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Published: 30/04/2018
KS4 | Writing
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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 writing tasks: speech and article

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.

Practice exam questions

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.’

Task 1

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?

Task 2

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.

Task 3

Students practise the two forms of writing with their own sentences.

Task 4

Students reflect on the activities:

In summary, what have you learned from these activities about:

  • the language techniques you could use in an article and the text for a speech
  • the ideas you could cover in an article and the text for a speech
  • the differences between writing an article and the text for a speech?

They then respond to their chosen essay question.

Some suggested answers are included.


See other resources: Argument and persuasive writing | Writing for purpose and audience

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Alison ImmelmanAlison Immelman
I really like the idea of the same topic with the aim of illustrating different styles, register and language for a different audience. Comparing apples with apples! I got half the class to do one and the other the other, and then had them compare notes. Most entertaining and informative!
Posted on 20th July 2019
dee browndee brown
An excellent resource! Great for revision and practice. Thank you for sharing.
Posted on 19th July 2019
R ChoiR Choi
Fantastic resource. Thank you!
Posted on 31st October 2018
Cerys SlatterCerys Slatter
This is excellent. Very detailed and structured to get the students thinking about both forms. Thank you!
Posted on 2nd May 2018

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