A blog for A Level English Language students and teachers. Started in south London, continued in Essex.
This begs the question - if he were sat in the exam hall - what would Fonzie do?
So how was it? Contrary to popular belief, we teachers don't get to see the papers before you and as it's been my day off I've not seen it all. Any info?
The first question was an analysis of a spoken word report - a document from a court of law in which the defendant is being tried for false fortune telling - it was quite a shocker. The document was from 1807 which was a nice time frame considering it could have been from the Dark Ages! It was also only 4 paragraphs long and wasn't the easiest thing to analyse when you first look at it; however some features jump out at you, which was lucky.The second section was a linguistic review of Estuary English, Black English or a dialect of your choice.And the section B was "New words and meanings are beyond anyone's control" discuss this.I thought the questions were excellent - really broad and you could talk about almost anything. I managed to discuss quite a bit about "geekspeak"!
Thanks for that and glad it was a decent paper. Fingers crossed for ENA6
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