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Students get paid to study 付錢請學生讀書

Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks with a student as he holds his son during a visit to the Moscow Lomonosov State University in Moscow, on Jan. 25, 2008.
一月二十五日,俄羅斯第一副總理狄米崔.梅德維杰夫在莫斯科參訪國立莫斯科大學時,一邊抱著兒子一邊與一名學生交談。
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A high school in the southern US state of Georgia is offering students money for extra study. Students who are weak in math and science will get US$8 (NT$260) an hour to go to study hall .

"The kids are very enthusiastic ," said Mike Robinson, the principal of Creekside High School in Fairburn, near Atlanta.

Forty students - 20 from middle school and 20 high-schoolers - were chosen because of their poor grades. They were invited to go to two-hour remedial classes twice a week. The money is given by a private foundation .

Everyone who was chosen was at the first session, said Robinson.

At the end of the 15-week experiment, a student who went to every session would be 480 dollars richer - and be able to work that out.

"You know, in our community, you have to be really creative to get some students interested," said Robinson. "I think this ... is going to work," added the principal of the Creekside High, which has 2,500 students.(STAFF WRITER, WITH AFP)

美國南部喬治亞州一間高中付錢給額外溫習課業的學生,數理能力較差的學生到自習室讀書每小時可領八美元(新台幣兩百六十元)。

亞特蘭大附近的費爾勃恩河畔高中校長麥可.羅賓森說:「孩子們都非常熱衷此計劃。」

共有四十位學生(二十位中學生和二十位高中生)因課業成績表現不好而獲選受邀參加每週兩次、每次兩小時的輔導課。這筆錢是由某私立基金會捐贈。

羅賓森表示,獲選學生都參與了第一堂課。

十五週實驗期結束後,每堂課都出席的學生便能賺到四百八十美元──也能自己加減乘除算出這筆金額了。

羅賓森說:「你們也知道,在我們這裡,你必須用創意來吸引學生對課業產生興趣,」他補充說道:「我認為這一定會奏效。」河畔中學共有兩千五百名學生。(法新社/翻譯:袁星塵)

TODAY'S WORDS 今日單字

1. study hall n. phr.

自習室 (zi4 xi2 shi4),自修時間 (zi4 xiu1 shi2 jian1)

例: I have study hall from 4pm till 6pm.

(下午四點到六點是我的自修時間。)

2. enthusiastic adj.

熱中的 (re4 zhong1 de5)

例: My brother is enthusiastic about the camping trip.

(我哥哥熱中露營。)

3. remedial adj.

補救的 (bu3 jiu4 de5)

例: Remedial classes can help students catch up.

(輔導課能幫助學生趕上進度。)

4. foundation n.

基金會 (ji1 jin1 hui4)

例: Grandpa left his money to a foundation.

(爺爺把他的錢捐給一個基金會。)


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