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1 English Language Unit 1 Foundation Paper Revision Guide to Prepublic exams Name: Teacher:

2 Counting down to your prepublic exams... Do you know what date your prepublic exams are? Do you know what topics/skills to revise? Have you created a revision timetable? Are there after school clubs you can attend? Have you tried at least 3 different revision techniques? Have you used your class book or revision websites? Have you created useful, relevant concise notes? Have you practised answering the questions? 3 WEEKS TO GO 2 WEEKS TO GO 1WEEK TO GO Show time!

3 Organising your Revision You have two weeks until your mock exams. You need to prepare by creating a revision timetable for all of your exams. This will help you to organise your time carefully. Use the template below to create a revision timetable. Remember to allow time for being at school, eating, and resting. Mon Tues Weds Thur Fri Sat Sun AM AM PM PM Evening Evening At school Don t forget to include after school clubs that you attend!

4 Make a list of the skills you need to revise to be successful in your exam. Use your class book to help you make clear and concise notes. Question 1 skills marks: time: Question 2 skills marks: time: Question 3 skills marks: time: Question 4 skills marks: time: Section B Writing Question 5 skills marks: time: Question 6 skills marks: time:

5 Question 1 1. What skills do you need to answer question 1 in the exam? Use your class book to make some notes on the skills need to be successful in this question. 2. Below is an example question 1a: List four things you learn about coffee from the article, The Daily Grind. Underline the key words to help you understand the question. Now annotate the extract The Daily Grind. You should be looking for four points that answer the question. (4 marks) 3. Question 1b: What do you learn from the article about coffee?. Again, underline the key words to make sure you understand the question. You should write 2 P.E.E here. You can start your explain by saying this shows that (Thinking Question: Should you use P.E.E.E to answer question 1?) Time yourself answering question 1 a and b. You should spend roughly 10 minutes on this question. No longer! (4 marks)

6 Question 2 1. What skills do you need to answer question 2 in the exam? Use your class book to make some notes on the skills need to be successful in this question. 2. Below is an example question 2: What do you understand from the article about the issues Rhianna is having? Underline the key words to help you understand the question. Now annotate the extract. Make sure you annotate the main part of the text. You need 2 clear P.E.E here. Explain by saying this quote shows that (8marks)

7 Question 3 1. What skills do you need to answer question 3 in the exam? Use your class book to make some notes on the skills need to be successful in this question. 2. Below is an example question 2: How does the wriet r use language for effect in the brochure (source 3)? Underline the key words to help you understand the question. Now annotate the extract. Make sure you annotate the main part of the text. You need 4 clear P.E.E here. Explain by saying this quote shows that and the writer uses You must comment on the effect of the language. 3. Create a mind map to help you plan for this question.

8 Question 3 Mind Map

9 Question 4 1. What skills do you need to answer question 4 in the exam? Use your class book to make some notes on the skills need to be successful in this question. 2. Below is an example question 4: Now look again at source 1 and 2. Compare the way that they each use presentational features for effect on the reader. Underline the key words to help you understand the question. You must plan your ideas for this answer. It is worth 12 marks. (Thinking Question: How long should you spend answering question 4?) PLAN Source 1 Presentational devices Source 2 Presentational devices Intended effect on the reader Image: Image: Colour: Colour: Font style: Font style: Font size: Font size: Bullet points: Bullet points:

10 Comparing sentence starters to remember... Similarities Sentence example similarly Text 1 uses formal looking font in the headline. This shows that the main text is about a serious topic. Similarly, text 2 also uses font for effect on the reader. like Text 1 is like text 2 because they both uses photographic images in the centre of the text... is similar to Text 1 is similar to text 2 because they both use bullet points in the main text. The effect of the bullet points breaks the text up for the reader. This makes the text easier to read... Differences Sentence example however Text 1 and text 2 both use presentational devices, however text 1 is different to text 2 because... whereas in contrast Text 1 uses lots of colour whereas text 2 uses black and white instead of colour. The effect of this. Text 1 uses large, bold font to show that the story in the article is very dramatic. In contrast text 2 uses small, serious looking font so that the reader knows the story is important...

11 Section B Writing Question 5 1. Complete the table below with some of the features that you should try and include in section B. Technique Reminder Example Punctuation Ellipsis Exclamation mark Question mark Colon Semicolon Language Techniques Rhetorical questions Rule of three Simile Personification Metaphor Strong adjectives Repetition Sentence Structures Simple Compound Complex Clipped Audience and Purpose Purpose argue, persuade, describe, explain. Audience intended reader.

12 Section B Writing Question 5 1. What skills do you need to answer question 5 in the exam? Use your class book to make some notes on the skills need to be successful in this question. 2. Below is an example question 5: A website called Best or Worst is asking for contributions. Write an article describing your best or worst celebrity. Explain your reasons clearly. It is worth 16 marks. ( Thinking Question: How long should you spend answering question 5?) P4 PLAN P1 P3 Decide on the celebrity you want to write about. It can be a sports personality, TV presenter, singer anyone. Plan your answer! P2

13 Section B Writing Question 6 1. What skills do you need to answer question 6 in the exam? Use your class book to make some notes on the skills need to be successful in this question. 2. Below is an example question 6: Teenagers do not know how to communicate in the real world. They are over reliant on technology. Write an article argue for or against this statement. Your article will appear on the pages of the school website. You must plan your ideas for this answer. It is worth 16 marks. (Thinking Question: How long should you spend answering question 6?) P4 PLAN P1 P3 Decide whether you are arguing for or against the statement don t forget to preempt counter arguments. 3 bullet points per paragraph. You should write a minimum of 4 paragraphs! P2

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