Examining thoughts, feelings and perspective

In this lesson, we’ll complete the reading of our extract from Touching the Void by Joe Simpson whilst considering the thoughts and feelings he presents. Prior to this, we will be finding out a little bit more about Joe Simpson and his companion Simon Yates so that we can establish the very particular perspective of this incident. At the end of the session, you will write your response to the writer’s attitude in the selected passage; this will allow you to draw together your learning. A model answer will be provided for you to assess your progress.

Introductory Quiz

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Final Quiz

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