Extract of Touching the Void by Joe Simpson for World Book Night 2012 I was lying in my sleeping bag, staring at the light ltering through the red Mar 14, 2016 Below is the extract from Joe Simpsons book Touching the Void that we looked at in class today. Develop your thoughts here in this post about how Simpson uses language to present his thoughts and feelings. An extract from Touching the Void by Joe Simpson for World Book Night I was lying in my sleeping bag, staring at the light filtering through the red Touching the Void is a 1988 book by Joe Simpson, recounting his and Simon Yates' successful but disastrous and nearly fatal climb of the 6, 344metre (20, 813 foot) Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.
It has sold over half a million copies and has been translated into over 20 languages Lesson 22 From Touching the Void 2 Content Some of the book from which this extract is taken is quite technical, with few explanations being given for nonclimbers.
Two lessons on the Touching the Void extract from the Edexcel iGCSE anthology, focusing on how tension is created by Joe Simpson. The second lesson requires students to produce a piece of analytical writing. Touching the Void is a true account of a horrific mountaineering accident experienced by Joe Simpson and Simon Yates. While descending from a difficult and very remote mountain peak in South America, Joe fell Intermediate Level Points for Understanding Answer Key Macmillan Readers Touching the Void 2 This page has been downloaded from It is photocopiable, but all copies must be complete pages.
Joe Simpson is the author of the bestselling Touching the Void, as well as four subsequent nonfiction books published by The Mountaineers Books: This Game of Ghosts, Storms of Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, and The Beckoning Silence.