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Year 10 language test Based on "The boy in the Striped Pyjamas"
1.Put in the paragraph breaks for this text by rewriting it correctly. (Remember that you need to start a new paragraph when: a new person is speaking, or there has been a change of time, or point of view, scene or action.) ' Mother,' said Bruno, marching towards her, 'what's going on? Why is Maria going through my things?' 'She's packing them,' explained Mother. 'Packing them?' he asked, running quickly through the events of the previous few days to consider whether he'd been particularly naughty or had used those words out loud that he wasn't allowed to use and was being sent away because of it. He couldn't think of anything though. In fact over the last few days he had behaved in a perfectly decent manner to everyone and couldn't remember causing any chaos at all. 'Why?' he asked then. 'What have I done?' Mother had walked into her own bedroom by then but Lars, the butler, was in there, packing her things too.
a. what's b. She's c. he'd d. couldn't e. wasn't 2. Write these contractions (from your extract) out in full 3. Please contract the following words: a)is not b)there is c)they are d)we will e)I will 4. A pun is usually seen as a humourous language feature. John Boyne uses the puns 'The Fury' and 'Out-With' in the novel to convey certain meanings. a) Do you think he means these in a humourous way? Explain. b) The puns are created because Bruno mispronounces the real words. What are the real words? Clue: name of a concentration camp and the title that people used when calling Hitler their leader. c) What is the author trying to convey with these puns? Why did he choose these words as Bruno's mispronounciations?
He couldn't think of anything though. In fact over the last few days he had behaved in a perfectly decent manner to everyone and couldn't remember causing any chaos at all. 5. Please identify the parts of speech in the highlighted words above which are taken from the extract. Label the highlighted words a - e in the order they are written. 6.Re-write the first three sentences of the passage in reported speech. 'Mother,' said Bruno, marching towards her, 'what's going on? Why is Maria going through my things?' 'She's packing them,' explained Mother.
7. Spelling Read these sentences and fill in the missing letter(s) in the words that have - in them. a)Grandmother cried, Which one of you is the most foolish, I w-nder?" b) "Then you- lucky," said Shmuel. c) "... interrupting her, a thing which he was not su-osed to do, but which he felt he would be forgiven for..." d) "... three best fr-nds for life..." Read this phrase and then answer the questions below "...she was a hopeless case" e) Is the vowel sound in the word 'hopeless' long or short? f) The word 'hopeless' is created by adding the suffix 'less' to the word 'hope'. Write down the word that would be created if 'ing' was added to the word 'hope'. g) Write down the spelling rule you applied to get the word in (f) spelt correctly.