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How to be Successful on English Paper 1:



Section B: Writing to
Argue, Persuade or
Advise






English Paper 1, Section B
Writing to Argue, Persuade or Advise

You should spend 45 minutes on this section.

In this section you will have a choice of three
questions.


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You must answer one question from the choice of three.
The tasks might be linked to the texts in Section A.
This section will assess your ability to:

Write clearly and coherently.
Adapt your writing for different purposes and audiences.
Write in different generic styles.
Organise your prose into…

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KEY THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN PREPARING TO WRITE











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Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise: Key Linguistic Features

Feature of Language Example Explanation Per Arg Adv Your Own Example


Outrageous, horrific, These are adjectives that
Emotive Adjectives unbelievable, fantastic, appeal to the reader's feelings
breathtaking and emotions


Powerful Verbs Must, stop, act, These are verbs that demand
believe,…

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Rhetorical Question How would you react if Rhetorical questions help to
this was your only make the audience think
chance? about what has been written.

Feature of Language Example Explanation P Ar A Your Own Example




A recent survey found Using facts and statistics like
Facts and Statistics that…

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Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise
Tricks to Use

The Examiner is looking for you to demonstrate your ability to use language for effect. However this is not
an entirely creative exercise. You need to be strategic too. There are a series of skills that can seriously
increase the…

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1. Word Choice

The examiner is looking for you to demonstrate the versatility of your vocabulary. Therefore it is imperative ­ where
appropriate ­ that you endeavour to use a blend of word choice for effect. Try to show that you have mastery of a wide
range of words…

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Look back at the work that we have done on punctuation.

Practise using a range of punctuation marks in your writing in preparation for the examination.

In the exam, use a range of punctuation accurately and appropriately.




3. Innovation

Place yourself in the position of the examiner: they will…

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THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT UNDUE ECCENTRICITY IS LIKELY TO BE REWARDED ­ BEING DIFFERENT, AND
QUIRKY, FOR ITS OWN SAKE IS NOT INNOVATIVE BUT SUICIDAL!





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