Reading Skills Improving your understanding, analysis and ...

Reading Skills Improving your understanding, analysis and ...

1. Read paragraph 1. Describe, in your own words, exactly who Tutankhamen was. 2 2. Read paragraph 2. Explain, in our own words, the two reasons why archaeologists now think that Tut was not alone in his tomb. 2 3. Read paragraph 3. These lines use interesting sentence structures. Identify two types and explain why they have been used. 4 4. Read paragraph 4.

a) Quote the word that is a synonym for suddenly. 1 b) Quote the word that is an antonym for doubt. 1 5. Read paragraphs 5 and 6. Quote a word that suggests that the story surrounding Nefertiti is famous, and then explain what this word suggests. 2 6. Read the remaining paragraphs. Summarise the next steps. 3 /15 1. Read paragraph 1. Describe, in your own words, exactly who Tutankhamen was. 2

A: No marks if not in own words. Gloss of ancient (1) or Egyptian pharaoh (1) or died 3,300 years ago (1) or 9 years old (1) or ruled for 10 years (1) 2. Read paragraph 2. Explain, in our own words, the two reasons why archaeologists now think that Tut was not alone in his tomb. 2 A: Again, no marks if not in own words. structure oftomb point to the existence of a hidden chamber behind it (1) and originally designed for a queen, rather than a

king (1) 3. Read paragraph 3. These lines use interesting sentence structures. Identify two types and explain why they have been used. 4 A: A question (1) used as a topic sentence (1) or to introduce a new idea (1) or any other acceptable response (1) Parenthesis (1) to give additional information about who Nefertiti was (1)

4. Read paragraph 4. a) Quote the word that is a synonym for suddenly. 1 b) Quote the word that is an antonym for doubt. 1 A: a) abruptly (1) b) believe (1) 5. Read paragraphs 5 and 6. Quote a word that suggests that the story surrounding Nefertiti is famous, and then explain what this word

suggests. 2 A: notorious (1) well known often for being a bad thing, suggests it has been difficult to track down Nefertiti renowned (1) known widely, part of culture (1) 6. Read the remaining paragraphs. Summarise the next steps. 3 A:

Permission must be sought to investigate further (1) / see if Reeve is right (1) They will need to use cutting edge approaches (1) They dont want to cause any disturbance/breakages when looking (1) This process could happen very quickly (1) There is an important date coming up to celebrate the finding of King Tuts burial place (1)

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