GP Essay Skills - Paper 2 Language Word Choice

4. LANGUAGE/WORD CHOICE

Task:

- To show an understanding of why the author uses a certain word and the effect of using such a word

i. Why does ‘arguably’ say about her suggestion? (‘A’ Level 2004)

Ans. She is suggesting that there is sufficient evidence for the suggestion she raised, emphasizing the credibility of her proposition.

ii. What does the word ‘goosebumps’ suggest about our reaction ‘when we approach these grand questions’? (VJC Prelim 2007)

From the passage

Suggested answer

Sense of thrill/excitement/awe/anxiety/apprehension/ fear (1)

Uncomfortable (0) – too vague!

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