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Info and ideas Intro Reading

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Transcript of Info and ideas Intro Reading

A guide to getting the best out of your exam!
INFORMATION AND IDEAS
How did you get on?
If you said summarise, you are correct!
On Your Exam...
Yoga and Latin?
Did you get...

FACTS

OPINIONS

UNUSUAL IDEAS/DETAILS
To recap:
There will be THREE questions in SECTION A
You will answer ALL OF THEM.




Question 1 is...
QUESTION 1: Summarise
Summarise a person's thoughts about...
Summarise the opinions of...
Summarise the things you can do in...
Summarise the events of...
Watch the following clip...
- make whatever notes you like...
-- YOU HAVE 5 MINUTES TO SUMMARISE WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN!
Question 1: Summarise the views of Chloe Combi in this article.
This is the sort of thing you will have to do in the exam.
You will have a go at this for actual homework.
This will be DUE NEXT LESSON.
YOU WILL NEED IT NEXT LESSON.
ON WEDNESDAY.
THAT MEANS YOU.
How does the front page of The Sun appeal to it’s target audience?
Headlines
Sub-headings
Colour
Pictures
AND
The effect of these things
Presentational Devices
How does Chloe Combi use language to entertain and engage with the reader? 14 marks
Now, write an answer to this question...
Go back to the text.
Highlight sections that engage with or entertain the reader and identify what is being done.
How to approach this type of question:
You will also need to talk about the language used in the article.
Language means…
Language
Read the rest of the article.
And then...
Summarise what Combi is saying about pushy parents. Use YOUR OWN WORDS.
Now...
Summarise what the writer says in the first two paragraphs IN YOUR OWN WORDS. You should use no more than 20 words.
How does the language chosen in the first two paragraphs
What TONE is established in the first two paragraphs?
First two paragraphs...
Summary
This requires you to read and SUMMARISE a text
You must do this IN YOUR OWN WORDS
This is the first type of question you will get on your paper...
Text 1

Yoga and Latin? Give them a break

Every child will find their own aptitudes in the end, so don’t force it, says Chloe Combi

1. What does the title and sub-heading suggest the article might be about? What sort of language suggests the tone or feel of the article?
So...
2 texts
They will be linked thematically
There will be questions on both texts
But they will NEVER ask you to COMPARE THE TEXTS
What to expect...
20%
Section A – worth...
Information and Ideas Exaaaaaam
You can all read.
Don’t be telling me you can’t.
The fact that you are in this class tells me that you can.
So there.
Section A - Reading
of your overall English GCSE
40%
This paper is worth...
%
%
The sort of commented on probably fit into three or four main catagories...
To do this:
(this is where your effective highlighting comes in...)
You need to pick out specific sections of the text that give a particular opinion through what Combi says or how she says it.
For example...
A few Saturday mornings ago, I was standing in line for my first - and last - yoga class. Maybe I'm missing something but it looked and felt like a dance rehearsal for the chorus of the world's first all-zombie musical.
A few Saturday mornings ago, I was standing in line for my first -
and last
- yoga class. Maybe I'm missing something but it looked and felt like a dance rehearsal for the chorus of the
world's first all-zombie musical.
Combi begins her article by suggesting that she did not enjoy yoga and compares it to being surrounded by mindless zombies.
So answer the question!
Question 1: Summarise the views of Chloe Combi in this article.
Language and Tone
Example!
2. Is the death penalty effective?
3. Is our election process fair?
4. Do colleges and employers put too much stock in exam results?
5. Is torture ever acceptable?
6. Should men get paternity leave from work?
7. Is a lottery a good idea?
8. Do we have a fair taxation system?
9. Do curfews keep teens out of trouble?
10. Is cheating out of control?
11. Are we too dependent on computers?
24. Are actors and professional athletes paid too much?
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