English Essay

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Centre NumberStudent Number2013HSC TRIAL EXAMINATIONEnglish (Standard)and English (Advanced)Paper 1 Area of Study
General Instructions
Reading time - 10 minutes
Working time - 2 hours
Write using black or blue pen

Total marks - 45
Section I Pages 2-12
15 marks
Attempt Question 1
Allow about 40 minutes for this section
Section II Page 13
15 marks
Attempt Question 2
Allow about 40 minutes for this section
Section III Pages 14-15
15 marks
Attempt Question 3
Allow about 40 minutes for this section

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Section I15 marksAttempt Question 1Allow about 40 minutes for this sectionIn your answers you will be assessed on how well you:demonstrate understanding of the way perceptions of belonging are shaped in and through textsdescribe, explain and analyse the relationship between language, text and contextQuestion 1 (15 marks)Examine Texts one, two, three and four carefully and then answer the questions on page 12.Question 1 continues on page 3Question 1 (continued)Text one - Editorial: Home, Belonging and Identity by Laura Sanchini. *My fascination with cultural identity stems from the fact that I grew up immersed in three separate cultures that were often at odds with each other. I was legally Canadian, culturally Italian, and linguistically, a Quebecker. This hyper-awareness surrounding my cultural identity was only compounded when I left Montreal and moved to Newfoundland for graduate school in 2007. Leaving multi-ethnic Montreal and moving to the more culturally homogenous city of St. John's heightened my understanding of my Italian identity. Suddenly, I was the token ethnic in my group of friends. The foods I cooked, the languages I spoke, and my olive complexion were exotic markers of my place as an outsider. I had never felt more Italian.Partially fuelled by my own search for a cohesive identity, I wrote my Master's thesis on the cultural identity of second and third generation Italian Canadians in Montreal. I had hypothesized that the young Montreal Italians I was researching would demonstrate a superficial relationship to Italy, their Italianness, and any traditional customs their families had brought over. However, those who participated in my fieldwork consistently demonstrated a steadfast passion for their Italian background. What was even more fascinating was their cultural hybridity; they...

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