Here are a bunch of question types that have turned up on the C&G Reading exam paper. The sort of questions you can expect to see in the exam.
- What is the meaning of the word flubalub… ? Use. See – using context clues – https://macmillanmh.com/ccssreading/treasures/grade6/ccslh_g6_lv_8_3b.html
In the context of the text what does flubalub… mean in the text? – use the dictionary BUT DON’T JUST READ THE 1ST MEANING – words mean different things. The examining board are trying to test you (obviously!)
- What is the purpose of the document? See – https://www.bbc.com/education/guides/zqx8hv4/revision
- What is the key theme/focus of the last paragraph? The key point of the paragraph is … ‘The writer highlights the impact of … : See – http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/z398d2p/revision
- Which textual features are used in this text? See – http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english/reading/questionsrev2.shtml
- What is an appropriate heading for the 3rd paragraph? What is an appropriate title for the text? See – http://www.ieltsbuddy.com/paragraph-headings.html
In order to do this type of task well you must understand the gist, or main ideas, of each paragraph. These tips will help you do this task well.
- First read all of the headings.
- Then read the paragraphs carefully and match the ones you are sure about.
- If you are not sure about one, leave it and move on to the next one. You may be able to match up ones you are not sure about by elimination at the end.
- Be careful with extra options, e.g. six headings to match with four paragraphs. There will be two headings you don’t need.
- The final paragraph has been written in 1st, 2nd, 3rd singular/plural? See – http://study.com/academy/lesson/point-of-view-first-second-third-person.html#lesson
- The register/tone of the text is? / The language in the text is (Formal, polite, facetious, technical) See – https://writerswrite.co.za/155-words-to-describe-an-authors-tone/
- What is the perspective of the author? See – https://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?4y393q0w5n5i & http://www.mpsaz.org/rmre/grades/grade5/homework_help/files/authors_purpose_and_perspective2.pdf
- What layout features have been used? See – http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/dida/using_ict/presenting_informationrev3.shtml
- What discourse markers are used in this text? See – http://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/discourse-markers/discourse-markers-so-right-okay
- Why is there a paragraph break between 3 and 4? See – http://www.saidsimple.com/content/100835/
- What is the target audience for the text? See – http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english/writing/genreaudiencerev4.shtml
- Text type – see – http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/z97mxnb/revision
- The content of the text is: biased, factual, fictional, first hand, detached. See – Objective information does not vary, whereas subjective information can vary greatly from person to person or day to day. Subjectivity can actually be wrong, or far from the truth, whereas objectivity means being as close to the truth as possible.12 Jun 2014
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- Inverted commas/speechmarks, commas, apostrophes. See – http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/punctuation/read/1/ & http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zqsyvcw/revision/4
- Colons & semi-colons http://www.colonsemicolon.com/
- What does you/it/he refer to? See – https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/pronouns
|Purpose of text questions:
to show how/why
|Type of text questions:
Leaflet (information or advertisement)
Set of instructions
Article (any published text)
Sign (danger/road/shop/school etc… can be an image too!)
Guide (travel, tourist, grammar…)
Reference book (dictionary, atlas, thesaurus)
|Questions about images:
Sign (can also be a type of text)
|Features of text:
Bullet points Block capitals
Images (see above) Internet links/web icon
Text box Bold text