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GRADE 10 FAL LANGUAGE EXAM PAPER
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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 comprehension: phrase, alliteration, synonym, use of italics, metaphor, idiomatic expression, visual literacy
Summary Point form summary 60-70 words
Vocabulary: Extreme Sports, spectacular, mental challenges, specialised, fatalities, adrenaline-rush, supreme, control, glided
Idiom: smooth sailing
Advertising and language: hyphen; pun; spelling; advertising techniques; repetition; alliteration
Understanding other aspects of the media: informal language; literal and figurative language; body language; reported speech
Dictionary extract; noun and adjective
Language in action: prepositions; synonym; antonym with prefix; punctuation – apostrophe
Total number of pages: 11 pages
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