So this new change from: Language A1 & Language A2 --> Language A: Literature, Language A: Literature and Language and Language A: Literature and Performance ... it's a bit confusing and I think especially confusing for people doing the new syllabus who aren't clear about what's going on in their own minds - and are now being extra-confused by seeing old content on this forum! So, read on and hopefully understand a bit more about what's going on... Quick Reference... 1. Background">Background 2. So what's happened to A2?">So what's happened to A2? 3. What's the difference between Lit&Lang and the old A1 course?">What's the difference between Lit&L…
Hello IBsurvival! first post, yay I am taking Swedish A L&L(I assume this goes under the A1 forums), and our first real IB assignment is to do a Further Oral Activity. This seemingly is a very creative assignment, which I think is making it difficult. Our teacher gave us 5 headlines which in some way had to do with Language history in Sweden, as that is the country we are from and Swedish is language we are studying. Since the syllabus is the same for every language it does not matter at all in which language you have done it. Anyway, me and two of my classmates have decided to research and lecture about the relation between language and power for an indigenous people…
I am due to enter IB1 this September and I have to choose my subjects.
I am Greek, relatively fluent in English. I have the Cambridge C2 Proficiency (grade B, missed grade A for four points only). I have read maybe 15 books in English (all the Harry Potter books, all Narnia books and a couple of others). Of course I couldn't understand every word, had maybe one or two words or expressions I was unsure of, per page, but I kept reading if I could infer from the context what was going on. I also routinely watch English language films (with English captions sometimes, but never with Greek captions). I am now seriously considering taking English A Language &am…
I am thinking of analysing the graphic novel, "Persepolis" for my HL essay.
However, I am unsure of whether or not I would be able to include panels themselves from the book in my actual essay. I want to give the examiner clear context but would this affect my grade/is this allowed?
Hello guys, I feel kind of screwd cuz I'm writing my reflective statement in Swedish right now and have not the brightest idea about how to formulate or write it.
We've already written two before but we cannot get any response from our teacher because 'IB says so' so I was wondering if you have any tips that I might use while writing a reflective statement
i wanted to ask for some good IO global issues ideas, since i am having problems finding anything. The books/papers/ peoms we read are:
Works originally in english:
kurt vonnegut short stories, poems by carol an duffy, to kill a mokingbird and goerge orwells essays
works translated into english:
Persepolis (did not read that), the reader and poems by pablo neruda
MY question is if anyone could help me find 2 works (one from each section) and a theme/global issue. My idea was to take in mrs tilscher class and the reader as book/poems and the theme of growing up.
Thank you guys in advance
its pretty urgent
hey guys i have my final eng io coming up and for my mock io i got a 27/40(one mark away from a 6 ugh) and i thought i did pretty good but nvm...
anyways for my final one ive chosen 'the black cat' by edgar allan poe and im thinking of using alcohol addiction as a global issue but i have no idea how to connect the text to the issue and make it atleast 4 mins long. can any of you pls help me??
i need help w my non-lit text as well. how to analyze photographs??
thank you xx
I am wondering if I'm allowed to use the same work in both English A IO and Self-taught language A (Japanese A) IO. I used Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami in my English IO, and I am thinking that I will do the same for Japanese IO. Of course, the second work (work in translation), global issue and my discussions will be different from my English IO. I appreciate your swift response. Thank you.
Hey there! I was wondering if there's a group chat of sorts for Lang and Lit HL students or if not, is anyone interested to form one? I believe it would be a great way to share resources, tips and maybe even crib about the IB oop
I don't have a preference for the app/site to use but yes a suggestion where we don't divulge our personal details would be the best
I’m from Czech Republic starting IB next year. My IB choices so far are:
Czech A1 SL
Maths SL analysis
The problem is that I don’t know which one to choose for English. English B would be easier to achieve 7 and I could more concentrate on biology and chemistry, but I’m not sure if I’m not doing more harm by not taking at least English A SL and taking psychology on HL instead. Or maybe just a lot of studying by taking English A and having 5.
I want to go to med school to UK or Netherlands.
Thank you in advance.
So we're supposed to create an outline for our English IO.
The two text I've taken are "The Masque of the Red Death" and the uploaded image.
My global issue is The Portrayal of inevitability of Death. I haven't started writing anything yet.
Please suggest any ideas for this as I have no idea what to do.
English IO help
So basically my official IO is due in 2 weeks time and honestly was j hoping to get sum like verification for my analysis. So if any of u guys hv the time could u j go through it?
Global Issue: Morality within administration of justice
Literary text: Master Harold & the Boys(MHTB
The extract I have chosen displays the spitting scene in MHTB
“A real Basuto arse... which is about as n-word as they come”
Usage of verbal irony by Sam, through the mockery of his own skin tone contrasting with how Sam is supposed to represent an ideal South African society. The degradation of himself partially connects to how defendants when fac…
Hey guys, I am a 2021 nov grad, and cause of corona, everything is stuffed.
I just completed my first exams, and things are not looking good. I got a 50% for chem sl and a 5/40 for english hl paper 1- apparently because i compared instead of individually analyzing.
Anyway, I have to decided to dedicate my entire life to studying for my remaining time in IB. I got a chem tutor, and he recommend that I switch my Chem Sl to Chem Hl, because apparently English Hl is much much much harder to get a 6 or 7 in the long term game!
But for english Hl, its seems like I barely need to put work in and I just feel like whatever I do I cant get top marks.
I'm decently well-versed with both English and Chinese literature, therefore naturally I thought about doing a comparative EE in category 2 (a translated Chinese text, and an English text). However, this has never been done before in my school. I am, however, very passionate about these texts. If anyone has done one or is in the process of doing one, I'd appreciate any enlightenment with regards to this! Thank you so much! :))
Hey guys! I'm currently in the process of choosing an EE novel and as someone who is interested in the brilliance that can go into childrens' books, I was thinking of doing an EE on a childrens' book. I mean many childrens' books are considered "classics" and have enough to write about (especially if I include multiple). I was thinking of doing The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling or like The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Oscar Wilde. However, I've been told that IB requires works that have substantial literary merit. No one whom I know of has done a childrens' novel for their EE, I think. What does IB define as literary merit? I'm finding it particularly difficult to balan…
Hello all, I am a DP2 student from New Zealand undertaking English A Literature. In second half of last year, all DP1 English students uploaded their final Work in Translation (WIT) essay to the school and received a predicted grade. From what I heard, students are to upload the final copy of their WIT to the IBIS by themselves. I have heard anecdotes of students being able to edit their WIT after the due date set by the school (it's just that teachers will no longer provide feedback). However, our IB coordinator says that our teachers will check to make sure that we upload a copy that's identical to what we handed in to the school, and only minor formatting errors can b…
I need to finish my Written Task 1 For English A Lang & Lit, but don't have any topic ideas.
Part 2: Language and Mass Communication I'm trying to relate topics to this but cant.
Could anyone help!
I am currently writing my Written Task 2 for Higher Level, however I am not able to continue. I am doing my WT2 about the 1st question: "How can a text be read and interpreted differently by two different readers?" For this, I am using the Old Spice commercial from the 2010 Super Bowl, however, I need three good keypoints to explain why this text can be interpreted by two different readers.
I thought about why it could be interpreted differently by men and women, so if you have suggestions for this, please reply, but if you have suggestions for two different readers, please reply as well!
Thank you so much!!
Hi there! 😄
I have IB English A Lang & Lit HL this semester. I am confused how to write a literary commentary. Could you redirect me to some resources? I have been searching for the best outline to write a literary commentary, but I am not satisfied with the results. Is this one good? https://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Literary-Commentary
Additionally, it would be great if you could tell me some tips to get a level 7!
Thank you so much!
falls jemand von euch German A HL hat und auch jetzt im Mai die Exams schreibt, wäre es super lieb, wenn Ihr Lust hättet, Euch mal im Einzelhaft über die verschiedenen Papers auszutauschen. In der Schule kriegen wir dazu nicht viel mit und online findet man leider auch nicht viel. Schreibt mir gerne privat
I'm super confused about the Written Task.
Is it correct that SL students have to write 3 WT in the two years and submit only one to the IB? Also, do we have to write both in the language part and the literature part? If so, which ones do we submit to the IB?
Guys, I am currently doing my written task and I am asked to write about the linguistic style of a poet. I have done it, but now I need to do my 200 words rationale. Can you guys explain to me about what I should write for the rationale? Like, why did I choose that poet and what else should I write?
I have to write a written task 2 about A Streetcar Named Desire. I do have two questions:
- does anybody know to which part this book belongs; part 3 or part 4?
- does anybody know which genre this book is; tragedy, melodrama, or dramatic convention, or is the genre just drama?
Thanking you in advance,
Hello, I just finished the paper 1 for English A HL (text comparison). I wrote about question 2(text C and D) but only after submitting did I realize that I referred to the two texts in question 2 as text A and B throughout my whole analysis. I’m extremely scared now that the examiners will mark my paper based on it being text A and B or penalize me in any way. However, I did write question 2 at the box on the left hand column of the response paper. If there’s any English A HL examiners or someone who have made this mistake or anyone who knows about this, PLEASE tell me if the examiners will mark it based on me writing question 2 on the box or based on me mentioning text …
I was wondering if anyone has the Prescribed List of Authors (PLA) and the Prescribed List of Translations (PLT) for English A: Language and Literature?
Our English teacher left the school very suddenly, and we currently have no English teacher to turn to for any resources as of yet (I'm in DP 2)! I was hoping to get a head start on figuring out the subject myself, and it would be very helpful if I could get these two documents.
I've been trying to find them online, but I can't seem to locate the files.
Also, if you have any tips to learning English A: Lang & Lit, or just general tips for the IOC, FOA, Written Task or tests in general they…
I'm writing a WT on Language and Power and I decided to write an apology. It's supposed to be an apology from a person who said some ignorant, insensitive comment about a certain group of people (and got a lot of criticism for). I'm writing it as a social media post where I can also write down comments and show different people's reaction to this person's apology.
In my rationale, I said that I'm trying to show how apologies can be used to deflect accusations and evade responsibilities.
However, my teacher told me that my WT is too vague and that she can't see a clear topic that I'm trying to show. She is saying that I'm just imitating a text type but not having…
Today I got the results for my IOC (English A lang and lit SL). My teacher graded it 19/30.
Is it good? What grade can I get for May 2020 Session? What can I do if I don't agree with the teacher's grade?
I've written a Language A Category 2 EE on the question 'How do Tan and Yoshimoto use symbols to deconstruct societal expectations on Mikage and Waverly’s journeys to self-actualisation?' pertaining to the short story "Rules of the Game" (written in english) and the english translated version of Kitchen (originally written in Japanese). Although I analyse the English version of Kitchen, I don't mention the translator, Megan Backus or anything about the Japanese version. I solely focus on Yoshimoto's purpose/use of language features etc and interpretations of the translated version. Do you see any problems with this approach?
May seem like a dumb question but all the stuff I see are people who are saying they failed the IOC and if they could still get a 7, but can you fail an IOC (~10/30), do an okay job on an IOP (~15/30) and still get at least a passing for the actual IB score (HL English)?
Hi. My teacher has recently told me that we are going to have to do the IOP soon, and I'm really stressed out, I need some help figuring out which book to choose of the 3 texts we had "covered" so far. I have no idea which one to pick of the following:
Alice in Wonderland
For me its hard so far as i feel like i should do 'The Road' but i have no idea what its about as we haven't covered it so far. There are so many more themes to cover or to focus on if i choose Macbeth and honestly it feels like I'm just lost with Alice in wonderland and have absolutely no idea how i would conduct a literary analysis of it.
I am doing Arabic A literature SL self taught and was wondering if anyone have any resources that can help me? I couldn't find past papers and marckshemes so if you have that and can help, I will appreciate it very much
also if you have some guide on how to write the WA or have a an example of a WA.
literally anything would help.
Thanks in advance
The wt1 was introduced yesterday and we have to write it on the Great Gatsby, but I’m still deciding what I should do.
I want to write about the homosexual undertones in the novel. I’ve come up with a few ideas: diary entries/letter(s) written by Gatsby on his romantic feelings for Nick (I could analyze his previous actions in the novel to show both my understanding and interpretation of the scenes this way), or rewrite a chapter in the novel about/emphasizing romantic ideas between the two. However, I’m still not sold on any idea and even heard diary entries aren’t good. (Is this true?)
I have also given some thought on what would happen if Daisy was shot by W…
My teacher's refusing to teach us paper 2 because she's mad at us but I really need help, I've never written a paper 2 before and the books we've chosen are 'Death and the maiden' and 'The Visit'. Can anyone PLEASE help with how to write a paper 2 essay.
I do language and literature SL and recently had to submit a written task. We had to base our written task based on a poem we had studied till now.
I chose the poem Mrs. Midas by Carol Ann Duffy - https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poem/mrs-midas/.
I the events in the poem as a short story from Mr. Midas' perspective which was not explored in the poem, trying to provide an alternative perspective to what was given in the poem, however my teacher scored me a 12/20, giving me a 4/8 for the criteria regarding using the appropriate style for the task and having a good understanding of the content, claiming it was too basic and I had simply restated things alre…
I had planned to pretend to interview Bob Marley to ask about his attitude towards English, creoles and pidgins, and linguistic imperialism. The issue is that I am supposed to show how his use of language express his identity and he speaks in Jamaican English, so I am supposed to write his answers for the interview in Jamaican English too? Any ideas if I have understood this correctly?
I would really appreciate any help!
I have to perform an FOA and I decided to use the Malala speech to analyse. I have been confused to whether this is linked to part 1 or part 2 of the course.
So which part of the course would this particular FOA idea be more relevant to link to? Is the analysis of a speech supposed to be for part 1 or part 2 of the course? With which learning outcomes and topic (possibly)?
I have a question I want to ask. So, I have taken English A Language and Literature SL and we just finished our Written Task 1a. I did mine on part 2 of the syllabus and got a 15/20. Obviously since I still have my other two to write, I don't think I'll finalise which one I'm submitting to the IB but is 15/20 considered a good WT score? What's the definition of a good WT grade?
Hey! So I'm starting a google docs document where students can all add analysis and important notes to the Part 3 works of English A.
Reply if you want to be included in it! Please remember, if you are included, you should participate.
Hello people 💕💕
May i ask, can i used advertisement video as my 'text' in writting ee under language A category 3?
How i should use the video through out writting the essay?
How would i treat the videos during the submissions of ee in the future? Through links or should i send also all the videos to ib? Or am i needed to somehow screenshot some needed parts from the videos and include them throughout my discussion in the essay??
Can anyone help me cuz i really confused rn 😭
I was already 3.5k words into my EE when I stumbled upon this clause in the 2019 EE guide.
The EE may relate to work students have already completed during the course, but they must also demonstrate relevant wider reading and individual study. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the topic of their EE does not overlap with any other work they are preparing for assessment in language A—for example, the written assignment in the literature course, or the written task in the language and literature course. Students risk their diploma if academic misconduct is detected.
I intend to submit an FOA titled 'Class lesson on Rules of the Game' in which I…
For Paper 2 in English A Lang & Lit HL, my class studied multiple poems written by Philip Larkin and Murakami's "Kafka on the Shore".
My question is: in Paper 2, we have to refer to two texts that we have studied in class, so, if I choose to cover "Kafka on the Shore" and Larkin, should I talk about only one of his poems? Or can I talk about a number of his poems?