Samfunnsfaglig engelsk eksamen | Høst 2013 | Study guide

Med denne study guiden fra Studienett kan du få hjelp til skriftlig eksamen i Samfunnsfaglig engelsk. Her har du en besvarelse på de seks spørsmålene stilt i eksamenssettet som ble holdt 29. november høsten 2013. Guiden inneholder oppsummeringer, analyser og fokuspunkter og veileder deg trygt gjennom oppgavene.

Eksamenssettet tok for seg emner som journalistikk og objektivitet, raseforhold og betydningsfulle kvinner. Spørsmålene kan du finne under:

Task 1
Jane Galway is a newspaper reporter. Her editor asked her to write an information item for the local newspaper about the death of Lady Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton. She wrote the text in the box below. The editor felt that Jane went overboard and revealed too much of her personal opinion in the text rather than simply informing the reader. He asked her to edit the text to make it more neutral.
Write one or two paragraphs in which you point out at least three examples of different language or literary features that you think Jane should edit to comply with the editor’s wishes and explain why each is inappropriate. 

Task 2
The poem below was written by Claude McKay, a black writer who was born in Jamaica in 1889 and also lived in the USA and the United Kingdom. 
Write two or three paragraphs in which you discuss the meaning of the poem in the light of what you know about race relations in the English-speaking world.

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

3a
Read the excerpt from Mr. Penumbras 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan in Appendix 1.
Write a text in which you discuss how Clay Jannon’s situation reflects social conditions in the USA today. Use the statistics in Appendix 3 to support your answer.

3b
Part 1 of the extract in Appendix 2 reveals the views of two characters, who are both British war correspondents, on the conflict in Afghanistan. Part 2 is also about the same conflict, but seen from the point of view of an Afghani woman.
Write a text in which you compare how the characters experience the conflict and discuss problems that might arise when the United Kingdom or the USA become involved in a conflict abroad.

3c
In April 2013, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passed away. Her death was met with mixed emotions from the British public. On BBC Radio 2 current Prime Minister David Cameron said that Margaret Thatcher was "a Great Briton". 

The pop singer Morrissey from the band The Smiths said: "As a matter of recorded fact, Thatcher was a terror without an atom of humanity." 

Write a text in which you discuss why Margaret Thatcher’s legacy invites such divergent opinions and reactions in the United Kingdom.

3d 
In recent years there have been many serious shooting incidents in the USA and the issue of gun control has been hotly debated. The disagreement over gun control is not a new one; in fact, this complex issue dates back to the founding of the country and the American Constitution. In April 2013, the Obama administration proposed stricter gun control legislation in Congress, but the proposal was defeated.
Write a text in which you discuss why it seems to be difficult to implement stricter gun control laws in the USA. In your text, refer to the information provided in the box below.

Exam guide

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

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