English mock exam 2015
How far will you go on behalf of your culture and background?

Most texts about Malala Yousafzai admire her achievements and maturity in the context of her young age and troubled background.

This text is unquestionably no exception, and there are plenty of reasons why the author makes us sympathize with the beloved Malala and remain critical to the terrorist group Taliban.

The writer is picturing a brave Malala through her actions and accomplishments with almost an overuse of descriptive adverbs and adjectives.

Firstly I would point out the use of adjectives and adverbs in this text. The writer refers to Malala as a “respected public figure” and a “courageous young girl”.

The fact that she is respected in public, implies that other people like her, then why should not I? Courageous is a very loaded adjective, slightly dramatic.

This is a way of picturing Malala like a hero. The reader can easily catch up on the writer’s admiration of this woman.

Though one also notices the way Taliban is described. When referred to Taliban or their actions, we notice words like “brutal” and “the cowardly and despicable assassination”.

This is surely an unconcealed compromising of Taliban. The adverb “Cowardly” implies the lack of courage, opposite to the brave Malala.

Secondly and most important in this text is the writers references to the actions and accomplishments of Malala.

The text is like her personal CV, written to impress the employer.

The author mentions several of the most important happenings during her life, and even her newly published biography.

As her accomplishments are very impressive to her age and background, this makes her very admirable.

It all reflects her worldwide and peaceful fight for justice, which emphasise the fact that the assassination led by the brutal and powerful terrorist group Taliban, was awfully unfair and undeserved.

The writer of the text has really succeeded on his task to write about Malala in the best possible way.


People have always sought approval and recognition among others. At school pupils are terribly aware of their own and others behaviour and looks.

In Norway we live in a homogeneous society, therefore a lot of people avoid standing out from the crowds.

But a certain question may arise when you are standing between two such different cultures, that one have to replace the other.