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English Literature

Sample Question

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If you have worked through all the Revision Bites in this section, you will have an understanding of the context, plot, themes and characters of Your Shoes.

Preparation

Before you start, gather together all the notes you have made about the story: its context, plot, characters and themes. Re-read them, then have a go at this question:

Question

Explore how Michèle Roberts shows relationships between adults and children in Your Shoes.

Important point: we are looking at Your Shoes on its own, but in the exam you will always be asked to compare it with one of the other set texts you have been studying.

You are advised to spend 45 minutes on this part of the paper, so divide your time up like this:

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  • Ten minutes planning your answer
  • Thirty minutes writing your answer
  • Five minutes checking your answer

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