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Chapter 5 7

  1. 1. CHAPTER 5 1. What are Kwai’s feelings towards Dawan in this chapter? (Mention more than one feeling.) ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 2. It is evident that Kwai is in a dilemma after finding out that he is second in class. Imagine that you are Kwai. How would you feel and what would your reaction be? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 1
  2. 2. 3. A. Find the meanings of these words/phrases which fit the context in which they are used in the text. B. Then use them in sentences of your own. Word/Phrase Meaning lurched (p61) 1 said curtly (p61) 2 the silence that 3 followed seemed interminable (p62) dramatic pause (p62) 4 hostility (p65) 5 stood stock-still (p65) 6 Word/Phrase My Sentence 2
  3. 3. lurched (p61) 1 said curtly (p61) 2 the silence that 3 followed seemed interminable (p62) dramatic pause (p62) 4 hostility (p65) 5 stood stock-still (p65) 6 3. This chapter contains some vivid quot;sayingquot; words: said curtly (p61); muttered (p62); interrupted (p63); said coldly (p64). Add six more “saying’ words to this list and write down their meanings. 3
  4. 4. “Saying” words Meaning 1 2 3 4 5 6 4. Then write a paragraph containing at least five of these words/phrases in the column provided. CHAPTER 6 1. Based on what you have read in Chapter 6, complete the following task. Identifying Character Traits Worksheet Chapter : 6 Character Actions / Speech Character traits they reveal Dawan 4
  5. 5. Kwai Dawan’s father 2. Comprehension Cloze Fill in the blanks with a correct word from the box. splash himself on whom threatening from support glimpse calm to turned visit deeply if there Dawan felt a strong need to struggle for her rights. However, she knew this new will and determination would count for very little, without some outside source of (1) __________________. Her father would not listen to her arguments; Noi, out of conviction and her mother out of fear, had refused to act (2) _______________ her behalf. And now, even her brother was (3) _______________ to speak against her for himself. To (4) ________________ could she turn to seek help? 5
  6. 6. Just then she heard a soft (5) ________________ in the river off to her left. She caught a (6) ________________ of loose robes and gentle movements: it was a monk bathing by (7) _________________ in the moonlit shadows. There was a sense of (8) _______________ detachment, almost of unreality, about him. As a monk, and in the moonlight, he seemed apart (9) ________________ the everyday world. As Dawan (10) _____________ away, she suddenly smiled (11) ____________ herself. She decided to (12) ______________ the temple the next morning and talk to the head monk (13) _______________. She knew that (14) _______________ there was one person in the village her father respected (15) ________________ deeply, it was the gentle old monk of the village temple. 3. Vocabulary Choose the word(s) closest in meaning to the underlined word. Write your answer in the brackets provided. Dinner that night was a (1) tense and silent meal. Even the two smaller children sensed the (2) uneasiness within the family. They (3) refrained from their usual teasing and giggling. Dawan noticed with silent (4) gratitude that her mother had added some fishballs in the vegetable soup, in the hope that this (5) treat would soften her husband’s mood. (1) (1) cosy (2) relaxed (3) stressful uplifting ( ) (4) 6
  7. 7. (2) (1) hysteria (2) tranquility (3) awkwardness (4) pandemonium ( ) (3) (1) avoided (2) abstained (3) detoured (4) declined ( ) (4) (1) rebuke (2) approval (3) consolation (4) appreciation ( ) (5) (1) banquet (2) luxury (3) speciality (4) flexibility ( ) 4. Punctuation Choose the correct punctuation to complete the passage and write your answer in the brackets provided. “If you’d won, of course it’d be different (1) the father answered. “You (2) re a boy, and more schooling would have been useful for you.” He paused (3) then added wistfully,” And useful for me too (4) Why, you could come back and help me to …” Then he shook his head, as if to clear old dreams away,” What’s the sense of thinking about it now (5) he sighed. (1) [ . ] full stop 1. (2) [ , ] comma (3) [ .” ] full stop and inverted commas (2) [ ,” ] question mark and inverted commas 7
  8. 8. 2. (1) [ - ] dash (2) [ ; ] semi colon (3) [ ‘ ] apostrophe (4) [“ ] inverted comma 3. (1) [,] comma (2) [.] full stop (3) [?] question mark (4) [!] exclamation mark 4. (1) [,] comma (2) [.] full stop (3) [ ,” ] comma and inverted commas (4) [ .“ ] full stop and inverted commas 5. (1) [.] full stop (2) [!] exclamation mark (3) [ ,” ] comma and inverted commas (4) [ .“ ] question mark and inverted commas CHAPTER 7 1. Based on what you have read in Chapter 7, complete the following task. Identifying Character Traits Worksheet Chapter : 7 Character : Dawan Actions / Speech Character traits they reveal 8
  9. 9. Identifying Character Traits Worksheet Chapter : 7 Character : Bao Actions / Speech Character traits they reveal 9
  10. 10. 3. Editing for SPG Correct each word in bold for spelling and each underlined word for grammar. Write the correct word in the relevant box. She looked around to see if anyone had noticed her uneasiness. However, all of (1) them seemed to be engrossed on their own affairs, counting coins and rearranging their wares. A plump lady hurried by, the gauzy fishtail in her rattan basket brushing (2) (3) off Dawan’s arm as she passed. She glanced back at Dawan and smiled epolegetikelly, 10
  11. 11. then wobbled on. Reassured, Dawan looked around for a flower stall, and saw a plump man (4) (5) perched rather prekeriusly on a wooden stool, guard his buckets of flowers. Dawan (6) (7) (8) epproched him timidly and took a deep breathing. “I would like to bought a lotus bud,” she said in a small voice. The plump man was peeling a hard-boiled egg with deep (9) (10) konsentreition, and without looking up, he replied gruvli, “Twenty pennies!” 4. Comprehension 1. Do you think Bao had the privilege to attend school like Dawan? Provide all the evidence that you can find in Chapter 7 to support your answer. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 11
  12. 12. ___________________________________________________________ 2. Bao said,“That old monk is a kind and harmless fellow…But I bet he won’t take sides with you and go help persuade your father.” (p80) Discuss this statement in the context of Dawan’s meeting with the head monk. What can we say about Bao from this statement? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 3. What can we say about Vichai from this chapter? Does he have a close relationship with his sister, Bao? Would you like to have a brother like him? Support your answer with evidence from Chapter 7. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 12
  13. 13. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 4. Art/ Writing Imagine that you are looking for a person who has the qualities of a best friend. Design a poster entitled ‘Most Wanted Best Friend’ on the following page, using the qualities that Bao possessed. Illustrate your poster and ensure that your poster is attractive, attention-grabbing and clear on what the qualities that you look for in a best friend! Do include a description of the physical attributes of the best friend whom you’re in search of!  13
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