Tuesday, 21 May 2013

J.C. Eng. Ord. Exam Questions.2013

 Junior Cert. Ord. Level. ( Past Questions up to 2013)
Always underline exactly what you are being asked in every question.

Section 2; Personal Writing.
-Descriptive essay
-Discursive essay
-Reflective essay
-Essay based on a picture
-Personal essay

Functional Writing.
- Speech.
-Welcome speech.
- Formal letter, (e.g. job application, to editor, complaint)
 - Informal letter (penpal)
- Debate.
- Speaking on the radio.
- Detailed description.
- A code of behaviour.
- Rules of competition.
- Report on an event.

Media Studies.
-         Most effective photograph.
-         Slogan; good, effective, alternative.
-         Article writing for newspaper.
-         Features of aneye-catching photograph.
-         Convincing arguments.
-         Convinced by advertisement?
-         Which of two communicates message better?
-         Examples of exaggeration.
-         Improve advertisement, (text/image)
-         Design poster.
-         Use of colour.
-         Most eye-catching advert.
-         Advertisements, alike/unlike?
-         Compose a text for a leaflet.
-         Headline and article for newspaper.
-         Message of advertisement.
-         Advertisement promoting.
-         Logos.
-         Text to accompany photography.
-         Target audience.
-         Best way to convey a message.
-         Colours.
     -    Radio, television, billboards, leaflets, pamphlets, flyers,
          posters, mobile  texts, magazines, newspapers, internet.
     -    Write an advertisement.
     -    Facebook a good way to advertise?
     -   Website a good way to advertise?
     -    Radio advertisement.

Poetry Questions.

-         Message of poem.
-         Favourite words/images.
-         Rhyming words.
-         Favourite stanza.
-         Describe impression of poet.
-         Feelings in the poem.
-         Exaggeration.
-         Which stanza would you illustrate?
-         Message/Lesson/Theme.
-         Is the poem sad? Happy/amusing?
-         Compare stanzas.
-         Mood of a poem.

Poetry: Seen.
-         Description of a person, place, event, animal.
-         What poem is about?
-         Like/dislike poem.
-         Sad/happy picture of home, family, friends.
-         Amusing poem.
-         Poem which contains vivid images.
-         Sad/happy person.
-         How poet gives impressions.
-         Exciting person or event.
-         Poem which deserves a prize.
-         Poem which makes you feel happy/sad.
-         Poem which left a clear picture.
-         What inspired the poet: (something he/she saw, felt, heard, and remembered).
-         Animals.
-         Message/lesson.
-         Describes a time of year.
-         Describes a member of a family.

Drama Questions.

-         Props.
-         Costume.
-         Tone of voice.
-         Body language.
-         Which character you would like to play.
-         Write dialogue.
-         How an audience feels.
-         Diary entry.
-         Relationship in extract.
-         Character’s character/impression of a character.
-         Best way to enjoy a scene: reading quietly, aloud, performed.
-         Theme of extract.
-         Strongest character.
-         Creation of tension.
-         Suspense in scene.
-         Characters reactions to situations.
-         Imagine you are a director, what advice/instructions would you give to actors regarding tone of voice, costume, movements, facial expressions, etc? What kind of lightening, backdrops, props would you use?
-         Describe a character.

- Unexpected event.
- Dreams/ambitions.
- Recommend play?
- Disagreement in play.
- Satisfied with ending? /describe ending.
- Pick a scene and describe.
- Favourite Character/ describe a character/likeable character.
- Play enjoyable? (Reasons)
- Not enjoyable? (Reasons)
- Something which made a character feels happy/ sad.
- Describe a dramatic moment.
- Scene which had you on the “edge of your seat”, tense, exciting.
-Two different characters.
-Describe the beginning/ending.
-Suspense or mystery.

Fiction Questions.
-         Character’s character.
-         Tone of extract.
-         Opening encourages you to read on?
-         Ending surprise you?
-         Author’s message.
-         Favourite paragraph.
-         Continue story.
-         Atmosphere.
-        Why a character reacts.
-        Evidence of a good relationship.
-        Is there conflict, danger, courage?
-         Important/good relationship.
-         Favourite Character.
-         How a relationship develops.
-         Strange/ unexpected event.
-         Something extraordinarily good or bad that happens.
-         Character that undergoes a change.
-         Interesting character.
-         Achievement of something impossible.
-         Adventure.
-         Favourite moment.
-         Friendship which develops or fails.
-         Character whose behaviour upset you.
-         Beginning, end of novel.
-         Most exciting/ frightening part of story.
-         Description of a happy, funny, sad, worrying time.
-         Character faced with a difficult situation. How did he/she deal with it? Your impression of how they dealt with it.
-         Blurb.
-         Terror, racism, betrayal.
-         Good ending?
-         Does a character face a difficult situation?

Remember to explain all your answers with reference to the texts.

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