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Exam Preparation for Non-Fiction Texts 1

In this worksheet, students revise some of the key terminology for non-fiction, which they will use in their GCSE exam.

Key stage:  KS 4

Curriculum topic:  Reading

Curriculum subtopic:  Awareness of Vocabulary, Form and Grammatical Features

Difficulty level:  

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QUESTION 1 of 10

This worksheet contains a series of quick questions designed to help you revise some of the key terminology needed for the GCSE reading paper.

What is this an example of:

 

90% of cat owners buy ‘Miaow’ food.

fact

opinion

What is this an example of?

 

Most cats love ‘Miaow’ cat food.

fact

opinion

How many sides does an argument have?

one

two

three

What is the other side of the argument called?

counterargument

opposite-argument

antiargument

What is it called when a writer twists their facts to suit their argument?

bias

briar

twister

What do you call words or phrases that link paragraphs and ideas together and move an argument on?

discourse markers or connectives

discord markers or collectives

In an argument you may use rhetorical ___________.

answers

ideas

questions

A common rhetorical device used in argument writing is rule of ____________?

two

three

four

A writer can use language that is formal or __________.

informal

inaccurate

inadequate

To add credibility to an argument a writer may use quotations or anecdotes from ______________.

experts or witnesses

teachers

lawyers

A writer may try to involve a reader by using the word 'you'. This is a ______________.

personal adjective

personal noun

personal pronoun

If a writer is trying to persuade the reader about something they may use strong language to evoke emotions. This is called _______________________.

emotional language

emotive language

strong language

A writer may try to make phrases stand out by having a number of words begin with the same letter. This is called ___________________________.

assonance

repetition

alliteration

Who often make persuasive speeches?

teachers

politicians

police officers

Persuasive writing text uses personal pronouns to address readers.

Select the pronouns that a persuasive writing text would use.

we

it

you

  • Question 1

What is this an example of:

 

90% of cat owners buy ‘Miaow’ food.

CORRECT ANSWER
fact
EDDIE SAYS
Fact as you can prove it and it contains a figure.
  • Question 2

What is this an example of?

 

Most cats love ‘Miaow’ cat food.

CORRECT ANSWER
opinion
EDDIE SAYS
Opinion as it is just what some people think - you can't really tell if cats actually 'love' it!
  • Question 3

How many sides does an argument have?

CORRECT ANSWER
two
EDDIE SAYS
There are two sides - for and against.
  • Question 4

What is the other side of the argument called?

CORRECT ANSWER
counterargument
EDDIE SAYS
The other side of an argument is called a counterargument.
  • Question 5

What is it called when a writer twists their facts to suit their argument?

CORRECT ANSWER
bias
EDDIE SAYS
When a writer twists their facts to suit their argument it is called bias.
  • Question 6

What do you call words or phrases that link paragraphs and ideas together and move an argument on?

CORRECT ANSWER
discourse markers or connectives
EDDIE SAYS
Words or phrases that link paragraphs and ideas together and move an argument on are called discourse markers or connectives.
  • Question 7

In an argument you may use rhetorical ___________.

CORRECT ANSWER
questions
EDDIE SAYS
In an argument you may use many rhetorical questions.
  • Question 8

A common rhetorical device used in argument writing is rule of ____________?

CORRECT ANSWER
three
EDDIE SAYS
A common rhetorical device used in argument writing is rule of three.
  • Question 9

A writer can use language that is formal or __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
informal
EDDIE SAYS
A writer can use language that is formal or informal.
  • Question 10

To add credibility to an argument a writer may use quotations or anecdotes from ______________.

CORRECT ANSWER
experts or witnesses
EDDIE SAYS
To add credibility to an argument a writer may use quotations or anecdotes from experts or witnesses.
  • Question 11

A writer may try to involve a reader by using the word 'you'. This is a ______________.

CORRECT ANSWER
personal pronoun
EDDIE SAYS
A writer may try and involve a reader by using the word 'you'. This is a personal pronoun.
  • Question 12

If a writer is trying to persuade the reader about something they may use strong language to evoke emotions. This is called _______________________.

CORRECT ANSWER
emotive language
EDDIE SAYS
If a writer is trying to persuade the reader about something they may used strong language to evoke emotions. This is called emotive language.
  • Question 13

A writer may try to make phrases stand out by having a number of words begin with the same letter. This is called ___________________________.

CORRECT ANSWER
alliteration
EDDIE SAYS
A writer may try to make phrases stand out by having a number of words begin with the same letter. This is called alliteration.
  • Question 14

Who often make persuasive speeches?

CORRECT ANSWER
politicians
EDDIE SAYS
Politicians often make persuasive speeches.
  • Question 15

Persuasive writing text uses personal pronouns to address readers.

Select the pronouns that a persuasive writing text would use.

CORRECT ANSWER
we
you
EDDIE SAYS
A piece of argument or persuasive writing normally uses the pronouns 'you', 'we', 'our' and 'us' to address the reader. By using the pronoun 'we' the writer involves the reader and creates a close personal relationship.
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