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NGEE ANN SECONDARY SCHOOL

PRELIMINARYEXAMINATIONII
ENGLISHLANGUAGE
PAPER2COMPREHENSION
QUESTIONBOOKLETIIANSWERS

1128/02
20August2014
1hour50minutes

AdditionalMaterials: Insert,QuestionBooklets I & III

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Section B [20 marks]
Refer to Text 2 on pages 3 and 4 of the Insert for Questions 4-14.

In paragraph 1, what do the following expressions suggest about Nurses reactions to


Francis pleas?
Expression
cold confidence
Dont be silly

Explanation of Nurses reactions


She was unsympathetic / unfeeling.
She brushed off / did not pay attention to / dismissed his
concerns.
[2]

Pick out two expressions in paragraph 2 which suggest a contrast to what Francis
actually is:
Francis is
a young child
a twin

Contrasting description
a withered old man
an only child
[1]

To address his brother Peter was to speak to his own reflection in a mirror, an image
altered by a flaw in the glass (lines 8-9)
In what way is Francis different from his brother?
....
.[1]
Francis is less brave / courageous (flaw) than Peter. (1)

In paragraph 3, what else happened at the party to contribute to Francis unhappiness?


....
... [2]
He did not do well in / was humiliated during the game (games which held for Francis
nothing worse than humiliation) and Mabel Warren gazed scornfully at him. (1)

Peter watched his brother and saw, as he expected, the lips tighten. Francis stood
motionless, but the knowledge of his terror reached his brothers brain. (lines 19-20)
Give another word or phrase of your own to describe what Peter sensed from his
brother.
... [1]
horror / extreme fear / panic (do not accept terror)

In your own words, explain what Peter sensed in the whole progress of his brothers
emotions (line 34).

..[2]
He felt a sudden surge / increase in his fear (leap of panic) (1)
which did not subside / continued / was incessant. (to a steady pulse of fear went on
and on) (1)

10

Quote a phrase from paragraph 7 that shows that Peter was trying very hard to
reassure his brother.
........[1]
bombarded the drooping form with thoughts of safety OR
sent a crescendo of comforting thoughts

11

the chandelier burst, like a fruit tree, into bloom. (line 42)
What impressions of the chandelier are created by the following descriptions?
(i) burst
. [1]
(ii) like a fruit tree
..[1]
(i)
(ii)

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The chandelier came on / was switched on suddenly.


The bulbs on the chandelier are placed / positioned / scattered all over it (like
fruits on a tree) / there were many bulbs on the chandelier / the bulbs were
rounded (accept impressions of position / number / shape)

Voices of the children rose shrilly into the radiance. Wheres Peter? Have you
looked upstairs? Wheres Francis? (lines 4344)
What do the above lines suggest about the hide-and-seek-game?
.
.
[2]
The lines suggest that the game had ended (1) but the children were still not satisfied /

4
anxious because Francis and Peter had not been found. (1)

13

Explain fully how Francis collapse is ironic.

.[2]
Peter had touched / held his hand earlier to reassure him. (1) However, instead of
comforting him, Peters touch had the effect of scaring him to the point that he lost
consciousness.(1)

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The structure of the text reflects what Francis experienced throughout the party.
Complete the flow chart by choosing one word or phrase from the box to summarise
his feelings in each part of the text. There are some extra words or phrases in the box
you do not need to use.
Main focus

worry

panic

increasing concern

growing misery
oblivion

desperation
trying to be brave

Flow chart
Paragraph 1:

(i) ..

Paragraphs 2-3:

(ii) .

Paragraphs 4-7: (iii) .

Paragraph 8:

(iv) ..
[4]

(i) desperation

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(ii) growing misery
(iii) panic
(iv) oblivion

- End of Booklet II -

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