English Language: Paper 1, section A

Prompts on each question on section A

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Following an argument

1. Topic sentance - the statement or point the writer goes on to explore in the rest of the paragraph, fact or opinion

2. Qualification - follows the topic sentances. Maybe explanation, anecdotal evidence or factual evidence

3. Conclusion - summerises the argument at the end and restates and reminds the reader of the key points. How does the writer conclude?

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Facts and Opinions

Facts can be used to:

  • To back up claims made
  • To give examples
  • To add autority
  • To add reliability

Opinions can be used to

  • To add interest
  • To give a range of views
  • To make you think of your own opinion
  • To add autority (depending on the source)
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Presentational Devices

  • Colour
  • Images
  • Captions
  • Tables and Graphs
  • Speech Bubbles
  • Product
  • Celebrity
  • Text and Font
  • Angles
  • Endorsements
  • E-mail addresses
  • Samples
  • Slogans
  • 'Grey' pages
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Language Devices

  • Purpose
  • Person - 1st, 2nd or 3rd
  • Formality - formal/ informal
  • Tense - present/ past - effect?
  • Humour
  • Eaggeration (hyperbole)
  • Repetition
  • Emotive Language
  • Puns
  • Anecdotes
  • Facts and opinions
  • Imagery - similies, metaphors, anomatopeia, personification, oxymoron
  • Diction - choice of words - complex/ simple
  • Advebs, adjectives - effect of description
  • Structure - strong opening and conclusion
  • Sentance structure - simple/ complex, short and sharp, repetition
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Comments

Satnam Singh Rai

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Hayer-28

Very helpful. Thank You :)

Rahma

Thanks. very helpful for my English Language Exam.

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