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Published: 08/05/2017
KS4 | Reading
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'Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan' - Analysing the text

A detailed resource looking at the language and structure of this text, where the writer, Jamie Zeppa, describes the place, the people and history of Bhutan. The extract is taken from the Edexcel IGCSE anthology which is available from Edexcel. Suggested answers are included.

Activities include:

1. A language analysis task where students select evidence from the text to explain the feelings shown, e.g. 'Mountains all around ... rolling into valleys, again and again' shows she is in awe of the expanse of her surroundings.

2. A glossary and translation task where students list Bhutanese vocabulary including place names in the extract.

3. A task for students to understand the structure of the memoir.

4. An essay writing task: 

How does the writer use language and structure to convey her thoughts and feelings about Bhutan?

You should support your answer with close reference to the passage, including brief quotations.

Use the following to help you structure your answer:

  • Integrate at least eight brief quotations into the analysis.
  • Comment on the ways that language shapes her thoughts and feelings.
  • Comment on the structure of the extract.
  • Use key words: connotes, perspective, point of view, facts, feelings, thoughts.
  • Use key linguistic and structural terms.

See other resources: Anthology for Edexcel IGCSE

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Helen Stacey, Teachit English Editor
Helen Stacey, Teachit English Editor
Hi Jacqueline
Thanks for your interest in using this resource. The extract is from the Edexcel anthology, available to teachers of the IGCSE:
We hope you can access it for your classes!
Posted on 9th May 2019
Jacqueline  Thompson
Jacqueline Thompson
can you please tell me whre i can find the extract for this exercise? thanks
Posted on 8th May 2019
Imrul  Kabir
Imrul Kabir
Just awesome
Posted on 28th August 2018

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