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English LANGUAGE
January 10th 2013

Exam Preparation



QUESTION 1

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SECTON A: READING
Question 1 (Information Retrieval) (8 Marks)

Read Content, making sure you understand it
Read the question, highlight and understand what they are asking
you to do
Pick 6/7/8 relevant pieces of information (referring to question)
(P) Write them out in your own words, proving you've understood
it…

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the miners and become more engaged and attached to the text,
causes the reader to feel emotions whilst reading for effect) Don't
be normal, be perceptive and come up with perceptive, unique and
individual ideas, as long as you can back It up with evidence)

Explain the effects of the…

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Question 3 (8 Marks)

Inference question
Read and understand the text and question
Highlight the THOUGHTS AND FEELING of the people asked to you
in the question.
Explain what it suggests and explain what the word/phrase makes
you think?
E.G: To begin with James....... For Example......... This
suggests/shows..... The word/Phrase........…

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Remember be perceptive in your explanation of effects, as long as
you can back it up with quotations or references.
Note, that both texts may use the same feature/device but it can
be used for different effect. Also vice-versa (a similarity and a
difference- 2 in 1)
Analyse, language devices…

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SECTION B: WRITING
There is some simple steps that you need to follow to achieve maximum
marks in writing tasks. Firstly you need to know the key features of
each text-type as you'll have to write one.

Newspaper Article
Headline
Subheading
Picture with Caption
Who? What? Why? When? Where?
Formal…

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Same features as an argument, except not balanced.
Choose one point of view, and back its case, only just mention
that there is opposing view
Letter
Address
Date
R.E
Dear...To...
I am writing to.....
Body paragraphs
Conclusion
Sign off (ours sincerely, Yours faithfully)
Formal language
If to persuade use persuasive…

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Adjectives- loads of description (similes, alliteration,
personification, metaphors...etc.)
Introduction, Build-Up, Climax, Resolution, Ending
Engage the reader with use of vocab and punctuation
Vary line length- short sentences for dramatic effect
Setting
Characters



STEPS ON HOW TO ANSWER PART B:
What is the text-type?
What are the features of your text-types?…

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Uses a variety of structural features (E.GF: Different
paragraph/line lengths, dialogue, bullet points)
Present complex ideas in a coherent way
To achieve a Band 4 (5-6 Marks)
Use Complex grammatical structures and punctuation with success
Organise writing using sentence demarcation accurately
Employ a variety of sentences to produce effect (short…

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Mohsin

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Amazing resource. Thank you very much!

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