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01747-- How to write a PEE [point-evidence-explanation] answer?

Reading tasks many a time require PEE answers.
P stands for POINT
E  stands for EVIDENCE
E stands for EXPLANATION
Point is the statement/observation/analysis you make.  Evidence is the extract/quote you take from a text to support your point.  Explanation is giving noting but giving your point more clarity in the light of evidence.

The following is a passage.  Just below the passage instructions are given on how to write a PEE answer.  These instructions are followed by PEE answers [for question no.2]






1.  List four things that source one tells you about hearing dogs in the UK.
Answer:
a) Hearing dogs in the UK are close companions to deaf children.
b) Hearing dogs in the UK enable the deaf children to overcome sleep anxieties.
c) Hearing dogs in the UK help the deaf children's social interaction.
d) Hearing dogs in the UK help parents get the child's attention.



2.  What have some of the advantages of having a hearing dog been for James?  Use the phrases in the box to help you to answer the question.

Answer: [PEE]

The hearing dog helped James overcome sleep anxieties.  We know this because the text tells us "...but now that Kurt sleeps with him in his bedroom he feels much less isolated when he takes out his hearing aid at night."  This reveals that James could overcome and cope with his fear of isolation only because Kurt sleeps with him.

The hearing dog helped James to be better at social interaction.  The line "Kurt has also helped James' social interaction" shows us this.  This tells us that James imporved his social interaction skills and is capable of leading a normal social life, which wouldn't be possible without the help of a hearing dog.

The hearing dog gave James company and an undivided attention.  The line "He is a wonderful accompaniment to our household."  shows us this.  This quote is evidence that a hearing dog is a true companion to James.


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