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1

What type of text will you get on this paper?

One fiction text from the 20th or 21st century.

2

What do you have to do for Question 1?

List 4 things from the text. Remember to look at the specific line numbers of the text that it asks you to. You can quote directly from the text. You must write in full sentences.

3

How much time should you spend on Question 1?

5 minutes

4

What do you have to do for Question 2?

Analyse how the writer has used language. Look for language techniques in the specific lines.

5

What BET CAR WEB ingredients should I use for Question 2?

BETCARW
B- The writer uses “…..” to….
E- This is shown when the writer says “”
T- This is an example of …
C- In particular, the word “” makes me think…
A- Alternatively, it could also suggest that…
R- The use of the “” makes the reader think/feel…
W- The writer does this in order to…

6

How much time should you spend on Question 2?

10 minutes.

7

What do you have to do for Question 3?

Analyse how the writer has structured the text to interest the reader. Remember to write about structure techniques NOT language techniques.

8

What BET CAR WEB ingredients should I use for Question 3?

BETR
B/T- The writer structures the text chronologically/non-chronologically and begins by focusing the reader’s attention on….(is it character/setting/atmosphere or an event?)
E- This is shown in the quotation ’…..’ which tells us that…
R- This makes the reader interested to read on because…

9

How much time should you spend on Question 3?

10 minutes.

10

What do you have to do for Question 4?

Strongly agree with the student's statement and prove how the writer has been successful.

11

What BET CAR WEB ingredients should I use for Question 4?

BETCARWB
Start with a mini introduction- I strongly agree that…………………………
B- Firstly, I agree because the writer……………
E- This is evident in the phrase “……….” which implies……
T- The use of the …….. technique is effective because…..
C- In particular the successful use of the word/phrase ‘…’ implies that…
A- This idea is also shown when the writer refers to…….
R- This makes the reader truly feel that…..
W- The writer captures the sense of………….in order to………
B- Overall, this technique is particularly successful because it clearly shows/leaves the reader thinking/feeling/ is illuminating……

12

How much time should I spend on Question 4?

20 minutes. You must leave enough time to answer this question as it is very important. It is worth 20 marks- a quarter of the whole paper.

13

What do I have to do for Question 5?

This is the writing question. You will be given the choice of either a narrative or describe question or two describe questions or two narrative questions.

14

What techniques do I need to include in Question 5?

You need to use a range of language techniques like similes, metaphors and interesting adjectives.

You also need to use structural techniques to make it interesting e.g. repetition, start and end link, flashback.

You also need to use a range of punctuation e.g. semi-colons, colons, brackets and dashes.

15

How much time should I spend on Question 5?

45 minutes (including 5 minutes to plan and 5 minutes to check it through).