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    Hope it went well for everyone today I did questions 1 and 3. Have to say I much preferred the January CLA text! I'm not entirely sure how it went, but it was okay, I think. Change was definitely easier than CLA for me and it's usually the other way round!
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    what did you think of the CLA speaking text? (question 1) I didn't mind it but I have never seen a monologue like that in the past. I was hoping for some CMC on language change, but I did question 4 (the two school reports) which seemed okay as I like comparing two texts.
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    I did the exam today and found it so hard. I know I have failed buy I was wondering how many pages did you do? My friends did about nine and I only did six therefore I'm kind of worried. To those who got Bs in the January exam how many pages did you do roughly

    Thank you


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    I found question 1 (Leila speaking) not too bad, but I found question 3 about the Boston massacre extremely challenging..I learnt so much terminology for language change but found it really difficult to actually apply it to this text, how did everyone else find this question?
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    (Original post by IRP)
    I found question 1 (Leila speaking) not too bad, but I found question 3 about the Boston massacre extremely challenging..I learnt so much terminology for language change but found it really difficult to actually apply it to this text, how did everyone else find this question?
    I found it a really challenging paper! What key points did you write about?
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    (Original post by Luke6193)
    what did you think of the CLA speaking text? (question 1) I didn't mind it but I have never seen a monologue like that in the past. I was hoping for some CMC on language change, but I did question 4 (the two school reports) which seemed okay as I like comparing two texts.
    What did you write about for question 4? I found it a difficult paper.
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    I did the exam today and found it so hard. I know I have failed buy I was wondering how many pages did you do? My friends did about nine and I only did six therefore I'm kind of worried. To those who got Bs in the January exam how many pages did you do roughly

    Thank you


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    I wouldn't worry about how much you wrote, it's quality not quantity. In my AS exam last year I only wrote 4 pages for the entire exam. I ended up getting a high B and actually got a higher grade than my friends who had done more pages than me
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    There wasn't anything significant about any of the data. We were given very horrible data with very little to extract from. I wrote about two pages on the significance of using "Head Mistress" vs "headteacher". :/ D-grade
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    There wasn't anything significant about any of the data. We were given very horrible data with very little to extract from. I wrote about two pages on the significance of using "Head Mistress" vs "headteacher". :/ D-grade
    hahaha same pretty much! that was one of the only points that jumped out at me!

    I think I focused too much on context due to the fact I couldn't find anything to talk about:/
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    (Original post by Sarah0752)
    I found it a really challenging paper! What key points did you write about?
    I though the Lelia script was really good! There was plently of theorists to examine such as Skinner, Haliday and Nelson and the phonology/lexis/grammar/discourse and pragmatics was also pretty good I thought. What did you do for change? I did the school reports which was pretty hard. I mentioned the archaic lang/semantic change/informalisation/gender/how schooling today is taken more seriously hence more contextual info in the ofsted text and also technology and syntax. How did you find it?
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    (Original post by Hxxx18)
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    I did the exam today and found it so hard. I know I have failed buy I was wondering how many pages did you do? My friends did about nine and I only did six therefore I'm kind of worried. To those who got Bs in the January exam how many pages did you do roughly

    Thank you


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    I got a B in January and I think I just about filled the booklet. It's quality, though, not quantity

    Surprised to hear people struggled with it, I thought they were quite nice texts! Though the monologue in text A was annoying/unfamiliar, to be fair.

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    I found question 1 (Leila speaking) not too bad, but I found question 3 about the Boston massacre extremely challenging..I learnt so much terminology for language change but found it really difficult to actually apply it to this text, how did everyone else find this question?
    I found quite a lot to talk about for it! Although it did wane towards the end, and I started talking about the narrowing of the word 'mob' to now mean Italian mafia... and how it's undergone a sense of amelioration due to the covert prestige of being in the mob. Hah. I hope I have an examiner with a sense of humour.
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    (Original post by Sarah0752)
    What did you write about for question 4? I found it a difficult paper.
    I found 4 difficult too. There was a lot to talk about contextually but that's only 8 marks max! :\ I found it hard to bring theorists in and the ones I mentioned I struggled to clearly link to my points. Much harder paper than the past papers, I thought!
 
 
 
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