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Nyelvhelyesség - Task 2

Angol középszintű érettségi, 2015. május

• You are going to read an article about our sense of number. Some words are missing from the text.
• Use the words in brackets to form the words that fit in the gaps.
• There might be cases when you do not have to change the word in brackets.
• Use only one word for each gap.
• At the real exam, the first question is always an example - here you have to solve it too.
• If you make a mistake, please try again until you find all the correct answers - note that this is of course different at the exam too because there you don't have a second (or third) chance. The scoring is also different here because of this; if you want to see your real life score, only count your correct answers that you got right first time.

Math and our number sense

Not all math skills are learned in the classroom. Some of them come (1) (natural). Consider the split-second calculation you make when you estimate the number of empty seats on the bus.
Such estimates can often be done without (2) (count). That’s because humans are born with the (3) (able) to guess the number of items in a group. Researchers call this characteristic a person’s “number sense”. Four-month-old infants and even some animals can make rough approximations. This inborn number sense reaches back millions of years and has been used by humans and animals to help guide everyday (4) (behave) such as hunting for food.
(5) (science) have discovered that our number sense may influence learning and achievement in the classroom. (6) (study) with teenagers show that students who are good at estimating quantities also did well on standard math tests. These results suggest a “strong (7) (relation)” between a person’s number sense and their capacity to learn mathematics in school.
Does this (8) (connect) mean that you cannot be good at math if you have a weak number sense? Or is having a strong number sense a guarantee of good (9) (perform) in math? The answers are not clear but one thing is certain: doing lots of math homework will boost your chances of success.

Utolsó módosítás: 2015. 05. 18.