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ANSWER TO ICAS ENGLISH PAPER F

NOTE: highlighted areas are where past participants have the most difficulty with
No. Area Assessed
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Reading - literary Reading - literary Reading - literary Reading - literary Textual devices Vocabulary Reading - factual Textual devices Reading - factual

Description
Locate information in a travel diary Identify the reason for the writer's surprise in a travel diary Interpret an expression in a travel diary Interpret information in a travel diary Interpret a travel diary for the effect of an exclamation mark Identify synonyms in a travel diary: narrow and constricted Locate specific information in a feature article Identify the use of quotation marks to mark modern terms in a feature article Interpret information in a feature article Infer the consequence of an invention in a feature article Interpret a feature article to identify a specific property of iced desserts Synthesise a feature article to identify its main purpose: to recount Identify that brackets can replace parenthetical dashes in a factual description Infer the reason for the importance of glaciers in a factual description Infer from a factual description the purpose of a component Interpret a sequence in a factual description to select the correct order of images Identify the meaning of a term in a factual description: anecdotal accounts Synthesise information in a factual description to identify the purpose of research Synthesise a factual description to draw a logical conclusion Identify the basis of a contrast used in a literary description Interpret the meaning of a word from context in a literary description: generous Identify an example of personification in a literary description Identify the effect of an action in a literary description Interpret a literary description for the basis of a character's inference Identify an adverb in a literary description: only Infer the tone of a character's remark in a literary description Interpret a subject's opinion in an interview Interpret information in parentheses in an interview Infer from an interview to identify the interviewee's attitude Identify the meaning of a word in an interview: inherently Interpret the interviewee's use of an expression in an interview Identify the literary technique used by the poet to draw attention to the subject Infer the effect of a stylistic device in a poem Identify the literary technique used to achieve a poetic effect in a part of a poem Synthesise a poem to infer the poet's observation point Synthesise a stanza of a poem to identify its subject Synthesise a part of a poem to identify the poet's purpose Interpret the title of a feature article Infer the reason for an emotional reaction by the writer in a feature article Interpret the meaning of a word from context in a feature article: gleaned Identify the purpose of statistics in a feature article Interpret the meaning of a word from context in a feature article: vulnerable Synthesise part of a feature article to explain an existing situation Interpret information in a feature article Interpret the reason for characters' actions in a literary description Identify the meaning of a phrase in a literary description: an intensive course Infer the reason for characters' actions in a literary description Interpret the reason for a character's emotional state in a literary description Identify the metaphorical use of a word in a literary description: killed Synthesise a literary description to infer a character's perception about herself Identify the correct phrase beginning with a connective to complete a sentence Identify the correct adjectival clause to maintain text cohesion Identify the correct prepositional phrase to complete a sentence Identify the correct clause beginning with a connective to maintain text cohesion Identify that a prepositional phrase is required to complete a sentence

10 Reading - factual 11 Reading - factual 12 Reading - factual 13 Textual devices 14 Reading - factual 15 Reading - factual 16 Reading - factual 17 Vocabulary 18 Reading - factual 19 Reading - factual 20 Reading - literary 21 Vocabulary 22 Textual devices 23 Reading - literary 24 Reading - literary 25 Syntax 26 Reading - literary 27 Reading - factual 28 Reading - factual 29 Reading - factual 30 Vocabulary 31 Reading - factual 32 Textual devices 33 Reading - literary 34 Textual devices 35 Reading - literary 36 Reading - literary 37 Reading - literary 38 Reading - factual 39 Reading - factual 40 Vocabulary 41 Textual devices 42 Vocabulary 43 Reading - factual 44 Reading - factual 45 Reading - literary 46 Vocabulary 47 Reading - literary 48 Reading - literary 49 Textual devices 50 Reading - literary 51 Syntax 52 Syntax 53 Syntax 54 Syntax 55 Syntax

ANS B C D C D A A B B A D B B A B D A D B D A C B C B A D B C A D A A A C B C D C D C C A B D D B D C D B C B A B