Touching the Void
A wave of nausea surged over me. I pressed my face into the snow, and the
sharp cold seemed to calm me.
My knee explode. Bone grated
The effort brought back the nausea and I felt my head spin giddlly to
the point of fainting.
I looked so
A Game of Polo with a Headless Goat Emma Levine
Objective: To critically analyse the language and character in the text
List some of the language devices that the writer uses and provide examples of these in the box below:
From A Game of Polo with
A Headless Goat.
By Emma Levine
Section A, page 14
Summary of Extract
In this extract Emma Levine describes a
donkey race she and her friends
participated in when they visited Karachi.
Emma Levine is a journalist, write
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Ellen MacArthur became famous in 2001 when she competed in the Vend6e Globe
solo round-the-wortd yacht race. She was the youngest (24 years old) and -g,*,1\ ."r t'1'*ht*'<probably t
Ellen Macarthur Taking on the World
What aspects of the weather show that it is dangerous?
Find proof for the following:
Weather is drenching
The wind makes it
The waves are big
From Taking on the World
Ellen MacArthur became famous in 2001 when she competed in the Vende
Globe solo round-the-world yacht race. She was the youngest (24 years old) and
probably the shortest (just 5ft 2in!) competitor. She came seco
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
International General Certificate of Secondary Education
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Paper 4 Listening (Extended)
Approx. 45 minutes
Candidates answer on the Question P
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Joe and Simon are mountain climbing in the Andes, when Joe has a terrible
accident. Here are two accounts by Joe and Simon of what happened.
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Questions on Touching the Void
1. Summarise the following, briefly and in your own words:
What happened to Joe;
What choices Simon faces.
2. What words or phrases in Joes account bring out most vividly:
The pain he suffers as a result of his injuries;
From A Game of Polo with a Headless
How does the writer succeed in creating a vivid picture of the
incident being described?
Write a response to the above question, referring closely to the text,
using examples to support your ideas. You