*AQA* English Language - Paper 1 SECTION A

About Section A on the english language paper by AQA

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  • Created by: Teejay.
  • Created on: 14-05-11 11:39

Paper 1

When first opening the paper.. spend a good 10 minutes reading the questions.

You will get an idea on what is being looked at, so whilst going through the articles/ items you can scribble things down on the question paper.

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Paper 1 - Section A


Nouns(naming words): familiar, ordinary, exotic, strange?

Verbs(action words): Strong, forceful? Abstractions - believing?

Adjectives(Describing words): Clearer meaning? How?

Pronouns (I or they) How do they show viewpoints?

Look for comparisons - what effects do the similies and metaphors have?

Look for Onamatopoeia - what effect does this give?

Look for Colloquilism - Words that make written sound like speech

Look for Ambiguity, irony, sarcasm and humour

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Language points

  • Rhetoric
  • Examples
  • Anecdotes
  • Quotations
  • Contrasts
  • Humour
  • Irony
  • Exaggeration

Describe fully how these techniques have been applied.

Short sentences usually: attract readers attention, puts stress on content.

Long Sentences usually: are of more detail and analysis

Byline: Name of the Reporter

Standfirst: introductory paragraph

Comment on each device in detail

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Andy Arnold

Useful, but some acronyms would make it exceptionally good. :)


Thanks for the feedback.

-Just a quick thing I thought I'd do.


i already know this, but do you highlight the text on all of sectioan 'A' questions?


Don't help


This isn't very helpfull.


i didn't it find it useful either. But good job anyway!

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