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John | 30th Jan 2012, 16:12 PM | HKDSE英文科Paper 1 | (3742 Reads)

考評局20121月發出English Language practice paperPart A23題,其中有三題半是過去罕見的題種,即Q8Q11bQ22Q23

這些題目發揮passage的內容你在passage找不到答案!同學仔要將textidea稍作發揮/延伸或者用常識來想一想然後寫出來,同學仔不可不妨。

這幾條的用詞包括:
1.      Do you agreeQ8)或者explainQ11),沒有CAPITALIZED亦沒有bold,非常陰濕。
2.      相反,Q23寫明叫你discuss,你以為要自己發揮,但其實只要你在textlocate information然後大致照抄或rewrite一點
3.      Q22的答案有一半包含text沒有的idea,另一半則text有。不過,如考生只寫textidea,應該也有分。(但這種出題和參考答案不太好)

抄出來和你研究。

8題(Q8

有關的text

[3] Polls and studies confirm that seeing living, breathing animals in zoological facilities inspires children and adults to care about protecting marine mammals and their declining ocean environments.  A poll taken in 2005 found that the public was nearly unanimous in its acclaim for the education impact of marine life parks, zoos and aquariums.  Many respondents agreed that the experience of seeing animals in zoos could not be replicated by film or television.

[4] A recent study by Dr. Lance Miller, a behavioural biologist with San Diego Zoo, demonstrated an increase in conservation-related knowledge, attitudes and behavioural intentions immediately after guests viewed a dolphin show.  Three months later, in the next round of interviews, these guests reported that they were engaging in more conservation-related behaviour since their dolphin show experience.  They also retained what they had learned.  These findings echo those of a study conducted at Ocean Park about our dolphin interactive programme where, three months after their participation, guests’ positive attitudes towards the environment were still stronger than before the programme.

Question:

8. Do you agree with the statement that ‘seeing animals in zoos could not be replicated by film or television’ (lines 32-34)?  Why or why not.

你只須寫YesNo 並寫出下列任一理由,就有分。
Yes (指你agree – you can get close to animals / interact with the animals / touch the animals
No (指你不agree  watching animals on film or television allows you to see the animals up close, something you may not be able to do in a zoo.

Skills:

留意題目用了Do you agree(沒有加bold,甚麽警號都沒有),但do you agree 就表示要你自己發揮。第4段其實是無關的(最多不過可用interactive這個字觸發靈感),但做reading時,答這題很可能會看看第4段。

提示:看見Do you agree 或類似措詞,小心可能無法在textlocate information了,可能要自己用常識將textidea稍作延伸。

11b題(Q11b

有關的text

[5] Most Hong Kong families live in urban settings, increasingly withdrawn into an electric world of computer downloads, satellite media and video games.  Children are losing touch with nature and the animal world.  In a time of environmental challenges, zoos and aquariums are vital links to nature and wildlife.  They connect real-life people and real-life animals, and foster the understanding that it is more important, now than ever before, to conserve our natural environment.

Question:

11. a) According to paragraph 5, why are children losing touch with nature?  Give TWO different reasons (2 marks)

b) Explain how these reasons might cause children to lose touch with nature.

Answer

a i) live in urban settings

a ii) withdrawn into an electronic world (of computer downloads, satellite media and video games)

In any order, 1 mark each
b) urban settings physically remove people from nature // computer /video games are very exciting and more entertaining than visiting a zoo // young people like to play a lot of computer games

Skills:

Question 11a 很容易,大致照抄highlighted in blue的字就有分,但11b卻要你自己將11a那些理由發揮,在text找不到答案,唯一的clue是「explain」這個詞,叫你自己explain呀,朋友。但「陰濕」在explain這個詞沒有bold亦沒有大寫或任何其他警示。

22題(Q22

有關text:

[12] Circuses are even worse places for animals.  Their living conditions are deplorable, especially in travelling circuses where cages have to be small so that they can go on the road.  Training animals to perform tricks often involves starvation and cruelty.  Undercover investigations have repeatedly shown animals being beaten and given electric shocks.

[13] Attempts to defend amusement parks and circuses on the grounds that they ‘educate’ people about animals should not be taken seriously.  Such enterprises are part of the entertainment industry.  The most important lesson they teach impressionable young minds is that it is acceptable to keep animals in captivity for human amusement.  That is the opposite of the ethical attitude that we should be seeking to teach children.

Question:

22. ‘Keeping a pet at home is not the same as keeping an animal in a zoo.’  Use TWO ideas from the text to support this point of view. (2 marks)

Answer

(Not the same because …)

- pets are much smaller than most animals in zoos and are not confined to small cages

- zoos are commercial enterprises while keeping a pet is not

 (1 mark for each point.  Accept any points which can be supported by information given in the text.  If more than two points are given, mark the first two points.)

Skills:

這題不是說Use TWO ideas from the text嗎?問題是,Keeping a pet at hometext裡沒有的ideacommercial也是text裡沒有的idea

不過,如你只寫pets, unlike animals in zoos, are not kept in small cages應該也有分吧。

其次如你寫Keeping pets is not an enterprise but keeping animals in zoos is(沒有提commercial),相信也應有分。

第三點,要很留意,這條題目大寫叫你Use TWO ideas from the text, 而評分指引是If more than two points are given, mark the first two points所以,不要亂石投林,叫你寫兩項,就不要寫三項,徒費時間。

23題(Q23

有關text:

[12] Circuses are even worse places for animals.  Their living conditions are deplorable, especially in travelling circuses where cages have to be small so that they can go on the road.  Training animals to perform tricks often involves starvation and cruelty.  Undercover investigations have repeatedly shown animals being beaten and given electric shocks.

[13] Attempts to defend amusement parks and circuses on the grounds that they ‘educate’ people about animals should not be taken seriously.  Such enterprises are part of the entertainment industry.  The most important lesson they teach impressionable young minds is that it is acceptable to keep animals in captivity for human amusement.  That is the opposite of the ethical attitude that we should be seeking to teach children.

23. The texts presents two opposing views of educating children about animals.  Discuss which view you find most convincing and why (2 marks).

留意,這條只有兩分。題目不是要你two opposing views都寫,他只要你寫你支持SuzannePeter然後寫出兩個理由。

這條特別在何處?它表明叫你Discuss但其實你要做的不過是從textlocate information不用怎樣發揮,主要抄或改寫(rewriting)一點即可。

我不抄支持Suzanne的理由了。其實你剛答完Question22,寫支持Peter的理由較有利(因為你剛在做這個passage的題目),看考評局的答案時,請參上文的blue字。

Peter Singer // second text // argument // second writer

- animals are forced to live in small spaces

- animals are forced to perform tricks

- commercial – only interested in making profit

- unethical – teaches people that keeping animals in confinement is acceptable

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