The Day before English paper 2 Comprehension Revision Click me!!!!
When you encounter the passage <ul><li>Do not panic! Read the passage twice if you do not understand. </li></ul><ul><li>Wr...
Types of Questions to look out for <ul><li>Factual questions    direct lift from passage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What, Who,...
In-Your-Own-Words <ul><li>Highlight, from the passage, the words that you need to rephrase </li></ul><ul><li>Replace them ...
In-Your-Own-Words <ul><li>Synonyms </li></ul><ul><li>Antonyms </li></ul><ul><li>Related phrases and groups of words </li><...
In-Your-Own-Words <ul><li>DO NOT USE ROOT WORDS FROM THE PASSAGE    check, check, check! </li></ul>
Inferential Questions <ul><li>Higher level thinking skills required </li></ul><ul><li>Based on what you read (i.e. the evi...
What does it mean to infer? <ul><li>I will show you a series of questions.  </li></ul><ul><li>Write down your answer befor...
Example 1 After looking at her scores on her Maths paper, Jo sighed. “This is worse than I thought,” she mumbled to hersel...
Question 1 <ul><li>Why didn’t Jo join Sammie and her friends for lunch? (1 mark) </li></ul>
Answer 1 <ul><li>(x) She wasn’t feeling well. </li></ul><ul><li>(x) She wanted to return home and cry in self-pity </li></ul>
Answer 1 <ul><li>She was feeling upset over her results and wanted to be alone/ was not in the mood to talk to others. (1)...
Example 1 <ul><li>After looking at her scores on her Maths paper, Jo sighed . “This is worse than I thought,” she mumbled ...
Example 2 <ul><li>Junny was overwhelmed with the amount of work he had to do over the weekend. He could not even stop for ...
Question 2 <ul><li>Why did Junny reject Areef’s invitation to go for Zul’s party? (2 marks) </li></ul>
Answer 2 <ul><li>(x) He had to complete two essays, four stacks of English vocabulary worksheets and three summary practic...
Answer 2 <ul><li>He was too busy to go to the party/ he could not find the time to go to the party (1) as he had to comple...
Example 3 <ul><li>“ Please grant me two weeks of leave during the June holidays. I haven’t had a break since I started wor...
Question 3 <ul><li>Why was Helen desperate to have her leave granted in June?  (2 marks) </li></ul>
Answer 3 <ul><li>(x) She wanted to bring her son to Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>(x) She hasn’t had a break since she star...
Answer 3 <ul><li>She had promised to take her son on a holiday to Australia two years ago, yet she had failed to fulfill i...
In conclusion.. To infer means to.. <ul><li>Use available information and evidence to come to a conclusion! </li></ul><ul>...
The Day before English paper 2 Summary
Points to Note <ul><li>Where am I supposed to get my answers from? (note the indicated paragraphs!) </li></ul><ul><li>HIGH...
Points to Note <ul><li>Highlight the points from the passage </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that there are at least 15 points...
Points to Note <ul><li>Language: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your own words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When in doubt, us...
Points to Note <ul><li>Language: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check tenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change sentence structure <...
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  1. 1. The Day before English paper 2 Comprehension Revision Click me!!!!
  2. 2. When you encounter the passage <ul><li>Do not panic! Read the passage twice if you do not understand. </li></ul><ul><li>Write down one main idea for each paragraph  sets the context and gives you a gist of the passage. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Questions to look out for <ul><li>Factual questions  direct lift from passage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What, Who, How etc (in most cases) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inferential questions* </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why, Explain.. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In-Your-Own-Words questions* </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In your own words.. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Combination of inferential and IYOW </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain why…. in your own words </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. In-Your-Own-Words <ul><li>Highlight, from the passage, the words that you need to rephrase </li></ul><ul><li>Replace them with your own words </li></ul><ul><li>String them into a coherent sentence (without changing its meaning!) </li></ul>
  5. 5. In-Your-Own-Words <ul><li>Synonyms </li></ul><ul><li>Antonyms </li></ul><ul><li>Related phrases and groups of words </li></ul>
  6. 6. In-Your-Own-Words <ul><li>DO NOT USE ROOT WORDS FROM THE PASSAGE  check, check, check! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Inferential Questions <ul><li>Higher level thinking skills required </li></ul><ul><li>Based on what you read (i.e. the evidence), come to a conclusion about something to help you answer the question </li></ul><ul><li>THE ANSWERS CANNOT BE LIFTED OFF THE PASSAGE!! </li></ul>
  8. 8. What does it mean to infer? <ul><li>I will show you a series of questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Write down your answer before you go to the next slide. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Example 1 After looking at her scores on her Maths paper, Jo sighed. “This is worse than I thought,” she mumbled to herself. All her efforts had gone to waste. All she wanted to now was to bury herself under her blanket and wallow in self-pity. Her thoughts were disrupted by a chirpy voice. “ Hey Jo, do you want to go for lunch? We are thinking of trying out the new Japanese restaurant at the corner of the street,” Sammie asked. “ Sorry, I think I will give it a miss. I’m having a headache,” Jo stuttered, before rushing out of the classroom.
  10. 10. Question 1 <ul><li>Why didn’t Jo join Sammie and her friends for lunch? (1 mark) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Answer 1 <ul><li>(x) She wasn’t feeling well. </li></ul><ul><li>(x) She wanted to return home and cry in self-pity </li></ul>
  12. 12. Answer 1 <ul><li>She was feeling upset over her results and wanted to be alone/ was not in the mood to talk to others. (1) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Example 1 <ul><li>After looking at her scores on her Maths paper, Jo sighed . “This is worse than I thought,” she mumbled to herself. All her efforts had gone to waste. All she wanted to now was to bury herself under her blanket and wallow in self-pity . </li></ul><ul><li>Her thoughts were disrupted by a chirpy voice. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Hey Jo, do you want to go for lunch? We are thinking of trying out the new Japanese restaurant at the corner of the street,” Sammie asked. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sorry, I think I will give it a miss . I’m having a headache ,” Jo stuttered , before rushing out of the classroom. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Example 2 <ul><li>Junny was overwhelmed with the amount of work he had to do over the weekend. He could not even stop for a breather. Suddenly the phone rang – it was a call from Areef. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Hi Junny, we are having a party at Zul’s house tonight. Want to come along?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sorry, I think I will give the party a miss. I have to finish writing two essays, complete four stacks of English vocabulary worksheets and three summary practice worksheets,” Junny rattled off. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Question 2 <ul><li>Why did Junny reject Areef’s invitation to go for Zul’s party? (2 marks) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Answer 2 <ul><li>(x) He had to complete two essays, four stacks of English vocabulary worksheets and three summary practice worksheets. </li></ul><ul><li>(x) He had to complete his English assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>(x) He had no time. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Answer 2 <ul><li>He was too busy to go to the party/ he could not find the time to go to the party (1) as he had to complete his English assignments (1) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Example 3 <ul><li>“ Please grant me two weeks of leave during the June holidays. I haven’t had a break since I started working for you three years ago,” Helen pleaded with Ms Liao. </li></ul><ul><li>Helen had promised her son she would bring him to see the Great Barrier Reef in Australia since two years ago. Every June or December holidays, she found herself having to apologize to him for being unable to take him on the trip. </li></ul><ul><li>It would be different this year, she promised - again. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Question 3 <ul><li>Why was Helen desperate to have her leave granted in June? (2 marks) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Answer 3 <ul><li>(x) She wanted to bring her son to Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>(x) She hasn’t had a break since she started working three years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>(x) She has not fulfilled her promise to her son to take him on a trip to Australia. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Answer 3 <ul><li>She had promised to take her son on a holiday to Australia two years ago, yet she had failed to fulfill it year after year (1). Hence, she was desperate to do so this June holidays as she did not want to disappoint her son again (1). </li></ul>
  22. 22. In conclusion.. To infer means to.. <ul><li>Use available information and evidence to come to a conclusion! </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself, “What does it (the evidence) imply?” </li></ul>
  23. 23. The Day before English paper 2 Summary
  24. 24. Points to Note <ul><li>Where am I supposed to get my answers from? (note the indicated paragraphs!) </li></ul><ul><li>HIGHLIGHT THE TARGETED TOPIC/AREAS, i.e. what the question requires of you </li></ul><ul><li>You must begin with the words given to you… </li></ul><ul><li>WORD COUNT WORD COUNT WORD COUNT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not exceed word limit: examiners will not read the words beyond the word limit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WRITE DOWN YOUR WORD COUNT! </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Points to Note <ul><li>Highlight the points from the passage </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that there are at least 15 points </li></ul><ul><li>Discard: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistics, figures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unrelated information </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Points to Note <ul><li>Language: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your own words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When in doubt, use author’s words but change the sentence structure or word form </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change the sentence structure </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Points to Note <ul><li>Language: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check tenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change sentence structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check punctuation, subject-verb agreement </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. ALL THE BEST 3E3/4N3!!!! DO YOUR BEST!
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