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A GUIDE ON HOW TO SURVIVE THE IB ENGLISH B EXAMS By Emma & kathi

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Paper 1 Reading skills

Reading comprehension and understanding the text: •

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Read the text once first Read the questions

Giving subtitles to paragraphs: •

Read all available titles

Reread the paragraph

Identify the message of the paragraph

Look at the question carefully

Identify what they are asking for

Find the evidence

Reread the text Highlight important things including the details and answers to questions Use different colors for highlighting in order to find answers faster Practice papers at home and read books (pre exam preparation)

Quoting evidence from the text/ short answer questions:

Write your own title

Chose what title is similar to yours and fits best


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Paper 2 Writing skills

Section A Understanding your text type: •

Before examination research on the requirements need for the text types

Practice writing in order to get a hang of these text types

Use these skills and requirements in your exam

Do practice papers at home and in class

Section B: Reasoned response •

Read and understand the topic

Highlight key information

Annotate text

Plan and write down arguments and examples

Do practice papers at home and in class

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