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  • 1. IGCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE Revision session one
  • 2. By the end of this revision DVD you will… Understand how to complete the exam paper  how long you have  how the questions are organised  what you have to do  Know the best technique to answer each of the three questions  Be really confident in knowing you can show your best in this exam IGCSE 
  • 3. By the end of this revision DVD you will… Understand how to complete the exam paper  how long you have  how the questions are organised  what you have to do  Know the best technique to answer each of the three questions  Be really confident in knowing you can show your best in this exam IGCSE 
  • 4. By the end of this revision session you will… Understand how to complete the exam paper  how long you have  how the questions are organised  what you have to do  Know the best technique to answer each of the three questions  Be really confident in knowing you can show your best in this exam IGCSE 
  • 5. This session you will need: You will need… Past paper for session 1 Pen Lined paper Highlighter
  • 6. Let’s look at what the exam paper looks like
  • 7. Imagine that it is the exam… let’s rehearse what I want you to do! 1. Open the paper 2. Next to question 2 draw a small table (3 columns and 6 rows) 3. Next to question 3 draw a big number 15 4. Read question 1 5. Read passage A 6. Don’t read passage B until you come to question 3!
  • 8. Something for you to do!
  • 9. A TASK  Open the paper  Next to question 2 draw a small table (3 columns and 6 rows)  Next to question 3 draw a big number 15
  • 10. Each exam has two passages to read connected to a theme e.g. extreme sports Passage A Passage B
  • 11. Something for you to do!
  • 12. A TASK  Carefully read passage A and question 1  Take 10 mins to do this
  • 13. Let’s remind ourselves about what question 1 is asking you to do…
  • 14. 3 questions 1 2 3  Directed writing  Writer’s effect  Summarise
  • 15. 3 questions 1   Directed writing This is when the examiner asks you to write something e.g. a letter, an interview, a journal or a report using the information you have read
  • 16. 3 questions 1  Directed writing  This type of question allows the examiner to see if you have understood what you have read  In this past paper you are asked to write an INTERVIEW
  • 17. Qu. 1 – directed writing Imagine that you are the reporter, Rob Buchanan. You interview Dean Potter after the climb and ask the following questions: •Incredible! How did you manage to climb the face so quickly? •How do you answer people who say that what you do is foolish? •Can you tell us about your relationship with your climbing partner, O’Neill? Write the words of the interview. Base your interview on what you have read in Passage A and be careful to use your own words. Write between 1½ and 2 sides, allowing for the size of your handwriting.
  • 18. Qu. 1 – directed writing Imagine that you are the reporter, Rob Buchanan. You interview Dean Potter after the climb and ask the following questions: •Incredible! How did you manage to climb the face so quickly? •How do you answer people who say that what you do is foolish? •Can you tell us about your relationship with your climbing partner, O’Neill? Write the words of the interview. Base your interview on what you have read in Passage A and be careful to use your own words. Write between 1½ and 2 sides, allowing for the size of your handwriting.
  • 19. Qu. 1 – directed writing Imagine that you are the reporter, Rob Buchanan. You interview Dean Potter after the climb and ask the following questions: •Incredible! How did you manage to climb the face so quickly? •How do you answer people who say that what you do is foolish? •Can you tell us about your relationship with your climbing partner, O’Neill? Write the words of the interview. Base your interview on what you have read in Passage A and be careful to use your own words. Write between 1½ and 2 sides, allowing for the size of your handwriting.
  • 20. Qu. 1 – directed writing Imagine that you are the reporter, Rob Buchanan. You interview Dean Potter after the climb and ask the following questions: •Incredible! How did you manage to climb the face so quickly? •How do you answer people who say that what you do is foolish? •Can you tell us about your relationship with your climbing partner, O’Neill? Write the words of the interview. Base your interview on what you have read in Passage A and be careful to use your own words. Write between 1½ and 2 sides, allowing for the size of your handwriting.
  • 21. Qu. 1 – directed writing Imagine that you are the reporter, Rob Buchanan. You interview Dean Potter after the climb and ask the following questions: •Incredible! How did you manage to climb the face so quickly? •How do you answer people who say that what you do is foolish? •Can you tell us about your relationship with your climbing partner, O’Neill? Write the words of the interview. Base your interview on what you have read in Passage A and be careful to use your own words. Write between 1½ and 2 sides, allowing for the size of your handwriting.
  • 22. Qu. 1 – directed writing Imagine that you are the reporter, Rob Buchanan. You interview Dean Potter after the climb and ask the following questions: •Incredible! How did you manage to climb the face so quickly? •How do you answer people who say that what you do is foolish? •Can you tell us about your relationship with your climbing partner, O’Neill? Write the words of the interview. Base your interview on what you have read in Passage A and be careful to use your own words. Write between 1½ and 2 sides, allowing for the size of your handwriting.
  • 23. Before we start…  Lets remind ourselves about the conventions of writing an interview, conversation or script  The good news is that you do not need to use speech marks, instead you layout your writing like this…  Anna: Hello, long time no see!  Cyril: Where have you been?  Anna: I have been travelling…
  • 24. Before we start…  Lets remind ourselves about the conventions of writing an interview, conversation or script  The good news is that you do not need to use speech marks, instead you layout your writing like this…  Anna: Hello, long time no see!  Cyril: Where have you been?  Anna: I have been travelling…
  • 25. Before we start…  Lets remind ourselves about the conventions of writing an interview, conversation or script  The good news is that you do not need to use speech marks, instead you layout your writing like this…  Anna: Hello, long time no see!  Cyril: Where have you been?  Anna: I have been travelling…
  • 26. Before we start…  Lets remind ourselves about the conventions of writing an interview, conversation or script  The good news is that you do not need to use speech marks, instead you layout your writing like this…  Anna: Hello, long time no see!  Cyril: Where have you been?  Anna: I have been travelling…  So this question asks for an interview between Rob Buchanan (reporter) and Dean Potter (rock climber)
  • 27. Let’s remember an important point  For question 1 the examiner is checking you have understood what you have read so in this piece of writing to get the highest marks you need to use the information in the text  For example from what you have read you will realise that Dean Potter is very brave, It would be hopeless to suddenly make Dean Potter frightened or to make up anything that isn’t in the text. This would suggest that you haven’t understood what you have read and that gets no marks  What is great is that you don’t have to use a lot of imagination you are just repeating what you have read in a new way. This is what I mean…
  • 28. Qu. 1 – directed writing an example A piece of information from passage A “Dean Potter is a famous rock climber whose speciality is speed. He often refuses to use any climbing equipment, relying only on his agility and lack of fear.” Interview with Rob Buchanan by Dean Potter Rob Buchanan: Incredible! How did you manage to climb the face so quickly? Dean Potter: Well speed is my thing! I always want to climb in fastest time possible. I don’t want to be weighed down by equipment so I take the very least I can. It risks a bit more than a bad sun burn but the extra time I get is worth it. I need to stretch and warm up as being agile is vital. I won’t fall… Rob Buchanan: Surely that is madness? Dean Potter: I don’t think it is mad to want to be the best I can at rock climbing.
  • 29. See how I have used the information… A piece of information from passage A “Dean Potter is a famous rock climber whose speciality is speed. He often refuses to use any climbing equipment, relying only on his agility and lack of fear.” Interview with Rob Buchanan by Dean Potter Rob Buchanan: Incredible! How did you manage to climb the face so quickly? Dean Potter: Well speed is my thing! I always want to climb in fastest time possible. I don’t want to be weighed down by equipment so I take the very least I can. It risks a bit more than a bad sun burn but the extra time I get is worth it. I need to stretch and warm up as being agile is vital. I won’t fall… Rob Buchanan: Surely that is madness? Dean Potter: I don’t think it is mad to want to be the best I can at rock climbing.
  • 30. See how I have used the information… A piece of information from passage A “Dean Potter is a famous rock climber whose speciality is speed. He often refuses to use any climbing equipment, relying only on his agility and lack of fear.” Interview with Rob Buchanan by Dean Potter Rob Buchanan: Incredible! How did you manage to climb the face so quickly? Dean Potter: Well speed is my thing! I always want to climb in fastest time possible. I don’t want to be weighed down by equipment so I take the very least I can. It risks a bit more than a bad sun burn but the extra time I get is worth it. I need to stretch and warm up as being agile is vital. I won’t fall… Rob Buchanan: Surely that is madness? Dean Potter: I don’t think it is mad to want to be the best I can at rock climbing.
  • 31. See how I have used the information… A piece of information from passage A “Dean Potter is a famous rock climber whose speciality is speed. He often refuses to use any climbing equipment, relying only on his agility and lack of fear.” Interview with Rob Buchanan by Dean Potter Rob Buchanan: Incredible! How did you manage to climb the face so quickly? Dean Potter: Well speed is my thing! I always want to climb in fastest time possible. I don’t want to be weighed down by equipment so I take the very least I can. It risks a bit more than a bad sun burn but the extra time I get is worth it. I need to stretch and warm up as being agile is vital. I won’t fall… Rob Buchanan: Surely that is madness? Dean Potter: I don’t think it is mad to want to be the best I can at rock climbing.
  • 32. See how I have used the information… A piece of information from passage A “Dean Potter is a famous rock climber whose speciality is speed. He often refuses to use any climbing equipment, relying only on his agility and lack of fear.” Interview with Rob Buchanan by Dean Potter Rob Buchanan: Incredible! How did you manage to climb the face so quickly? Dean Potter: Well speed is my thing! I always want to climb in fastest time possible. I don’t want to be weighed down by equipment so I take the very least I can. It risks a bit more than a bad sun burn but the extra time I get is worth it. I need to stretch and warm up as being agile is vital. I won’t fall… Rob Buchanan: Surely that is madness? Dean Potter: I don’t think it is mad to want to be the best I can at rock climbing.
  • 33. See how I have used the information… A piece of information from passage A “Dean Potter is a famous rock climber whose speciality is speed. He often refuses to use any climbing equipment, relying only on his agility and lack of fear.” Interview with Rob Buchanan by Dean Potter Rob Buchanan: Incredible! How did you manage to climb the face so quickly? Dean Potter: Well speed is my thing! I always want to climb in fastest time possible. I don’t want to be weighed down by equipment so I take the very least I can. It risks a bit more than a bad sun burn but the extra time I get is worth it. I need to stretch and warm up as being agile is vital. I won’t fall… Rob Buchanan: Surely that is madness? Dean Potter: I don’t think it is mad to want to be the best I can at rock climbing.
  • 34. Qu. 1 – directed writing TOP TIP  Use what you have read in your writing  Follow the instructions the examiner gives you exactly  Start at the beginning of the passage and work down  Write at least 1 to 2 sides of writing
  • 35. Something for you to do!
  • 36. A TASK  Now it is your turn…  Answer question one  Remember you need to write 1 to 2 pages  You should take 40 mins to this!
  • 37. 3 questions 1 2 3  Directed writing  Writer’s effect  Summarise
  • 38. 3 questions 2   Writer’s effect This type of question is asking you to explain why a writer has chosen particular words and ways of saying things to effect you as a reader
  • 39. 3 questions 2  Writer’s effect  To help you the examiner will ask you to look closely at just two specific paragraphs from the passage  In this past paper…
  • 40. Qu. 2 – writer’s effect Re-read the descriptions of: (a)O’Neill’s fall in paragraph 3; (b) Dean Potter in paragraph 5. Select words and phrases from these descriptions, and explain how the writer has created effects by using this language.
  • 41. Qu. 2 – writer’s effect Re-read the descriptions of: (a)O’Neill’s fall in paragraph 3; (b) Dean Potter in paragraph 5. Select words and phrases from these descriptions, and explain how the writer has created effects by using this language.
  • 42. Remember for this question you are (rather disgustingly!) going to PEE on a table Point Evidence (a quote) Explain
  • 43. Qu. 2 – writer’s effect Draw a table with 3 columns and 6 rows (three examples for each paragraph) Point 1 2 3 1 2 3 Evidence (a quote) Explain
  • 44. Qu. 2 – writer’s effect an example Point Evidence (a quote) Explain 1. The writer creates the image that Dean Potter is like an animal. “With his wide-set brown eyes, prominent and slightly batteredlooking nose, tumbling mane and barrel chest” The writer describes Dean Potter in a way which suggests he is like a lion, “tumbling mane.” This creates the image that Dean is the “king” of rock climbing much like a lion is the “king of the jungle.” Additionally Dean again like a lion is brave, physically strong, someone to be feared as well as admired. 2 3
  • 45. Qu. 2 – writer’s effect an example Point Evidence (a quote) Explain 1. The writer creates the image that Dean Potter is like an animal. “With his wide-set brown eyes, prominent and slightly batteredlooking nose, tumbling mane and barrel chest” The writer describes Dean Potter in a way which suggests he is like a lion, “tumbling mane.” This creates the image that Dean is the “king” of rock climbing much like a lion is the “king of the jungle.” Additionally Dean again like a lion is brave, physically strong, someone to be feared as well as admired. 2. The description of Dean Potter suggests that he is rather complex. An action man certainly but also slightly mysterious. “…an brooding inhabitant of the wild who is occasionally roused to fantastic bouts of action and daring stunts.” The writer deliberately selects emotive language to describe Dean’s actions such as “fantastic” and “daring” it is as though he has hero like qualities. This is contrasted by the word “brooding” which might suggest that he is at the same time slightly sullen and introspective. 3
  • 46. Something for you to do!
  • 47. A TASK  Over to you again…  Draw the table (three columns for PEE and six rows for the quotes)  Now finish this table, you need one more quote for the first paragraph  Three quotes for the second paragraph  Take 25 mins to do this
  • 48. 3 questions 1 2 3  Directed writing  Writer’s effect  Summarise
  • 49. 3 questions 3   Summarise Finally this question asks you to repeat what you have read highlighting the most important parts
  • 50. Did you remember the number 15, I asked you to write next to question 3? 15
  • 51. Now I am going to explain what you do! 15
  • 52. By looking at this question on the past paper 15
  • 53. 3 questions 3  Summarise  This question is a real gift!
  • 54. 3 questions 3   Summarise Because you can achieve some good marks by writing an accurate bullet point list of different ideas 15
  • 55. Qu. 3 – summarise Summarise: (a)the ways in which paintballing is a safe sport, as described in Passage B; (b) the reasons why climbing the Nose of El Capitan and the way Dean Potter makes this climb are dangerous, as described in Passage A. Use your own words as far as possible. You should write about 1 side in total, allowing for the size of your handwriting. Up to fifteen marks are available for the content of your answer, and up to five marks for the quality of your writing. [Total: 20]
  • 56. Qu. 3 – summarise Summarise: (a)the ways in which paintballing is a safe sport, as described in Passage B; (b) the reasons why climbing the Nose of El Capitan and the way Dean Potter makes this climb are dangerous, as described in Passage A. Use your own words as far as possible. You should write about 1 side in total, allowing for the size of your handwriting. Up to fifteen marks are available for the content of your answer, and up to five marks for the quality of your writing. [Total: 20]
  • 57. Qu. 3 – summarise Summarise: (a)the ways in which paintballing is a safe sport, as described in Passage B; (b) the reasons why climbing the Nose of El Capitan and the way Dean Potter makes this climb are dangerous, as described in Passage A. Use your own words as far as possible. You should write about 1 side in total, allowing for the size of your handwriting. Up to fifteen marks are available for the content of your answer, and up to five marks for the quality of your writing. [Total: 20]
  • 58. Qu. 3 – summarise Summarise: (a)the ways in which paintballing is a safe sport, as described in Passage B; (b) the reasons why climbing the Nose of El Capitan and the way Dean Potter makes this climb are dangerous, as described in Passage A. Use your own words as far as possible. You should write about 1 side in total, allowing for the size of your handwriting. Up to fifteen marks are available for the content of your answer, and up to five marks for the quality of your writing. [Total: 20]
  • 59. Qu. 3 – summarise Summarise: (a)the ways in which paintballing is a safe sport, as described in Passage B; (b) the reasons why climbing the Nose of El Capitan and the way Dean Potter makes this climb are dangerous, as described in Passage A. Use your own words as far as possible. You should write about 1 side in total, allowing for the size of your handwriting. Up to fifteen marks are available for the content of your answer, and up to five marks for the quality of your writing. [Total: 20]
  • 60. Qu. 3 – summarise TOP TIP  Firstly write the focus on the top of each text  In this case write: the ways in which paintballing is a safe sport on the top of Passage B; (b) the reasons why climbing the Nose of El Capitan and the way Dean Potter makes this climb are dangerous on the top of Passage A. (a)  Then use the highlighters to actively read the passages  Make a list of 7 to 8 ideas for each passage bullet points in total , don’t repeat the same point twice! 15
  • 61. Something for you to do!
  • 62. A TASK  Now we need to read the second text…  Write on the top of the passage “the ways in which paintballing is a safe sport”  Read passage B  Use the highlighter to highlight each time the writer explains why paintballing is safe  Take 10 mins to do this task
  • 63. Qu. 3 – summarise did you get these points? Passage B – why paint balling is safe 1. A medical form must be completed to prove the satisfactory health of the players 2. Protective clothing must be worn 3. An eye mask protects damage from eyes 4. The paintballs, being made of gel and are therefore harmless 5. Paintballs cannot be fired at speeds above a legal limit 6. 7. 8. An instructor gives guidance on the strict rules and arranges a practice session Since the equipment is checked, accidents are very rare, and in fact other sports are more dangerous than paintballing. Paintballing is considered to be safe for families
  • 64. Something for you to do!
  • 65. TASK  Now do exactly the same thing with passage A  But this time write on the top of the passage “the reasons why climbing the Nose of El Capitan and the way Dean Potter makes this climb are dangerous”  Read passage A (again you know it well by now!)  Use the highlighter to highlight each time the writer explains why climbing is dangerous
  • 66. Qu. 3 – summarise did you get these points? Passage A – why climbing is dangerous 1. 2. El Capitan famous rock for being difficult to climb El Capitan’s main feature is that it has a is a 2,000 foot vertical wall with an overhanging shelf 3. The climber was under-equipped for his climb 4. An added danger was reckless speed 5. There was a dangerous rushed start 6. 7. The first climber did not wait until his partner had reached the first metal peg Being joined by a rope meant that a fall by one of the pair could pull the other partner down too.
  • 67. Qu. 3 – summarise You need a list like this Passage B – why paint balling is safe 1. A medical form must be completed to prove the satisfactory health of the players 2. Protective clothing must be worn 3. Passage A – why climbing is dangerous 1. An eye mask protects damage from eyes 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 2. El Capitan famous rock for being difficult to climb El Capitan’s main feature is that it has a is a 2,000 foot vertical wall with an overhanging shelf The paintballs, being made of gel and are therefore harmless 3. Paintballs cannot be fired at speeds above a legal limit 4. An added danger was reckless speed 5. There was a dangerous rushed start An instructor gives guidance on the strict rules and arranges a practice session Since the equipment is checked, accidents are very rare, and in fact other sports are more dangerous than paintballing. Paintballing is considered to be safe for families 6. 7. The climber was under-equipped for his climb The first climber did not wait until his partner had reached the first metal peg Being joined by a rope meant that a fall by one of the pair could pull the other partner down too.
  • 68. TASK • Now turn these two lists into two short paragraphs Passage B – why paint balling is safe 1. A medical form must be completed to prove the satisfactory health of the players Passage A – why climbing is dangerous 1. 2. El Capitan famous rock for being difficult to climb El Capitan’s main feature is that it has a is a 2,000 foot vertical wall with an overhanging shelf 2. Protective clothing must be worn 3. An eye mask protects damage from eyes 3. The climber was under-equipped for his climb 4. The paintballs, being made of gel and are therefore harmless 4. An added danger was reckless speed 5. Paintballs cannot be fired at speeds above a legal limit 5. There was a dangerous rushed start 6. 7. 8. An instructor gives guidance on the strict rules and arranges a practice session Since the equipment is checked, accidents are very rare, and in fact other sports are more dangerous than paintballing. Paintballing is considered to be safe for families 6. 7. The first climber did not wait until his partner had reached the first metal peg Being joined by a rope meant that a fall by one of the pair could pull the other partner down too.
  • 69. Qu. 3 – summarise This is what the paragraph might look like… Passage B - Paintballing is safe enough for families and non-experienced people to participate in these pretend battles. A medical form must be completed to prove the satisfactory health of the players, who are then issued with protective clothing which includes an eye mask. The paintballs, being made of gel, are harmless, and they cannot be fired at speeds above the legal limit. An instructor gives guidance on the strict rules and arranges a practice session. Since the equipment is checked, accidents are very rare, and in fact other sports are more dangerous than paintballing.
  • 70. Qu. 3 – summarise This is what the paragraph might look like… Passage A - El Capitan is a notoriously difficult and much feared rock for climbers in the USA, because of its 2,000 foot vertical wall followed by an overhanging shelf, and its narrow handholds. Potter was under-equipped for his climb in various ways, including the fact that his harness was homemade and insubstantial. Added dangers were the necessity for reckless speed, which involved a rushed start rather than waiting until his partner had reached the first metal peg. Being joined by a rope meant that a fall by one of the pair could pull the other partner down too.
  • 71. Qu. 3 – summarise In the end this what the whole answer looks like! Passage B – why paint balling is safe 1. A medical form must be completed to prove the satisfactory health of the players Passage A – why climbing is dangerous 1. 2. El Capitan famous rock for being difficult to climb El Capitan’s main feature is that it has a is a 2,000 foot vertical wall with an overhanging shelf 2. Protective clothing must be worn 3. An eye mask protects damage from eyes 3. The climber was under-equipped for his climb 4. The paintballs, being made of gel and are therefore harmless 4. An added danger was reckless speed 5. Paintballs cannot be fired at speeds above a legal limit 5. There was a dangerous rushed start 6. 7. 8. An instructor gives guidance on the strict rules and arranges a practice session Since the equipment is checked, accidents are very rare, and in fact other sports are more dangerous than paintballing. 6. 7. The first climber did not wait until his partner had reached the first metal peg Being joined by a rope meant that a fall by one of the pair could pull the other partner down too. Paintballing is considered to be safe for families Paintballing is safe enough for families and non-experienced people to participate in these pretend battles. A medical form must be completed to prove the satisfactory health of the players, who are then issued with protective clothing which includes an eye mask. The paintballs, being made of gel, are harmless, and they cannot be fired at speeds above the legal limit. An instructor gives guidance on the strict rules and arranges a practice session. Since the equipment is checked, accidents are very rare, and in fact other sports are more dangerous than paintballing. El Capitan is a notoriously difficult and much feared rock for climbers in the USA, because of its 2,000 foot vertical wall followed by an overhanging shelf, and its narrow handholds. Potter was under-equipped for his climb in various ways, including the fact that his harness was homemade and insubstantial. Added dangers were the necessity for reckless speed, which involved a rushed start rather than waiting until his partner had reached the first metal peg. Being joined by a rope meant that a fall by one of the pair could pull the other partner down too.
  • 72. By the end of this revision session you will… Understand how to complete the exam paper  how long you have  how the questions are organised  what you have to do  Know the best technique to answer each of the three questions  Be really confident in knowing you can show your best in this exam IGCSE 