High Intermediate: General Reading Package – b – 3 – B1
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READING PASSAGE 2
Read the following passage and answer Questions 14-22.
UNIVERSITY of HOUSTON INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
AT THE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CENTRE
STUDENT INFORMATION Campus Activities
Language and Culture Centre (LCC) students can enjoy many sports at the university. There are tennis and handball courts, gymnasiums, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. At the University Centre (UC), you can play pool or table tennis. LCC student teams compete in university intramural sports. The LCC has one of the best soccer teams on campus! Please sign up and play.
You can also see films and plays, attend lectures, and go to concerts on campus. There are many international clubs where you can meet other students from your home country.
If the University of Houston closes because of bad weather conditions, the LCC will also close. In the event of an emergency, all LCC students are advised to listen to major radio or television stations for announcements regarding cancellation of classes or the closing of the campus.
Withdrawing from the LCC
You may withdraw from the LCC if you have a medical emergency, a family emergency, or if you wish to return to your home country. If you withdraw for one of these reasons, you may receive a partial refund of your tuition. The LCC cannot refund your application fee, contract fee, insurance fee, or late registration fee. A tuition refund must be approved by the director and will be given according to the following schedule:
Time of Withdrawal
First week of classes
Second week of classes
Third week and after
Amount of Refund
If you are ill, you can see a doctor at the University Health Centre (UHC). Medicines are available through the pharmacy. You may use the Health Centre as often as you need to. The UHC is located behind the Student Service Centre.
For some health problems, you may need to see an outside doctor. The UHC can help you find one. There are many clinics in Houston for minor emergencies. Some of them are open 24 hours a day.
For major emergencies there are good hospitals in Houston.
All LCC students must have health insurance. You must buy health insurance through the LCC unless you have proof of another health insurance plan or financial responsibility for at least $50,000.
Attendance and Academic Progress
The best way to learn English is to come to class regularly and to do your homework. If you miss several days of classes, for any reason, you cannot keep up with the other students. The Language and Culture Centre is a serious academic program in intensive English and wants all of its students to succeed. Therefore, students are expected to attend all classes regularly, do all classroom assignments, meet all class requirements, and make academic progress. Students who do not meet these standards may be placed on academic probation. Students placed on academic probation will meet with their teacher(s) and with either or both the Associate Director and International Student Advisor. Students will be informed in writing of the terms and length of their probation.
Students who have 30 hours of absences are in danger of being placed on academic probation. Students failing to meet the terms of their probation will be terminated from the LCC for the remainder of the semester. This will also likely result in loss of student status with the US Immigration and Naturalisation Service.
Students who have 50 hours of absences will not receive a Certificate of Successful Completion and will be terminated from the program.
If a student is absent for 10 consecutive days with no explanation, the student will be terminated automatically from the program.
Complete the following sentences.
Choose NO MORE THAN ONE WORDS from the text for each answer.
Write your answers in spaces 14-17.
Correct 4 / 4 PointsIncorrect / 4 Points
LCC’s in-house sporting teams are competitive but none excel like the 14. team.
Three-quarters of a student’s tuition fee can be refunded on compassionate grounds in the 15. teaching week.
Health emergencies of a 16. nature are referred to a clinic.
All students are responsible for their own 17. for the duration of their studies at LCC.
Complete the following flow charts.
Choose the appropriate consequence from the list in the box below for each action.
Write the appropriate letter, A, B, C or D, in spaces 18-22.
You may use any consequence more than once.
Correct 5 / 5 PointsIncorrect / 5 Points
Student frequently fails to
18. 19. Student does not respond to
written notification of probation
20. 21. Student is absent for 50 hours 22.