Cambridge IGCSE English Language tips

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  • Cambridge IGCSE English Language
    • Question 1 (Directive writing)
      • Will be questions from text A
      • 250-350 words
      • 15 marks for the CONTENT and 5 marks for the QUALITY
      • Look for WHO you are being asked to write as
      • 3 bullet points
      • 20 minutes spent planning and 25 minutes writing
      • Make sure you answer all three bullet points
    • Question 2 (Language analysis)
      • Spend roughly 30 minutes on this question
      • Find 8 quotes in total. 4 from each paragraph
      • Spend 15 minutes on each paragraph
      • Keep quotes short
      • 10 marks for the question overall
      • Choose the quotes first, highlighting always helps
      • Use the "onion" effect, look at the literal meaning and then what it implies
      • Write about 300 words
      • Will be questions from text a
    • Question 3 (Summary)
      • Overall the question is worth 20 marks
      • Spend 30 minutes on the notes
      • Spend 15 minutes on the summary
      • Overall spend 15 minutes on this question
      • This question is worth 20 marks
      • Find ALL 15 bullet points, write something because you may get a mark for it
      • Bullet points should be your own words
      • Don't put a lot of detail into the summary

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