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Chapter 4.mp4

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Now for the questions. Please answer in full sentences.

  1. Vocabulary: What does precarious mean in the second paragraph of page 42? [1 mark]

 

  1. Infer: ‘If they didn’t like it they went for a swim’ – what does Dooby mean by this? [1 mark]

 

  1. Predict: Predict whether Dooby and Zoe will leave together. [ 2 marks]

 

  1. Explain: Explain why Zoe falls silent at the end of the chapter. [1 mark]

 

  1. Retrieve: What does Dooby have to add to the boat? [1 mark]

 

  1. Summarise: Summarise, in twenty words, how Dooby plans to leave the island. [3 marks]

 

  1. Why does Dooby want the boat?
  2. ‘If they didn’t like it they went for a swim’ – what does Dooby mean by this?
  3. Why doesn’t Dooby tell everyone about the boat and his motor?
  4. Why does Dooby say they can’t survive much longer?
  5. What does Dooby have to add to the boat?
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