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  • Mr Bruff vs 'The Greatest Showman': AQA English Language Paper 1 Revision Song

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    Just a bit of fun!

    With thanks to youtube.com/goldenkaraoke for the backing track

    Lyrics:

    Paper 1, question 1,
    List four bits of information.
    You can paraphrase
    Or use quotation.




    Question 2, analyse
    Language that you can find:
    Words, phrases, sentence forms or language features.




    This question’s so much deeper than spotting language features.
    Not just devices, much more than devices:
    Effect on reader’s key. That’s what we want to see,
    Or explain a reason behind the writer’s choices.

    Don’t you wanna get away from the
    Mock grade you got on AQA?
    ‘Cause I got what you need to get
    Yourself a grade 9.
    Or maybe jump from a 3 to a 5
    ‘Cause we can all improve
    And working hard is key.
    Stay where you are or finally take the key.
    Oh, yes, you’re gonna need to revise
    to make it to the other side.




    OK, let’s see, structure for question 3.
    What’s happening where and why at that moment?
    Flashback, focus shifting,
    Foreshadowing, repetition.
    Think about why the writer has chosen
    To use that device at that specific time.
    Don’t be generic. No one likes generic
    ‘It draws the reader in’. Throw that one in the bin!
    Be specific! You’ll do fine.

    Don’t you wanna get away from the
    Mock grade you got on AQA?
    ‘Cause I got what you need to get
    Yourself a grade 9.
    Or maybe jump from a 3 to a 5
    ‘Cause we can all improve
    And working hard is key.
    Stay where you are or finally take the key.
    Oh, yes, you’re gonna need to revise
    to make it to the other side.

    Question 4 has a statement for you to respond to.
    Agree, disagree or have a balanced view.
    The key thing’s bullet point two: to evaluate how
    The writer creates the impressions you’re writing about--
    Whether language or structure or rhetorical question,
    You can write about any method creating an impression.




    Then moving on to Section B and question 5--
    Could be narrative or writing to describe.
    There won’t always be a choice between the two,
    So make sure for both you know what to do.




    16 marks are available for AO6.
    So make sure you know a bunch of writing tricks.
    Vary sentence openings and types; use a range of punctuation!
    Mix paragraph and sentence length to help make your work engaging.
    Plan your answer too--and check your work at the end.
    We all make mistakes: let’s not pretend!
    If you follow all these tips,
    You should do just fine!




    Don’t you wanna get away from the
    Mock grade you got on AQA?
    ‘Cause I got what you need to get
    Yourself a grade 9.
    Or maybe jump from a 3 to a 5
    ‘Cause we can all improve
    And working hard is key.
    Stay where you are or finally take the key.
    Oh, yes, you’re gonna need to revise
    to make it to the other side. Show less
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