English Language Section B

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Section B ­ Writing
Short Writing Task: 16 marks (25 mins)
To inform/explain/describe:
INFORM:
Impersonal
Factual
Straight forwards language
Include relevant facts/details
Background info
Subheadings
Statements
EXPLAIN:
What is the situation?
How did it happen?
How do you resolve it?
Give reasons
Explain the effect
Personal slant
HOW and WHY
BALANCED VEIW!
DESCRIBE:
Language techniques
Use senses
Use and effective ending/beginning.
Long Writing Task: 24 marks (35 mins)
To argue/persuade:
PERSUADE:
Emotive
Trying to get people to do something (e.g. donate money)
Anecdotes
Genre Audience Purpose (GAP)
AFOREST (Alliteration, Facts, Opinions, Retorical devices, Emotive language, Stats, Three
(rule of Three)

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ARGUE:
ONE SIDED
Use COUNTER ARGUMENTS
Rhetorical devices
AFOREST
GAP
What is the purpose?
Facts
Strong and determined.…read more

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