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2 Your Exam May 29th: 2hours 15 minutes 1 hour = Section A 1 hour = Section B 15 minutes =Reading texts/Checking answers May 29th: 2hours 15 minutes 1 hour = Section A 1 hour = Section B 15 minutes =Reading texts/Checking answers Section A, Reading Non-Fiction (40 marks) Section A, Reading Non-Fiction (40 marks) Q1: Identify Information. (4 marks) Q1B:Retrieve and Understand information. (4 marks) Q2:Understand and interpret information using quotes. (8 marks) Q2:Understand and interpret information using quotes. (8 marks) Q3:Explain the effect of language. (12 Marks) Q3:Explain the effect of language. (12 Marks) Q4: Compare and contrast presentational features. (12 Marks) Q4: Compare and contrast presentational features. (12 Marks) Section B, Writing Non-Fiction Texts (40 marks) Q1, Shorter Writing task (16 marks) Writing to either: Describe/Inform /Explain Q2, Longer Writing Task (24 marks) Writing to either: Argue / Persuade This could be:  A letter  A speech  A leaflet  A newspaper article  A magazine article In order to get the most marks - Do the LONGER task first!

3 Remember Describe Inform Explain Persuade Argue W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W H H ????

4 Section B - Writing Skills you will need for BOTH questions.

5 Discourse Markers and vocabulary Sequence Connectives Contrast Connectives Similar Connectives Stress Connectives  However, Whereas,  On The Other Hand,  In Contrast,  Alternatively  However, Whereas,  On The Other Hand,  In Contrast,  Alternatively  Similarly,  Equally,  Likewise,  In The Same Manner  Similarly,  Equally,  Likewise,  In The Same Manner  Notably  Undoubtedly  Significantly  Especially  Above All  In Particular  Notably  Undoubtedly  Significantly  Especially  Above All  In Particular  Eventually  Ultimately  Finally  Furthermore  Moreover  Eventually  Ultimately  Finally  Furthermore  Moreover

6 General Writing Skills – Sentence Types Question: When and why might we use each type? SIMPLE COMPLEX TRIPLE COMPOUND ONE WORD The Olympics will be held in London. The last Olympic games were impressive and set the standard for London. Perfect. The Olympics events will be exciting, thrilling and memorable. Although some people believe the Olympics will cause problems, they will also bring a lot of good.

7 Organisation Letter LeafletArticle What about a Speech? EXT: What other presentation devices could you include? Speech

8 Remind me... Which questions match which sections? Which Writing task should you do first? Section B Question 6 The LONGER task Section B Question 6 The LONGER task

9 Writing to Persuade You need to “use these for effect”. What does that mean? Fact opinion Rhetorical Question Expert Opinion Statistic Triple anecdote

10 Writing to PERSUADE Write a Letter to your Principal Persuading her to let you have a party when the exam are over. Firstly In addition Furthermore Finally

11 When you are... use...

12 Four reasons For your argument! Opposition – know the other side and destroy it! Repetition – to strengthen your argument. Connectives - to build your argument Evidence - to prove your argument!

13 Writing to ARGUE ‘Sports stars are good role models for young people.’ Write an article for a magazine of your choice arguing for or against this view. Firstly In addition Furthermore Finally

14 Section B Question 5 The SHORTER task Section B Question 5 The SHORTER task

15 Remember to be SAFE! Can you match up the language feature to the example? C+ thinking - Can you come up with your own examples? A NECDOTE E XPERT OPINION F ACT S TATISTIC One student forgot to use GAP and was devastated when she used the wrong Genre. All students will sit an English Exam on May 29 th. Ms Puttick says, “students who answer the Longer Writing task first are the most successful.” Question 6 is worth two thirds of the marks for the Writing Section.

16 Writing to Explain Write a Speech to Parents explaining how to Support their child during the exam period.. Firstly In addition Furthermore Finally Statistics Anecdote Fact Example W W W W W W W W W W H H

17 Writing to Inform Write the text for a leaflet for new pet owners, informing them of how to be a successful pet owner Statistics Anecdote Fact Expert

18 When Writing to describe use: metaphor onomatopoeia personification similes

19 Writing to Describe Do not tell a story! Instead paint a picture in your readers mind. Start your story with a personification of the weather to set the mood. Use a variety of sentence types to set the pace. Do not start sentences with ‘I’. Show don’t tell; create a clear mood. Ensure you plan the MOOD of the piece before you write. Use your five senses to create a vivid picture.


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