Early Childhood Education IELTS Reading Answers
The Academic passage ‘Early Childhood Education’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 1 – 13. Beyond the questions, you will find the answers along with the location of the answers in the passage and the keywords that help you find out the answers.
Early Childhood Education
|Question number||Answer||Keywords||Location of keywords|
|1||D||‘Missouri’ programme research, working with the family, rather than bypassing the parents, effective way of helping children get off to the best possible start in life, The four-year pilot study, included 380 families, who were about to have their first child, who represented a cross-section of socio-economic status, age and family configurations.||Paragraph D;
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|2||B||A 13 year study of early childhood development, Harvard University, by the age of three, most children have the potential to understand about 1000 words, most of the language they will use in ordinary conversation, every child is born with a natural curiosity, if can be suppressed dramatically during the second and third years of life.||Paragraph B;
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|3||C||Despite substantial funding, results have been disappointing. two explanations, the programme began too late, Many children who entered it at the age of three were already behind their peers in language and measurable intelligence, the parents were not involved, children returned to the same disadvantaged home environment.||Paragraph C;
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|4||E||The results were phenomenal, by the age of three, the children in the programme were significantly more advanced in language development than their peers, made greater strides in problem solving, further along in social development, the average child on the programme was performing at the level of the top 15 to 20 per cent of their peers in such things as auditory comprehension, verbal ability and language ability.||Paragraph E;
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|5||B||They included single-parent and two-parent families, families in which both parents worked, and families with either the mother or father at home.||Paragraph D;
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|6||B||a pilot programme was launched in Missouri in the US, focused on parents as the child’s first teachers, programme was predicated on research showing that working with the family, rather than bypassing the parents, is the most effective way of helping children get off to the best possible start in life.||Paragraph D;
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|7||A||Despite substantial funding, results have been disappointing.||Paragraph C;
|8||B||The programme involved, trained parent- educators visiting the parents’ home and working with the parent, or parents, and the child.||Paragraph D;
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|9||C||A lot of money was poured into it.
A pilot programme was launched in Missouri in the US, that focused on parents as the child’s first teachers, ‘Missouri’ programme was predicated on research
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|10||C||took children into pre-school institutions at the age of three, supposed to help the children of poorer families succeed in school.
As a result of the growing research evidence of the importance of the first three years of a child’s life and the disappointing results from ‘Headstart’, a pilot programme was launched in Missouri in the US.
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|11||TRUE||the average child on the programme, was performing at the level of the top 15 to 20 per cent of their peers, in such things as auditory comprehension, verbal ability and language ability.||Paragraph E;
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|12||FALSE||Children in the programme performed equally well regardless of socio-economic disadvantages||Paragraph E;
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