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Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will continue our reading of unseen non-fiction texts; this week exploring 'Touching the Void' written by the British climber Joe Simpson about his experiences in the Peruvian Andes. As usual with our first reading, we will be tracking the events and responding to a series of prompts to develop our understanding of the text.

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5 Questions

Q1.
Where does Simpson have his accident?
The Alps
Correct answer: The Andes
The Himalayas
The Pyrenees
Q2.
Simpson has broken his arm - true or false?
Correct answer: false
true
Q3.
What happens to give Simpson hope?
he feels a little better and decides to take control
he sees a bird and thinks it is a sign
Correct answer: he sees the sun through a hole in the roof
his companion returns with help
Q4.
Which word matches this definition: "The development of events outside a person's control, regarded as predetermined."
chance
Correct answer: fate
fortitude
opportunity
Q5.
Which word is not a synonym of 'loyalty'?
allegiance
duty
fidelity
homage
Correct answer: treachery

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UnitEnglish / Non-Fiction texts and view point writing

English