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NARRATIVES TEXT

The following text is for questions 1 to 5.
One day, I awoke early, as I often do, just before sunrise, to walk by the ocean’s edge
and greet the new day. As I moved through the misty dawn, I focused on a faint, far away
motion. I saw a young girl, bending and reaching and flailing her arms, dancing on the beach,
no doubt to celebrate the perfect day soon to begin.
As I approached, I sadly realized that the girl was not dancing on the bay, but rather
bending to sift through the debris left by the night’s tide. She picked up a starfish and then
stood, only to heave it back into the sea. I asked the girl the purpose of her efforts. She said,
“The tide has washed the starfish onto the beach and they cannot return to the sea by
themselves.” She added, “When the sun rises, they will die, unless I throw them
back into the sea.”
As the girl explained, I surveyed the vast expanse of beach, stretching in both
directions beyond my sight. Starfish littered the shore in numbers beyond calculation. The
hopelessness of the girl’s plan became clear to me and I countered, “There are more starfish
on this beach than you can ever save before the sun is up. Surely you cannot expect to make a
difference.”
The girl paused briefly to consider my words, bent to pick up a starfish and threw it as
far as possible. Turning to me she simply said, “I made a difference with that one.”
I left the girl and went home, deep in thought of what the girl had said. I returned to
the beach and spent the rest of the day helping the girl return starfish to the sea.
1. Where did the story take place?
A. In a hillside.
D. In a forest
B. B. At a river bank.
E. In a lake
C. At the seashore.
2. When did the story happen?
A. Very early in the morning.
B. At noon when the sun shone brightly.
C. In the afternoon before the sunset.
D. In the evening.
E. In the middle of the night.
3. What did the girl pick up and throw?
A. Fish.
D. Starfish
B. Frogs.
E. Octopus
C. Turtles.
4. What would happen to the creature when the sun has fully risen?
A. They would grow fast.
B. They would be withered.
C. They would shrink.
D. They would not be fresh.
E. They would die.

C. It was bad for me to do this. Because he had betrayed the king. As they came near to set fire to the wood. “So I am very sorry for sending you to jail for so long. “it was good that my thumb was blown off. D. this is not good!” and proceeded to send his friend to jail.5. I would have been with you. for after taking the gun from his friend. The friend had apparently done something wrong when preparing one of the guns. “This is good!” To which the king replied. What would have happened if the king’s friend had not been in jail? . the king fired it and his thumb was blown off. Cannibals captured him and took him to their village. The following text is for questions 6 to 9. he had lost his thumb. A. We should be brave in facing any situations for better or for worse. Those who like to help others will have an advantage in the future. Because he had tried to kill the king. We should forgive others’ mistakes. So untying the king. They tied his hands. “This is good!” One day the king and his friend were out on a hunting expedition. Why did the king send his friend to the jail? A. stacked some wood. 7. What moral value can you get from the story? A. he was sick C.” he said.” his friend replied. “No. He went immediately to the jail to speak with his friend. he could beat them in a fight D.” “No. We should care for others. As he returned home.” 6.” He proceeded to tell the friend all that had just happened. E. Examining the situation the friend remarked as usual. Because of his positive remark when the king lost his thumb. Because he had fired the king. C. they sent him on his way. 8. Why didn’t the cannibals eat the king? Because ________. About a year later. “This is good!” “What do you mean. B. D. We cannot count on others to help us achieve our goals. he was reminded of the event that had taken his thumb and felt remorse for the treatment of his friend. they never ate anyone that was less than whole.The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that occurred in his life (positive or negative) and remarked. no matter how small our action is. The friend would load and prepare the guns for the king. ‘This is good’? How could it be good that I sent my friend to jail for a year?” “If I had not been in jail. Being superstitious. E. “You were right. they noticed that the king was missing a thumb. B. the king was hunting in an area that he should have known to stay clear of. set up a stake and bound him to the stake. This is Good An old story is told about a king in Africa who had a close friend with whom he grew up. he had lost his foot B. Because he hadn’t joined the king to hunt in the forest. he could hide himself E.

He would have been sick. “If you only had thought carefully about getting out. B. Which of the statements is NOT TRUE? A.. A passer-by put a plank into the well D. The king went to the jail to express his regret to his friend. Then the fox said.. A fox fell into a well and couldn’t get out.. How did the goat get out of the well? A..A.” said the fox. “it’s the best water I’ve tasted in all my life. C. Seeing the fox in the well. 9. How both the goat and the fox got out of the well 11. He would have died. By and by a thirsty goat came along. Another goat helped it out . The goat came down to the well and drank C. it asked if the water was good. it looked around but there was no way to get out. I’ll help you out of the well. How the fox helped the goat B. When I’m out. “I have a good idea. He would have lost his thumb. 10. The goat got out and thanked the old man. An old man walking nearby heard it and put a plank into the well. When it had drunk enough.. D. The goat called out loudly after the fox and reminded it of its promise to help the goat out. Paragraph 2 is mainly about ? A. It climbed the wall of the well B. it coolly walked away. The text is about an African king. It called out loudly. The goat stood on his hind legs and put his forelegs againts the side of the well 12. He would have hunted many animals. How the fox got out of the well D. “The goat did as it was asked. “Good. Then. C. The goat drank enough and looked around B. He would have lost his friend. E. The king friend’s had been in jail for two years when the king visited him. D. B..” (Paragraph 3) What does the above sentence mean? A. The fox returned and helped it out C. The king’s thumb was blown off when he went hunting. the king. The following text is for questions 10 to 13. Then I’ll climb on your back. You stand on your hind legs and put your forelegs againts the side of the well. The fox merely turned to the goat said. The goat waited someone who might help him E. The fox’s idea of how to get out of the well E.” The goat felt very sad. The goat called out loudly after the fox got out D. The cannibals would eat the king by burning him. I’ll step on your horns and I can get out. E. from there.” The goat did as it was asked and the fox got on its back and climbed out of the well. you wouldn’t have jumped into the well. Why the fox got into the well C. Come down and try it yourself.” The goat was thirsty so it got into the well.

E. A businessman. We should no go without permission C. As he arrives. A young judge. B. As Arthur spends more time in the house. The Woman in Black is about Arthur Kipps. . Why does Arthur Kipps visit a remote village? A. suspense. We should not merely believe what others say B. or filled with stupidity. a young lawyer (Daniel Radcliffe) visiting a remote village to collect paperwork from a deceased woman’s house. the locals give him the cold shoulder and he quickly discovers the suspiciously spooky mansion. but he’s not the star of the film. Review: The Woman in Black By Gregg Katzman The Woman in Black shares the same experience as being in a haunted house. Some will dispute that this film has an excellent classic vibe. C. E. To collect proof from a deceased woman’s house. To refresh his mind. To study the people’s life. There’s some tension between jump scares. We should not be greedy E. A young doctor. 15. A young lawyer. It really is the one and only scary aspect of this film. a few well-placed jump scares and you have no idea what’s going to happen next. We should help each other D. Suddenly there was a plank falling into the well 13. you know there’s no real risk of danger. There’s tension. is indeed haunted. C. The estate is the spotlight in The Woman in Black. To observe a house. To investigate a woman. taking the lives of their children from time to time. The scorned woman is horrifying the local community. What can you learn from the story? A. D. it becomes clear that the locals aren’t crazy and there’s some spooky stuff going on at the wealthy estate. to venture around the home alone investigating noises. E. but ultimately. Who is Arthur Kipps? A. proving a horror movie can be done well without violence. A police officer. The rundown house on an island oozes atmosphere and one would have to be bearing with courage. People could be liars REVIEWS TEXT The following text is for questions 14 to 17. D. like Arthur did. B. 14. I’m sure everyone is wondering about Radcliffe’s performance.

along with narrative skills and even the tiniest trace of humour. Without these. gave him the right to fail–a privilege he exercises to the full with this year’s first mega-disaster. Carter’s superpower–he’s able to jump really. Here. He works there. In the absence of such a sporting event. The locals give Arthur the cold shoulder as he arrives. but the human element is missing. haunted house. The scale is epic and the visuals expensive. muscular war veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is prospecting for gold in Arizona. 17. In a hotel. He prospects for gold. In an apartment. John Carter 3D. He looks for his relatives. E. really high. a brilliant scientist turned warrior princess. The scary aspect of this movie is the haunted house. E.16. C. B. Daniel Radcliffe is the star in the movie. who ride Thoats. More than £160 million was spent on the movie. discover new powers and suffer troubling flashbacks about a dead woman he couldn’t protect. B. B. Where does Arthur stay while visiting the remote village? A. D. huge eight-legged hamsters. C. The Tharks admire Mr. He joins an Olympics. But a couple of quid should have been spent on making the plot halfway plausible–and at least a tiny bit comprehensible. Handsome. Carter becomes reluctantly involved in a war between the human tribes of Mars. The scorned woman horrifies the local community. Most strikingly. D. Review: John Carter By Chris Tookey Andrew Stanton’s two animated hits. What does John Carter do in Arizona? A. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE? A. There was violence in this movie. the hero does practically everything Daniel Craig did in Cowboys & Aliens: wake up on a desert with an amulet. In a secret house. 18. Finding Nemo and Wall-E. he encounters Tharks. In his friend’s house. . this science fiction never stood an earthly. The following text is for questions 18 to 21. which makes him a cert for a couple of gold medals in any Martian Olympics. D. 12ft-tall green aliens with tusks. He is doing a wretched impersonation of John Wayne when he finds himself transported to a densely populated Mars–called Barsoom by its inhabitants. The red-skinned Heliumites are led by peace-loving King Tardos Mors (Ciaran Hinds) and his daughter. and the Utah scenery and special effects are reasonably impressive. C.

He prospects for mining. That style of writing wasn’t laid on too thick which made it easier to read. Huge sharks.. for her brother’s life and her own. caring and aiding the young wounded soldiers of the war. Huge horses. Why do the Tharks admire Mr. 19. Mystery. What do Tharks ride on? A. she begins to worry about herself. E. The Foreshadowing Author : Marcus Sedgwick Grade Level : 9–10. discovers new powers B. wakes up with an amulet D. her brother joins the army. Sasha gets the opportunity to work in a hospital. EXCEPT.. D. D.. As the war begins.. Then. Similar to what Daniel Craig did in Cowboys & Aliens. 21. I was quite happy with the strength of all of the characters. B... Huge scorpions. C. C. 11–12. He can jump very highly. suffers troubling flashbacks The following text is for questions 22 to 26. Though the more she is around these soldiers. wakes up on a desert C. Trying to pursue her dreams of becoming a nurse. A. the more deaths she sees. He can run fast. and she begins to see visions of her brother’s own death and Sasha decides that she has to do something about it while there is still time.E. He can fly very highly. succeeds in protecting a woman E. John Carter does the following. and their determined personalities made . Huge hamsters. Science-Fiction Number of Stars : Four Stars What an excellent book this turned out to be! Marcus Sedgwick. The Foreshadowing is about a 17–year–old girl named Sasha living in WW1. B. Carter’s superpower? A. Will she be able to save her brother in time? This book was very well constructed and stayed true to the time period of which it was written. Huge birds. He can walk fast. being one of my favorite authors has done it again! His style of writing is superb and I enjoy reading his works. and know when someone is about to die. As these deaths come to pass. 20. Realistic.. Adult Genre(s) : Historical Fiction. He can beat the aliens. she discovers she has the ability to see the future. No one will believe her so called “stories”. E.

She knows when someone is going to die. E.. What is the genre of the story? A.... unenthusiatic C.. What does the reviewer say about the ending of the book? A. So in the end. A.. To describe a particular thing. C. 22. It was fascinating. She can go to everywhere she likes quickly. 24. B. D. C. Romance C. To persuade the readers to do something. it’s a great book and I recommend it to the historical fiction lovers. so bored E. An adventure. D. I thought there could have been something more complicated involved. The only problem I had with the book was that I was expecting a more complex and twisted ending. To entertain the readers. A historical fiction. . very ignorant 26. E. It was hanging. very interested B. To tell the readers about past events. She knows when someone has evil purpose to her.” (Last paragraph) The synonym of ‘avid’ is. “It is a quick read for an avid reader like myself. D. It is a quick read for an avid reader like myself and one of the best historical fictions I’ve ever read. 25. Non-fiction B. She can influence people to obey her. B. It was good.this book quite a page turner. though the ending was good. 23. but not complicated enough.. It was confusing. It was twisted. B. but not really understandable. E. very smart D. D. E. What is the purpose of the text? A. She can heal people’s sickness.. To analyze and evaluate a creative work. Action. What is special about Sasha? A. C...