What is the FAP of this extract?
Newspaper article for middle-class adults to examine, explore and entertain
Magazine article for young adults to argue, persuade advise
Webpage for parents to explain, inform and advise
Newspaper article for parents to inform, explain and describe
The article is written in the first person, past tense.
Provide three examples of colloquial language from the extract. Choose from the drop-down menus.
Example 1: gadgets and gizmos
mobiles and laptops
iPads and PS3s( gadgets and gizmos, mobiles and laptops, iPads and PS3s )
Example 2: the zero-tolerance stance
followed the standard( the zero-tolerance stance, exercised restraint, followed the standard )
Example 3: let's give it a go
any effort to preserve family life
surprisingly little fus( let's give it a go, any effort to preserve family life, surprisingly little fus )
What language feature is being used in this quotation?
Like a horse doing showjumping that, at each successive fence, goes "Nah. Thanks all the same. I'd rather not bother"
Which of these phrases indicate that use of technology becomes like an addiction?
It's not as if we'd become addicted.
inability to abstain
becoming slaves to technology
we relaxed our vigil
we could forsake them all
we had exercised restraint
What do we learn about the writer and his family from these two paragraphs?
Which of the following techniques are used to interest us in the issue of modern technology. Tick all that apply
Choose three examples of language used for humourous effect from the drop-down menus .
Example 1: It wasn't fine. It was a farce.
Nicola and I are educated people
It'd be fine( It wasn't fine. It was a farce., Nicola and I are educated people, It'd be fine )
Example 2: A degree of respect (sort of) for
An awareness of
A strict adherence to( A degree of respect (sort of) for, An awareness of, A strict adherence to ) the age certificates on films and games
Example 3: The blighters could watch telly
children could watch television
kids could watch the TV( blighters could watch telly, children could watch television, kids could watch the TV ) after lights out!
Which of the following quotes from the extract sums up what the writer was trying to achieve?
equipping our children (and ourselves) with the requisite electronic tools, while not allowing them to take over.
We made any effort to preserve family life
Fresh air, exercise, reading, chores, all-round general wholesomeness
A firm stance on TVs in bedrooms
The writer comes to the conclusion that you just have to give in and allow technology to control you.