ENGLISH HOME LANGUAGE P1
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INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION
- This question paper consists of THREE sections:
SECTION A: Comprehension (30)
SECTION B: Summary (10)
SECTION C: Language in context (30)
- Read ALL the instructions carefully.
- Answer ALL the questions.
- Start EACH section on a NEW page.
- Rule off after each section.
- Number the answers correctly according to the numbering system used in this question paper.
- Leave a line after each answer.
- Pay special attention to spelling and sentence construction.
- Suggested time allocation:
SECTION A: 50 minutes
SECTION B: 30 minutes
SECTION C: 40 minutes
- Write neatly and legibly.
SECTION A: COMPREHENSION
QUESTION 1: READING FOR MEANING AND UNDERSTANDING
Read TEXTS A and B below and answer the questions set.
panacea - a cure for all ailments/everything that is unhealthy
QUESTIONS: TEXT A
1.1 With reference to paragraph 1, explain why the term 'youth' is 'hard to define'. (2)
1.2 Refer to paragraph 2.
Discuss how the disparity mentioned in this paragraph affects the youth. (2)
1.3 Explain the meaning of the phrase, 'catalysts for change' (line 18) in the context of paragraph 3. (2)
1.4 Refer to paragraph 4.
Why has the writer included statistics in this paragraph? (2)
1.5 Discuss the writer's intention in quoting 'We don't know … been to school' (lines 33–35). (2)
1.6 Comment on the impact of the contrast between paragraphs 5 and 6. (3)
1.7 Is the writer justified in using the expression, 'permanent limbo' (line 51) in the context of paragraph 8? Substantiate your response. (3)
1.8 Comment critically on the statement, 'education is not a panacea per se' (line 60), in context. (3)
1.9 Refer to paragraph 10.
In your view, are the rhetorical questions effective at this point in the passage? Justify your response. (3)
1.10 The attitude of the speaker can be defined as ...
- nonchalant. (1)
1.11 Comment on the irony in TEXT B. (3)
QUESTION: TEXTS A AND B
1.12 Both TEXT A and TEXT B address the issue of youth in crisis.
In your opinion, which text is likely to have the greater impact on the reader? Carefully justify your response. (4)
TOTAL SECTION A: 30
QUESTIONS: TEXT B
SECTION B: SUMMARY
QUESTION 2: SUMMARISING IN YOUR OWN WORDS
TEXT C provides insight into the science behind using hand gestures. Summarise in your own words why hand gestures are a crucial element in communication.
- Your summary should include SEVEN points and NOT exceed 90 words.
- You must write a fluent paragraph.
- You are NOT required to include a title for the summary.
- Indicate your word count at the end of your summary.
THE FASCINATING SCIENCE BEHIND 'TALKING' WITH YOUR HANDS
If someone has ever made fun of you for making elaborate hand gestures while talking – or you've seen footage of yourself speaking, only to be horrified by your flailing forearms – don't be too concerned. According to psychologists, those gestures are probably helping you express your thoughts more effectively.
TOTAL SECTION B: 10
SECTION C: LANGUAGE STRUCTURES AND CONVENTIONS
QUESTION 3: ANALYSING ADVERTISING
Study the advertisements (TEXT D and TEXT E) below and answer the questions set.
The text in small font reads as follows:
DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE.
You can't count on a text message to reveal what's happening on the road in front of you. That's why, each year, an estimated 100 000 crashes have been tied to texting and driving, while an additional 1,2 million crashes involve other cell phone use.
QUESTIONS: TEXT D
3.1 Why does the advertisement make reference to BMW?(2)
3.2 Discuss how the written text reinforces the illustration in the advertisement.(3)
QUESTIONS: TEXT E
3.3 Comment on the effectiveness of the slogan, 'STOP THE TEXTS. STOP THE WRECKS'. (2)
3.4 Analyse the visual image and the written text, 'DON'T LET TEXTING BLIND YOU'.
Critically discuss whether the text and the image successfully convey the advertiser's message. (3)
QUESTION 4: UNDERSTANDING OTHER ASPECTS OF THE MEDIA
Study TEXTS F and G below and answer the questions set.
TEXT F: CARTOON
QUESTIONS: TEXT F
4.1 What does the officer's facial expression in FRAME 3 reveal about his attitude? (2)
4.2 Comment on the impact of the last frame in conveying the cartoonist's message. (3)
TEXT G: CARTOON
QUESTIONS: TEXT G
4.3 In FRAME 2, the cartoonist uses a technique that is different from those used in FRAMES 1 and 3.
Discuss the effectiveness of this technique. (2)
4.4 Discuss the humour in the cartoon by making reference to both the visual and the verbal elements. (3)
QUESTION 5: USING LANGUAGE CORRECTLY
Read TEXT H, which contains some deliberate errors, and answer the questions set.
QUESTIONS: TEXT H
5.1 Provide ONE word for the phrase, 'all the time' (line 2). (1)
5.2 Explain the function of the dashes in lines 3–4. (1)
5.3 'Crawling from the venue on all fours, uncontrollably weeping all the way home' (lines 6 and 7).
Rewrite this sentence so that it is grammatically correct. (1)
5.4 Correct the malapropism in lines 7–10: 'Maybe, with those … past five years.' (1)
5.5 Correct the error of concord in paragraph 2. (1)
5.6 Rewrite 'We've ramped up the hyperbole' (line 13) in the passive voice. (1)
5.7 Remove the tautology from lines 11–13: 'Their approving praise … any more.' (1)
5.8 'If your face leaks that easily, step away from the keyboard and call a plumber' (lines 15–16).
Identify the subordinate clause in the above sentence. (1)
5.9 Give the adjectival form of 'pretend' (line 17). (1)
5.10 Explain the ambiguity in 'If an obsession with pop music does not enhance a performance, dump it!' (lines 18–19). (1)
TOTAL SECTION C:30