English Language Units 1&2 - How to answer questions

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"List" question

List 10 of the changes...
List the reasons for...
List why...
Find 10 things...
What are the reasons for...?

  • Use bullet points - 'list'
  • Be specific and detailed
  • Track - answers are usually in chronological order
  • Number of marks (10) = Number of points required

Point

Firstly - Secondly - Furthermore - Then - After this - Next - In addition to this - Finally

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"What" question

What do we learn about...?
What impressions do we get of...?
What thoughts and feelings...?
Explain [what] ...

  • 10 marks/10 minutes (12 maximum)
  • Track for coverage
  • P+E (Point + Evidence)
  • Summary explanation either at the beginning or end
  • 8-10 points required
  • Bakc up with short quotes

Point + Evidence

Firstly - Furthermore  - After this - Finally - etc...
This is shown in the line "..." - This is shown in the sentence "..." - This obvious in the line "..."

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"How" question

How does the writer...?
What are the writer's thoughts about...
...How do they show this...?

  • Track for coverage
  • P.E.E (Point, Evidence, Explain)
  • 8 P.E.Es
  • Zoom in on language and explore purpose and impact of the choices made by the writer
  • WHAT is included and HOW it is said is needed. If no how included = 6 marks maximum
  • Try to show overview

Point + Evidence + Explain

Firstly - Then - In addition to this - Finally - etc...
This is shown in the line "..." - etc...
This shows that...  - Showing... - This emphasises... - This enforces... - As a result... - This means that... - Resulting in... - Therefore...

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"Compare" question - Non-Fiction paper ONLY

NON-FICTION PAPER ONLY (UNIT 2)

Compare what the two texts say about...

  • Use bullet points to help you (plan)
  • Name the texts - make it clear which one you are referring to
  • There will not always be a balance of similarities and differences
  • Stay focused on the question
  • 30 Marks

Adapt analysis to text type -
eg: Formal letter vs. Leaflet
Compare purpose, audience, language, etc... 

Use quotes to back points up

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