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How to be Successful on
English Paper 1:






Section A: How Writers
Achieve Effects ­ Exam
Practice







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ANALYSING LINGUISTIC AND PRESENTATIONAL
DEVICES:
EXAM PRACTICE


The Exam

At some stage in the examination, it is highly likely that you will be
asked to compare the linguistic and/or use of presentational devices in
the texts you are presented with in the exam. You need to be able to…

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TEXT A ­ feature article from a national newspaper

BLOOD, GUTS & GORE: FILM VIOLENCE AND ITS EFFECT ON
YOUNG PEOPLE

It is a Friday night in the Cameron
household. Henry Cameron, father of
Cassie, Grace and Illie ushers his children
into the living room to watch television.
Henry…

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As the decade wore on body counts were to increase until it was no longer about the number of the
deaths, but the brutality of the killing that became the preoccupation of Hollywood filmmakers. Steven
Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan ­ acclaimed for its brutal, if realistic, reenactment of the…

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violence because the adverse publicity is `the gold dust on which the box office thrives'. Eagleton is
demanding even tougher legislation he wants a moratorium on all film violence.

While the VChip might be protecting the young and impressionable minds of Henry Cameron's
children, there are arguably more young…

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TEXT B: leaflet from a children's charity






Are you
watching what they're
watching?







Young People
and Violence in
the Media





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The NSPCC's Campaign for
Responsible Viewing
























Are
you
watching
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what they're
watching?







The NSPCC promotes
positive and responsible
viewing habits in the interest
of our childrens' well being
and moral development.
For further information about our campaign, or for more guidance
on how you can become a responsible viewer, log on to our
website www.nspcc.org.uk/areyouwatchingwhatthey'rewatching





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ANALYSING LINGUISTIC AND PRESENTATIONAL
DEVICES: EXAM PRACTICE

Planning a Response to a Question about Language in a Text

At some stage on English Paper 1, you are going to be asked to consider
the linguistic choices that a writer has made in their text. It is
important that you…

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