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Question on AQA GCSE English Language Structure, Answering the Exam Questions

Discussion in 'Welcome lounge and forum help' started by richiedamz, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. richiedamz

    richiedamz New commenter

    Dear Everyone,

    I discovered this resource yesterday, and it looks so useful. :)

    However, I am struggling to identify the two examples of 'verbal irony' in the question on page 16 (text from page pasted below).

    I would be very grateful if any of you could suggest them? One, I think, is the "commute to work" comment. Perhaps the other one is the reference to the "DJ"?

    I have identified two uses of all of the other language devices listed.

    Thank you very much in advance.

    Rich Damerell.


    Identifying Language Devices: Task 6 Other Devices

    Identify two of each language device in the table below.

    assertion wit pun allusion verbal irony
    ridicule direct address facts & statistics rhetorical

    This lesson is so boring, I’m slipping into a coma.

    In the UK, 19% of adults smoke, down from 46%in 1974.

    ‘Pride & Prejudice’ is clearly the best novel of all time.

    If you enjoy watching the latest films and TV series, Channel Go is for you.

    For goodness’ sake, it’s a fire station! It will never burn down!

    Chocolate is my Achilles’ heel; I can’t resist it.

    The optician made such a spectacle when I asked for a refund.

    Who wants to live in a neighbourhood full of crime and anti-social behaviour?

    The person who can’t dance thinks the DJ is no good.

    Everyone knows he shouldn’t have signed to Chelsea.

    Yes, I love my two-hour commute to work each morning…

    British people drink approximately 165 million cups of tea every day.

    Whatever kind of look she was aiming for, she missed.

    When the venomous snake bit me, I thought I was hissstory!

    You can achieve whatever you put your mind to.

    What on earth was he thinking when he wrote this book?

    Not only is life a *****, she’s always having puppies.

    I didn’t have enough money for the bus, but a Good Samaritan helped me out.


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