English Literature and Language GCSE REVISION

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1 English Literature and Language GCSE REVISION CLASSES 11Q1, 11Q2 and 11Q3 ONLY This is a selection of activities to help support your revision for the English Literature and Language GCSEs. Your exams are on the 9 th and 10 th January you need to be prepared! You should be aiming to work for 2-3 hours a day in the week before the exam if you want to secure your Target Grade. Name: Teacher: Target Grade: Mock Grade:

2 - English LANGUAGE GCSE OF MICE AND MEN: A This question gives you an extract from the book, and will ask you to explain how the LANGUAGE influences your view of a CHARACTER/SETTING/RELATIONSHIP/THEME. There are 16 Marks available for this question, and you need at least 5 POINTS, complete with EVIDENCE and an EXPLANATION mentioning a LANGUAGE FEATURE. EXTRACT Page How does Steinbeck s language emphasise the difference between George and Lennie? EXTRACT Page How does the language influence your views of Curley? EXTRACT Page How does the language influence your views of Susy s place? B This question will ask you to explain how the language influences your views in ONE OTHER PART OF THE NOVEL. There are 24 marks for this question, and you need 6-7 POINTS, complete with EVIDENCE, and LANGUAGE FEATURE EXPLANATIONS. In one other part of the novel, explain how language is used to portray Curley s wife In one other part of the novel, explain how language is used to influence our views of a setting In one other part of the novel, explain how language is used to show Crooks relationships on the ranch.

3 - English LANGUAGE GCSE WRITING This question will give you a PURPOSE, AUDIENCE and FORMAT, which you will have to match in a sustained piece of writing. There are 16 marks available for content, so you need to include at least 5 fully developed ideas. There are also 8 marks available for technical accuracy, so you need to focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar. Write the text for an advertisement persuading young people to donate money to a local charity A local reporter has written an article suggesting that young people are nothing but the hoodie generation drinking, smoking and being generally naughty! Write a response to this article, in which you present the other side of the argument. Write the text for an information leaflet aimed at tourists, in which you outline the attractions of your local area.

4 - English LIT GCSE ANIMAL FARM A This question gives you an extract from the book, and will usually ask you to explain what you learn about a CHARACTER (Although, it could end up being a setting etc the skills are the same) There are 8 Marks available for this question, and you need at least 4 POINTS, complete with EVIDENCE and an EXPLANATION. EXTRACT Page What do you learn about Boxer? EXTRACT Page What do you learn about Napoleon? EXTRACT Page What do we learn about the animals opinions of Snowball? B From the same extract this question will ask you to explain how the LANGUAGE influences your views, usually of a RELATIONSHIP (although again, that could change) There are 10 marks for this question, and you need at least 5 POINTS, complete with EVIDENCE, and LANGUAGE FEATURE EXPLANATIONS. EXTRACT Page How is language used to show the relationship between Squealer and the others? EXTRACT Page How is language used to portray the relationship between Napoleon and the other animals? EXTRACT Page How is language used to show the relationship that the other animals have with Boxer?

5 - English LIT GCSE ANIMAL FARM C From the same extract, this question will usually ask you to explain how a THEME or IDEA is portrayed as significant. There are 10 marks available so again, you need at least 5 PEES. EXTRACT Page How is the significance of teamwork shown? EXTRACT Page 5-7 How is the importance of rebellion shown? EXTRACT Page 27 How is the significance of victory presented? D This question will ask you to explain how language is used to show significance of a THEME or IDEA in ONE OTHER PART OF THE NOVEL. There are 12 marks available, so you will need at least 6 POINTS, complete with LANGUAGE FEATURE EXPLANATIONS. Explain how language is used to show the significance of teamwork in one other part of the novel Explain how language is used to present the importance of disloyalty in one other part of the novel Explain how language shows the significance of power/control in one other part of the novel.

6 - English LIT GCSE OF MICE AND MEN ESSAY QUESTION: Of Mice and Men This question will ask you to explain the importance of a THEME/IDEA (but could also be an event, character or setting) throughout the entire novel. There are 16 marks available for your content and ability to quote from the novel. This means you should include at least 5 solid points FROM DIFFERENT PARTS IN THE NOVEL, each with a QUOTE. There are also 32 marks available for your ability to refer to the historical context of the novel. For each of your points, you need to link to the ideas or beliefs of the time does the novel support or contradict these ideas? Explore the significance of loneliness in the novel. Explore the significance of prejudice in the novel Explore the significance of hopes and dreams in the novel

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