AQA English Language: Unit 1: Understanding and Producing Non-Fiction Text

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AQA English Language:
Unit 1: Understanding and Producing Non-Fiction Text
Section A:
Question 1 [8 marks]: What do you learn...?
Read through the text and annotate where you find what you learn
Find 6-8 important pieces of information
Use PEE to structure your paragraphs ­ Point, Evidence (Quotes),
Explain (Without phrasing)
Write 4-6 paragraphs which incorporate all 6-8 points
Spend approximately 12 minutes on this question
Question 2 [8 marks]: How do the headline and picture add to
the effectiveness of the text?
Read through the text and annotate the features of the pictures and
headline such as colour, what is in the pictured, is the headline bold etc.
Use PEA paragraphs ­ Point, Evidence (Quotes), Analyse the quote.
Try to make 4 links between the presentation device and the text itself
Use appropriate quotes
The main reasons for using presentational devices are: Mood, Memory
and Clarity
1st Paragraph: What makes the headline effective?
Find a quote to prove this
Explain how the headline is effective. What is the interpretation?
What effect does this have on the reader?
How does the headline relate to the text?
2 Paragraph: Another point on how the headline is effective
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3rd Paragraph: What makes the picture effective?
What effect does this have on the reader?
How does the picture support the audience and purpose?
Link to text with quotes that describe the picture

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4th Paragraph: Another point on how the picture is effective
Spend approximately 12 minutes on this question
Question 3 [8 marks]: What are some of the thoughts and
feelings?
Read through the text and annotate thoughts and feelings portrayed
Try to get 4 thoughts and 4 feelings throughout the entire text
What does the writer imply? ­ Back up using quotes
Here are some of the thoughts and feelings that could be expressed:
Exaggeration
Surprise
Fear
Anger
Happiness
Joy
Pride
Hope
Uncertainty
Anticipation
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Analyse use of the technique in text 1
Explain the effect on the reader
Use a connective
Analyse use of the technique in text 2
Explain effect on reader in text 2
6th Paragraph: Conclusion ­ Sum up the ideas (THIS SHOULD BE SHORT)
Here are some examples of language features:
Alliteration
Onomatopoeia
Rhyme
Noun
Adjective - Imagery
Adverb
Pronoun
Emotive vocabulary
Facts and Opinions
Simile
Metaphor
Sentence length (long/short)
Short sentences can suggest:
Speed
Excitement
Attract readers attention
Long sentences can suggest:
Calm…read more

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comparison/ So/ However/ The second text though/ Alternatively/
Because/ Therefore/So/ Thus/ Consequently/ For example/ Such as/ For
instance/ In particular/ Especially/ Indeed
Spend approximately 24 minutes on this question
Section B:
Question 5 [16 marks]: You will be given a question that asks
you to Describe, Explain or Inform
Writing to inform: Writing a letter, leaflet, autobiography, travel
writing, newspaper or magazine article
Information
Expert opinions
Facts
Simple sentences
Writing to explain: An explanation for or give reasons for something;
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Summing up in last paragraph
Facts
Opinions
Features of an article
Pronouns `we', `our'
Strong opening sentence show views
Emotive language
Concluding sentence
Features of a diary
Purpose to the diary entry
Opinions
Emotive language
Exaggeration
First person
Features of blog
Colloquial language
Wider audience
Content and tone matches audience
Features of a biography and autobiography
Imagery
Sentence structure/ length for effect
Dramatic language
Language style
Entertaining
Chronological order
Features of travel writing
Factual but give individual interpretations of the experience
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Writing to persuade: Convince someone that your view on an issue is
correct ­ Writing a letter or speech
Audience inclusion ­ Pronouns
Facts and statistics
Rhetorical question
Exaggeration
Alliteration
Repetition
Feelings
Opinions
Rule of three
Writing to argue: Pick only ONE side.…read more

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So useful! Breakdown of all questions! Thanksx

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