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ELLA3 Answering the Adaptation Question

Beth Kemp | Monday May 21, 2012


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  1. Introduction to ELLA3 Revision Guide
  2. ELLA3 Answering the Comparative Analysis Question
  3. ELLA3 Comparative Analysis Question
  4. ELLA3 Comparative Analysis Exemplar Response
  5. ELLA3 Answering the Adaptation Question
  6. ELLA3 Adaptation Exemplar Cupcakes Response
  7. ELLA3 Adaptation Exemplar House Somewhere Response
  8. ELLA3 Adaptation Checklist

How to complete the ELLA3 Adaptation of ‘Texts for an Audience’ Tasks

You are asked to complete two separate but related tasks in this part of the exam:

  • Adapt a given text for a new audience, purpose and/ or genre (for 25 marks)
  • Write a commentary explaining your choices (for 15 marks)

Each question in this section will provide you with a text extract from Cupcakes and Kalashnikovs or A House Somewhere and describe the text you need to write, specifying contextual details such as the audience, form and purpose. 

The text that you will be asked to write should be about 300 words. It is crucial that you do not write more than this, even though you will almost certainly have the time to write more. This is a test of the quality of your writing, so you should use any extra time to refine and improve what you have written.  Writing on alternate lines will make this stage easier.  The commentary should be about 200-250 words and again, it’s important to focus on making good points rather than writing too much. A good commentary makes between three and five analytical points only.

The Assessment Objectives for this section are AO4 (for the adaptation) and AO1 (for the commentary). You are therefore assessed on your ability to:

  • Demonstrate expertise and creativity in using language appropriately for a variety of purposes and audiences, drawing on insights from linguistic and literary studies.
  • Select and apply relevant concepts and approaches from integrated linguistic and literary study, using appropriate terminology and accurate, coherent written expression.

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