Section a english language unit 1 h tier


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Section a english language unit 1 h tier

  1. 1. Section A English Language Unit 1 H Tier Spend about 1 hour on this section
  2. 2. Approach <ul><li>Read ALL texts before looking at the questions </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on GAP </li></ul><ul><li>Genre </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight or underline any words, phrases or ideas that strike you!!! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Question 1 Retrieval <ul><li>Give full and detailed evidence in your own words so that it is clear that you understand. </li></ul><ul><li>Use relevant quotations </li></ul><ul><li>Explain your quotations and the points you make to show your interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>Make perceptive connections </li></ul>
  4. 4. Question 2 <ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Give a detailed interpretation of the effect of the presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain your interpretation, your ideas in detail describing the presentation AND ITS EFFECT! </li></ul><ul><li>Use quotations or references to support your ideas and interpretations. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Question 3 Inference – how you interpret the clues! <ul><li>You need to engage, in detail, with the text. We’re looking for feelings and emotions and how they’re conveyed. </li></ul><ul><li>Perceptive explanations and interpretations. </li></ul><ul><li>Quotations using PEE with very detailed explanations. </li></ul><ul><li>BS? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Question 4 comparing use and effect of language <ul><li>You will be asked to compare 2 of the texts and you MUST compare using comparative connectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your response carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse HOW the authors have used language differently to achieve their effects. </li></ul><ul><li>Use effective and detailed PEE </li></ul>
  7. 7. Planning for Question 4 <ul><li>You could write about one text and then refer back to it when writing about the second text, comparing them. D/C </li></ul><ul><li>You could write about each text alone and then use a paragraph to compare D/C </li></ul><ul><li>The best way is to make a list of what you wish to compare. </li></ul><ul><li>Use this list as your plan and write about the same features in each text. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Section B Writing <ul><li>There are two tasks in section B </li></ul><ul><li>The first is worth 16 marks, the second 24 marks </li></ul><ul><li>Spend about 30 minutes on the first and 45 on the second. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to create the opportunity to show what you can do! </li></ul>
  9. 9. QREPPAS <ul><li>Make sure you use a range of punctuation </li></ul><ul><li>Use a range of sentence structures </li></ul><ul><li>Vary your sentence structures and openings </li></ul><ul><li>Make it lively and entertaining. </li></ul>
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