Samfunnsfaglig engelsk eksamen | Høst 2012 | Study guide

This is Studienett’s guide to the exam set in “Samfunnsfaglig engelsk” in Fall of 2012. The topic for this exam is politics’ influence on society.

In this guide we help you with summaries, analyses and focus points in the exam material and we guide you through the tasks in the exam set.

Task 1
Short answer
Read the text in the box below. 
Write two paragraphs about the author’s attitude to the development of the American consumer society, showing how this attitude is expressed through his language and style. Use examples from the text to illustrate your points. 

Task 2
Short answer 
Read the two texts in Appendix 1 on the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Write two or three paragraphs in which you discuss how the two texts in Appendix 1 differ in terms of genre, language and views on the historical event they refer to. Use examples from the texts to illustrate your points.

Task 3
Long answer 
Choose one of the alternatives a), b), c) or d). 

3a
The British Prime Minister David Cameron has referred to the different parts of the United Kingdom as “countries within a country”. In recent years these “countries” have been moving towards greater independence in a process called devolution.
Using the quotations in the box below as your starting point, write a text in which you discuss devolution in the UK and the effects it might have. 

3b
Read the extract “Memories of the 50s” by Bill Bryson and the statistics in Appendix 2.
Write a text in which you discuss the position of blacks in America today compared to their situation in the 1950s as depicted in the extract.

3c
Write a text in which you reflect on the results of the 2012 presidential election in the USA and discuss the implications you think it will have for the US and the world. 

3d
The welfare state in the UK is facing many challenges today, and the current government is making substantial cuts in the welfare system.
Use the quotations in the box below as your point of departure for a text in which you discuss the challenges and the future of the British welfare state.

Exam guide

In addition to this study guide, we also recommend that you read our exam guide for Samfunnsfaglig engelsk.

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