ALL MY SONS / Arthur Miller

ALL MY SONS / Arthur Miller

Bagrut Questions

מועד ב- 2016

Answer questions 9-13.

9. At the end of Act I, Kate says, “Be smart now, Joe… Be smart.” She says this because (–).     (5 points)

(i) Chris wants to marry Ann

(ii) George is coming to see them

(iii) the neighbors are asking questions

(iv) Steve is getting out of jail 

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HOTS: Higher Order Thinking Skills – Understanding Literature


1.   Comparing and contrasting

2.   Distinguishing different perspectives

3.   Explaining cause and effect

4.   Explaining patterns

5.   Inferring

6.   Uncovering motives  Continue reading

Count That Day Lost

Count That Day Lost

By George Eliot

If you sit down at set of sun
And count the acts that you have done,
And, counting, find
One self-denying deed, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard,
One glance most kind
That fell like sunshine where it went —
Then you may count that day well spent.

But if, through all the livelong day,
You’ve cheered no heart, by yea or nay —
If, through it all
You’ve nothing done that you can trace
That brought the sunshine to one face–
No act most small
That helped some soul and nothing cost —
Then count that day as worse than lost.


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Top 5 Tips for Answering Reading Comprehension (Unseen) Tests

1. Pay Attention through the Headline


First look at the headline and the picture (if there is one) and try to guess what the text could be about.

2. Skim the Text

Skimming is useful when you want to survey a text to get a general idea of what it is about. In skimming you ignore the details and look for the main ideas. Main ideas are usually found in the first sentences of each paragraph and in the first and last paragraphs

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