
much money as his teaching salary.
wanted Lawrence to work in their
2. When the Hendersons had first come to Jefferson University five years earlier... a.
Lawrence had been miserable.
they had bought a new car.
liked his classes.
the university had given Lawrence a small laboratory in
the science building.
3. After only a few years on the campus...
the Hendersons' apartment was too small.
Lawrence couldn't do any work at
Lawrence decided he didn't like teaching.
the Hendersons hardly ever
went out on weekends.
4. Lawrence was thinking of leaving Jefferson University. He believed that...
his family needed a larger house and a new car.
he would get more money at a commercial
his teaching hadn't made any difference in
the lives of his students.
the president of the university wanted him to
Cole, the young man who carne to visit the Hendersons, ...
had been a student in one of Lawrence's
was working as an engineer.
said Lawrence had made
was studying to be a doctor.
6. Lawrence felt better about everything. He knew... a.
he had helped Bob Cole and other students.
the president of the university would give
him a larger salary.
he was a success in his profession.
his teaching had
made a difference in the
lives of some of his students.
7. Lawrence Henderson, the chemistry teacher,
wanted to continue teaching at Jefferson University.
wrote a letter to the commercial laboratory saying he couldn't work for them.
decided to work for the commercial laboratory in town.
decided to stay at Jefferson University.
8. Lisa Henderson believed that...
her husband made a mistake when he decided to
b. Lawrence would be unhappy if he were by himself in a laboratory all the time.
c. Lawrence needed people around him.
d. Lawrence needed his students as much as they needed him.
Do you know these words from the menus?
Complete each of the sentences wiíh the correct word. Use each word once.
Check here your answers.
is a room or building where people study and work to learn more about
is the money a person gets for doing his work.
is one of the science subjects taught at Jefferson University.
4. The students walk across the
to get from one university building to
5. Chemistry is one of the subjects that a student of
6. Most of the time, people working in a
laboratory make more money than
those working in a university laboratory.
7. The trees were bright green in the
8. Lawrence wanted his teaching to make a
in the lives of his students.
of the university had told Lawrence not to measure his success by the
size of his salary.
Contributed by LuisCarlos Valladares, Spain.