Imagine your answer is a SUITCASE – the examiner is looking for certain TAGS.
T = Topic. Stick to the topic. Have plenty of ideas. Identify problems but also offer solutions.
A = Audience. Who are you writing for? What kind [...]
Lots of you are afraid of Paper 1. You fear the moment that you open the exam and discover that you have to have an opinion. Your opinion. Not your teachers or the revision course booklet’s or your parent’s. Your own. It’s just you, a blank page, a biro and the light [...]
You will have a choice of 3 texts – you pick one to read & answer questions on (QA) and one piece of functional writing (QB) from a different text.
You cannot answer QA & QB on the same text.
If you do you lose 25% of the marks for Paper [...]
There are a few ways of doing this correctly. You can use the headings IMRAD -introduction, methods, results and discussion or
Use the following headings:
Explain what the report is about, why you decided to write it, how you will gather your information.
Using bullet points & statistics, make [...]
You have been asked to deliver a speech/talk because you are well-spoken and intelligent.
How formal your language is depends on your audience – if you are delivering a speech to the UN or world leaders your tone will be very formal. If you are addressing your classmates you can be more informal – but [...]