Monthly Archives: March 2019

Day 3 of Spring Break – IMAGERY QUESTION – Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

Answer in comments below for feedback 🙂

This passage is about reality TV singing contests.

How does the writer’s use of imagery help to convey what it is like inside that ‘reinforced concrete building’? (2)

Inside that reinforced-concrete building, men in black T-shirts and microphone headsets are swarming around like bees, ushering a constant stream of shrieking teenage girls to their seats, testing the sound levels and the auto-cue, ensuring that the audience is primed to clap and scream as loudly as possible once the lights go up. Because this is where, every weekend, the X Factor goes live.

As the theme music is pumped through the studio speakers, it is as though the entire crowd has been electrified by a giant cattle prod. We leap out of our seats as one, arms waving maniacally in the air as each contestant takes to the stage in a blaze of strobe lighting and sequinned backing dancers.

Day 2 of Spring Break – LINKING QUESTIONS – Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

Answer in comments below for feedback 🙂How does the underlined sentence act as an effective link at this point in the passage.

Around the world William Shakespeare is one of the best loved of all playwrights. Most people can name at least one of his plays, and lines from his works are ingrained into our psyche and language. Yet despite all the knowledge of his work, little is known of the life of Shakespeare. We know nothing of his life in London . . .

The word/expression “_______________________________________”

links back to_______________________________________________


The word/expression “_______________________________________”

links forward to_____________________________________________


which is going to be discussed in the new paragraph.

Day 2 of Spring Break – Finding a Place to Study

National 5 and Higher pupils,

If you cannot concentrate at home (maybe there are too many distractions) or just need a change of scene, remember you can take your books and notes to your local library and study there.  As well as being able to study quietly you can access computers and plenty of study guides/books of past papers.

Irvine Library

Opening Hours Mon & Fri 9 -5.30;

Tues, 9-7;

Weds 9.30-12.30;

Thurs 9-7;

Sat 10-4.

Sun: Closed

If you don’t know where your local library is find out here: