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BBA PRACTICE EXAMINATION


2012

ENGLISH
Level One

QUESTION AND ANSWER BOOKLET


90851
Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s)
through close reading, using supporting evidence.

Credits: Four
Suggested time: 60 minutes
Answer all questions in the spaces provided.
If you need more space for any answer, ask the Supervisor for extra paper. Clearly
number the questions. Attach the extra sheets at the appropriate place in this
booklet.

Check that this booklet has pages 2-10 in the correct order and that none of these
pages is blank.
HAND THIS BOOKLET TO THE SUPERVISOR AT THE END OF THE ASSESSMENT.
ASSESSORS USE ONLY

Achievement Criteria

NOT ACHIEVED

ACHIEVEMENT

ACHIEVEMENT WITH MERIT

Show understanding of
significant aspects of
unfamiliar written text(s)
through close reading,
using supporting
evidence.

Show convincing
understanding of
significant aspects of
unfamiliar written text(s)
through close reading,
using supporting
evidence.

Overall Level of Performance

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ACHIEVEMENT WITH EXCELLENCE

Show perceptive
understanding of
significant aspects of
unfamiliar written text(s)
through close reading,
using supporting
evidence.

You are advised to spend one hour answering the questions in this booklet.
QUESTION ONE: FICTION
Read Text A, Trapped on page 2 of the Resource Booklet to answer this question.
(a) (i) Identify ONE language feature the writer uses to compare ONE activity to a
battle or conflict.
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Provide an example of this language feature from the text.

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(b) Explain how this language feature helps the reader imagine the activity described.
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(c) Explain how and why the writer uses comparisons to develop a tense mood.
Support your answer with examples from the text.
You could use one or more of the following ideas as a starting point for your answer:

the techniques, including language features, that the writer uses to develop a
tense mood

the narrative viewpoint of the writer

the purpose of the writer
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QUESTION TWO: POETRY


Read Text B, Waitakere River Valley on page 3 of the Resource Booklet to answer
this question.
(a) (i) Identify ONE language feature the writer uses to make the scene seem alive.
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Provide an example of this language feature from the text.

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(b) Explain how this language feature makes the scene seem alive.
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(c) Explain how the writer develops an overall sad and dark mood through the
poem. Support your answer with examples from the text.
You could use one or more of the following ideas as a starting point for your answer:

the language features that the writer uses to develop a sad and dark mood

the descriptions of the different elements of the natural scene

the structure and style of the poem
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QUESTION THREE: non-fiction


Refer to Text C, A Critical Look at Violence on page 4 of the Resource Booklet to
answer this question.
(a) (i) Identify ONE language feature the writer uses to show you that often
New Zealanders dont react appropriately to violence in the media.
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Provide an example of this language feature from the text.

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(b) Explain how this example shows you that often New Zealanders dont react
appropriately to violence in the media.
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(c) Explain how the writer, through the whole text, tries to persuade us that we
should change the way we react to violence in the media.
You could use one or more of the following ideas as a starting point for your answer:

the techniques, including language features, that the writer uses to persuade us

the writers opinion of media and viewers

the narrative viewpoint of the writer
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If you need more answer paper, ask the supervisor for more refill.
Name and number each sheet and hand in with your Answer Booklet.

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ENGLISH PRACTICE ASSESSMENT 2012


JUDGEMENT STATEMENT
Achievement Standard 90851
Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s)
through close reading, using supporting evidence.
There are 3 questions in this paper on written texts.
All 3 questions provide opportunity for candidates to show evidence
of meeting the criterion for Achievement, Merit or Excellence.

Grade Score Marking System (GSM)

Circle Grade Score as appropriate:


QUESTION
ONE


Not Achieved
N0 N1 N2

Achieved
A3
A4

Merit
M5
M6

Excellence
E7
E8

QUESTION
TWO


Not Achieved
N0 N1 N2

Achieved
A3
A4

Merit
M5
M6

Excellence
E7
E8

QUESTION
THREE

Not Achieved
N0 N1 N2

Achieved
A3
A4

Merit
M5
M6

Excellence
E7
E8

GSM total score:

FINAL OVERALL GRADE:

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