How to Write an Article (Gain Grade 9 in Language Paper 2)

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sample my English Language Guide at
Learn the ten tips for writing an article, which take you from Grade 5 to grade 9. See what a grade 5/6 article looks like, how to improve it to a grade 7, and how to go further to grades 8 and 9.

1.Start each sentence with a different word
2. Write about the future
3. Not only…but
4. Show me…show me
5. Pair your verbs for emphasis
6. Extend your simile or metaphor
7. Anecdote
8. The contrasting power of ‘but’
9. Humorous comparison
10. Go to town on triplets. More anecdotes. Load your sentences with techniques which fit
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  1. Smithy boy says:

    you deserve a knighthood for outstanding contributions to educaiton.

  2. Amy Obote says:

    Can you do a video on how to grade 9 write a leaflet and/or speech gcse paper 2 question 5

  3. Jessica Q. says:

    Hello Mr Salles
    Thank you for the helpful videos!
    I am just concerned about something in question 5 in paper 1: my teacher says we should directly state "I agree" or "I disagree" in the introduction and then continue the answer.
    Is this true?
    Thanks again

  4. Head Banger says:

    What is linguistic device.can u plzz help

  5. Shukri ALI says:

    Mr salles how much revision time should I spend on q5 to learn all of this?

  6. Lynn Mokua says:

    Can you do a video on how to write a letter Grade 9?

  7. Shahed Ali says:

    Mr Salles how many hours a week should I revise English Language to get the top grades? (I done literature in year 10)

  8. Shahed Ali says:

    Teacher's say " I can't teach you grade 9" Mr Salles Always does!!!!

  9. Tomos Hadley says:

    Great help. Thank you so much!

  10. Pam Balham says:

    my dude! smashed it thanks to you

  11. anesti says:

    thank you so much.

  12. Neglected Chicken says:

    Better than Shitty Bruff, excuse my language woops

  13. Top Tips says:

    do you know when you do q5 . how do you do a report is it similar to a leaflet but a bit more formal

  14. AJAY says:

    Good luck to everyone for tomorrow .

  15. Jasher Mosstin says:

    Thank you so much for this video, extremely helpful!!!!!!!

  16. Laiba M says:

    Is it possible to have a cyclical article?

  17. Unicorn Power says:

    where can I find the acronym for the techniques!!!

  18. anish patel says:

    is this the same for a broadsheet newspaper

  19. Lewis says:

    Do I not need to use subtheadings then? I hope you answer quick because I got my exam in like 15 hours haha. Also, should I talk about any photos that might be included in something like a leaflet? For example "how does the leaflet persuade you to donate to the homeless" and there is a picture of a homeless guy. Thanks!

  20. Kermitty says:

    do you teach at a private school or a public school? because if its not at a private school its wasted talent! you have taught me more in two months than my current teacher has in 2 years!! keeping it interesting so we don't get bored, and descriptive and exam specific to get us the marks

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