Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Railway Children; answering technique



Hello everyone. It seems that the mid-year examination is approaching and it is revision time. I am going to guide you in the answering technique for the novel section, The Railway Children.  I will show you how you can use the same character evidence and for different questions

You can find the sample answers in different labels in this blog: Characters, Lesson, Plot. I will update more sample answers in the near future.  Happy learning!
CHARACTER
Roberta
CHARACTERISTIC
She is a kind and thoughtful person
THEME
Kindness and thoughtfulness
MORAL VALUE
Kindness and thoughtfulness
LESSON / MESSAGE
We should be kind and thoughtful to everyone, including strangers.
EVENT / INCIDENT /
MOMENT
… is when Roberta is kind and thoughtful to her family members and strangers.
LIKE OR DISLIKE THE
STORY
I admire the quality of kindness and thoughtfulness really shown
throughout the story.
EVIDENCE
A. Roberta asked the driver and the fireman to mend the broken toy engine.

Ø When Peter gave Roberta half his toy engine, she took the broken half.

Ø She wanted to get it mended for her brother.

Ø So she met the driver and the fireman to ask their help. They agreed to mend the broken toy.

Ø Some weeks later, she took Peter and Phyllis to meet the driver and the fireman. Peter was excited to see his engine mended.


B. Roberta hid the story about her imprisoned father from her brother and sister.

Ø Roberta went to the station to collect some old magazines. Perks wrapped the magazines with an old newspaper.

Ø On the way home, she stopped to rest. She read the newspaper. It is about her father.

Ø Roberta learnt that her father was in prison for spying.

Ø Nevertheless, Roberta did not tell Peter and Phyllis about it. She did not want them to be upset like her.


C. Roberta made Jim comfortable in the tunnel.

Ø Jim had a broken leg and cannot walk.

Ø So she made Jim comfortable by put her petticoat under his broken leg.

Ø She talked to him and got the necessary information to help him.

Ø She found out that he is Jim from Northumberland.