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2005 Key Stage 2 English SATs Reading Booklet Travelling On (filename "ks2-english-2005-reading-booklet.pdf") includes:

Travelling On Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk Contents Throughout history, people have moved goods from one place to another. These texts are about people who travel as part of their jobs. On the Road 3 Sharon Brown drives lorries for a living, taking goods all over Europe. The Long Drive 6 Teams of cowboys used to move cattle from one part of the United States to another. On the Plains 8 Bob Lemmons is a cowboy who rounds up wild horses that live on the plains in Texas. Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk On the Road Introducing Sharon Brown Sharon Brown always had an unusual ambition – she wanted to be a lorry driver. Now, Sharon leads the life of which she has always dreamed. Once or twice a week she drives an LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) across long distances, delivering large loads to distant places. Training for lorry drivers can start only at the age of 21, so Sharon took a course in electrical engineering first and then worked for a haulage company until she was able to start the LGV training. Later on, she took a test that allowed her to drive articulated lorries. She passed all her tests first time. After years of trying to discourage her, Sharon’s friends and family finally gave in, realising how determined she was. Nowadays, she’s away from home for three to five days at a time, travelling all over Europe. On the next two pages are extracts from a diary Sharon kept on a journey to Spain, transporting a load of tennis balls for the Spanish Open tennis championship. She wrote a few lines at most of her stopping points. Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 3 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk The Long Drive Many years ago, ranch owners needed to send their cattle hundreds of miles to ‘cow towns’ where they would be sold. Every year it was the cowboys’ job to round up all the cattle and take them in large herds to the cow town. This was known as ‘the long drive’. The drive was a challenge for all cowboys. Their day began at 4.00am and ended after dark. Even then some had to stand on guard during the night. The average herd was made up of about 3000 cattle and the cowboys were responsible for keeping them safe all the way. The cowboys worked as a team but each had his own job to do (see diagram). The trail boss was in charge. He gave orders, checked the herd and then rode ahead to find water. He decided where the camp would be made and generally took care of the men. He rode at the front of the herd. The pointers were also experienced riders. They led the herd when the trail boss went ahead to look for water or a camp. The swing and flank men rode at the side to keep the herd together. The drag men were at the back. This was the worst job because they were covered in dust from the herd in front. The wranglers were the youngest and most inexperienced cowboys on the drive. They carried messages up and down the line and looked after the remuda, the spare horses. The cook drove the chuck wagon and produced the food for the cowboys wherever they camped. Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 6 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk Difficulties and Dangers Rounding up the cattle was very dangerous and the cowboys needed to be agile riders. On the long drive, there were many risks. Stam pedes A sudden nois e might make the whole herd of cattle stampede, rush ing along out of control. Stopping a sta mpede was dangerou s work – cowb oys tried to drive the ca ttle into a circle to slow them down. Rivers as rivers w ossing cially if Cr s, espe u angero n by rain or often d swolle . ey were re quicksands th e there w r Weatheor torrential winds Blistering hot en made the hailstones oft rain and pleasant. conditions un wrangler flank swing R These w ustlers ere peo ple out to steal th who set e cattle . cook chuck wagon remuda pointer drag trail boss drag drag swing pointer flank Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 7 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk On the Plains Bob Lemmons rounds up mustangs, wild horses that live on the plains in the state of Texas, in the United States, for teams of cowboys to use on the long drive. t wasn’t noon yet, but the sun had already made the Texas plains hotter than an oven. Bob Lemmons pulled his wide-brimmed hat tighter to his head and rode slowly away from the ranch. I ‘Good luck, Bob!’ someone yelled. Bob didn’t respond. His mind was already on the weeks ahead. He walked his horse slowly, being in no particular hurry. That was one thing he had learned early. One didn’t capture a herd of mustang horses in a hurry. Bob looked around him, and as far as he could see the land was flat, stretching unbroken like the cloudless sky over his head until the two seemed to meet. Nothing appeared to be moving except him on his horse, but he knew that a herd of mustangs could be galloping near the horizon line at that moment and he would be unable to see them until they came much closer. Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 8 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk He rode north that day, seeing no sign of mustangs until close to evening, when he came across some tracks. He stopped and dismounted. For a long while he stared at the tracks until he was able to identify several of the horses. It seemed to be a small herd. The tracks were no more than three days old and he expected to catch sight of the herd in the next day or two. A herd didn’t travel in a straight line, but ranged back and forth within what they considered their territory. He untied his blanket from behind the saddle and laid it out on the ground. Then he removed the saddle from the horse and tied the animal to a post. He took his supper out of the saddlebags and ate slowly as the chilly night air seemed to rise from the plains that a few short hours before had been too hot for a man to walk on. He threw the blanket around his shoulders, wishing he could make a fire. But if he had, the smell of wood smoke in his clothes would have been detected by any herd he got close to. After eating he laid his head back against his saddle and covered himself with his thick Mexican blanket. The chilliness of the night made the stars look to him like shining slivers of ice. Someone had once told him that the stars were balls of fire, like the sun, but Bob didn’t feel them that way. Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 9 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk He thought about the time when he brought in his first herd of mustangs … One day several of the cowboys had gone out to capture a herd. The ranch had been short of horses and no one ever thought of buying horses when there were so many wild ones. He had wanted to tell them that he would bring in the horses, but they would have laughed at him. Who’d ever heard of one man bringing in a herd? So he had watched them ride out, saying nothing. A few days later they were back, tired and disgusted. They hadn’t even been able to get close to a herd. That evening Bob had timidly suggested to Mr Hunter that he be allowed to try. Everyone laughed. Bob reminded them that no one on the ranch could handle a horse like he could, that the horses came to him more than anyone else. The cowboys had acknowledged that that was true, but it was impossible for one man to capture a herd. Bob had said nothing else. Early the next morning he had ridden out alone … Three weeks later the cowboys had been sitting outside the ranch one evening and looked up to see a herd of mustangs galloping towards them, led by Bob. Despite their amazement, they had moved quickly to open the gate and Bob had led the horses in. The next morning, the sun awakened him even before the first arc of its roundness showed over the horizon. He saddled his horse and rode off, following the tracks he had discovered the previous evening. He followed them west until he was certain they were leading him to the Pecos River. He smiled. He knew the horses would come to that river to drink every day. Mustangs never went too far from water. Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 10 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk Acknowledgements: ‘On the Plains’ adapted from ‘The Man who was a Horse’, in Long Journey Home by Julius Lester. Published by Puffin Books, 1977. This text has been incorporated into this test paper solely for the purposes of the examination in accordance with Section 32(3) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. No copyright clearance for any other use has been obtained or sought. © 2005 Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, 83 Piccadilly, London W1J 8QA Order refs: QCA/05/1361 (pupil pack) QCA/05/1360 (mark schemes pack) Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 264753 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk