If you‘re having difficulties in class and it seems that your teacher is unfair to you, take some time to think hard about what’s happening. Try to find out whether your teacher really dislikes you, or whether something else is going on. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

1. Are you the only person being treated badly, or is your teacher rough (粗暴)on the whole class? Ask your classmates if they are having trouble with the teacher, too. If they say yes, perhaps your teacher is having problems outside the school, or is new and at a loss. (困惑)

2. Are you working up to your ability? (你已经足够努力了么?)Maybe you got a C in your last test, and your teacher told you that you could do better. But the kid sitting beside you got a C, too, and the teacher didn‘t say anything to him! Isn’t this unfair? Well, it could be that your teacher knows that you could get a better grade if you put more effort (努力)into it. Teachers often grade students by different standards. (努力)It‘s their way of encouraging a student to try a little harder.

3. Are you more sensitive (敏感)than other students? There’s nothing wrong with being sensitive, but if you react to criticism quite differently from others, this could be a reason why you think your teacher doesn‘t like you.

4. Does your teacher seem to act unfairly all the time, or just once in a while? Think about the harsh (严厉的)things your teacher has done or said to you. Are these things happening every day, or just once or twice a month? If your teacher really hates you, you would probably be picked on all the time. (你也许就总会被修理)If your teacher has acted unfairly only a few times, then there’s probably something else going on.

If you take the time to ask yourself these questions, you‘ll get a better sense(认识) of what’s happening between you and your teacher.

Choose the best answer for each question.


( )6. If you feel your teacher is unfair to you, you should _______.

A. work harder at your lessons

B. care nothing for it

C. ask your classmates for help

D. make it clear if this is true

( )7. Which of the following is TRUE?

A. Teachers are often rough on the students who get a C grade.

B. If a teacher hates you, he will criticize you once or twice a month.

C. A new teacher is often rough on the whole class.

D. Sometimes your teacher criticizes you to make you work harder.

( )8. If you find your teacher only treats you badly all the time, maybe _______.

A. he has problems outside the school

B. he really dislikes you

C. he is more sensitive than other teachers

D. he is new and wants to have some experience

( )9. What does the underlined word “it” in the third paragraph mean?

A. Your ability. B. A C grade.

C. Your study. D. Your teacher.

( )10. What‘s the best title for this passage?

A. Is your teacher really unfair to you?

B. How to get on with your teachers

C. Know more about your teachers!

D. How to get a better sense in school


rough adj. 粗暴的

at a loss 不知所措

standard n. 标准

sensitive adj. 敏感的

react v. 反应

criticism n. 批评

harsh adj. 苛刻的

pick on 故意刁难;挑剔 Key:6-10 DDBCA