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Section A - ReadingSection A - ReadingQuestion 1: RetrievalQuestion 1: RetrievalApproaching and answeringApproaching and a...
Question 1: RetrievalQuestion 1: Retrieval•8 marks8 marks•12 minutes, including active reading time12 minutes, including a...
1.1.1.1. •Read the question, and highlight the most important words in it.•The most important words are those telling you ...
3.3.3.3.IN GROUPSIN GROUPS•Now you’re ready to write up your ideas, thinkabout the purpose of the article, and who its aud...
3.3.3.3.WHAT TO AVOIDWHAT TO AVOIDDon’t write things like this:What’s wrong with these openings?Purpose and AudiencePurpos...
3.3.3.3.WHAT TO WRITEWHAT TO WRITEDo write things like this:What’s better about these openings?Purpose and AudiencePurpose...
3.3.3.3.IN GROUPSIN GROUPS•Write your clear, simple opening sentence.•Now you need to address the question, writing about ...
3.3.3.3.USEFUL WORDS & PHRASESUSEFUL WORDS & PHRASESConnective The text /article…The reader…(or ‘we’…)FirstlySecondlyThird...
Question 1: Retrieval – Sample Mark SchemeQuestion 1: Retrieval – Sample Mark SchemeQuestion 1: Retrieval – Sample Mark Sc...
Question 1: Retrieval – Sample Mark SchemeQuestion 1: Retrieval – Sample Mark SchemeQuestion 1: Retrieval – Sample Mark Sc...
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  1. 1. Section A - ReadingSection A - ReadingQuestion 1: RetrievalQuestion 1: RetrievalApproaching and answeringApproaching and answeringQuestion 1Question 1
  2. 2. Question 1: RetrievalQuestion 1: Retrieval•8 marks8 marks•12 minutes, including active reading time12 minutes, including active reading time•Make 4-5 relevant pointsMake 4-5 relevant points•You’re not analysing languageYou’re not analysing language•You’re showing you fully understand the text, usingYou’re showing you fully understand the text, usingevidence (short, embedded quotes) to prove itevidence (short, embedded quotes) to prove it
  3. 3. 1.1.1.1. •Read the question, and highlight the most important words in it.•The most important words are those telling you what to writeabout in your answer.What do you learn from Elisabeth Hydes article about where she hasbeen and what she has been doing?What do you learn from Ben Leach’s article about the issues and concernsregarding the building of wind farms?What do you learn from the article about the reasons behind ZakiBadawi’s success?What do you learn from Tim Jonze’s article about the popularity of theMercury Music Prize?What do you learn from the article about the benefits of a third runway atHeathrow Airport?
  4. 4. 3.3.3.3.IN GROUPSIN GROUPS•Now you’re ready to write up your ideas, thinkabout the purpose of the article, and who its audience might be. Whenwriting an introductory sentence to your answer, you can mention thesethings.•For Question 1, likely purposes will be to inform (or to ‘make the readeraware’), explain or describe.•Sometimes it may be clear that a text is aimed at a particular group. Ifyou’re not sure about the particular group, don’t guess but simplymention ‘the reader’ / ‘its readers’ (the article’s readers) / or even ‘us’.Purpose and AudiencePurpose and Audience
  5. 5. 3.3.3.3.WHAT TO AVOIDWHAT TO AVOIDDon’t write things like this:What’s wrong with these openings?Purpose and AudiencePurpose and AudienceText 1 aims to inform readers about the success of the Mercury MusicPrize, and also to entertain them and make them think the Mercury MusicPrize is a really good thing. The audience are people who are in their teensand 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 inthe UK. Readers will be people who are concerned about the environmentand the government and they will be shocked, sad and angry when theyread the article.
  6. 6. 3.3.3.3.WHAT TO WRITEWHAT TO WRITEDo write things like this:What’s better about these openings?Purpose and AudiencePurpose and AudienceText 1 aims to inform ‘Guardian Music’ readers about the success of theMercury Music Prize.In this article Ben Leach explains issues and concerns to do with windfarms to readers, perhaps especially those concerned about thecountryside or the environment.Text 1 explains to ‘Telegraph’ readers the reasons behind the success ofthe businessman Zaki Badawi.
  7. 7. 3.3.3.3.IN GROUPSIN GROUPS•Write your clear, simple opening sentence.•Now you need to address the question, writing about the things you’vehighlighted 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 toshow you’ve understood the text.
  8. 8. 3.3.3.3.USEFUL WORDS & PHRASESUSEFUL WORDS & PHRASESConnective The text /article…The reader…(or ‘we’…)FirstlySecondlyThirdlyAs well as thisFurthermoreMoreoverFinallyLastlyArguesDescribesEmphasisesExplainsHighlightsInformsRaisesRefers toRevealsShowsTellsIs made awareIs informedIs toldLearnsDiscoversRealises
  9. 9. Question 1: Retrieval – Sample Mark SchemeQuestion 1: Retrieval – Sample Mark SchemeQuestion 1: Retrieval – Sample Mark SchemeQuestion 1: Retrieval – Sample Mark Scheme
  10. 10. Question 1: Retrieval – Sample Mark SchemeQuestion 1: Retrieval – Sample Mark SchemeQuestion 1: Retrieval – Sample Mark SchemeQuestion 1: Retrieval – Sample Mark Scheme

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