10A. Cause and Effect____Failing schools____[Latinate]

Rewrite the text using PHRASAL VERBS to replace the underlined words:

Greater scrutiny of schools that are failing their pupils is expected to result from the league tables that have now been published for some years. Once the news spreads that the local Comprehensive School is near the bottom of the tables, rumours are set in circulation relating to poor teaching, failure to maintain discipline and bad management. Whether or not these rumours prove to be true, this is what arises from comparing the nation's children without reference to the social problems which schools have to deal with. In extreme cases, a government inquiry follows and some staffing changes are often caused to happen. An experienced official may act as substitute for the school's headteacher, who may have to undergo retraining to avoid taking early retirement.

The new manager may ask staff and parents to make a concerted effort to stamp out truancy, to clamp down on bad behaviour and to see that homework is completed on time. Close monitoring behaviour and performance may continue for some time until the new manager is convinced that pupils are giving serious attention to the core components of the national curriculum. If all goes well, the next set of league tables will show improvements, which will have been caused by the new policy of targeting schools which are underperforming.

Cause, cause to arise

bring on

Be the result of

arise from

Cause to happen

bring about

Result from

come out of

Happen, take place, continue

go on


get about

Happen, follow

come about

Set in circulation

put about


turn out

Give serious attention to

get down to

Avoid doing something

get out of

Make a concerted effort

pull together

Act as substitute for

stand in for