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IB English Paper 1 Practice - Text As Gender bias starts before a candidate is even hired and Text Bs New Study Exposes Gender Bias In Tech Job Listings are both feature articles regarding the issue of gender-bias language in job listings
Although the two texts share the same dual purpose of informing readers about the perils of gender-bias words in job listings as well as persuading companies to omit the use of those words in the job listings, the two texts differ greatly in the way they approach their thesis due to the difference in their context and target audience. Difference of primary audience between the two texts causes difference in focus of the two articles. Being a UK based news publication specifically focused on office related issues, Text A?s chief audience is general working class of British people.
- Word count: 1519
Go and look at the battered remains of Aylan Kurdi on the Mediterranean shore. They will tell you that we are not worthy of these titles. You have no further to look than your daily newspapers and television. Their use of language has dehumanized and marginalized the people they seek to describe. Their use of words such as ?cockroaches?, ?barbarians? and ?animals? have had as much of an effect on the lives of those fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq as that of the use of words like ?illegal immigrants? and ?illegal aliens? which society deems justified for describing these people.
- Word count: 1045
- Word count: 1045
Laden is a hero who rose to the occasion in order to mitigate and resist the savageries of America in the gulf countries. The repercussions of the 9/11 were horrible in America where most of the bearded and turbaned people were butchered openly. The President does not make any mention of this barbarism, and instead claims that ?Americans offered their neighbors a hand, offered the wounded their blood, and reaffirmed their ties to each other.? How can the President claim such things, and what makes him forget the excesses that were performed on the Muslim people on his land and country.
- Word count: 1496