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L5 exam preparation 2010


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A brief slideshow used to coach my Year 9 students for the end of year examination.

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L5 exam preparation 2010

  1. 1. L5 Exam Preparation<br />
  2. 2. 1 hour, 15 minutes<br />2 sections (equally weighted marks)<br />Section 1 – The Signalman (30 for reading)<br />Section 2 – Extended composition (30 for writing)<br />
  3. 3. Section 1<br />
  4. 4. For this ‘dry run’ we will be using a section from Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ instead of ‘The Signalman’<br /> ( The first two pages of Chapter 6: 140 – 141)<br />The types of questions closely resemble those you will receive in the exam<br />
  5. 5. 1) What is the significance of the heron and the water snake at the beginning of the passage? (2 marks)<br />
  6. 6. Write down 3 verbs that describe Lennie’s behaviour when he drinks from the pool<br />(3 marks)<br />
  7. 7. 3) Which word most clearly emphasizes that it is a hot afternoon? (2 marks)<br />
  8. 8. Explain IN YOUR OWN WORDS Lennie’s state of mind in this section of the novel? <br />(4 marks)<br />
  9. 9. 5) Briefly describe IN YOUR OWN WORDS the atmosphere that Steinbeck creates by his description of the brush where Lennie waits for George (2 marks)<br />
  10. 10. 6) Write a close analysis of the words Steinbeck uses to describe the mental image Lennie has of the old woman. Quote from these lines to support your analysis. (8 marks)<br />
  11. 11. The last question tests your understanding of the story as a whole.<br />7) Write 125-150 words in the first person, to express what you think George would have thought as he was hurrying to meet Lennie at their agreed hiding place. (9 marks)<br />
  12. 12. Section 2<br />
  13. 13. Write an essay in response to ONE of the following. You should write 300-400 words.<br />You should plan first, write carefully and check your work thoroughly<br />Marks will be awarded for the quality of your writing, your use of vocabulary and varied sentences and for accuracy of spelling, punctuation and grammar.<br />
  14. 14. NARRATIVE<br />1) Write the opening of a story involving a case of mistaken identity.<br />Make sure you give a vivid sense of place and time, and try to suggest that it is a story that has interesting possibilities.<br />
  15. 15. DESCRIPTION<br />2) Write about a public performance such as a football match or a music gig that you have experienced. Describe the surroundings vividly and show how you felt about the experience.<br />
  16. 16. DISCUSSION / PERSUASION<br />3) A Year 9 pupil was heard to say “I think that social networking sites like Bebo and Facebook do more harm than good.”<br />Do you share this view?<br />In your answer you should:<br /><ul><li>Considerwhy some people enjoy social networking
  17. 17. Explain your preferences
  18. 18. Comment on specific examples that you have seen or experienced</li>