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Reading Comprehension 2012 – Let Me Entertain You

Sample Answer

A (5 MARKS – NO NEED TO PQE)

    1.   The Space Cowboy juggles a chainsaw.
    2.   There are also snake charmers, magicians, fire eaters and sword swallowers at the festival.
    3.   The festival organisers provide old-fashioned wooden games. One of these was Mastermind.
    4.   The world record attempt that people participated in was gathering the biggest bunch of
         Wallys together.                                                                                    P

B

The Space Cowboy was a popular performer because everyone loved watching him perform. They
                                                                                                             Q
even voted him World Street Performance Champion for a third time running. This is seen where it
says “for the third time in the history of the festival, the Space Cowboy has been voted World Street
Performance Champion”. This proves that the Space Cowboy was a popular performer.                            E

                                                                            P
We also know he was a popular performer because of one girl’s reaction when she sees him. This is
seen where it says “a teenage girl jumps up from the grass, cheering and punching the air”. This
shows us that the Space Cowboy was loved.
                                                                                  Q
                                               E
C

People go to the Street Performance festival because they enjoy watching all the entertaining acts.      P
The author says that part of the fun is watching the audience as they “enjoy the performances”.

People also go to the festival because it is exciting and thrilling. One boy says “everyone jokes
                                                                                                         Q
around and you don’t know what they’ll do next”. The above points outline why people go to the
Street Performance festival.
                                                                                           E
D

I think the writer is trying to describe the sheer amount of work involved in organising the festival.
This was done to make sure everyone was happy and smiling. The organisers put in so much work to
ensure that people would have a grin on their faces. They went to incredible effort so that everyone
would be entertained “an entertaining display”.

E

Death–defying acts = this means that people were willing to do stunts that may result in risking their
lives.

Hat-trick = this is three successive achievement. It usually occurs in sport.

Eavesdropping = this means to listen to other people talking without them realising that you are
there.




Mrs. Shannon                                                                                   Page 1

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Sample answer

  • 1. Reading Comprehension 2012 – Let Me Entertain You Sample Answer A (5 MARKS – NO NEED TO PQE) 1. The Space Cowboy juggles a chainsaw. 2. There are also snake charmers, magicians, fire eaters and sword swallowers at the festival. 3. The festival organisers provide old-fashioned wooden games. One of these was Mastermind. 4. The world record attempt that people participated in was gathering the biggest bunch of Wallys together. P B The Space Cowboy was a popular performer because everyone loved watching him perform. They Q even voted him World Street Performance Champion for a third time running. This is seen where it says “for the third time in the history of the festival, the Space Cowboy has been voted World Street Performance Champion”. This proves that the Space Cowboy was a popular performer. E P We also know he was a popular performer because of one girl’s reaction when she sees him. This is seen where it says “a teenage girl jumps up from the grass, cheering and punching the air”. This shows us that the Space Cowboy was loved. Q E C People go to the Street Performance festival because they enjoy watching all the entertaining acts. P The author says that part of the fun is watching the audience as they “enjoy the performances”. People also go to the festival because it is exciting and thrilling. One boy says “everyone jokes Q around and you don’t know what they’ll do next”. The above points outline why people go to the Street Performance festival. E D I think the writer is trying to describe the sheer amount of work involved in organising the festival. This was done to make sure everyone was happy and smiling. The organisers put in so much work to ensure that people would have a grin on their faces. They went to incredible effort so that everyone would be entertained “an entertaining display”. E Death–defying acts = this means that people were willing to do stunts that may result in risking their lives. Hat-trick = this is three successive achievement. It usually occurs in sport. Eavesdropping = this means to listen to other people talking without them realising that you are there. Mrs. Shannon Page 1