The BBC have published some great images of the first illustrations for A Christmas Carol.
This essay provides some additional insights into A Christmas Carol. It shouldn’t take long. There is a challenge task at the bottom. Please print in the resource centre at school.
- Research 5 facts about how Christmas is treated today
- Use high level vocabulary
- Write it as an article
- Use full and varied punctuation
- Use the language techniques referenced – if you don’t know what they are, ask your teacher or better still, look them up!
Task – Read the extract carefully
Question: How does Will Crooks use language to try to convey his disgust at the conditions of the workhouse? (12 marks)
You would need to look for:
- specific language techniques
- the impact of individual words and phrases
- Sentences only if relevant
The main thing to think about in each paragraph is: What (What language), How (quotation), Why (Effect on reader and the writer’s intention).
Top Tips from the Exam Board:
- You must analyse the effects of the language. Without this, you will gain very few marks.
- The clear message is that the subject terms can only ever enhance the language analysis and cannot replace it. The best responses explore in detail the effect of specific words and phrases.
- Only analyse at a sentence level if you are sure they have something pertinent to say.
- When analysing the impact of individual words, make sure your analysis is in context e.g analysing the word in terms of its relevance in the quote
Ensure that you include all of the features of an article and follow the success criteria:
- Formal language
- Technical accuracy (paragraphs and punctuation)
- Use of the raise your game facts
- Use of the high level vocabulary
AQA-style Language Paper 2:
Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives
Read the attached article and answer questions 1 and 2.
See your teacher if you will struggle to access this.
Use the Raise your game facts. You could also use the ‘Prison, me – no way!’ talk from a couple of years ago.
|Ensure that it is a Speech|
|• a clear address to an audience• effectively linked sections
• phrases that make it clear that an audience is being addressed
• a clear sign off e.g. ‘Thank you for listening’.
|Write to persuade|
|• formal• the introduction and main body only include your point of view
• evidence / statistics
• present tense
• modal verbs: could / should / would / may
• phrases to add information: also / in addition / furthermore
• causal conjunctions
• the conclusion states your view again and says what should happen now
Remember TECHNICAL Accuracy:
- Remember to paragraph your work.
- Use full stops and capital letters.
- Try to use ambitious vocabulary.