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Exam Preparation for Non-Fiction Texts 6

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

'Exam Preparation for Non-Fiction Texts 6' 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 revise some of the key terminology needed for the GCSE reading paper.

What are adjectives?

words that describe verbs

words that describe nouns

words near each other that begin with the same letter

What are adverbs?

words that describe nouns

words that describe actions

words that describe verbs

What is alliteration?

the repetition of a sound at the start of words

words that describe verbs

words that describe nouns

What is assonance?

the repetition of a sound at the start of words

using opposite words next to each other

the rhyme of the internal vowel sound e.g. 'a dog in a bog'

Why might a writer use exclamation marks (!) ?

to emphasise a point

to show emotions such as anger, shock or surprise

to show irony

What is imagery?

drawing pictures

descriptive words that allow you to create a picture in your mind

writing about pictures

What is irony or sarcasm?

making a joke

using words to imply the opposite of their meaning

using words to attack an idea

Juxtaposition is when two words, phrases or ideas are placed next to or near each other. Why is juxtaposition used?

to link them together

to highlight a contrast between the words or ideas

to connect the ideas

What is a metaphor?

an image that is created by referring to something as something else

using rhyme to create an effect

an image that is created by saying something is like something else

What is onomatopoeia?

rhyming words

opposite words put together

words that sound like what it describes e.g. splash

What is personification?

giving an animal/object qualities like a person

describing a person

describing a person as an object

What are puns?

an incorrect answer

a play on words

opposites put together

Why are rhetorical questions used?

to involve the reader and make them think

to add impact

to add mystery

What is hyperbole?

when you create contrasts

exaggeration

describing how exciting something is

What are superlatives?

words which describe your relatives

words that describe superheroes

words that express the best or worst of something

  • Question 1

What are adjectives?

CORRECT ANSWER
words that describe nouns
EDDIE SAYS
Adjectives are words that describe nouns.
  • Question 2

What are adverbs?

CORRECT ANSWER
words that describe verbs
EDDIE SAYS
Adverbs are words that describe verbs.
  • Question 3

What is alliteration?

CORRECT ANSWER
the repetition of a sound at the start of words
EDDIE SAYS
Alliteration is the repetition of a sound at the start of words.
  • Question 4

What is assonance?

CORRECT ANSWER
the rhyme of the internal vowel sound e.g. 'a dog in a bog'
EDDIE SAYS
Assonance is the rhyme of the internal vowel sound e.g. 'a dog in a bog'.
  • Question 5

Why might a writer use exclamation marks (!) ?

CORRECT ANSWER
to show emotions such as anger, shock or surprise
EDDIE SAYS
Exclamation marks are used to show emotions such as anger, shock or surprise.
  • Question 6

What is imagery?

CORRECT ANSWER
descriptive words that allow you to create a picture in your mind
EDDIE SAYS
Imagery is descriptive words that allow you to create a picture in your mind.
  • Question 7

What is irony or sarcasm?

CORRECT ANSWER
using words to imply the opposite of their meaning
EDDIE SAYS
Irony or sarcasm is using words to imply the opposite of their meaning.
  • Question 8

Juxtaposition is when two words, phrases or ideas are placed next to or near each other. Why is juxtaposition used?

CORRECT ANSWER
to highlight a contrast between the words or ideas
EDDIE SAYS
Juxtaposition is used to highlight a contrast between the words or ideas.
  • Question 9

What is a metaphor?

CORRECT ANSWER
an image that is created by referring to something as something else
EDDIE SAYS
A metaphor is an image that is created by referring to something as something else.
  • Question 10

What is onomatopoeia?

CORRECT ANSWER
words that sound like what it describes e.g. splash
EDDIE SAYS
Onomatopoeia is words that sound like what it describes e.g. splash.
  • Question 11

What is personification?

CORRECT ANSWER
giving an animal/object qualities like a person
EDDIE SAYS
Personification is giving an animal/object qualities like a person.
  • Question 12

What are puns?

CORRECT ANSWER
a play on words
EDDIE SAYS
A pun is a play on words.
  • Question 13

Why are rhetorical questions used?

CORRECT ANSWER
to involve the reader and make them think
EDDIE SAYS
Rhetorical questions are used to involve the reader and make them think.
  • Question 14

What is hyperbole?

CORRECT ANSWER
exaggeration
EDDIE SAYS
Hyperbole is exaggeration.
  • Question 15

What are superlatives?

CORRECT ANSWER
words that express the best or worst of something
EDDIE SAYS
Superlatives are words that express the best or worst of something. For example: happiest, best, hottest, most beautiful.
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