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A GCSE English Guide to Persuasive Writing Techniques »

Sarah Mellor | Thursday November 21, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English, Unit 3 Creative Texts, AQA English Language , Unit 3 Understanding Texts and Creative Writing, Hot Entries, Writing, Persuasive Writing, Speech Analysis

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Identifying Persuasive Techniques and Analysing Persuasive Texts


The following lesson plan and resources are ideal for a one-off GCSE preparation lesson. The idea is to examine persuasive techniques and then answer a GCSE examination-style question on two persuasive texts, requiring students to compare the texts in terms of the audience and point of view of the writer.

You can use this resource in two ways:

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A Level English Language & Literature ELLA3 Revision Guide »

Beth Kemp | Tuesday May 21, 2013

Categories: Drama, Analysing Drama, Hot Entries, Poetry, Prose, Analysing Prose, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, Linguistic Analysis, Non-Fiction Analysis, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis, Speech Analysis, Transformative or Editorial Writing, Transcribed Conversations, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

AQA A Level English Literature Guide to LITB3 Section A: Text & Genres Exam Techniques »

Steve Campsall | Wednesday May 15, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis, Essays, Literary Analysis, Persuasive Writing, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis, Rhetoric Analysis, Speech Analysis, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

  • Throughout this guide, a past exam-style question based on the play Macbeth has been used to illustrate ideas, but these have been written in a way that will allow you easily to transfer the idea to any other exam text, whether another ‘Gothic’ text or Pastoral.
  • To achieve a high grade in your exam answer, one major precondition exists:
    • That you know your text well.

If that condition has been met, through classroom and personal study along with...

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A Level English Linguistic Lesson Starters »

Beth Kemp | Monday March 11, 2013

Categories: Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, KS5 English Starters, Writing, Linguistic Analysis, Speech Analysis, Child Language Acquisition, An Introduction to Child Language Acquisition, CLA Exam Revision, Gender, Gender Resources, Spoken English, AQA A Level English Language A, ENGA1, ENGA2, ENGA3, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA2, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB1, ELLB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL01, 6EL03, EDEXCEL A Level English Language, 6EN01, 6EN03, 6EN04, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language, F651, F653, WJEC A Level English Language, LG2, LG3, LG4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

A Transcript of a Speech by President George Bush »

Jack Todhunter | Tuesday July 28, 2009

Categories: Hot Entries, Writing, Speech Analysis

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Transcript of President Bush’s address to a joint session of Congress on Thursday night, September 20, 2001.

Mr. Speaker, Mr. President Pro Tempore, members of Congress, and fellow Americans, in the normal course of events, presidents come to this chamber to report on the state of the union. Tonight, no such report is needed; it has already been delivered by the American people.

We have seen...

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A Guide to Analysing Speech »

Jack Todhunter | Tuesday July 28, 2009

Categories: Hot Entries, Writing, Speech Analysis

George Bush…

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A. Bush heavily relies on emotive, or loaded lexis throughout his speech to Congress. This is clearly linked to the notion of “antithesis? – he wants and “us? and “them? situation with the enemy clearly defined.

The following terms are used to describe the US and her allies:

Civilians, freedom, democracy, women and children, unity, join together, friends, decisive,...

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