This resource includes two practice exam questions and explores how two forms of writing differ in their presentation of ideas and use of language techniques.
Students work through activities which show them how to write the text for a speech or an article:
‘Music has no value when you’re studying. It can be distracting; it can be too loud. Students should work in silence.’
This task prompts students to look for language features which are relevant to the text types of article writing and speech writing. Students are asked:
Can you work out which were written for a speech and which were written for an article? What are the differences? What clues did you use?
Students look at example sentences for both writing tasks and identify the persuasive features, demonstrating how to write an article and text for a speech.
Students practise the two forms of writing with their own sentences.
Students reflect on the activities:
In summary, what have you learned from these activities about:
They then respond to their chosen essay question.
Some suggested answers are included.