This is the first set of work from the snow day work.
If you have already completed it you will not need to do it again.
Task 1: Read the passage below and answer the following questions in your exercise books using full sentences.
He sniffed. There was a foreign smell in the Wood … like petrol and fireworks.
Funny – it wasn’t Guy Fawkes yet. Some kids must have been messing about.
As he pressed on, the smell grew stronger. There must be an awful lot of petrol.
Something was blocking out the light through the branches. A new building; a
secret army base; a new anti-aircraft gun? He couldn’t quite see, except that it 5
And then he saw, quite clearly at the top, a swastika, black outlined in white. He
didn’t know whether to run towards it or away. So he stayed stock-still, listening.
Not a sound … except the buzzing of flies. The angry way they buzzed off dogdirt
when you waved your hand over it. It was late in the year for flies, thought 10
He moved forward again. It was so tall, like a house, and now it was dividing
into four arms, at right angles to each other …
He burst into the clearing. It was the tail of an aeroplane: the German bomber
that had crashed onto the laundrette. At least, most of it had crashed on the 15
laundrette. The tail, breaking off in the air, had spun to earth like a sycamore
seed. He’d read of that happening in books. He could also tell from books that
this aeroplane had been a Heinkel HX 111.
1) What could the young boy smell? (Paragraph 1)
2) What is the young boy called? (Paragraph 2)
3) Give an example of a simile (Paragraph 3)
4) What type of aeroplane has the young boy found? (Paragraph 4)
5) Where had the German bomber crashed? (Paragraph 4)
6) How does the opening sentence engage the reader?
7) Why has the writer used semi colons in the opening paragraph?
8) How is the writer’s use of ellipsis (…) effective in this