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November 24, 2017, 12:59:35 pm

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syubi

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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #90 on: November 11, 2017, 11:12:43 pm »
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Is it likely that we'll be given an extract from a short story to write an analytical commentary about? There doesn't seem to be much to write about for File 5 (A Double Buggy at Lahey's Creek) from the Lingofile workbook.

Short stories are unlikely for Section B's (never seen them in a practice exam before), but you never know? I have seen some practice exams with short stories to analyse for Section A though.

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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #91 on: November 14, 2017, 03:50:48 pm »
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Thanks syubi!

Any predictions for Thursday's essay topics?

I'm guessing there'll be one on taboo and swearing, positive and negative face needs, and how social changes have shaped Australian English. However, knowing the relative difficulty of the exams so far this year, I have a feeling the essay topics are going to be really specific and hard to write about. 

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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #92 on: November 14, 2017, 06:29:07 pm »
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Hey everyone!
I am really nervous for the exam since my biggest issue (my teacher told me) is not being able to understand what the essay topic is asking of me and going off topic...Another issue of mine is that my clarity is not that great, English is my 2nd language :(
So does anyone please have any helpful tips for Thursday?
I would deeply appreciate the help! I really need to go well in this exam :(



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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #93 on: November 15, 2017, 01:32:28 am »
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are we allowed to use stimulus from other essay topics as quotes without being penalised?

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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #94 on: November 15, 2017, 08:58:27 am »
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are we allowed to use stimulus from other essay topics as quotes without being penalised?

Yeah! I definitely do this sometimes and it's pretty sneaky ahaha
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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #95 on: November 15, 2017, 01:24:45 pm »
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Hi does anyone know if it is essential to include linguist quotes? Will they penalise you if you do not include any?

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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #96 on: November 15, 2017, 01:49:25 pm »
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Hi does anyone know if it is essential to include linguist quotes? Will they penalise you if you do not include any?

I believe that to be high-scoring you need both quotes and examples 
(However I'm open to being corrected)
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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #97 on: November 15, 2017, 06:10:16 pm »
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Hey guys,

Does anyone have any sort of idea what grade II should be aiming for on the exam tomorrow to get a raw of 30, I'm really desperate and screwed for Section C :'(

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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #98 on: November 16, 2017, 10:51:22 pm »
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It's a bit late to say this but you definitely do not need linguist quotes to full mark an essay. It's not on the criteria unlike contemporary examples. I personally did not include linguist quotes because my essays were already long enough. However, linguist quotes definitely do add weight to your arguments in my opinion.
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