October 21, 2021•338 words
Prose text questions and answers
Outline two ways in which Pilkington gives you a sense of perspective in the first 8 lines of the text? [2 marks]
The two ways that Pilkington gives me a sense of perspective in the first 8 lines of the text is the descriptive language he has used and these 8 lines are also very opinionated which give me a sense of perspective.
Identify two ways in which the author makes the description of the toad killings memorable. [2 marks]
One way the author makes the description of the toad killings memorable is the fact he tells us that an everyday object (scissors) is used to kill the toads which in my opinion is very unexpected The other way his is humour, like †he toad massacre.
Select two examples of humour from the text and analyse the effect of each on the reader. [4 marks]
One example is one the very first things he said which was when the Chinese read books they read it from top to bottom and then back to the top again which I think has a lot of humour. The second example is the fish bowl incident, and how he talks about if they are for eating nor nit which just shows how ignorant he can be since has just arrived in the country.
Outline two ways in which sound plays a role in this scene. (Do not include comments on the use of voice-over here). [2 marks]
There are voices in the background which are diegetic and there is also background music which is non - diegetic.
What is the overall effect of the voice-over in this extract? Select two examples of voice over commentary and analyse their effect on the viewer. [4 marks]
One of them is the egg which create a gruesome effect which is very opinionated
Outline two ways in which Pilkington makes the scorpion eating scene humorous through his spoken language in the scene. Give an example of each. [4 marks]