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QUESTION 2, Paper 1 IGCSE English First Language

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  • Q1

    Question 2 from Paper 1 IGCSE English First Language is worth 25 marks in total. 

    True or False
  • Q2

    Question 2a focuses on...

    Your reading fluency and speed.

    Extrapolating details for the text to explain the meaning. 

    Encapsulating the underlined words to find the synonym word or phrase in the text. 

    Your spelling and grammar accuracy. 

  • Q3

    Question 2 hinges on Text B.

    True or False
  • Q4

    Which of these is NOT a Top Tip or learning strategy for Question 2?

    Short 'n' sweet, make it neat. 

    Succinct, concise and cohesive making your answer flow coherently. 

    Depth and breadth; the more detail, the better. 

    K.I.S.S. (keep is short and sweet)

  • Q5

    For Q2b, which of these is NOT a learning a strategy. 

    Encapsulate the essence of the given word and how it is used figuratively in the text. 

    Re-read the text to understand the given word in context.

    Using prior knowledge of the given word because you have heard it before. 

    Defining the given word in as few words as possible; not writing a full sentence to define the word. 

  • Q6

    Which analytical verb in the third person must be used in your answer to Q2c?

    Users re-arrange answers into correct order
  • Q7

    What does the rubric in Q2c always get you to focus on in the given paragraph?

    powerful words and phrases

    the effects that language has

    the imagery and connotations

    thoughts, feelings, opinions and attitudes

  • Q8

    How does Question 2c progress on to Q2d in terms of skills training and mastery?

    Q2d forces students to explain deeper layers of meaning in language.

    All options are plausible

    The effectiveness of a writer's choice of words

    Nuances and connotations

  • Q9

    By the word 'bolt', the writer suggests the character was in a hurry.  This is an acceptable Q2c analysis. 

    True or False
  • Q10

    To begin your Q2c analysis you should:

    1. Introduce your selected example.

    2. Explain what the writer is suggesting (using the first person present tense).

    3. ???

    Use a cohesive device such as 'furthermore', 'additionally', 'moreover', to add extra details about what meaning the writer wishes to convey about the thoughts, feelings or attitudes. 

    All options are plausible

    Add further details using context from the paragraph. 

    Show insight and flare for how writer's use language to create specific meanings about thoughts and feelings. 


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