2024 AS 1.4 Unfamiliar Written Text

ISBN 978-1-991124-13-5
Curriculum Level New 2024 NCEA Level 1 Curriculum
Recommended For Year 11
Number of Pages 56
Edition First

2024 AS 1.4 Unfamiliar Written Text

Written for NCEA Level 1 2024 Curriculum

Authors : Susan Battye, David Wort and Jo Hayes


Total of 5 Credits - Externally Assessed

The AS 1.4 Unfamiliar Texts assessment workbook covers the skills required for Achieved, Merit, and Excellence in the external examination. We have included a range of resources to develop your ideas and build the vocabulary needed to complete the practice tasks included, covering the three different text types. The answers provided will guide you towards the result you deserve.

This workbook contains a large number of write-on student tasks designed to help students practise the skills necessary to develop a deeper understanding in this area of the New Zealand English curriculum. Students will also find detailed instruction boxes, glossaries and other resources that will develop the ideas, vocabulary and processes needed to gain a high level pass in the external assessment for this Standard. 

At the end of the workbook candidates have the opportunity to complete a wide range of exam tasks in preparation for the external exam. Resource material for these tasks includes fictional texts, non-fictional texts and poetry. A full set of task answers is included, which act as a guide to structuring quality essays. An abbreviated version of Achievement Standard 1.4 is included in the resource.


Topics Covered in this Workbook Include :

  • Alliteration     
  • Anecdote      
  • Antonym     
  • Assonance     
  • Balance     
  • Cliché
  • Colloquial Language     
  • Compound and Complex Sentences      
  • Contraction
  • Direct Address     
  • Direct Speech     
  • Emotive Words     
  • Exaggeration 
  • Figurative Imagery     
  • Grammar     
  • Hyperbole     
  • Imagery     
  • Imperative 
  • Incomplete Sentences     
  • Innuendo
  • Irony
  • Jargon
  • Literal Imagery 
  • Metaphor     
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Paradox
  • Parody
  • Personification
  • Proverb
  • Pun     
  • Repetition     
  • Rhyme
  • Rhythm
  • Sarcasm
  • Simile
  • Vocabulary
  • Exam Practise Tasks for :  Short Stories,  Poetry,  Reports,  and an Editorial.

Sigma's workbook 'AS 1.4 Unfamiliar Written Texts' is best bought before the standard is taught at school and used throughout this time as a classroom and homework resource. Alternatively, the workbook would make an excellent independent study resource in the lead-up to the external assessment of Achievement Standard 1.4. Sigma workbooks are also valuable resources when students have missed school through illness or have transferred from other schools and have missed instruction in a particular achievement standard.


Once completed, 'AS 1.4 Unfamiliar Written Texts' provides a useful set of revision notes at assessment time. It can be kept as a reference book if students intend taking a Year 12 English  course.

1 - 4: $16.95
5 - 19: $15.95
20+: $12.95