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Facing the Challenge KS3 Reading Paper

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Facing the Challenge KS3 Reading Paper
Questions 1 & 2

1.

From paragraph 1 give one example of a new extreme sport.

From paragraph 2 give one example of an extreme sport that has been established for some time.
(1 mark)


Topic 4
Topic 5
KS3 Reading Assessment
Questions 1–7 are about To the limit? (pages 4–5 in the Reading booklet).
2.

You begin to wonder what people will do next: white water rafting without the raft? Skateboarding down Everest? (paragraph 1)

Explain how this quotation shows the writer is sarcastic about extreme sports.
(1 mark)
Question 1 EXPLANATION
Question 1 ANSWER
Question 1 EXPLANATION
Question 1 ANSWER
Questions 3 & 4

3.

Paragraph 3 is about a new extreme sports centre in Manchester.

Explain the different ways the writer of the article suggests that this sports centre will be very impressive.

Support your ideas with quotations from paragraph 3.
(3 marks)


Questions 1–7 are about To the limit? (pages 4–5 in the Reading booklet).
4.

In paragraph 4, Kay Scipio says it is one of her dreams to ‘skim the tops of the waves on a surfboard, poised like a dancer, and glide smoothly onto a sandy beach…’

What impression of surfi ng do you get from the choice of language in this quotation?
(1 mark)
Question 3 EXPLANATION
Question 3 ANSWER
Question 4 EXPLANATION
Question 4 ANSWER
Questions 5 & 6

5.
Paragraph 2 and paragraph 4 have a similar structure.

a) Identify one way in which the structure of these paragraphs is similar.
(1 mark)

b) Explain why these paragraphs have been structured this way.
(1 mark)



Questions 1–7 are about To the limit? (pages 4–5 in the Reading booklet).
6.
In paragraph 5, Malcolm Davies says, ‘Things can seem a bit tame for kids these days’.

What does the phrase ‘Things can seem a bit tame’ suggest about life for young people today?
(1 mark)
Question 5 EXPLANATION
Question 5 ANSWER
Question 6 EXPLANATION
Question 6 ANSWER
AF 2 :
understand, describe, select or retrieve information, events or ideas from texts and use quotation
and reference to text

Award 1 mark for one of the following from paragraph 1:
• (go) deep sea diving without oxygen;
• (do) parachute jumping from space.

Do not accept ‘deep sea diving’ or ‘parachute jumping’ on their own.

AND
one of the following from paragraph 2:

• skiing;
• skateboarding;
• in-line skating;
• mountain biking.

Do not accept ‘skating’, ‘boarding’ or ‘biking’.
All you need to do for this type of question is look at the text carefully and find the answer.
TIP - it asks you for ONE example of a NEW extreme sport and ONE example of one which has been established for some time.
Therefore, scan the text for the word 'extreme sport' and look at the context around it:

"You can now go
deep sea diving without oxygen
and do
parachute
jumping from space
. These activities are apparently some of the
latest examples of extreme sports."

"And extreme sports are not just a recent trend either:
skiing, skateboarding, in-line skating and mountain biking
are
all examples
of extreme sports that people have done for years."
AF 6:
identify and comment on writers’ purposes and viewpoints and the overall effect of the text on the reader

Award 1 mark for an answer which explains how this quotation shows the writer is sarcastic:

• she exaggerates the sports / suggests ridiculous sports, eg:

– because you can’t do white water rafting without a raft;
– she makes up impossible sports that people might do next;
– you would kill yourself if you tried to skateboard down Everest;
– they are already extreme sports, and the writer makes them more extreme by saying
without the raft.
Sarcasm means:

noun
1. mocking, contemptuous, or ironic language intended to convey scorn or insult
2. the use or tone of such language

You therefore need to look at the language the writer uses and decide WHAT it is she says which gives the impression she is being sarcastic - look at her tone and SPECIFICALLY words used which suggest sarcasm.

This could be done by suggesting ridiculous things which could never actually happen:
"You begin to wonder what people will do next: white water rafting without the raft? Skateboarding down Everest?
"

Because these sports don't exist and are so stupid to suggest, then it is obvious the writer is being sarcastic.


Criteria

Award
1 mark
for a simple response which recognises one or two of the ways the writer suggests that the
sports centre will be very impressive, eg it costs lots of money. One or more relevant quotations identified,
but there may be some paraphrase of the text, and comments are limited.

Award
2 marks
for a response which explains one or two of the ways the writer of the article suggests
that the sports centre will be very impressive, eg it uses lots of exciting words to describe it. There is some
understanding of the effect on the reader, eg Because there are all these things to do, you think it must be
amazing. Points are supported by relevant quotations, but explanations are not developed.

Award
3 marks
for a focused response which explains some of the ways the writer of the article suggests
that the sports centre will be very impressive, eg the writer gives facts and fi gures to show what a big
project it is. There is understanding of the effect on the reader, eg when it says ‘largest’ and ‘ultimate’ it
suggests itis the best in the world. Points are supported by well-selected quotations, and explanations show evidence
of development.
To get all THREE marks available for a question which asks you to
EXPLAIN

something, you MUST:

use relevant and well selected
quotes
comment (
analyse
) these quotes to help you answer the question
focus on
specific words
used in the text and explain how that helps you to answer the question.
Exemplar answers for 1 mark.
Question 3 exemplar answers

He is saying good things about the new sports centre. ‘This high-tech, futuristic project will offer more than 20 intoxicating adventure sports’. ‘The largest ice-climbing wall in the world, a breathtaking surfing zone and the ultimate artificial fast-flowing river for white water surfing’.

Relevant quotations have been selected and there is some attempt to address the writer’s purpose. Comment is very limited, but enough of the criteria are met for 1 mark.

It says that there will be a new and expensive sports centre ‘at a staggering cost of more than £60 million’. This quote shows that by the price of the new centre, the owner would want it to be amazing and outstanding.

This response uses a quotation to show a simple way that the sports centre may be impressive, and there is limited comment. There is an attempt to explain the writer’s purpose, but the comment is generalised so 1 mark is awarded.


The writer suggests that the sports centre will be very impressive by saying how much it will cost, ‘at a staggering cost of more than £60 million’. It will be very impressive because it will be better than any other in the world and this will attract a lot of visitors. ‘the world’s very first indoor extreme sports centre’ suggests that it will be very impressive because it will be the first of its kind so people will want to visit that particular centre.

There is some understanding of the different ways that the writer suggests that the sports centre will be impressive, supported by relevant quotations. Points are made, linking to writer’s purpose, but explanations are not developed, so 2 marks are awarded.
(2 marks)

The price is shown to make it look expensive so when it says ‘£60 million’, it is really saying, ‘I am big and expensive.’ The article also uses what is inside like ‘the largest ice-climbing wall in the world’. The description is very good as well like when it says ‘the world’s very first indoor extreme sports centre’. This makes the writer create more attention to the fact it is very big, new and impressive.

Some explanation of the different ways in which the centre will be impressive is evident, supported by relevant quotations. There is an awareness of the effect on the reader, ‘this makes the writer create more attention to the fact’, but points are not developed, so 2 marks are awarded.
(2 marks)
Exemplar answers for 2 marks
Exemplar answers for 3 marks
The writer includes several stunning facts related to the construction of the new extreme sports centre
by pointing out its cost; ‘At a staggering cost of more than £60 million.’ and the number of sports; ‘This
high-tech, futuristic project will offer more than 20 intoxicating adventure sports’. These facts make you
think that, to spend such a large sum of money in a recreation centre must mean that the extreme sports
centre will be very impressive and have lots of exhilarating attractions – such as the ones the writer lists
– like ‘The largest ice-climbing walls in the world, a breath-taking surfi ng zone and ultimate artificial
fast-flowing river for white water rafting.

A focused explanation of the different ways that the writer suggests the sports centre will be impressive.
There is an understanding of both writer’s purpose and the impact on the reader, ‘make you think that’.
Ideas are supported by well-selected quotations from the paragraph, so it gains 3 marks
(3 marks)


One of the ways that the writer suggests that the sports centre will be very impressive is by using words like
‘intoxicating’, ‘breathtaking’ and ‘ultimate’. These words all suggest that the centre will be the best (ultimate)
will be exciting and will also look impressive (breathtaking) Another thing that the writer does is make it
seem huge. They mention the ‘staggering cost’, the ‘largest ice-climbing wall in the world’, for example.
Something very big always sounds impressive, as it makes you feel small. The third thing the writer does is
mention that it is the ‘world’s fi rst indoor extreme sports’ centre.’ The fact that it is new and unprecedented
makes it seem exciting, and, if it is successful, a new idea of that scale will be very impressive.

A developed response which uses well-chosen integrated quotations to support its points. There is focus
on both writer’s purpose, ‘the writer … make it seem huge’, and the effect on the reader, ‘it makes you feel
small’. Explanations are detailed enough to fulfil all the criteria for 3 marks.
(3 marks)
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