1.1 Sample Source: "Nicknamed Sue, the
seven-tonne T. Rex at the Field Museum
in Chicago is the largest and most
complete example of the prehistoric
predator ever unearthed. The fossil
stretches 13 metres from nose to tail.
1.1.1 Sample Response: "One
thing that I learn from
the article is that these
once great predators
were bohemoths as
they "stretched thirteen
metres from nose to
tail". This suggests that
if they were alive today,
they would dominate
the food chain, both due
to their length and
weight. It also implies
that there was once
something deadlier than
a T. Rex as they are now
1.2 Sample Source: "Riding the rapids in the Grand Canyon is a
Disneyland-like experience - one second you're plunging
straight down into the trough of a wave, the next you're
getting drenched with cold spray as the boat shoots up and
over the crest. It's a white-knuckle, roller-coaster ride that
has people screaming with the thrill."
1.2.1 Sample Response: "One thing I learn from the article is that white
water rafting is a dangerous and exciting activity that "has people
screaming". This suggests that Hyde is an adrenaline junky seeking the
"thrill" of this perilous journey. It also implies that it's the adult
equivalent of "Disneyland" because of the amazing experience you
have and share.
1.3 How to Respond
220.127.116.11 "One thing I learn from... is (embed
quote). This suggests... This also
implies... (Repeat few times then move
onto next question)
2.1 How to Respond
2.1.1 Language Analysis
18.104.22.168 "The use of the ... "..." at the start of the headline
would make the reader feel... This is because ... has
connotations of..." (x2). "One thing the picture depicts
is ... . ... is often associated with ... This implies ... "...",
the suggestion is..."
2.2 Sample Source: "Up,
up and away - the day
that armchair travel
really took off."
2.2.1 Sample Response: "The use of the metaphorical phrase "armchair travel really
took off" at the start of the headline would make the reader feel curious and
give them the intent to carry on reading. This is because the adverb "really" has
connotations of majority effectiveness and description.
2.2.2 Image: "One thing the image depicts is an
armada of giant balloons lifting an armchair
hundreds of metres into the air. Balloons
are often associated with celebration so it
implies that it's a momentous occasion as it
"really took off". The suggestion here being
that it is very successful.
2.3.1 Sample Response: "The use of the hyperbolic
phrase "four amputations, 13 hours - one
extraordinary swim" in the headline would make
the reader feel astounding by overwhelming
amounts of exaggeration. This is because the
adjective "extraordinary" has connotation of
resilience, strength, and ability.
2.3.2 Image: "One thing the image
depicts is an amputee thriving in
a fight against the English
Channel. Amputation is often
associated with tragedy, so it
implies that no matter how much
disadvantage there is against
you, you can do anything."
3.1 How to Respond
3.1.1 Interpretive Comparison
22.214.171.124 "In the extract, ... goes through a variety
of thoughts and feelings. To start with, ...
appears to feel... about ... as he/she "...".
This suggests ... On the other hand, ... feels
... "...". This implies ...
3.2 Sample Source: In
Search of Olives
3.2.1 In the extract, Drinkwater has a variety of thoughts and feelings
during her journey. On the one had, Drinkwater appears to feel
nostalgic about being "so far from her life and all she held dear". This
suggests that she is homesick and may regret abandoning her family
for a few months, yet she is still eager to venture on. On the other
hand, Drinkwater seems to feel fascinated by the expansive desert as
she continuously stares "out at the sea of sand". This indicates that
even though she may not be having the best of times, she still has
those moments every now and then where she embraces the soul of
the desert and what it means to be there.
4.1 How to Respond
4.1.1 Long Analysis Via
126.96.36.199 "In source 3, the
write uses ... to
describe ... This
could make the
reader feel ... as it
has connotations of
source "...", the
writer uses ...
(repeat for rest of
4.2 Sample Sources: In Search of
Olives (source 3), and 'A ticking
time bomb': Teenage girls' junk
food diet leaves them starved
of vitamins (source 2).
4.2.1 In source 3, the writer uses the metaphor "crystal
stars" to describe the fascinating features of the
desert. This is effective t making the reader feel
astounded by the desert and its endless possibilities
of magnificent secrets. This is because the adjective
"crystal" has connotations of beauty, expense, and
opportunity. In juxtaposition, source 2 uses the
adverbial phrase "dangerously low" to describe the
unfortunate predicament of the teenagers. This is
particularly effective at making the reader feel
concerned for the teenagers, and their
life-threatening choices that they are making. This is
because the adverb "dangerously" has connotations
of mistakes, willpower, and even death.
5 Q. 5 & 6
5.1 How to Respond
5.1.1 Write to persuade/argue
188.8.131.52 Write in the style of articles etc. such as how source 1, 2, and 3 are written.