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Exam BBL

Deze training maakt deel uit van de methode STERK Engels vmbo. Dit onderdeel kan ook als extra examentraining dienen voor studenten die alleen gebruikmaken van de software Reading Assistant en Fast ForWord.

4 Like so many dropouts

4 Like so many dropouts before him, my father spent his time in Goa running a hamburger bar. I know what you’re thinking – who runs a burger bar in a Hindu country? Presumably the same sort of person who gets their ankle tattooed by a stranger, in the middle of a dusty market with a needle hitched up to a car battery and no common language. “The tattooist had a book, and I chose this sort of sun thing, with another pattern in the middle. Now it just looks like a franking stamp on my ankle. You could see it because I was walking around with no shoes.” He still walks around with no shoes. And it does look like a passport stamp. theguardian.com, 2014 TIP For exam texts it is smart to read only the paragraph that holds the answer. So, always turn to the questions first to find out where to start reading. Exam question What becomes clear about Bill’s tattoos in paragraph 1? a. They are slowly fading away as he is getting older. b. They can be seen as telling the story of his life. c. They represent famous and memorable world events. d. They show how ink techniques have changed over time 20 Strategy while reading Now read the (part of the) text to find your answer. While reading, fill in the grid below. WHILE READING ALINEA 1 Wat bedoelt de schrijver in deze alinea? Raad of leid uit de zin af wat de betekenis van onbekende woorden is. Schrijf per alinea ten minste 1 referentiewoord of signaalwoord op: waar verwijst het woord naar? TIP Always check the features of the text and think what you already know about the topic before you read a text. 24 EXAM PREPARATION - GENERAL STRATEGIES - BBL

21 After reading After this assignment, you are going to do the questions about the test. First, we fill in the grid to revise how you look for the answers. In a digital exam you can pause or replay the videos as often and as much as you want. AFTER READING step 1 step 2 step 3 WHAT TO DO 22 Answer the exam questions Now answer the questions using steps 1, 2 & 3 for every question: A. What becomes clear about Bill’s tattoos in paragraph 1? a. They are slowly fading away as he is getting older. b. They can be seen as telling the story of his life. c. They represent famous and memorable world events. d. They show how ink techniques have changed over time. B. Why did Bill get his first tattoo, according to paragraphs 2 or 3? a. To be accepted by fellow motorbike riders b. To celebrate having quit a lousy job Don’t forget to do all c. To mark the beginning of a new life the while reading steps for paragraph 2. d. To remind him of a special night out C. Kies bij 14 in alinea 3 het juiste antwoord uit de gegeven mogelijkheden. a. partying b .travelling c. working D. What becomes clear about Bill from paragraph 4? a. He has good business instinct and has made a fortune abroad. b. He knows what he wants and is determined to reach his goals. c. He likes risks and has been involved in some illegal enterprises. d. He takes life as it comes and does not think his actions through. TIP Before, while and after also mostly applies to watching & listening. Do the next watching & listening tasks using the three steps. 25 EXAM PREPARATION - GENERAL STRATEGIES - BBL