Section A: Reading Reading Non-Fiction and Media Texts 1 Reading for meaning Student Book Page 14 Activity 5 The key points are the main points the writer makes. They form the skeleton of the argument. The key points 1–5 have been numbered in the text on page 13 for you. Look back and read them again. You need to explain the writer’s argument. Complete the following chart by using your own words to explain the key points. The first one has been done for you. Key points What the writer means 1 It’s clear to me that boys need He says that boys need to deal with to process horror and horror and violence because it’s part violence – because it’s so of their world. much a part of the world they feel surrounded by. 2 They are two very different sorts of films but they existed equally in these little boys’ affections. 3 As he’s matured, if that’s the right word, this has become even more extreme. 4 They’re boys, they’re sentimental and gruesome. 5 So my view is that the need to deal with horror and violence is a part of boys, beyond culture.