Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Railway Children : Interesting Event



Question : Based on the novel you have read, write about an interesting event. Give reasons for your choice.

Tips:
1. State the event
2. Describe the event
3. Give at least 2 reasons 

Model Answer:


     I studied the novel ' "The Railway Children " by Edith Nesbit. An event which I find interesting is when Bobbie and her siblings saved the train.
     One day, the children took a walk along the top of the hill beside the railway line. Suddenly, they heard a noise and saw half the hillside crashed down onto the railway line below. The children realised that the 11.29 a.m train was in danger. They used the girls’ red petticoat to make six flags to warn the train.  The train came down the track too fast. Bobbie was afraid that it would not see them. She ran onto the line waving two flags. The train stopped just twenty metres away from Bobbie.
     I find this event interesting because the children have shown their bravery to save the train. They were not afraid instead they were willing to risk their lives to save the train and the passengers in it. Bobbie was brave enough to run onto the track when she realized the train would not stop. This act should be praised.
     Another reason is their team work. They worked together to save the train; tore the girls' red petticoat and made six flags to warn the train. Here, I could see that they cooperated to accomplish their mission, that was to save the train.
     This interesting event makes the story more interesting. Reading about the children's courage and the adventure they went through is definitely exciting.

78 comments:

  1. assalamualaikum..
    can you help me+?
    kalau soalan dia , like or dislike the ending of the story..
    saya nak jawab macam mana..
    tolong lah..trial sy 19 august..

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  2. Waalaikumsalam Qasih nur,
    For this question, first you have to state whether you like or dislike the ending of the story, describe the ending and give at least two reasons why you like @ dislike it. I think it is wiser and easier if you choose 'to like' the ending.Below are suggestions for liking the ending:
    i. I like it because it is a happy ending. Finally, Bobbie and her family were reunited when her father was found not guilty and released. The happy family was together again and this is the happiest part of the story.
    ii. I also like the ending because it has taught me a lesson. I have learnt that, we should trust our family members and support each other because this is the only thing that can hold us together and makes us strong. In this story, Bobbie believed that her father was not guilty and kept on supporting her mother by not asking questions about her father. She quietly seek the old gentleman's help and finally, her father was released and the real spy was caught.

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    1. Thankkk youuuu very muchh ..

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  3. thanks a lot teacher.. it helping me to study before exam english tomorrow..
    may Allah bless you always teacher.. :')

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    1. boleh tak dalam novel guna idiom ,kalau boleh idiom apa yang sesuai and which situation it is ? please help me teacher ,need your help.

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    2. Yes, definitely. Ok, an example is ' at all cost' which means ' by all means' or ni Malay ' dengan apa cara sekali pun '. You can use this when describing how Bobbie saved the train. Let's see how to fit in this idiom in the question on 'lesson learnt or moral values'

      I read the novel, The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit. I have learnt a lot of moral values from this novel such as, being brave and kind.
      The first moral value is being brave. One day, the children took a walk along the top of the hill beside the railway line. Suddenly, they heard a noise and saw half the hillside crashed down onto the railway line below. The children realised that the 11.29 a.m train was in danger. They used the girls’ red petticoat to make six flags to warn the train. The train came down the track too fast. Bobbie was afraid that it would not see them. She tried to stop the train at all costs. She ran onto the line waving two flags. The train stopped just twenty metres away from Bobbie. This event has shown how brave the children were and they should be sampled by other children.

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    3. Teacher ini jwpn pt3 questions ke???

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  4. plot and summary macam manaa ? please help me with this .thanks for your kind deed.

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    1. Hi, if the question requires you to write about the summary of the novel, it also means you are asked to write about the synopsis of the story. Explore this blog to look for the synopsis of the novel. Go to label The Railway Children and you can find it there.

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  5. thanks for the useful entry, mam! :)

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  6. thank you teacher...

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  7. If the question ask about the character . ?? i always used the character of roberta to show the bravery. describe more about roberta or others ?

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  8. thank you so much teacher. it helps me a lot for my exam. :)

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  9. How about posting quetions about characters? Likes or dislikes maybe.
    :)

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    1. Hi, for questions about characters you like or dislike, i have already given the model answers in this blog. You could go to the label Railway Children and find them there. Thanks

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  11. What is he happy incident in the railway children

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  12. Hi Xiang Yun, one of the happy incidents in this novel can be when the children reunited with their long lost father.

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  13. thank you really much~ really help me a lot ;)

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  14. dekat atas sentence tulis present tense tapi bila kat bwh tulis past tense bolek ka??

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    1. Ju Skyes, yes. The sentence in present tense is what you feel or think or your opinion of the story and here is the moral value you highlighted. Past tense is used when you write about what happened in the story. To avoid confusion, you can stick to present tense which means, you use present tense when you refer to what happened in the story.
      For example:
      I read the novel, The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit. I have learnt a lot of moral values from this novel such as, being brave and kind.
      The first moral value is being brave. One day, the children take a walk along the top of the hill beside the railway line. Suddenly, they hear a noise and see half the hillside.....

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  15. Teacher ,
    How we can get full mark for this section?

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    1. Addin,
      To gain full mark, your essay ( answer ) should have well-developed and well-orgnised ideas which are well-suppported with evidence from the novel. Language should be accurate, sentences are varied ( complex sentences ) and the words used are precise or apt ( penggunaan perkataan yang tepat ) and of course, it must be interesting for the readers.

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  16. Teacher,
    The end of essay.. do we have to write about the conclusion?

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    1. Hi Rina, yes it is good to conclude your essay. You can stress or restate your choice or your opinion as conclusion. You can read the sample essays under this label and see how the essays are concluded.

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  17. teacher ade summary pasal moral value..i need your help.thanks a lot

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    1. Hi, do mean question on moral value? you can go to the label The Railway Children and look for a sample answer on moral value.

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  18. kalau soalan 'give an event that can make us happy ' mcm mana nk jawab ya ? mintak penjelasan teacher

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    1. Hi, you can still use the approach of answering interesting event, or event you like. The different is how you play with words. Now, lets take the sample answer on interesting event, but change it into event that make us happy.
      "This event makes me happy because the children have shown their bravery to save the train. They were not afraid instead they were willing to risk their lives to save the train and the passengers in it. Bobbie was brave enough to run onto the track when she realized the train would not stop. This act should be praised and I am happy because they were brave children and risked their lives for others.
      It makes me happy when I see the team work among them. They worked together to save the train; tore the girls' red petticoat and made six flags to warn the train. Here, I could see that they cooperated to accomplish their mission, that was to save the train.

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    2. thank you for helping me teacher . maybe this can help me for literature question tomorrow .

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    3. how many paragraphs that I have to write if the questions asked 'one event that can make you happy?

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  19. How if the question is the character that did not give up easily?

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    1. Hi Crysthabella, the approach for this question is the same like other questions on character. You should highlight the characteristic of 'not give up easily'. For example, " Bobbie is an amazing girl because she does not give up easily. This is proven when one day, the children took a walk along the top of the hill beside the railway line. Suddenly, they heard a noise and saw half the hillside crashed down onto the railway line below. The children realised that the 11.29 a.m train was in danger. They used the girls’ red petticoat to make six flags to warn the train. The train came down the track too fast. Bobbie was afraid that it would not see them. She did not give up. She tried to stop the train at all costs. She ran onto the line waving two flags. The train stopped just twenty metres away from Bobbie. In this event Bobbie did not give up and this should be sampled by other children."
      You can also add the event when she tried to release her father as an evidence of not giving up.

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  20. Thankk you teacherrr ... ! .. wish me 'break my leg' .. I'm going to face the pt3 .. at 12.10.2015

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    1. teacher why did u removed this comment..??????

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  22. kalau soalan ni keluar pt3 , boleh ke bagi satu event je ? takpa kalau bagi lebih ?

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    1. Ship Baekyeol, if the question wants you to write about only one event, you should provide one event. But if you write more than one event, the examiner will take the best event you have written or elaborated and award marks on that particular event.

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  23. Asalammualaikum?
    You can help me??
    Klau soalan nya favourite character in railway children & fighter`s line
    Saya nk jwb mcm mne ha
    Please lah my trail sy 23 mac

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    1. Waalaikumsalam. I m sorry for this late response. Untuk soalan favourite character, adik boleh lihat disebelah kanan blog saya ni di bahagian labels, click label the railway children dan cari contoh jawapan untuk interesting atau favourite character.

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  24. thanks teacher
    this helped me a lot.....................
    i think this will help me more if there is personal response.................

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  25. hi teacher..for themes ni macam mana
    teacher...

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    1. Hi nava mac, I have posted sample answers on theme. You could go the the labels on the right of this blog and find what you need there.

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    2. Nava, if you choose to write about courageous or bravery, you can use the event when Bobbie and her siblings save the train and if you choose to write about friendship, you can highlight the relationship between the children and the old gentleman.
      I hope my response has helped you.

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  26. hi teacher..for themes ni macam mana
    teacher...

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  27. Assalamualaikum.untuk soalan ending the railway children macam mana?

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    1. Official Covers, if you scroll up a little bit, i have responded to a similar question. To make it easier for you, here it is:
      For this question, first you have to state whether you like or dislike the ending of the story, describe the ending and give at least two reasons why you like @ dislike it. I think it is wiser and easier if you choose 'to like' the ending.Below are suggestions for liking the ending:
      i. I like it because it is a happy ending. Finally, Bobbie and her family were reunited when her father was found not guilty and released. The happy family was together again and this is the happiest part of the story.
      ii. I also like the ending because it has taught me a lesson. I have learnt that, we should trust our family members and support each other because this is the only thing that can hold us together and makes us strong. In this story, Bobbie believed that her father was not guilty and kept on supporting her mother by not asking questions about her father. She quietly seek the old gentleman's help and finally, her father was released and the real spy was caught.

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  28. Thankyou may allah bless you always :)

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  29. Teacher , This is my question "Based on one novel above , write about whether you like or dislike the ending of the story "

    how I want to give the evidence from the novel ?

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    1. Hi Hanana, if this is the question, first you have to state your choice whether you like or dislike the ending. If let say your choice is you like the ending, you should provide your reason and support it with the evidence in the story.
      example: I like the ending of the story because it ends with happy note. The children finally reunited with their father and this ends the children's curiosity as where the three men had taken their father and why he was taken away from them. As for Bobbie, it was an answer to her prayer and a reward to her determination on seeking her father freedom. Getting all the help she needed from the old gentleman, her father was granted freedom at the end of the story.

      Hanana, above is a short sample of how you can answer the question.

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  30. Thank you for sharing. I know it requires a lot of commitment to be able to come up with all these notes and and sample questions and answers. May Allah bless you for all your fantastic work and may you continue to produce more materials to be shared by the students and teachers.

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    1. Thanks Zalina for the encouraging words.

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  31. Teacher, what if the question ask to write about a relationship between friends. Please I really need your reply tq!

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    1. Assalamualaikum Aniesa,
      You can write about the relationship between the children and the old gentleman. You can give examples how the old gentleman helped the children when they needed help especially when mother fell ill and they did not have the money to buy the medicine and the things listed by the doctor. Here, you can use the idiom ' A friend in need is a friend indeed' to relate to the old gentleman's good deed. Another good example is when the old gentleman help the children to reunite with their father.

      I hope my guide helps you dear.

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  32. teacher. If dia minta plot macam mana

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    1. how is the question look like Aminuddin Rohani? If you can detail the question may be i can assist you. Tq

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  33. teacher. If dia minta plot macam mana

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  34. teacher macam mana nak jawab soalan nie.
    what theme can you learn from the novel you have studued?
    lepas tu dia suquh cerita tentang family love...
    dan dia bg event tentang mother,sibling's love dan children's love....tlong jwab st..please

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  35. teacher macam mana nak jawab soalan nie.
    what theme can you learn from the novel you have studued?
    lepas tu dia suquh cerita tentang family love...
    dan dia bg event tentang mother,sibling's love dan children's love....tlong jwab st..please

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    1. Nur Aida, if the question requires you to write about family love, you can highlight the event when Mother Fell Ill and describe how the children tried to find ways to seek help from the Old Gentleman to get medication and the things Mother needed. This shows the children's love toward their mother.
      As for sibling love, you can focus on how the children supported each other in times of need ; an example when Peter gave Bobbie half of his toy engine on Bobbie's birthday. It was a sacrifice as he loved the toy engine very much.
      Nur Aida, this is a sample and guide, you should elaborate and give detail your response to make it well-elaborated and convincing.All the best

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  36. If the question ask about an event that most touched your heart and 3 reasons?

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    1. Hi, you can choose any event in the novel that has touched your heart, describe the event and give 3 reasons to support your choice.
      For example, you can choose the event when the children arrange a birthday tea for Perks and describe what the children did to make it happen. You can also mention about Mrs Ransome who thought that no one remembered her birthday and how the children reacted to this. The 3 reasons can be the thoughtfulness the children have shown in this event, the love they possessed which was spread to the whole village and how they managed to change Mrs Ransome and made her happy.
      This is a guide or a frame on how you can answer the question. In order to get good marks you need to provide well-elaborated and detailed response to make your response convincing. All the best

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  37. if event that makes you happy and need to give 3 reason in form of paragraph mean one reason one paragraph

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  38. Which intresting event took place in chapter 5 thay can be solved by mothers help only ?

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