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REVISION PAPER for FIRST TERM EXAM GRADE 5 ENGLISH LANGUAGE Section A Extract : From Michael Morpurgo The Butterfly Lion The Butterfly Lion tells the story of a small boy called Bertie who rescues a white
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REVISION PAPER for FIRST TERM EXAM GRADE 5 ENGLISH LANGUAGE Section A Extract : From Michael Morpurgo The Butterfly Lion The Butterfly Lion tells the story of a small boy called Bertie who rescues a white lion cub from the African veld. 1 One morning, a week or so later, Bertie was woken by a chorus of urgent neighing. He jumped out of his bed and ran to the window. A herd of zebras was scattering away from the waterhole, chased by a couple of hyenas. Then he saw more hyenas, three of them, standing stock still, noses pointing, eyes fixed on the waterhole. It was only now that Bertie saw the lion cub. But this one wasn t white at all. He was covered in mud, with his back to the waterhole, and he was waving a pathetic paw at the hyenas who were beginning to circle. The lion cub had nowhere to run to, and the hyenas were sidling ever closer. 2 Bertie was downstairs in a flash, leaping off the veranda and racing barefoot across the compound, shouting at the top of his voice. He threw open the gate and charged down the hill towards the waterhole, yelling and screaming and waving his arms like a wild thing. Startled at this sudden intrusion, the hyenas turned tail and ran, but not far. Once within range Bertie hurled a broadside of pebbles at them, and they ran off again, but again not far. Then he was at the waterhole and between the lion cub and the hyenas, shouting at them to go away. They didn t. They stood and watched, uncertain for a while. Then they began to circle again, closer and closer That was when the shot ran out. The hyenas bolted into the long grass, and were gone. 3 When Bertie turned round he saw his mother in her nightgown, rifle in hand, running towards him down the hill. He had never seen her run before. They had given him some warm milk, they dunked him in the bath to wash him. I ain't never done nothin' like that. You see! he cried triumphantly. He is white! He is. He s my white lion. They fed him again. Then he lay down and was asleep. He was still asleep when Bertie s father got back at lunch time. They told him how it had all happened. 4 Please, Father. I want to keep him, Bertie said. And so do I, said his mother. But you' ve lot 've got a lot to learn, said his father. We both do So the white lion cub came to live amongst them in the farmhouse. So the white lion came to live amongst them at the farmhouse. He slept at the end of Bertie's bed. Wherever Bertie went, the lion cub went too - even to the bathroom, where he would watch Bertie have his bath and lick his legs dry afterwards. They were never apart. It was Bertie who saw to the feeding - milk four times a day from one of his father's beer bottles - until later on when the lion cub lapped from a soup bowl. There was impala meat whenever he wanted it, and as he grew - and he grew fast - he wanted more and more of it. Page 1 of 15 5 For the first time in his life Bertie was totally happy. The lion cub was all the brothers and sisters he could ever want, all the friends he could ever need. The two of them would sit side by side on the sofa out on the veranda and watch the great red sun go down over Africa, and Bertie would read him Peter and the Wolf, and at the end he would promise him that he would never let him go off to a zoo and live behind bars like the wolf in the story. And the lion cub would look up at Bertie with trusting amber eyes. 6 Why don't you give him a name? his mother asked one day. because he doesn't need one, replied Bertie. He's a lion, not a person. Lions don't need names. 7 Bertie's mother was always wonderfully patient with the lion, no matter how much mess he made, how many cushions he pounced on and ripped apart, no matter how much crockery he smashed. None of it seemed to upset her. And strangely, she was hardly ever ill these days. There was a spring to her step, and her laughter peeled around the house. His father was less happy about it. Lions, he'd mutter on, should not live in houses. You should keep him outside in the compound. But they never did. For both mother and son, the lion had brought new life to their days, life and laughter. Page 2 of 15 SECTION A These questions are about text A, The Butterfly Lion. Answer ALL questions. For multiple choice questions, put a cross in each correct box to indicate your answer. If you change your mind, put a line through the box and then put cross in another box 1. Which animals were circling Bertie and the lion cub when his mother rescued them? A. Cheetahs. B. Zebras. C. Hyenas. D. Jackals. (Total for Question 1= 1 mark) 2. When Bertie lived in South Africa, his farm house was surrounded by a fence. They called it a A Complex. B Compound. C Community D None of these. (Total for Question 2= 1 mark) 3. How was Bertie feeling as he headed towards the waterhole? A. He was too much puzzled. B. He was ready to run away. C. He was sad at the sight of hyenas. D. He was not scared rather he was ready to attack. (Total for Question 3= 1 mark) 4. Write two words from the first paragraph which shows how quickly Bertie was moving? (Total for Question 4= 1 mark) 5. Write a phrase which shows Berties reaction as he headed towards the waterhole? (Total for Question 5= 1 mark) Page 3 of 15 6. From paragraph 2 choose a phrase that tells you that Bertie attacked the hyenas. (Total for Question 6= 1 mark) 7. the hyenas turned tail. Explain exactly what happened at this point in the story? Give evidence from the text that best supports your answer. (Total for Question 7= 2 marks) 8. How has the writer used language to build up interest and create tension in the story? Give examples with explanation to support your answer. (Total for Question 8 = 4 marks) Page 4 of 15 Text B Great White Sharks: Creatures of the Deep 1 The great white shark is one of the most recognizable sharks in the world. The only shark larger than a great white is the whale shark. Great white sharks have been found in each of the world's oceans. Even though they have been spotted in waters as shallow as three feet (one meter) deep, these sharks spend most of their time in deep coastal waters. 2 The great white shark is related to the prehistoric Megalodon shark, which grew to over sixty-five feet (20 meters). The largest great white sharks found have been over twenty feet (six meters) long. Like the Megalodon, great whites have huge triangle shaped teeth that are serrated, like knives. The teeth of great white sharks are up to three inches (seven centimeters) long and as they break off or wear out, new teeth grow in to replace them. The serrated teeth act as a saw and literally tear the victim apart. The great white shark often swallows many of its own teeth in an attack. 3 One of the most noticeable features of the great white is the dorsal fin which rises out of the water when a great white swims near the surface of the ocean. The fins on either side of the shark are called pectoral fins and they help to direct the shark closer to the surface or deeper into sea. FACT FILE The average size of a Great White Shark is between m. They don t have eyelids, but instead roll their eyes back to protect them. Great White Sharks can breach out the water over 2 m into the air. 4 The shark s tail is powered by very strong muscles. It sweeps the tail side to side and can reach speeds of up to fifteen miles per hour (twenty-four kilometers per hour). and can have sudden powerful bursts of speed up to twenty-five miles per hour (forty kilometers per hour).the great white shark has special receptors in its snout, or nose, that help it feel electrical pulses from prey. They also have sensors in their skin that help them to feel vibrations in the water. The main diet of this carnivore is large fish, squid, seals, sea lions, dolphins, and turtles. Like all sharks, great whites have special pores called Ampullae of Lorenzini, which enable them to detect the electromagnetic fields radiated by moving organisms. 5 When a great white shark is feeding, it can roll back its eyes to protect them. Because great white sharks are so dangerous, little is known about them in the wild. Great white sharks have never been kept in captivity for longer than seven months, so scientists are unsure how long they live. It is believed that Page 5 of 15 their life span is almost thirty years. 6 Great whites employ several hunting techniques depending on the prey. Most of the time, the shark will remain still underwater before ambushing its prey from underneath. In the case of hunting some kinds of seals, the impact of the shark is so powerful that it knocks both the shark and the seal clear out of the water. With larger prey such as elephant seals, the shark will simply take a huge bite out of it and wait for it to bleed to death. When hunting dolphins, the shark will attack from above, presumably to avoid detection from the dolphin's echolocation. Great white sharks do not target humans as prey. Most attacks are attributed to mistaken identity. Sharks can easily mistake humans for seals. Many human injuries caused by great white sharks are cases of test-biting. Great White Shark Distribution Great white sharks spend their time in temperate waters all over the world, although they have been known to make brief trips into colder water in the north. 7 Great white sharks are most commonly observed throughout the world's sub-arctic coastal waters, though they likely spend most of their time in the open ocean. Highest concentrations are found in the waters off the coast of South Africa, Australia, California, and Mexico. The Great white shark is also found in the Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas. They generally prefer water between 54 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The great white shark is the most feared predator of the ocean, by people and by sea creatures alike! Page 6 of 15 These questions are about text B, Great White Sharks: Creatures of the Deep. Answer ALL questions. 9. Which fact about a great white sharks size is not true? A. Megalodon sharks grew much bigger than great white sharks. B. Great white sharks are not the largest sharks in the world today. C.Great white sharks grow as large as Megalodon sharks. D. Whale sharks grow bigger than great white sharks. (Total for Question 9= 1 mark) 10. From paragraph 4 which word means the same as slight movements. (Total for Question 10= 1 mark) 11. The statements below are about Great White Sharks. Put a tick in the box to show whether each statement is True or False. True False a. Great White Sharks can detect prey by smell or by magnetic field. b. Great White Sharks swallow their own teeth during attacks. c. Great White Sharks often target humans as prey. d. Great White Sharks employ same hunting techniques depending on the prey they are stalking. e. The shark s tail is powered by very strong pectoral fins. (Total mark for question 11 = 1 marks) 12.Explain how a Great White Shark's snout and skin help it to find prey. Give two reasons. (Total for Question 12= 2 marks) Page 7 of 15 13. Identify the figurative language used in the sentence. Explain its effect with reference to the context? Like the Megalodon, great whites have huge triangle shaped teeth that are serrated, like knives. Example of figurative language: Explanation: (Total for Question 13 = 2 marks) 14. Find and copy two facts and two opinions from the text. (Total for Question 14= 2 marks) 15. How has the writer used language and organisational features to make the text effective? Use evidence from the text to support your answer (Total for Question 15=4 marks) TOTAL FOR SECTION A = 25 MARKS Page 8 of 15 SECTION B Grammar and punctuation Answer ALL questions. 16. Join the underlined word to the correct part of speech. One has been done for you. Sentences He was yelling towards the waterhole. His father was less happy about it. Bertie saw the lion cub but this one wasn t white at all. The largest great white sharks found have been over twenty feet (six meters) long. He's a lion, not a person. The great white shark is the most feared predator of the ocean. Bertie's mother was always wonderfully patient with the lion Parts of Speech preposition adverb verb adjective pronoun noun conjunction (Total for Question 16 = 1 mark) 17. Write out the sentence with the correct punctuation. is it right to keep a lion cub as a pet he asked (Total for Question 17=1mark) 18.Underline the word or words in each sentence that helped you to decide whether it is non-standard or standard English. Example: I m not going nowhere! I m not going anywhere! non-standard English standard English I ain't never done nothin' like that. I have never done anything like that.. (Total for Question 18= 1mark) 19. Put brackets around the relative clauses in the following sentences, to show that they are parenthesis Example: Baseball (which is not the same sport as softball) is very popular in the United States of Page 9 of 15 America. a) Great white sharks, who are most commonly observed spend most of their time in the open ocean. (Total for Question 19=1mark) 20. Complete the sentences below by inserting a relative clause as parenthesis where a space has been left. Example: The little boy (who was still crying) ate his ice cream. a) 1 The average size of a Great White Shark is between m... (Total for Question 20=1mark) 21. Draw a line to match each of the sentences below to the relative pronoun that would complete it. Sentence Bertie, rescued the lion cub, was happy to keep him as a pet. Bertie s mother, health always remain unwell, strangely was ever ill these days. The great white shark is related to the prehistoric Megalodon shark, grew to over sixty-five feet (20 meters). Great white sharks spend their time in temperate waters all over the world, they have been known to make brief trips into colder water in the north. Relative Pronoun where which who whose (Total for Question 21=1mark) 22 Choose one word from the box below. Patient triangle a) Write a sentence that uses this word as a noun.... Page 10 of 15 ... c) Write a sentence that uses the same word as an adjective (Total for Question 22=1mark) TOTAL FOR SECTION B = 7 MARKS SECTION C Page 11 of 15 23) Shorter Writing Task Writing Complete the task below. You will be assessed on spelling, punctuation and grammar. Write a letter to your friend sharing your views about your an animal you have taken care of. Describe the animal. Explain where and how it lives; what it eats; how it takes care of its young, and any other information that may be of interest to your friend. provide readers with information that will support the purpose of the task use a style of writing appropriate for the task use a style of writing appropriate for the audience Page 12 of 15 ( Total mark for Question 23 = 8 marks) 24) Longer Writing task The beginning of the story is given for you, continue the story opening, add more details and events and a satisfying ending. Give a suitable title to the story. One evening father came from Johannesburg after his yearly business trip. He broke the news at supper that first evening. Bertie knew there was something in the wind. He told that Bertie will be sent away to boarding school in England and the lion will be sold to a circus. It was the only time when Bertie had ever shouted at his father. No! No, you can t! It was rage that wrung the hot tears from him, but they soon gave away to silent tears of sadness and loss. Write what would happen next in the form of a story. Conclude your story with a suitable ending. Make sure to: provide readers with events that will support the purpose of the task use a style of writing appropriate for a story use a style of writing appropriate for the audience Page 13 of 15 Page 14 of 15 ( Total mark for Question 24= 10 marks) TOTAL FOR SECTION C = 18 MARKS TOTAL FOR PAPER = 50 MARKS Page 15 of 15
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