AQA new specification GCSE English Language Paper 2 Question 4
Resource building up to students completing a question 4 response for language paper 2 (comparing perspectives and viewpoints/how they are conveyed). This is based on the theme of legal highs/effects of drugs.

The lesson starts with students discussing the difference between viewpoint and perspective and defining these important key terms. The next tasks include exploring a pre 19th century text on opium use in the Victorian era and they practice their true/false skills with a quick Q1 task. They then explore the viewpoint conveyed in the text and how it is conveyed. Next students read an extract from a website on legal highs and practice summary skills by summarising the content of the text and the viewpoint it gives on the topic.
There is then a table to support students comparison of how the viewpoints/perspectives are conveyed in the two texts and optional sentence starters and writing frames to support write up.
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  • Lesson-5-Question-4-practice_drugs_legal-highs.pptx
  • Lesson-5-Resource-1-De-Quincey-extract-and-true_false-statements..docx
  • Lesson-5-Resource-2-Know-the-score-text.pdf
  • Lesson-5-Resource-3-comparison-table.docx

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Created: Aug 18, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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