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2011
H I G H E R S C H O O L C E R T I F I C AT E
E X A M I N AT I O N

English (ESL)
Paper 2 — Modules

Total marks – 40
Section I
General Instructions
• Reading time – 5 minutes
• Working time – 1 hour
• Write using black or blue pen
Black pen is preferred

Pages 2–3

20 marks
• Attempt either Question 1 or Question 2
• Allow about 30 minutes for this section
S ection II

Pages 4–5

20 marks
• Attempt either Question 3 or Question 4
• Allow about 30 minutes for this section

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Section I — Module A: Experience Through Language
20 marks
Attempt either Question 1 or Question 2
Allow about 30 minutes for this section
Answer the question in a writing booklet. Extra writing booklets are available. In your answer you will be assessed on how well you:
demonstrate understanding of how Australian voices or visions in texts shape meaning and affect interpretation
organise, develop and express your ideas using language appropriate to audience, purpose and form

Question 1 — Elective 1: Australian Voices (20 marks)
How do the texts you have studied use Australian voices to explore ideas about Australia? In your answer refer to your prescribed text and one other text of your own choosing. The prescribed texts are:

Prose Fiction – J C Burke, The Story of Tom Brennan
Drama

– Katherine Thomson, Diving for Pearls

Poetry

– Joanne Burns, on a clear day
The prescribed poems are:
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on a clear day
public places
echo
hegemonies

Komninos, Komninos by the Kupful
The prescribed poems are:
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back to melbourne
hillston welcome
cobar, july 1993
eat
noura from narooma
thomastown talk

Nonfiction

– Carmel Bird (ed.), The Stolen Children – Their Stories

Film

– Rob Sitch, The Castle
OR

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Question 2 — Elective 2: Australian Visions (20 marks)
How do the texts you have studied use Australian visions to explore ideas about Australia? In your answer refer to your prescribed text and one other text of your own choosing. The prescribed texts are:

• Prose Fiction – Peter Goldsworthy, Maestro
• Drama

John Misto, The Shoe-Horn Sonata

Poetry

– Douglas Stewart, Selected Poems
The prescribed poems are:
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Lady Feeding the Cats
Wombat
The Snow-Gum
Nesting Time
The Moths
The Fireflies
Waterlily
Cave Painting
The Tailor Fishermen

• Film

Baz Luhrmann, Strictly Ballroom

• Media

Deb Cox, Seachange
The prescribed episodes are:
Series 2: Playing With Fire
Not Such Great Expectations
Manna From Heaven
Law and Order

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Section II — Module B: Texts and Society
20 marks
Attempt either Question 3 or Question 4
Allow about 30 minutes for this section
Answer the question in a SEPARATE writing booklet. Extra writing booklets are available. In your answer you will be assessed on how well you:

■ organise, develop and communicate information, ideas and attitudes

■ use language appropriate to audience, purpose and context

Question 3 — Elective 1: Living and Working in the Community (20 marks) Write a short feature article for a popular magazine giving arguments for and against junk food advertisements on children’s television.

Use the stimulus material provided on page 5 as well as your own ideas to help you write your feature article.

Do NOT use columns or images in your feature article.

OR
Question 4 — Elective 2: Academic English (20 marks)

‘Junk food advertisements should be banned from children’s television’.

Write a discussion essay in response to this statement, presenting arguments for and against.

Use the stimulus material provided on page 5 as well as your own ideas to help you write your

essay.

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Stimulus material

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How children spend their
leisure time on an average day
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A – Watching TV
B – Socialising and communicating

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