English Class 11
Snapshot - Chapters (Literature)

Read the extract and answer the following questions.


MRS PEARSON: I’ve plenty of time. 

CYRIL: Yes, but I haven’t. Got a busy night tonight. [moving left to the door] Did you put my things out?

 MRS PEARSON: [coolly] Can’t remember. But I doubt it. 

CYRIL: [moving to the table; protesting] Now—look. When I asked you this morning, you promised. You said you’d have to look through ‘em first in case there was any mending. MRS PEARSON: Yes — well now I’ve decided I don’t like mending

 CYRIL: That’s a nice way to talk — what would happen if we all talked like that? 

(Mother’s Day)

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Question (i)

List any two sensory details present in this extract.


Answer as written by the student:

Two sensory details present in this extract are "moving left to the door" and "coolly".

Step-by-step explanation: 📝

  •    Sensory details are words or phrases that appeal to one or more of the five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch.
  •    To find sensory details in a text, we can look for words that describe how something looks, sounds, smells, tastes, or feels.
  •     In this extract, one sensory detail is "moving left to the door", which describes how Cyril moved towards the exit. This appeals to the sense of sight and motion.
  •    Another sensory detail is "coolly", which describes how Mrs Pearson (who has Mrs Fitzgerald's personality) spoke to Cyril. This appeals to the sense of sound and emotion.

Question (ii)

 Complete the sentence appropriately.

The phrase "Got a busy night tonight" suggests that ____________.


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