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Writing for the Spoken Voice: 3rd and 4th December

21 Nov

Hello all,

These are the choices for the other Spoken Language CA which you will be doing at the beginning of December. Choose wisely!

Write a script that contains between 30 seconds and 2minutes of spoken language for:

  • a TV documentary OR
  • a TV advertisement OR
  • a sitcom

Your script must be completely orginal BUT it can be for a TV documentary, advertisement or sitcom which already exists. (24 marks)


Write the script for a podcast of up to 1000 words in which you inform people about a topic of your choice. (24 marks)
If you’re interested in podcasts, check out this link:

Here are some clips for inspiration:


Some useful things for language analysis

17 Nov

This Language terminology sheet should prove useful, as should the clips below from a very helpful teacher on YouTube.

Year 11: Spoken Language study task

9 Nov

You will be doing your second CA for Unit 3 English Language (The Spoken Language) on the 10th and 11th of December.
‘What will I have to do?!’ I hear you cry! Well, this…

Using two examples of spoken language, comment on the way people use language for different purposes.
You should comment on:
• how the purpose of the spoken language affects the way it is used
• how the audience affects the language that is used
• how formal or informal the language is
• how the language used influences other speakers and listeners
(24 marks)

‘But which examples of spoken language will I be analysing?’ Well, these… be warned, the first one is incredibly sad so make sure you have a tissue handy (seriously).

Resources for the Spoken Language – yr11 sets 1,2,3

5 Nov

Here are some bits and bobs to help you think about writing for the Spoken Language… Enjoy exploring!
Analaysing Language: useful terminology

Extract from Almost Famous script

Extract from Juno script

Outnumbered script  Lots of podcasts to listen to and explore here…