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Mode Analysis Question AQAa Exam Monday 6th June

Posted in Uncategorized by aggslanguage on June 5, 2011

…approaching the mode question in the AQAa English Language Exam tomorrow…

…the most important terms:

How do Written texts work?

How do Spoken texts work?

Planned

Spontaneous

Formal

Informal
Standard

 

Non-standard
Permanent

 

Ephemeral
Distant

Close

Delayed

Immediate
Asynchronous

Synchronous

declarativeinterrogativeimperative

exclamative

referential

transactional

expressive

phatic / interactional

modal verb

evaluative/descrioptive/ emotive adjective

adverb of modality

adverb of degree/emphaisis

adverb of time/place

adverb of manner

dynamic verb

abstract noun

concrete noun

prepositional phrase / adverbial

noun phrase

adjective phrase

non-finite caluse

subordinate clause

relative clause

conditional clause

main clause

complex sentence

compound sentence

simple sentence

minor sentence

metaphor

rehtorical question

turn taking

tag questions

open / closed questions

convergence

false start

ellipsis / contraction

filler / voiced hesitations

supportive minimal vocalisation

discourse marker

hedge

idiom

non-fluency feature

topic shift

topic initiation

topic acceptance

self-related comment

other-related comment

formulaic utterances

emphatic stress

overlap

interuption

colloquialsim

vocative


 

…the approach…

 

 

1. the first paragraph should deal with the Purpose, Audience, Context & Mode of each piece – ideally comparing them in terms of these topics – when discussing each pieces mode, you will have to refer to the red terms above

2. the rest of the essay just has to cram in as many analytical sentences as possible in the remaining time – try to use as many of the grammatical and spoken technical terms listed above in black

3. make sure you show you know both how each text works and how spoken or written it is and why – this will be started in your firs paragraph, but should be continued in the analysis of each analytical sentence

(see the pages on the right hand side of this page for definitions of all technical terms used or referred to)

Good Luck

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