COMPREHENSION PASSAGE PRACTICE 1 -MODEL ANSWERS

  Question a) To whom or what does ‘he’ refer? (1 mark)  Suggested answer a) ‘He’ refers to the fish or Pita   Question b) What effect is the author trying to create by using short sentences in the passage?(2 marks) Suggested answer b) The writer is trying to create suspense/tension/fast-moving action.   Question c) State ONE word which could describe…

Summary Writing Practice Question 2

 Summarize the passage below in 150 words. The model question will be provided tomorrow.  Computers and Education in America In the last decade, computers have invaded every aspect of education, from kindergarten through college. The figures show that schools have spent over two billion dollars installing two million new computers. Recently, with the explosive increase of sites on the Internet,…

How to Write a Summary

 The following are the six (6) steps for writing a summary 1. Find the main idea of the passage: Read the passage the first time for understanding.  (So you can get a sense of what point they are trying to make.) Ask yourself, “ What was the passage about?” (You should answer yourself with a sentence or a phrase) Hint: If…

MODEL RESPONSE – Summary Writing 1

 Yesterday you were given a sample question to write a summary of 50 words. Here is the sample response below.  SUMMARY QUESTION Adding sweet-smelling flowers to a garden is something many gardeners may skip.  One can become too caught up in visual flower aspects such as color or composition.  Yet adding beautiful smelling flowers just as important for those gardeners…