Final CountdownWhat’s required....
Learning ObjectivesWe are learning to...• Understand the skills required in the exam
Section A: ReadingRead Source 1, the online travel article called  Rafting on the Grand Canyon by Elisabeth  Hyde.1 - What...
Q1 – 8 marksQuestion 1 refers to the first source, called Item 1, and will test the candidates’ ability to retrieve inform...
Now read Source 2, the article and the picture  which goes with it called Fearsome  Tyrannosaurus Rex Sue may have died of...
Q2 - 8 marksQuestion 2 refers to the second of the sources, called Item 2, and will test candidates’ ability to understand...
Q2 - 8 marksWhen       thinking      about    the uses   of  presentational and linguistic devices, you  should have in m...
Q2What the examiners say:“Q2 is about linking presentational aspects to the texts so do some work on pictures and headline...
Now read Source 3, Everest The Hard Way, which is an extract from a non-fiction book.3. Explain which parts of Pete Boardm...
Q3 – 8 marksQuestion 3 refers to the third source, called Item 3, and will test the candidates’ ability to understand and ...
Q3What the examiners say you’ll be asked about:“Thought/feelings usually linked to literary non-fiction text”Reading Skill...
Now you need to refer to Source 3, Everest The Hard Way and either Source 1 or Source 2.You are going to compare the two t...
Q4 – 16 marksQuestion 4 refers to the third source together with one of the other sources chosen by the candidate. This te...
Q4What the examiners say:“Q4 is the comparative element and  here the comparison is between the  language features of two ...
Q4 - 16 marks (like Q2)When       thinking      about    the uses   of  presentational and linguistic devices, you  shoul...
What you must have in Section BMust use a range of sentences (write down all the punctuation you know and use it!)Must use...
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Final Countdown

  1. 1. Final CountdownWhat’s required....
  2. 2. Learning ObjectivesWe are learning to...• Understand the skills required in the exam
  3. 3. Section A: ReadingRead Source 1, the online travel article called Rafting on the Grand Canyon by Elisabeth Hyde.1 - What do you learn from Elisabeth Hyde’s article about where she has been and what she has been doing? (8 marks)
  4. 4. Q1 – 8 marksQuestion 1 refers to the first source, called Item 1, and will test the candidates’ ability to retrieve information and ideas from the source text.What the examiners are looking for:“Information/understanding/inference”Reading Skill Select appropriate information and show 1 understanding
  5. 5. Now read Source 2, the article and the picture which goes with it called Fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex Sue may have died of a sore throat by Ian Sample.2. Explain how the headline, sub-headline and picture are effective and how they link withthe text. (8 marks)
  6. 6. Q2 - 8 marksQuestion 2 refers to the second of the sources, called Item 2, and will test candidates’ ability to understand and interpret presentational features such as headline, sub-headline, pictures and captions from the source text. (AO2iii)
  7. 7. Q2 - 8 marksWhen thinking about the uses of presentational and linguistic devices, you should have in mind the following:- the need to make a direct reference or quotation to illustrate the device- the need to explain why they think the writer has used the device (purpose)- the need to explain or analyse the effect that the use of the device has on the reader (audience) PEE+
  8. 8. Q2What the examiners say:“Q2 is about linking presentational aspects to the texts so do some work on pictures and headlines and captions”Reading Skill 2 Understand and interpret (PEE+)
  9. 9. Now read Source 3, Everest The Hard Way, which is an extract from a non-fiction book.3. Explain which parts of Pete Boardman’s story of the return to Camp 6 you find tense and exciting. (8 marks)
  10. 10. Q3 – 8 marksQuestion 3 refers to the third source, called Item 3, and will test the candidates’ ability to understand and interpret meaning in the source text.
  11. 11. Q3What the examiners say you’ll be asked about:“Thought/feelings usually linked to literary non-fiction text”Reading Skill 2 Understand and interpret (PEE+)
  12. 12. Now you need to refer to Source 3, Everest The Hard Way and either Source 1 or Source 2.You are going to compare the two texts, one of which you have chosen.4. Compare the different ways in which language is used for effect in the two texts.Give some examples and analyse what the effects are. (16 marks)
  13. 13. Q4 – 16 marksQuestion 4 refers to the third source together with one of the other sources chosen by the candidate. This tests the candidates’ ability to compare the effectiveness of language used by the writers in the source texts.
  14. 14. Q4What the examiners say:“Q4 is the comparative element and here the comparison is between the language features of two of the sources”Reading Skill 3 Understand, interpret and compare
  15. 15. Q4 - 16 marks (like Q2)When thinking about the uses of presentational and linguistic devices, you should have in mind the following:- the need to make a direct reference or quotation to illustrate the device- the need to explain why they think the writer has used the device (purpose)- the need to explain or analyse the effect that the use of the device has on the reader (audience)
  16. 16. What you must have in Section BMust use a range of sentences (write down all the punctuation you know and use it!)Must use discourse markersMust be appropriate for purposeMust be appropriate for audienceMust use rhetorical devices for last questionMust use paragraphsMust have a links through the text (opening and end)

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