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Take a look at podcasting with this mix and match task, then do some research and script your own. Answers to the terminology task are on the last page. A whizzy version of the matching activity is also available.
Txt msgs: lv or h8 vem?
An introductory guide to one of the controlled assessment tasks for the AQA English Language GCSE Unit 3c on Spoken Language.
Talk online - controlled assessment task
A step-by-step guide to collecting data and preparing for an AQA task on online interaction. Encourages students to produce individual, independent responses. This is a controlled assessment task resource for members only.
It’s not what we say; it’s the way we write it! Activities exploring how we show what we really mean in online talk.
Online spoken language
A classic card sort focusing on terminology that students can use when discussing the language features of multi-modal texts. (Answer sheet included.) The Whizzy file is a shortened version for use onscreen.
The language of talking online
A series of tasks exploring the features of Interactive Written Discourse (IWD). Includes analysis of an interesting source text from the 'Come Dine With Me' online 'Play-Along', leading to a written response.
Texts, tweets, online forums and speech
A research project in which students collect and analyse samples of text messages, online forum posts, tweets and spoken language.
Language - how many types?
Students look at the differences between spoken and written language and then examine these in relation to text language and online messaging.
Fanatical about Facebook updates?
An introduction to hybrid texts via one person's status updates.
Text language - love it or loathe it?
Students analyse two media texts and consider different points of view about the effects of text talk on the English language.
Conceit in 'Mother to Son' by Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes / John Agard
Analysing Fourteen Days in May
GCSE 2015 draft specification summaries