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German students complain about English Exam.

German students complain about English Exam.

Grappling with the Statue of Liberty and Brexit in one English exam proved too much for more than 30,000 German school students, who are protesting in an online petition.

They say the texts they had to analyse were "unfair" - stuffed with highly literary and outdated vocabulary.

Baden-Württemberg state officials, however, called the texts "appropriate" and defended the exam board.

They were part of the teenagers' crucial Abitur school-leaving exams.

One task was to comment on two contrasting cartoons about Brexit, titled "Project Fantasy" and "The Realities".

    

That required some current affairs knowledge, besides English comprehension.

But it could be argued that German teenagers ought to take an interest in the UK's exit from the EU. At least they were not asked to comment on the Common Agricultural Policy.

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