Section A: Reading

  • Look for facts

    • I have 4 different points (no information is repeated)
    • I’ve stuck to the information in the text (not imagined any details)
    • I’ve interpreted any figurative language (i.e. “The tree was a giant” = the tree was large)

[4 marks]

Correct answers include:

  • It was on a Sunday afternoon
  • It was raining
  • It was in January
  • It was her first time traveling to the hotel
  • She travelled by taxi
  • The road was deserted/quiet

You could also include:

  • The car approached slowly
  • She drove past lots of porches
  • The hotel wasn’t known by the driver

You get NO marks for:

  • She doesn’t like the hotel (she hasn’t arrived yet)

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Section B: Writing

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