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Essential Guide to the IEB English Exam (Fifth Edition)

Examination structure analysis, practice questions and
expert tips & strategies

2017 Syllabus

Table of Contents

Foreword
About The English Experience 5
Using this resource 6
How to impress an IEB examiner 7


Preparing for Paper I
Introduction to Paper I 9
Question 1: Comprehension 11
Question 1: Annotated practice question 14
Question 1: Practice question 19
Question 2: Summary Writing 24
Question 2: Annotated practice question 27
Question 2: Practice question 30
Question 3: Contextual 'Seen' Poetry Questions 33
Question 3: Annotated practice question 37
Question 3: Practice question 45
Question 4: 'UnSeen' Poetry Questions 50
Question 4: Annotated practice question 53
Question 4: Practice question 59
Question 5: Visual and Critical Literacy 63
Question 5: Annotated practice question 66
Question 5: Practice question 73
Question 6: Editing 79
Question 6: Annotated practice question 82
Question 6: Practice question 84


Preparing for Paper II
Introduction to Paper II 86
Section A: Literature 88
Question 1: Mini-Essay (Shakespeare) 88
Question 1: Annotated practice question 94
Question 1: Practice question 96
Questions 2 & 3: Literary Essay (Novels) 98
Questions 2 & 3: Annotated practice questions 104
Questions 2 & 3: Practice questions 108
Section B: Transactional Writing 110
Questions 4 & 5: Short Pieces 110
Questions 4 & 5: Annotated practice questions 113
Questions 4 & 5: Practice questions 117


Examination Preparation
Revising 120
Examination tips and techniques 123
Task word summary 125


Acknowledgements 126



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