English GCSE paper 1

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  • Writers aim their work at a specific audience. 
  • This can be shown by the content, and the form. E.g, if it is for children, it may have more images and bold fonts.
  • The vocabulary can also tell you who the work is aimed at. Complex language normally means it is aimed at adults.
  • The language can also show how much knowledge the audience has about the subject. Technical vocab will be aimed at people who know a lot about the particular subject.
  • There are four common purposes of writing.
  • The purpose means why the article or book was written - what the writer was…


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