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  • 1. The quotation question Self study notes for Paper 2: Comprehension
  • 2. What do I have to do?  You MUST use quotation marks  -> when question ask you to quote from passage.  You can leave out the quotation mark  -> if question asks you for a word/ phrase/ sentence/ expression.
  • 3. What do I have to do? Exam tips!  Answer must be accurate  every word must be necessary  and relevant  Does questions ask for consecutive words?  (successive words, or word written one after another)  Note exact number of words in your answer  if question ask to quote/write down a specific number of words.
  • 4. What do I have to do? Exam tips!  if question ask for a phrase  Do not give a sentence  because a phrase is a short group of words whereas a sentence begin with a capital letter and ends with a full stop.  If question asks you to quote an ‘expression’  A single word can be the shortest answer  The longest answer is a sentence.
  • 5. Examples of past year papers 1. Later on in the passage, the author refers to the volcano’s ‘long respose’ (line 23). Write down three consecutive words used in paragraph 2 which carry the same idea. 2. The author believes that these countries now cannot free themselves from the effects of tourism. Write down one word he uses in the paragraph to convey this idea.