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1 Section A - Reading Question 1: Retrieval Approaching and answering Question 1

2 Question 1: Retrieval 8 marks 8 marks 15 minutes, including active reading time 15 minutes, including active reading time Make 4-5 relevant points Make 4-5 relevant points You’re not analysing language You’re not analysing language You’re showing you fully understand the text, using evidence (short, embedded quotes) to prove it You’re showing you fully understand the text, using evidence (short, embedded quotes) to prove it

3 1.1. Read the question, and highlight the most important words in it. The most important words are those telling you what to write about in your answer. What do you learn from Elisabeth Hyde's article about where she has been and what she has been doing? What do you learn from Ben Leach’s article about the issues and concerns regarding the building of wind farms? What do you learn from the article about the reasons behind Zaki Badawi’s success? What do you learn from Tim Jonze’s article about the popularity of the Mercury Music Prize? What do you learn from the article about the benefits of a third runway at Heathrow Airport?

4 2.2. IN GROUPS Actively read Text 1: Find whatever it is you’re looking for in the text (e.g. ‘where she has been and what she has been doing’ / ‘issues and concerns regarding wind farms’ / ‘the reasons behind Zaki Badawi’s success’ / ‘the popularity of the Mercury Music prize’/ ‘the benefits of a third runway at Heathrow Airport’) and highlight 4 or 5 points as you are reading it. To answer the above question, you are looking for what?... Text 18: What do you learn from the article about the achievements of Holly Budge? ‘the achievements of Holly Budge’

5 3.3. IN GROUPS Now you’re ready to write up your ideas, think about the purpose of the article, and who its audience might be. When writing an introductory sentence to your answer, you can mention these things. For Question 1, likely purposes will be to inform (or to ‘make the reader aware’), explain or describe. Sometimes it may be clear that a text is aimed at a particular group. If you’re not sure about the particular group, don’t guess but simply mention ‘the reader’ / ‘its readers’ (the article’s readers) / or even ‘us’. Purpose and Audience

6 3.3. WHAT TO AVOID Don’t write things like this: What’s wrong with these openings? Purpose and Audience Text 1 aims to inform readers about the success of the Mercury Music Prize, and also to entertain them and make them think the Mercury Music Prize is a really good thing. The audience are people who are in their teens and 20s and who like music or are in bands themselves. Text 1 aims to tell readers about all the problems to do with wind farms in the UK. Readers will be people who are concerned about the environment and the government and they will be shocked, sad and angry when they read the article.

7 3.3. WHAT TO WRITE Do write things like this: What’s better about these openings? Purpose and Audience Text 1 aims to inform ‘Guardian Music’ readers about the success of the Mercury Music Prize. In this article Ben Leach explains issues and concerns to do with wind farms to readers, perhaps especially those concerned about the countryside or the environment. Text 1 explains to ‘Telegraph’ readers the reasons behind the success of the businessman Zaki Badawi.

8 3.3. IN GROUPS Write your clear, simple opening sentence. Now you need to address the question, writing about the things you’ve highlighted by re-phrasing them and putting them in your own words. Don’t copy chunks of the text. Pepper your points with two or three word quotes. Aim for 2-3 sentences per point ; explain points to show you’ve understood the text.

9 3.3. USEFUL WORDS & PHRASES ConnectiveThe text / article… The reader… (or ‘we’…) Firstly Secondly Thirdly As well as this Furthermore Moreover Finally Lastly Argues Describes Emphasises Explains Highlights Informs Raises Refers to Reveals Shows Tells Is made aware Is informed Is told Learns Discovers Realises

10 Text 2: What are the reasons given for visiting England’s forests in this article? IN PAIRS

11 Question 1: Retrieval – Sample Mark Scheme

12 ON YOUR OWN Text 4: What arguments are given for eating meat in Text 4?


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