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Exam Preparation for Non-Fiction Texts 2

In this worksheet, students revise some of the key terminology for non-fiction needed for their GCSE exam.

'Exam Preparation for Non-Fiction Texts 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Curriculum topic:  Reading

Curriculum subtopic:  Awareness of Vocabulary, Form and Grammatical Features

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

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.

Which example below is a fact?

50% of school children have school dinners.

Lots of children hate school dinners.

Which example below is an opinion?

The consumerism surrounding Christmas is wrong.

Christmas takes place in December.

An argument has two sides. What are these?

argument and non-argument

argument and counterargument

argument and opposite-argument

What is the opposite side of the argument called?

opposite-argument

counterargument

anti-argument

In an argument you want to get your listeners on your side. What can you use to do this?

begging

bullying

flattery

What do you call words or phrases such as:

 

firstly, furthermore, in addition, also, on the other hand, finally

discord markers or collectives

discourse markers or connectives

What technique is being used here?

 

If we continue this way, there will be no future for our children. Is this how you want the world to be for generations to come?

rhetorical question

rhetorical ideas

rhetorical answers

What rhetorical device is being used here?

 

Zoos are cramped, unnatural and cruel.

rule of four

rule of three

rule of two

If you were delivering a persuasive speech to a group of school governors would you use formal or informal language?

formal

informal

Why might a writer may use quotations or anecdotes from experts in an argument?

to make it more interesting

to add credibility

to make it longer

What are these words all examples of:

 

I, we, you, they, us etc.

personal pronouns

personal nouns

personal adjectives

This quotation contains lots of strong words. What do we call this kind of language?

 

Every year thousands of tiny, helpless, innocent kittens are dumped by their cold, heartless, selfish owners.

emotive language

emotional language

strong language

What technique is being used here?

 

Fifty frightened felines were packed in a box and left.

alliteration

repetition

assonance

Charity leaflets are often trying to do what?

describe

persuade

discuss

What is hyperbole another word for?

exaggeration

repetition

  • Question 1

Which example below is a fact?

CORRECT ANSWER
50% of school children have school dinners.
EDDIE SAYS
50% of school children have school dinners is a fact as you can prove it and it contains a figure.
  • Question 2

Which example below is an opinion?

CORRECT ANSWER
The consumerism surrounding Christmas is wrong.
EDDIE SAYS
'The consumerism surrounding Christmas is wrong' is an opinion as it is just what some people think.
  • Question 3

An argument has two sides. What are these?

CORRECT ANSWER
argument and counterargument
EDDIE SAYS
The two sides of an argument are argument and counterargument — for and against.
  • Question 4

What is the opposite side of the argument called?

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

In an argument you want to get your listeners on your side. What can you use to do this?

CORRECT ANSWER
flattery
EDDIE SAYS
In an argument you want to get your listeners on your side so you may use flattery to do this.
  • Question 6

What do you call words or phrases such as:

 

firstly, furthermore, in addition, also, on the other hand, finally

CORRECT ANSWER
discourse markers or connectives
EDDIE SAYS
Words or phrases that link paragraphs and ideas together and move an argument on such as: 'firstly, furthermore, in addition, also, on the other hand, finally' are called discourse markers or connectives.
  • Question 7

What technique is being used here?

 

If we continue this way, there will be no future for our children. Is this how you want the world to be for generations to come?

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

What rhetorical device is being used here?

 

Zoos are cramped, unnatural and cruel.

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

If you were delivering a persuasive speech to a group of school governors would you use formal or informal language?

CORRECT ANSWER
formal
EDDIE SAYS
A writer can use language that is formal or informal but if you were delivering a persuasive speech to a group of school governors you would use formal language.
  • Question 10

Why might a writer may use quotations or anecdotes from experts in an argument?

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

What are these words all examples of:

 

I, we, you, they, us etc.

CORRECT ANSWER
personal pronouns
EDDIE SAYS
A writer may try and involve a reader by using words like 'I, we, you, they, us'. These are personal pronouns.
  • Question 12

This quotation contains lots of strong words. What do we call this kind of language?

 

Every year thousands of tiny, helpless, innocent kittens are dumped by their cold, heartless, selfish owners.

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

What technique is being used here?

 

Fifty frightened felines were packed in a box and left.

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

Charity leaflets are often trying to do what?

CORRECT ANSWER
persuade
EDDIE SAYS
Charity leaflets are often trying to persuade people to help.
  • Question 15

What is hyperbole another word for?

CORRECT ANSWER
exaggeration
EDDIE SAYS
Hyperbole is another word for exaggeration.
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