Read the extract and answer the following questions- 


But Evelyn was not going to give up. She was determined to lead a normal life and pursue her interest in music. One day she noticed a girl playing a xylophone and decided that she wanted to play it too. Most of the teachers discouraged her but percussionist Ron Forbes spotted her potential. He began by tuning two large drums to different notes. “Don’t listen through your ears,” he would say, “try to sense it some other way.” Says Evelyn, “Suddenly I realised I could feel the higher drum from the waist up and the lower one from the waist down.” Forbes repeated the exercise, and soon Evelyn discovered that she could sense certain notes in different parts of her body. “I had learnt to open my mind and body to sounds and vibrations.” The rest was sheer determination and hard work

(The Sound of the Music)

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Question (i)

 State TRUE or FALSE. 

Evelyn was going to a music school in Scotland.


Answer as written by the student:


Step-by-step explanation:

  • To answer this question, we need to evaluate whether Evelyn was going to a music school in Scotland based on the information given in the extract.
  •  We can use clues from the extract and our prior knowledge to infer where Evelyn was going to a music school.
  •  We can see that Evelyn was not going to a music school in Scotland, but in London. The extract says that it was her first day at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London. It also says that she was fresh from a Scottish farm, which implies that she had left Scotland to go to London.
  •  We can conclude that the statement is false because Evelyn was not going to a music school in Scotland, but in London.

Question (ii)

 Why did most of the teachers discourage Evelyn from playing music? Answer in about 40 words.


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