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Read the extract and answer the following questions

Extract:

My father, the most adorable father I’ve ever seen, didn’t marry my mother until he was thirty-six and she was twenty-five. My sister, Margot, was born in Frankfurt in Germany in 1926. I was born on 12 June 1929. I lived in Frankfurt until I was four. My father emigrated to Holland in 1933. My mother, Edith Hollander Frank, went with him to Holland in September, while Margot and I were sent to Aachen to stay with our grandmother. Margot went to Holland in December, and I followed in February, when I was plunked down on the table as a birthday present for Margot. I started right away at the Montessori nursery school. I stayed there until I was six, at which time I started in the first form. In the sixth form my teacher was Mrs Kuperus, the headmistress. At the end of the year we were both in tears as we said a heartbreaking farewell.

(From the Diary of Anne Frank)

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Question (i)

Read the following descriptions (a)-(c) and identify which one correctly corresponds to the extract.

  • (a) A biography is a type of non-fiction that is written by someone else about a person's life and achievements.
  • (b) A memoir is a type of non-fiction that is written by a person about their own personal experiences and memories.
  • (c) A diary is a type of non-fiction that is written by a person about their daily thoughts, feelings and events.

Answer: 

As written by the student: 

(c) A diary is a type of non-fiction that is written by a person about their daily thoughts, feelings and events.

 Step-by-step explanation of the answer:

  •    ðŸ“ To answer this question, we need to define what each description means and compare it to the extract. 
  •    ðŸ“š The descriptions are definitions of different types of non-fiction genres that are based on real life stories. Non-fiction is a type of literature that is based on facts, reality and truth. 
  •    ðŸ“– In this extract, the genre that matches the description is (c) a diary. A diary is a type of non-fiction that is written by a person about their daily thoughts, feelings and events. This extract is a part of Anne Frank's diary where she introduces herself and her family. She wrote about her personal thoughts, feelings and events that happened to her during World War II. She wrote her diary in the form of letters to her imaginary friend Kitty. 
  •    âœ… Therefore, based on this comparison, we can identify that the description that correctly corresponds to the extract is (c) a diary.

Question (ii)

 What is the purpose and audience of this extract and how do you know? Answer in about 40 words.

Answer: 

 As written by the student: 

The purpose of this extract is to inform and express. The audience of this extract is Kitty, Anne's imaginary friend.

 Step-by-step explanation of the answer:

  •    ðŸ“ To answer this question, we need to explain what purpose and audience are and identify them from the extract. 
  •    ðŸ“š Purpose is the reason or goal that the writer has for writing. Audience is the person or group of people that the writer intends to reach or communicate with through their writing. 
  •    ðŸ“– In this extract, the purpose is to inform and express. The writer wants to inform the reader about her life, family and situation during World War II. She also wants to express her thoughts, feelings and emotions about her experiences. The audience is Kitty, Anne's imaginary friend. The writer writes her diary entries as letters to Kitty, as if she were writing to a real friend. She addresses Kitty in the first sentence: "unless I should ever find a real friend, it probably won't make a bit of difference." She writes to Kitty as a way of escaping from her loneliness and expressing her true self. 
  •    âœ… Therefore, based on this analysis, we can answer that the purpose of this extract is to inform and express. The audience of this extract is Kitty, Anne's imaginary friend.

Question (iii)

 Fill in the blank with the correct option.

 Anne Frank was born in ___________ and moved to ___________ with her family after the Nazis gained power in Germany. 

  • (a) Amsterdam, Germany
  • (b) Germany, Amsterdam
  • (c) Frankfurt, Aachen
  • (d) Aachen, Frankfurt

Answer: 

 As written by the student: 

 (b) Germany, Amsterdam

 Step-by-step explanation of the answer:

  •    ðŸ“ To answer this question, we need to choose the correct option from the given alternatives that fills in the blank with the place of birth and place of migration of Anne Frank. 
  •    ðŸ“š The extract is a part of Anne Frank's diary where she introduces herself and her family. It gives some details about her birth, childhood and migration to Holland. 
  •    ðŸ“– In this extract, the information that helps us to choose the correct option is in the first and last paragraphs. In the first paragraph, she says that she was born on 12 June 1929 and that she was a German-born Jewish girl. In the last paragraph, she says that she followed Margot to Holland in February 1934. Holland is another name for the Netherlands, where Amsterdam is located. 
  •    âœ… Therefore, based on this information, we can choose the correct option as (b) Germany, Amsterdam.

Question (iv)

 State TRUE or FALSE.

 Anne Frank wrote her diary entries as letters to her real friend Kitty.

Answer: 

 As written by the student: 

 FALSE

 Step-by-step explanation of the answer:

  •    ðŸ“ To answer this question, we need to verify the accuracy of the statement from the extract. 
  •    ðŸ“š The extract is a part of Anne Frank's diary where she introduces herself and her family. It gives some details about her birth, childhood and migration to Holland. 
  •    ðŸ“– In this extract, the information that contradicts the statement is in the first sentence: "unless I should ever find a real friend, it probably won't make a bit of difference." This sentence tells us that Anne Frank did not have any real friends in her life, and that she hoped to find one someday. She wrote her diary entries as letters to Kitty, who was her imaginary friend. She gave her diary a name and considered it as a friend, a companion and a confidant who could share her secrets and emotions. 
  •    âœ… Therefore, based on this evidence, we can infer that the statement is false. Anne Frank did not write her diary entries as letters to her real friend Kitty, but to her imaginary friend Kitty.

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