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Mini Resource: Language Exam Paper Gr 11-12 HL (2019)
NOTE: this exam paper was originally published in the 2019 Ratpack (HL) so only 2019 non-subscribers should purchase this exam paper to avoid duplication.
GRADE 11-12 HL LANGUAGE EXAM PAPER
Below is a brief analysis of the contents of this exam paper. We hope that you will find the information useful when looking for a question on a specific area of language for testing or when checking for questions which are not suitable for your learners.
Please note that the questions and memoranda are set according to the ‘Examination Guidelines’ from the DBE. The cognitive levels according to Barrett’s Taxonomy of Reading Comprehension have been indicated for the reading comprehension. We would like to point out that we found some variation in the interpretation of the type of questions in the papers we received from teachers. Some questions are more difficult to categorise but we have tried our best to ensure that they comply with the descriptors in Barrett’s Taxonomy. The cognitive levels are distributed according to the prescribed recommendations as far as possible so as to allow for the different levels of complexity at which the language is being assessed.
Reading for meaning and understanding: comprehension skills; metalanguage (adjective); figurative language (pun, metaphor, hyperbole, simile); bias; visual literacy
Summarising in your own words: Summary skills/summarise 80–90 words in a concise, cohesive paragraph suitable for a short speech
Visual literacy and language: Critical analysis of images and text; explain a pun
Understanding other aspects of the media: understanding a cartoon; use of irony; visual literacy; explain punctuation (ellipsis); stereotyping
Using language correctly: Americanism (honor vs honour); malapropism (extradition vs exhibition); write reported speech; identify and correct spelling (whether instead of weather / anachronistic instead of anacronistic); correct a concord error; identify a part of speech; discuss use of punctuation for effect; correct punctuation by inserting a colon.
Total number of pages: 14 pages
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