AS English Language and Literature - Unit 2 Section B (All My Sons)Watch
For the Unit 2 English exam I'm doing All My Sons as the text extract, and I don't completely understand how you are meant to find another extract to compare to the one given on the paper. For instance, if the question is this:
Any help would be appreciated (especially from fellow AMS students)!
P.S. the printed extract in the case of this question is pages 76-78 (in the Penguin copy), from "MOTHER: I think you should sit him down and you..." to "MOTHER: I know, darling, I know..."
During a recent training course for A level teachers, the AQA trainer said the following:
Tell your students to write 3 or 4 sentences in the final paragraph (only) to refer to the 'elsewhere' episode. It doesn't have to contrast with the scene on your exam paper, but it could. If it does, you could write, e.g.
"This extract contrasts with the scene in Act x where.... (and then you explain what the contrast is).
Alternatively, you could choose a scene that has a similar tone to the one on the exam paper, and say "This extract is similar to the scene in Act x/at the end/at the beginning of the play where (and explain why it's similar).
Test yourself in advance by opening the play at a random page, reading 2 1/2 - 3 pages and then deciding which other scene you would choose as a link.
You might find it helpful to create a summary of the play on the following chart, so you can identify the changes that occur.
(Google: Three-Act Structure)
Good luck - you'll be fine!