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How to Ace English Language Question 3 Paper 1
 
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Discover the 9 ways you could fail this question! 1. You Must not you Could 2. This is not an ‘analyse language’ question. Do it before question 2. 3. The most important words in the question are ‘how’ and ‘why’. ‘Why’ is hidden in a bullet point you ‘could’ ignore! 4. The difference in the top band is that students write a summary statement of the changes of focus at the beginning. Leave a gap to fill in last. 5. The most important part of structure is the ending – always write about it. 6. They don’t tell you to write about changes in perspective, but that is what they mean by focus! 7. Every change of paragraph is a change of focus or perspective – so you could just look at why paragraphs have changed. 8. Don’t write about narrative theory and complicated terminology unless you are 100% certain. 9. They don’t tell you to write about contrast, but it is their top feature. Sample my Guide to the English Language Exam for free: http://amzn.to/2fLEQrz *Obviously, the person marking your exam doesn't want you to fail. But the exam is constructed in such a way that lots of students have to do badly, to prevent too many students getting high marks.
The Three Secrets of Question 4, Paper 1
 
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What are the three secrets? You MUST evaluate. Find out how. You MUST know two secret methods, not just SOAPAIMS. You should do this question second, and question 5 first. Sample my Guide to the English Language Exam for free: http://amzn.to/2fLEQrz Why not sample a free section from my Guide to 100% in the Language GCSE? https://amzn.to/2Hhyppv If you see any resources you might like, in this or other videos, visit my shop on TES: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/theslightlyawesometeacher If you are a teacher, and want to get brilliant results, sample my book, The Slightly Awesome Teacher: https://amzn.to/2q7Z1ks If you want to get resources more cheaply, or to book me for any CPD, visit my website: https://theslightlyawesom
Get 100% on Paper 2 Question 2 Cambridge IGCSE Reading Paper (0522 and 0500)
 
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Learn the strange marking criteria which means PEE or PEA does not work on this language question. Find out how to nail this exam by following simple (even ridiculous) rules.
AQA Paper 2, Question 2, English Language 8700 GCSE
 
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Use the link below to see my Guide to GCSE English Language https://goo.gl/rmdQul Learn how to get 100% in Question 2 of Paper 2, AQA English Language GCSE, Viewpoints and Perspectives. What makes a band 4 answer compared to a band three. How to get level 9.
Last Minute Advice on Paper 3 Question 1 Cambridge IGCSE (0522 and 0500)
 
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8 minutes to make sure you are certain what to do in question 3 to get the top marks.
Get 100% on Paper 2 Question 1 Cambridge IGCSE Reading Paper (0522 and 0500)
 
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Shows you how to squeeze every mark from the mark scheme of IGCSE question 1, transformative writing.
The Grade 9 Technique Comparing Poems for AQA
 
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Even my English degree didn't get me an A* on this question. But now you can. Fins out what this one technique is which will help you with all your poetry questions.
Get 100% on Paper 2 Question 3 Cambridge IGCSE Reading Paper (0522 and 0500)
 
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Learn how easy this question is, why you should do it second, and tricks to gain every mark.
How to Ace English Language Question 4 Paper 1
 
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Lear the 6 ways the exam can trip you up on this question. Sample my Guide to the English Language Exam for free: http://amzn.to/2fLEQrz **Obviously, the person marking your exam doesn't want you to fail. But the exam is constructed in such a way that lots of students have to do badly, to prevent too many students getting high marks. 1 25% of the paper! Do it second. 2 Must not Could 3 Partly agree to evaluate 4 Quote Must not Could 5 How means methods 6 Methods does not just mean SOAPAIMS, it means Contrast and Narrative Voice.
How to Ace English Language Question 2 Paper 1
 
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Discover the 5 ways to avoid failing this question. Learn the mnemonic CAMPASS to get top grades. Sample my Guide to the English Language Exam for free: http://amzn.to/2fLEQrz *Obviously, the person marking your exam doesn't want you to fail. But the exam is constructed in such a way that lots of students have to do badly, to prevent too many students getting high marks.
Examiner's Advice on Question 4, Paper 2 AQA 8700
 
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Learn why you should do this question after Question 3. Sample my Guide to the English Language Exam for free: http://amzn.to/2fLEQrz Discover the method for answering that the examiner recommends. See how to get 100% by finding the writer's shift in tone or narrative perspective.
Get rid of PEE paragraphs and learn embedded quotations for Grade 9 GCSE Language
 
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For English Language GCSE you now don't have time to write in PEE paragraphs. It will be nearly impossible to get a grade 8 or 9 if you do. See my Guide to 100% at GCSE English Language out now in paperback: http://amzn.to/2oHTr97 Watch this video to see exactly why PEE makes you write too much, and run out of time. Even better, see how to use embedded quotations to get over this problem, and write about many more ideas in order to score much higher marks. Below are the two pieces of writing discussed in this video to refer back to: Using PEE Paragraphs The opening paragraph consists of a single, complex sentence. Perhaps the writer does this to reflect the onward movement of the coach. The writer wants to show that the man has only a little control over the power of nature, conveyed by the adjective ‘exposed’ and the noun ‘force’. This shows how powerful nature is. These words also evoke the idea of vulnerability and danger. In addition the writer uses a list of verbs, ‘rocking’, ‘shaking’, ‘trembled’, and ‘swayed’. This list has the cumulative effect of adding to the sense of danger. This leads to how the writer also shows how the coach is in danger, using the simile describing how it is ‘rocking between the high wheels like a drunken man’. This suggests the coach is lurching haphazardly, its movement out of control. 134 Words Using Embedded Quotations: The Examiner’s Response "The opening paragraph consists of a single, complex sentence perhaps reflecting the onward movement of the coach. The adjective ‘exposed’ and the noun ‘force’, evoke the idea of vulnerability, danger, and how little control man has over the power of nature. The verb ‘rocking’, progresses the cumulative effect of the list of verbs, ‘shaking’, ‘trembled’, ‘swayed’ leading to the simile, ‘rocking between the high wheels like a drunken man’ suggesting the coach is lurching haphazardly, its movement out of control." 80 Words
Themes of Macbeth: Masculinity and Cruelty
 
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Learn how Shakespeare attacks the social acceptance of what is masculine in his contemporary society. Lady Macbeth associates masculinity with power, cruelty and the absence of regret or conscience. Shakespeare shows that this is wrong, not just in his portrayal of Macbeth, but also Macduff. You will be surprised to see that he gives the final ideal of masculinity to Malcom, at the end of the play.
How to 'Cheat' the Description Question, Paper 1 AQA 8700
 
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This technique works with any exam question that asks you to write some description, and will help you become a better writer Use the link below to see my Guide to GCSE English Language https://goo.gl/rmdQul
How to Structure a Comparison Essay for Grade 9 (Using AQA Conflict Poetry)
 
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Learn how to get the examiner to give you an A* because of the way you structure your essay.
What do AQA Examiners Want in Descriptive Writing?
 
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For much more help buy my English Language Guidehttps://goo.gl/rmdQul A brilliant way to compare descriptions to understand what the examiner wants. Why not sample a free section from my Guide to 100% in the Language GCSE? https://amzn.to/2Hhyppv If you see any resources you might like, in this or other videos, visit my shop on TES: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/theslightlyawesometeacher If you are a teacher, and want to get brilliant results, sample my book, The Slightly Awesome Teacher: https://amzn.to/2q7Z1ks If you want to get resources more cheaply, or to book me for any CPD, visit my website: https://theslightlyawesom
The Significance of Gerald Exposing the Inspector
 
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Learn why Gerald, rather than the Birlings, exposes the Inspector as a fake.
How to Improve Your Memory for Revision
 
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Use the link below to see my Guide to GCSE English Language https://goo.gl/rmdQul Learn an amazing revision technique proven to reduce the amount of time you revise, and dramatically improve what you can remember.
The Quickest Way to get an A Grade with An Inspector Calls
 
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Use the link below to see my Guide to GCSE English Language https://goo.gl/rmdQul All the PPT presentation I use in this video is uploaded at scribd.com - search for 'Dominic Salles An Inspector Calls'. To Write about the opening and stage directions and the final page of the play, no matter what the exam question. This will help you get A to A* grades.
The Younger v Older Generation in An Inspector Calls
 
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Learn how to write about the Inspector's influence on the younger generation in promoting socialism and attacking capitalism.
AQA Paper 2, Question 3, English Language 8700 GCSE
 
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Use the link below to see my Guide to GCSE English Language https://goo.gl/rmdQul Tells you how to get top marks in question 3. Tells you why you should answer it before question 2. Shows you exactly what the examiner wants, which is not in the question. Shows the secret ingredient which will make your answer different to most other candidates: how to deal with structure.
OMG Paper 2 Tomorrow!
 
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What order should you do the questions in for Paper 2 of the AQA Language Exam? How can you make your Persuasive Writing, Question 5, much better than other students? Why is Mr Salles pretending to be The Rock? All this and more! Just to clarify - "Johnny Foreigner" is an ironic reference. I'm half Spanish. The clue is in the name. I've also been deported from Canada, but that's another story..." Welcome to my channel, where I coach you to get grades 7, 8 and 9, even if you are nowhere near that now. Why not sample a free section from my Guide to 100% in the Language GCSE? https://amzn.to/2Hhyppv If you see any resources you might like, in this or other videos, visit my shop on TES: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/theslightlyawesometeacher If you are a teacher, and want to get brilliant results, sample my book, The Slightly Awesome Teacher: https://amzn.to/2q7Z1ks If you want to get resources more cheaply, or to book me for any CPD, visit my website: https://theslightlyawesometeacher.com/
How to Get Grade 9 When Comparing Poems Using the AQA Mark Scheme
 
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Get to know all the elements of the mark scheme. How to be exploratory, well structured, conceptualised, and analytical. How to write about form and structure and make it relevant. Learn what the examiner wants you to include about context. Learn what will lose you marks. Learn a simple trick to encourage the marker to decide you are exploratory. See the examiner's commentary, and understand what they are really thinking. Learn an 8 point plan for writing your essay, comparing the two poems. You will also learn a bit about Ozymandias by Shelley and My Last Duchess by Browning. Why not sample a free section from my Guide to 100% in the Language GCSE? https://amzn.to/2Hhyppv If you see any resources you might like, in this or other videos, visit my shop on TES: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/theslightlyawesometeacher If you are a teacher, and want to get brilliant results, sample my book, The Slightly Awesome Teacher: https://amzn.to/2q7Z1ks If you want to get resources more cheaply, or to book me for any CPD, visit my website: https://theslightlyawesom
Top 10 Examiner's Tips for Question 5, Paper 2 AQA 8700 GCSE
 
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Learn the 10 pieces of advice the examiner gives you after marking Paper 2 of AQA English Language GCSE. Sample my Guide to the English Language Exam for free: http://amzn.to/2fLEQrz The PPT slides are available at http://bit.ly/2munvT6 5 things students get wrong, and 5 things they need to get right. Discover how punctuation and spelling can sink your grade, and how to correct this so you float to a high mark.
Some Simple Advice on Passing Exams
 
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This short video tells you the most important part of passing exams. So many students ask me how much they should write. This is the wrong question. Watch to find out the right answer to the right question!
How to Describe 1 (also to Answer Question 5, Paper 1 AQA 8700 English Language)
 
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Use the link below to see my Guide to GCSE English Language https://goo.gl/rmdQul Learn how to use the picture in the exam to write a brilliant description, using contrast and SOAPAIMS
Harry Salles teaches me how to answer on Of Mice and Men
 
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This video takes you through the AQA mark scheme on Of Mice and Men. It also shows you how to combine your answer, rather than answer sections A and B separately. Finally, it shows you why you don't need to plan an answer before tackling the question.
Does Macbeth Love Lady Macbeth? (Grade 9 Analysis)
 
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First, understand the conventional interpretation of the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Discover the key moments and quotations to analyse when evaluating their relationship. Then go much deeper and see a different perspective for each of those moments, to see how to get a full understanding of the play. Welcome to my channel, where I coach you to get grades 7, 8 and 9, even if you are nowhere near that now. Why not sample a free section from my Guide to 100% in the Language GCSE? https://amzn.to/2Hhyppv If you see any resources you might like, in this or other videos, visit my shop on TES: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/theslightlyawesometeacher If you are a teacher, and want to get brilliant results, sample my book, The Slightly Awesome Teacher: https://amzn.to/2q7Z1ks If you want to get resources more cheaply, or to book me for any CPD, visit my website: https://theslightlyawesometeacher.com/
Themes of Macbeth: Ambition
 
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Learn how to analyse ambition in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Understand how Macbeth uses Lady Macbeth, and plays on her psychological weakness. Understand that Banquo is also ambitious and not at all the innocent character he is normally portrayed as. See what the witches’ motives are in influencing Macbeth. Astonishingly, these have everything to do with love, and nothing to do with evil! Learn how to link all this to Shakespeare’s viewpoint about the patriarchal society he criticises for his contemporary audience.
Top Tips: Question 4 Paper 1
 
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Learn what the examiner wants and how to give to them really easily. See a student example which shows you exactly what the skills look like, and how long your answer should be. See how much you should write for a top mark. Welcome to my channel, where I coach you to get grades 7, 8 and 9, even if you are nowhere near that now. Why not sample a free section from my Guide to 100% in the Language GCSE? https://amzn.to/2Hhyppv If you see any resources you might like, in this or other videos, visit my shop on TES: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/theslightlyawesometeacher If you are a teacher, and want to get brilliant results, sample my book, The Slightly Awesome Teacher: https://amzn.to/2q7Z1ks If you want to get resources more cheaply, or to book me for any CPD, visit my website: https://theslightlyawesometeacher.com/
Revise All the Themes of Macbeth to Improve Your Grade
 
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Welcome to my channel, where I coach you to get grades 7, 8 and 9, even if you are nowhere near that now. Why not sample a free section from my Guide to 100% in the Language GCSE? https://amzn.to/2Hhyppv If you see any resources you might like, in this or other videos, visit my shop on TES: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/theslightlyawesometeacher If you are a teacher, and want to get brilliant results, sample my book, The Slightly Awesome Teacher: https://amzn.to/2q7Z1ks If you want to get resources more cheaply, or to book me for any CPD, visit my website: https://theslightlyawesometeacher.com/
Examiner's Advice on Paper 1 Question 2 English Language GCSE 8700
 
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Learn what the 2017 English GCSE wanted in question 2 by understanding the examiner's advice after marking the exam papers. Essential for teachers as well as students to see what has changed since the specimen papers.
Paper 1 AQA 8700 Question 2
 
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Use the link below to see my Guide to GCSE English Language https://goo.gl/rmdQul Learn exactly how to analyse language to get 100% of the marks on this question. Learn how to improve your own writing so that you can think like a writer in this question. Understand the mark scheme and what is in the examiner's head.
Priestley's purpose in An Inspector Calls
 
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How to analyse Priestley's purpose in writing An Inspector Calls
Top Tips: Question 2 Paper 1
 
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Learn the key things that will get you top marks in this question, and see a student example. Welcome to my channel, where I coach you to get grades 7, 8 and 9, even if you are nowhere near that now. Why not sample a free section from my Guide to 100% in the Language GCSE? https://amzn.to/2Hhyppv If you see any resources you might like, in this or other videos, visit my shop on TES: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/theslightlyawesometeacher If you are a teacher, and want to get brilliant results, sample my book, The Slightly Awesome Teacher: https://amzn.to/2q7Z1ks If you want to get resources more cheaply, or to book me for any CPD, visit my website: https://theslightlyawesometeacher.com/
How to Write an Article (Gain Grade 9 in Language Paper 2)
 
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Learn the ten tips for writing an article, which take you from Grade 5 to grade 9. See what a grade 5/6 article looks like, how to improve it to a grade 7, and how to go further to grades 8 and 9. 1.Start each sentence with a different word 2. Write about the future 3. Not only…but 4. Show me…show me 5. Pair your verbs for emphasis 6. Extend your simile or metaphor 7. Anecdote 8. The contrasting power of ‘but’ 9. Humorous comparison 10. Go to town on triplets. More anecdotes. Load your sentences with techniques which fit
Examiners' Secrets: Descriptive Writing
 
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What will get you the marks you need in the description question, and what will lose you marks! Learn how to beat the system with a little bit of cheating. Discover how to be creative. Sample my Guide to the English Language Exam for free: http://amzn.to/2fLEQrz
Simon's Death and Christian Symbolism in Lord of the Flies
 
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This video looks at the symbolism Golding uses in describing the death of Simon, including the parody of transubstantiation in mocking Simon as a Christ like figure.
Macbeth: Look like th’innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t.
 
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How to get the top grades through just one quotation from Macbeth! https://robwardweb.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/free-stuff-for-english-teachers/
Panic revision on Candy
 
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Sorry I called it Curley when I launched it. Desperate for the gym, and hotfooted it out.
Grade 9 Essay on Eric in An Inspector Calls (Thanks Science Fanatic)
 
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Watch me mark an essay on Eric on An Inspector Calls and explain how to get a grade 8 or 9.
Top Tips: Question 3 Writer's Structure Paper 1
 
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Learn how to quickly get the top grade on the structure question. See a student example to fully understand what the examiner is looking for. Understand what structure means. Learn to write about contrast juxaposition, climax, beginnings and endings, as well as the old favourite, focus. Welcome to my channel, where I coach you to get grades 7, 8 and 9, even if you are nowhere near that now. Why not sample a free section from my Guide to 100% in the Language GCSE? https://amzn.to/2Hhyppv If you see any resources you might like, in this or other videos, visit my shop on TES: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/theslightlyawesometeacher If you are a teacher, and want to get brilliant results, sample my book, The Slightly Awesome Teacher: https://amzn.to/2q7Z1ks If you want to get resources more cheaply, or to book me for any CPD, visit my website: https://theslightlyawesometeacher.com/
Grade 9 Analysis of The Emigrée by Carol Rumens
 
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Learn the Poet’s purpose: 1. To imagine what it is like to be displaced from your home country and not at home in your own. 2. To mourn the loss of our own childhoods. 3. To explore memory as a creative lie, that nevertheless leads to poetry, and ‘sunlight’. Understand all the techniques and the conflicts within the poem. Sample my Guide to the English Language GCSE: http://amzn.to/2D8rgsB
AQA Paper 2, Question 4, English Language 8700 GCSE Viewpoints and Perspectives
 
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Use the link below to see my Guide to GCSE English Language https://goo.gl/rmdQul Learn what the examiner is looking for, and how to get 100% in question 4 of Paper 2, AQA English Language 8700. Discover the importance of rhetorical devices and the writer's tone.
Updated Description and Narrative Q5 Paper 1 English Language
 
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Learn how to write flashback, a circular structure and an extended metaphor in order to get the top grades in your description or narrative. Welcome to my channel, where I coach you to get grades 7, 8 and 9, even if you are nowhere near that now. Why not sample a free section from my Guide to 100% in the Language GCSE? https://amzn.to/2Hhyppv If you see any resources you might like, in this or other videos, visit my shop on TES: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/theslightlyawesometeacher If you are a teacher, and want to get brilliant results, sample my book, The Slightly Awesome Teacher: https://amzn.to/2q7Z1ks If you want to get resources more cheaply, or to book me for any CPD, visit my website: https://theslightlyawesometeacher.com/
How to Interpret the Themes of Romeo and Juliet Beyond Grade 9
 
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How to think about the play's context from different critical viewpoints. You can do this with any text.
Method to Plan and Write Brilliant Description
 
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Learn the 6 point method which will ALWAYS produce great descriptive writing. It's easy and foolproof. And read a description which proves my point! Zoom Out - Viewpoint Motif – symbol or image Zoom in – Viewpoint Motif – symbol or image Zoom out – Viewpoint Final zoom and Motif - Viewpoint
How to Write an Grade 9 Essay about Sheila in An Inspector Calls (Thanks Priya)
 
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Learn how to write about Sheila, her development, attack on her capitalist parents, and how she is a proxy for Priestley's socialist views.
Complete analysis of War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy
 
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This video will help you get an A* on any question about War Photographer, by Carol Ann Duffy.
AQA English Language 8700 Paper 2 Question 1
 
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Use the link below to see my Guide to GCSE English Language https://goo.gl/rmdQul Learn how to answer Question 1 of Paper 2, in the AQA English Language Exam 8700. Find out how the examiner is trying to trick you, and how to beat this trick.

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