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Context Questions and Text Explanations

  • S. H. Burton
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Part of the Macmillan Work Out Series book series (MCWO)

Abstract

Passages taken from set books are printed on the examination paper. Each passage is accompanied by a series of questions designed to test:
  • your detailed knowledge of the context from which the passage has been taken;

  • your understanding of the meaning of the passage as a whole;

  • your ability to explain the meaning of particular words, phrases or whole sentences in the passage;

  • your understanding of the writer’s purposes in the passage, and of the ways in which the language is used to achieve those purposes;

  • your understanding of ways in which the passage relates to the set book as a whole.

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© S. H. Burton 1986

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