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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2017, 01:53:32 pm »
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Hey, lillianmaher! Welcome to the forums. ;D

Is this on a particular text? :)

Hi, thank you!
This is on Tony Abbot's 2014 Anzac Day Reflection.
We have gone through and identified the features which make it cohesive, however, I am unsure of how to put it all together into a commentary!

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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2017, 04:28:28 pm »
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Hi, thank you!
This is on Tony Abbot's 2014 Anzac Day Reflection.
We have gone through and identified the features which make it cohesive, however, I am unsure of how to put it all together into a commentary!

Cool! Why don't you have a go at it first? That way, we can sort of work through it together. :3

P.S. Coherence and cohesion are hard - I never liked them lol.

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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2017, 12:15:03 pm »
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Hey guys! I was just wondering what textbook other schools use for English Language?
Thanks in advance.
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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2017, 11:46:26 pm »
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Hey guys! I was just wondering what textbook other schools use for English Language?
Thanks in advance.
Hello!
Our school uses the Living Lingo textbook, where one of the authors is the chief examiner (I'm pretty sure!)
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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2017, 07:32:17 am »
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Hello!
Our school uses the Living Lingo textbook, where one of the authors is the chief examiner (I'm pretty sure!)

Which co-author are you referring to, out of interest?

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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2017, 07:55:20 am »
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Which co-author are you referring to, out of interest?

Pretty sure it says at the start that Debbie de Laps is the chief assessor. But I might be wrong, or I might have read it wrong..
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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2017, 08:07:55 am »
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Pretty sure it says at the start that Debbie de Laps is the chief assessor. But I might be wrong, or I might have read it wrong..

Really interesting! I also used that textbook, but I never knew that - clearly I didn't read it much hahaha. ;D

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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2017, 08:39:48 pm »
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Hello everyone!
Does anyone know how antonymy can be used to create lexical cohesion in a text?

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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2017, 01:30:11 pm »
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Hello everyone!
Does anyone know how antonymy can be used to create lexical cohesion in a text?

As far as I know, antonymy generally allows linkage and emphasis through contrast. It can also help clarify something and help readers/listeners in making sense of a discourse. It depends on context (like pretty much everything in Eng Lang)
So for example: Antonymy is employed in "I like soft pillows, not hard ones" (insert random line number), where the antonyms "soft" and "hard" are employed to reinforce and emphasise the message that the writer desires soft pillows.

EDIT: VCAA 2008 question 5 was on antonymy and cohesion. The examination report said this for antonymy:

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Antonymy in this text creates cohesion by providing a contrast and providing a link between opposing ideas. For example, "little" contrasts with "giant", "huge" and "great".
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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2017, 07:48:45 pm »
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Hello,
Could you please help me with the different possible functions of texts?
I'm currently writing an analytical commentary on the transcript of Quentin Bryce's Swearing in ceremony as Governor General, but I'm not sure what the function would be.
Thanks

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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2017, 08:36:41 pm »
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Pretty sure it says at the start that Debbie de Laps is the chief assessor. But I might be wrong, or I might have read it wrong..

That doesn't seem right. Are you sure?
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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2017, 10:06:19 am »
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Hello,
Could you please help me with the different possible functions of texts?
I'm currently writing an analytical commentary on the transcript of Quentin Bryce's Swearing in ceremony as Governor General, but I'm not sure what the function would be.
Thanks

What's your best guess at the moment? :)

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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2017, 07:04:06 pm »
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What's your best guess at the moment? :)

Because it is a television broadcast of the ceremony (we have the written transcript) would the function be 'to inform' the viewers of the proceedings? I'm unsure if I were to mention the function of the ceremony, what it would be in simple terms, because obviously the purpose is to swear her in as governor general, but I'm unsure of the simple function of this.
Thanks for your help

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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2017, 05:28:33 pm »
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Because it is a television broadcast of the ceremony (we have the written transcript) would the function be 'to inform' the viewers of the proceedings? I'm unsure if I were to mention the function of the ceremony, what it would be in simple terms, because obviously the purpose is to swear her in as governor general, but I'm unsure of the simple function of this.
Thanks for your help

Hmm that's actually a bit tricky. On the assumption that you're analysing the broadcast rather than the event itself (which I assume you are), I think I agree with "to inform". :) You're right, though - it's certainly the case that the actual function is to swear in Quentin Bryce haha.

Good question - would be interested in others' opinions! :)

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Re: English Language Question Thread
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2017, 12:10:57 pm »
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Hey guys
I just have a question and was hoping if someone would help me.
I was wondering what type of sentence this is.
"Children who are never spoken to will not acquire language."
I thought it was simple but my teacher says because there are two verb that it is compound or complex with the sentence being ellipsed.
Thanks,