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pdodd | Monday March 02, 2015

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Component J351/02: Exploring effects and impact

Section A - Reading meaning and effects (40 marks)

1. Look again at Lines 1-9.

(a) Identify one phrase from these lines which shows Obed Ramotswe’s attitudes towards the white man. (1)

AO1 – Identify and interpret explicit information and ideas

Award one mark each for any of the following, to a maximum of one:

  • ‘made those white men rich’
  • ‘they built their big houses’
  • ‘brought out the rock on which they built it all’

Accept minor slips in quotations provided without quotation marks. Do not accept indiscriminate copying of longer quotations with correct answers embedded.

(b) What does this show about the relationship between Obed Ramotswe and the white man? (1)

AO1 - Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas.

Award one mark for an explanation which shows understanding of how Obed is critical of the white man as he believes they are abusing/mistreating/using /exploiting the black people.

(c) Obed Ramotswe and the white man have different lifestyles. Give two examples of the different lifestyles they have. (2)

AO1 - Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas.

Award one mark for each of the following differences up to a maximum of two marks:

  • The white man has good lands to use whereas Obed does not
  • The white man is made rich on diamonds and gold whereas Obed is poor and near starving
  • The white man has big houses whereas Obed cannot support a large household.

Accept appropriately selected quotations or paraphrases of the text and comparisons which are implicit.

2. Look again at Lines 31-46.

How does the writer use language and structure to make these lines tense and dramatic? (6)

AO2 - Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and...


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