Does any one have revision notes for English Language Unit 1 Higher Tier?

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Any revision notes which can help me with for the exam

Thanks :)

Posted Sun 22nd April, 2012 @ 18:09 by Gigs Banga

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I have this exam on tuesday too :)

Section A (1 hour 15 minutes): 

  • Spend about 15 minutes reading and annotating the texts-seriously, people who don't annotate get worse mark, because annotating=planning.
  • Question 1-pick out about 8 pieces of information or something- 12 minutes.
  • Question 2-pick out presentation devices, explain how the headline is effective- 12 minutes.
  • Question 3-you pick something out and sort of analyse it.- 12 minutes.
  • Question 4- you compare the 2 texts and analyse each text-so perhaps one is more positive and the other is more negative- 24 minutes.

Section B (1 hour):

  • Question 5- the question will ALWAYS be inform, explain and/or describe. If it says inform you basically have to state some facts or something- 25 minutes.
  • Question 6: The questiong will ALWAYS be argue, persuade and/or advise. This means you are trying to convince someone about one side. On argue and perhaps advise, you have to consider the other side of the arguement and be more rational but on persuade you overexaggerate, anything. 35 minutes.
Answered Sat 26th May, 2012 @ 21:03 by EstherTheBunny
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Heya, I'm not sure if you've had your exam yet or not but I hope this helps if you haven't :)

There are 2 sections in this exam Section A & Section B. Section A you should spend 1 hour & 15 minutes. Whereas in Section B you should only spend 1 hour on it. 

Section A (4 questions)

.Information Retrieval-15 minutes

. Presentation-15 minutes

.Inference-15 minutes

.Language & Comparison-30 minutes 

Section B (2 questions)

Short question-25 minutes

Longer question-35 minutes 

Revision Tips- Information Retrieval literally means Just getting the information as it is & not analyzing it in any way

For Presentation look out for things such as font,pictures,statistics etc.DON'T read what's on the page, literally just do what they've asked you to

For Inference it's more about 'reading between the lines' & seeing if there's a hidden meaning behind it

For the language & Comparison they'll give you a named article & toy must compare what it's like to another article 

Make sure you do plans for Section B, it'll help you organize your work & it'll give a good impression of you to the examiner 

Good Luck with your exam & let me know if you need anything else :D 

Answered Sat 26th May, 2012 @ 10:12 by Beanie96
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Thank u, my exams on Tuesday as this really helps me stay organised and prepared.

Thanks :)

Answered Sat 26th May, 2012 @ 11:40 by Gigs Banga
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http://getrevising.co.uk/resources/top_tips_for_english_language I've just made a powerpoint presentation on the exam tomorrow :))

Answered Mon 28th May, 2012 @ 18:00 by Beanie96