Question type: matching activity-testing ability to identify arguments
How do we do this?
Step 1 Quickly survey the text – look at the title, and any other clues, read the first and last paragraphs, look at the overall organisation of the text, read the first line of every paragraph.
Step 2 Skim through the statements to get a general idea of what to look for.
Step 3 Skim through the passage until you locate one of the sources or names required. Scan for specific names if necessary.
Step 4 Skim to get a general understanding of the ideas expressed, then try to find an idea in the question that matches. These will be a paraphrase of the ideas in the passage.
Optional: transfer your answers now to the answer sheet. Check spelling and grammatical accuracy as you go.
Read the following extract from an article on pocket money and answer questions 36-40.
Match the views with the people listed below.
36 A set weekly amount is not always possible due to family circumstances.
37 Pocket money is a good thing if spending is monitored.
38 Pocket money is a good thing if children work for it.
39 There is no generally agreed amount.
40 Older children get more pocket money.
i AY Antony Young
ii KH Kerry Hempenstall
iii MR Marianne Robinson
iv JM Jenny McDonald
v MM Margie Meers
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