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24th March 2006 at 00:00
1 Parents who take children on holiday during term could be prosecuted.

What do teachers say?

a It's probably best if they don't come back, then b How will we tell the difference?

c Does that apply to us?

d The absences are OK, it's the suntans I can't stand 2 The government is planning to ban wild animals from travelling circuses.

What do teachers say?

a Can they ban them from 4B as well?

b If I buy my own gorilla suit, can I have a job?

c Does that mean they'll be using Great Western Railways instead?

d Are they hungry? We've got plenty of food in the playground 3 A US graduate student has found that some people prefer robots to be sad.

What do teachers say?

a US graduate students need to get out more b If I buy my own sad robot suit, can I have a job?

c How sad is that?

d These must be Great Western Railways robots 4 A church has been told it needs planning permission to erect a cross, because it's an advertisement. What does God say?

a It was OK the first time b Boy, are you going to regret this c I've got a sad robot up here with your name on it d There's a homeless wild animal coming your way very soon 5 Coca Cola has threatened to take its vending machines out of schools.

What do teachers think?

a This is a disaster. The sugar rush is the only thing that keeps everyone awake b They might as well, the kids are all on holiday anyway c Have they got planning permission for all that cursive script?

d If I buy my own vending machine suit, can I have job?

ANSWERS

1B, 2D, 3A, 4B, 5A.

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