English Reading Questions

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  • Created by: Hannah
  • Created on: 08-04-13 16:23

List or Find

  • If the question is worth ten marks then include 11 or 12 quotes
  • If you are asked to 'make a list' or 'list...' then do exactly that
  • For the find questions it is not asking for a list of bullet points
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  • Keep focused on the question
  • Sometimes a little explanation is necessary
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  • Develop some of the points
  • Include as much evidence as you can
  • Occasionally use your own words to show you have understood
  • Sometimes use two or three pieces of evidence to support one inference
  • Use short quotations
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  • Use your own words
  • Be fluent
  • Add comments of your own to evidence you have found to strengthen your answer
  • Don't waste words or time, every sentence should make a point
  • Link your impressions to evidence from the text
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  • Identify a range of thoughts and feelings
  • Each thought or feeling must be clearly linked to evidence int he text
  • Make sure your answer is focused on the question
  • Include as much evidence as you can but remember it is not enough on its own
  • Use the words from the question in your answer
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Intended Audience

  • Identify the specific audiences
  • Do not rush into saying the leaflet is attracting everyone
  • Look at the context and language
  • The questions are about 'who' the piece attracts not 'how'
  • Look at how the piece is presented, is it colourful?
  • Each audience should be clearly linked to evidence from the text
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Persuasive Techniques

  • Don't use chunks of text
  • Consider:
    • Approach
    • .Content
    • Structure
    • Tone
    • Language
    • Headlines and titles
    • Pictures
    • Presentation
  • The question asks you to analyse how the writer persuades, not if you agree
  • What is the intention behind each detail? What is the effect?
  • When describing titles, avoid saying it makes the reader want to read on, use provocative, interesting or intriguing
  • Analyse the detail rather than just spotting it
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Comparinnd Contrasting Texts

  • TRACK.
  • Support ideas with reference to the text
  • The question does not involve your opinions
  • Create a table to help you see similarities and differences between the two texts
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