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Question 1:
Retrieval
·8 marks
·15 minutes, including active reading time
·Make 4-5 relevant points
·You're not analysing language
·You're showing you fully understand the text, using
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1. ·Read the question, and highlight the most important words in it.
·The most important words are those telling you what to write
about in your answer.
What do you learn from Elisabeth Hyde's article about where she
has been and what she has been doing?
What do you learn from Ben Leach's article about the issues and
concerns regarding the building of wind farms?
What do you learn from the article about the reasons behind Zaki
Badawi's success?
What do you learn from Tim Jonze's article about the popularity
of the Mercury Music Prize?
What do you learn from the article about the benefits of a third
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2.
Text 18: What do you learn from the article
about the achievements of Holly Budge?
·Actively read Text 1: Find whatever it is you're looking for in
the text (e.g. `where she has been and what she has been doing' / `issues
and concerns regarding wind farms' / `the reasons behind Zaki Badawi's
success' / `the popularity of the Mercury Music prize'/ `the benefits of a third
runway at Heathrow Airport') and highlight 4 or 5 points as you are reading
it.
·To answer the above question, you are looking for what?...
`the achievements of Holly Budge'
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3. Purpose and
Audience
·Now you're ready to write up your ideas, think
about the purpose of the article, and who its audience might be. When
writing an introductory sentence to your answer, you can mention these
things.
·For Question 1, likely purposes will be to inform (or to `make the reader
aware'), explain or describe.
·Sometimes it may be clear that a text is aimed at a particular group. If
you're not sure about the particular group, don't guess but simply
mention `the reader' / `its readers' (the article's readers) / or even `us'.
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3. Purpose and
Audience
Don't write things like this:
Text 1 aims to inform readers about the success of the Mercury
Music Prize, and also to entertain them and make them think the
Mercury Music Prize is a really good thing. The audience are
people who are in their teens and 20s and who like music or are
in bands themselves.
Text 1 aims to tell readers about all the problems to do with wind
farms in the UK. Readers will be people who are concerned
about the environment and the government and they will be
shocked, sad and angry when they read the article.
What's wrong with these openings?
WHAT TO
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