Easter Homework for Year 11



Please open the two links and annotate each text. Your aim is to uncover what makes each speech persuasive and highly effective. Look out for language and structural techniques and don’t forget to write your own speech. Spend 10 minutes planning, 30 minutes writing and 5 minutes proofing it.


Speech One ‘Animal Farm’

Speech Two 911


The question is:

Young people today are too vain. Always taking ‘selfies’ and worrying about their appearance. This is a worrying sign that society is becoming self obsessed and shallow. People no longer pay attention to things that matter.

Write a speech in which you persuade people at a conference of your point of view on this matter. (40)



Mrs Brindle



Alrighty! Here’s my new super-duper revision booklet for A Christmas CarolA CHRISTMAS CAROL REVISION BOOKLET I’ve also attached a handy knowledge organiser: A Christmas Carol Knowledge Organiser

Is that all I need? Well, not really, because the more exemplars that you have, the better. Here’s a nice one that Erin Sheridan produced: Erin Sheridan’s paragraphIf you want to see high level (A-Level standard) language analysis, have a look at George Booth’s piece: GB – Language analysis And here’s another piece (again, A-Level standard) of a structural analysis (with some language analysis thrown in): GB – Structure analysis  Here’s a nice discussion of narrative perspective:

As well as those exemplars, you must also check out Elliot Longworth’s theory about Dickens’ use of the ghosts: Elliot’s Theory   

And here is Ed Webster’s rather sophisticated theory: ed-websters-theory