English Topic 02 - Find and collate information required to answer a question and support answers using evidence / quoting from the text.


‘Find and collate information required to answer a question and support answers using evidence or quoting from the text’ is a question type that commonly appears in 11 plus exams.

These are analytical questions that mean that you have to be a ‘text detective’ and go hunting for clues in the text for your evidence. Once you have found your evidence, you will collate it and be able to support your answer by referring to parts of the comprehension passage.

Example Question 1:

In Peru, on January 10th, 1962, a terrible avalanche devastated absolutely everything in its 16 km path. Its journey only took 7 minutes, from near the top of the Nevada Huscaran mountain in the Andes, to the villages and valleys below. The mass of ice had dislodged itself from a melting glacier and created a 3 million ton avalanche filled with ice, rocks, mud, trees, soil, homes and livestock.

Question: Why did the avalanche create so much destruction?

Answer: It was heavy and moving swiftly.

Explanation: We are told that it was heavy ‘3 million ton avalanche’ and that it was moving quickly ‘its journey only took 7 minutes’

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