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Student Examples

Here are two real life exam examples for you to look at. Read them and then

identify and highlight the bits that make them good e.g good sentence

starters, coherent paragraphs and techniques such as rhetorical questions

and list of 3.


The first scored 12/24 and the second scored 23/24.

(http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language- 4705/past-papers-and-mark-schemes)






PointsTechniquesSentence Starters
1. They are going to give
their personal opinions
2. The communities should
be left in peace
3. Comparison to modern
4. Permission should be
5. Rules and regulations
surrounding it
Anecdote: I wouldn’t like
it if somebody intruded
into my house.
Alliteration: Primitive
people, film footage
Direct address: I would
also like to hear your
A) In this article…
B) I think that…
C) I am sure…The sentence starters in
this article are very
repetitive and not very
creative. Avoid using “I”
all the time.

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