Structure

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The of a text is usually where the writer is trying to catch the reader's attention and hint at what is to come.

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The of a text is usually crucial to its success as readers will decide whether or not they will want to read on.

3

The of a text is usually a balance between liveliness and detail.

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The of a text is usually where the writer sums up the main point.

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The of a text is usually where the writer must develop the main ideas and include explanations and support.

For questions 6-10, have a look at the following extract and then answer the questions based on it:

Haunted by a Fiddler

Position: St James' Park, King's Lynn, Norfolk.

OS Map: North West Norfolk, Sheet 132, 1:50,000.

Map Ref: TF 625 98

Access: Red Mount Chapel is on a mound on 'The Walks' in the park.

Red Mount Chapel is a superb example of the Gothic style in architecture and even boasts its own musical ghost.

Built in 1485 at the time of Henry VII, the first Tudor king, the chapel was a stopping-off place for pilgrims on their way to the shrine at Walsingham via the port of King's Lynn. Octagonal in shape, it is very small, and has three floors. The top floor is a chapel with ‘fan tracery’ much like that in Cambridge university’s King's College.

Dimly lit underground tunnel.

Underneath the chapel building there is reputed to be a long tunnel (not unusual), running to the town of Castle Rising - a distance of 18km/12 miles (very unusual). An unfortunate, drunken fiddler once decided to explore the dark passageway carrying his instrument, his dog and his pint! He never reached the end of the tunnel, wherever it went, but his spirit is said to remain and to be heard on occasions playing his tunes and singing, accompanied by the whining of his poor dog!

Places of Interest in the Neighbourhood:

• The Shattered Maid's Heart (King's Lynn)

• Killed by a Pinprick (Stow Bartolph)

• Detached Church Tower (West Walton)

East Anglican Curiosities - Rick O'Brien

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Why are the subheadings in bold?

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In this text, the writer emphasises the most interesting point by putting it in a separate paragraph. Can you identify what this point is?

8

Why do you think the image of the tunnel has been used?

9

Why do you think the 'Places of Interest in the Neighbourhood' have been added in a bullet pointed list?

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Where are the facts mostly located in this text?