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General Certificate of Education Advanced Subsidiary Examination June 2010

English Language (Specification B)
Unit 1 Categorising Texts 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm Thursday 27 May 2010
For this paper you must have: l a 12-page answer book.


Time allowed l 2 hours Instructions l Use black ink or black ball-point pen. l Write the information required on the front of your answer book. The Examining Body for this paper is AQA. The Paper Reference is ENGB1. l Answer two questions. l here are two sections: T Section A: Text Varieties Section B: Language and Social Contexts. l Answer Question 1 from Section A. l Answer either Question 2 or Question 3 or Question 4 from Section B. l At the very start of the examination, tear along the perforations to detach the questions on page 2. l Do all rough work in the answer book. Cross through any work that you do not want to be marked. Information l The maximum mark for this paper is 96. l There are 48 marks for each question. l You will be marked on your ability to: – use good English – organise information clearly – use specialist vocabulary where appropriate. Advice l is recommended that you spend one hour on each section, with 15 minutes on the reading and It preparation of the data and 45 minutes for writing each answer.



2 Section A – Text Varieties Answer Question 1. You are advised to spend one hour on this section. You may detach this page by tearing along the perforations. Question 1 0 1 Study the Texts A–F on the next six pages. These texts illustrate different varieties of language use. Discuss various ways in which these texts can be grouped, giving linguistic reasons for your choices. (48 marks) Section B – Language and Social Contexts Answer either Question 2, or Question 3, or Question 4. The texts for Questions 2, 3 and 4 are on pages 10–12. You are advised to spend one…...

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