- Question 1
There are various technical terms that you should be confident using when you analyse non-fiction media texts such as newspaper and magazine articles.
Match the following technical terms with their definitions. Hover your mouse over the definitions to read them in full.
a box containing text
sub-headings found within a block of text. These are often quotations
headings used to break up the main body of text
wording found under a photo or picture explaining it
title of a magazine or newspaper article
the type of text used. It can be in different sizes
the name of the reporter usually found under the headline
a smaller headline found just underneath the main headline
an opinion column that offers a point of view on a certain subject
the way text is usually laid out in an article
- Question 2
You will also be asked to write about presentational devices. Images are an important presentational device. You must be ale to discuss the effect of the images.
Look at the following images used in a leaflet advertising a cruise to the Antarctic. What do these images suggest about the cruise?
Choose three answers.
- Question 3
You will also need to comment on the use of colour. Think about what different colours suggest or what the connotations of certain colours are.
Match the colours below with their connotations. Hover your mouse over the boxes to read the text in full.
nature, the environment
- Question 4
When discussing presentation you will also need to analyse the effectiveness of headlines.
Read the following headline and match the phrases from the headline with the technique used.
A*MAZING BRAINY BOFFIN BEATS TWIN BROTHER TO ACHIEVE 10 A* GCSES
BRAINY BOFFIN BEATS TWIN BROTHER
- Question 5
When analyising presentational devices it is not enough to simply describe them; you need to analyse the effect they have on the reader.
Match the correct heading with its effect: Hover your mouse over the boxes to read the text in full.
breaks up the body of the text and draws the reader's attention to key issues in the artiicle
attracts the reader's attention and makes them want to read the article
- Question 6
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- Question 8