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Unit Two English Language. Writing. What three things should you try to identify when you look at the Writing question? Form Audience Purpose. Write down as many different forms as you can think of…. Newspaper article Magazine article Letter Speech Podcast Blog Leaflet Review.

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What three things should you try to identify when you look at the Writing question?

Form

Audience

Purpose

write down as many different forms as you can think of
Write down as many different forms as you can think of….

Newspaper article

Magazine article

Letter

Speech

Podcast

Blog

Leaflet

Review

what different purposes are there
What different purposes are there?

Argue

Persuade

Review

Explain

Inform

Advise

Describe

what impact will the audience have on your writing
What impact will the audience have on your writing?

Level of formality of:

Tone

Language

why should i plan
Why Should I Plan?
  • Examiners have commented that whilst many students think carefully about their spelling, grammar and punctuation, many students do not give enough thought to the development and structure of their ideas.
  • It is essential to write a short plan. What will go in each section? What is the best order for this? How will you fully develop each idea?
how should i plan
How Should Iplan?
  • Identify the form, audience and purpose
  • Make brief notes under these headings
  • Make brief notes under the heading “subject”
  • Decide on an order for your “subject” ideas
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Write a letter to your local newspaper in which you argue that the positive things teenagers do deserve reporting too.

Audience – professional, formal language, sound knowledgeable, relevant details only

Purpose – give both sides – realise bad news sells, people do care about crime, BUT balance – give E.g.s of positives and back up with evidence

Subject

Form- direct at reader, formal language, link to audience, opinions and examples

Views of teenagers

  • Positive views that should be in the newspaper –
  • Sports’ achievements
  • Records / team successes
  • Music
  • School bands / singing contests
  • Teenagers volunteering for local community projects
  • Negative views in the newspaper – reinforce the stereotype
  • Hoodies/thugs/ drinking/violence/anti-social behaviour – should be reported
  • Only small minority of teens involved in these things
you have 5 minutes to plan this question
You have 5 minutes to plan this question….

Write an article for an information guide recommending a place of interest in the UK that might be enjoyable to visit.

improve this paragraph focus on vocabulary and spelling
Improve this paragraph.Focus on vocabulary and spelling.

If your looking for a good day out with your family, then I recomend St Albans. This is a very nice city in Hertfordshire which has a big cathedral and very nice parks. If your looking for somewhere to do a bit of shopping then St Albans is also a good place to go as there are lots of shops and a populer market on most days of the week.

improve this paragraph focus on sentence construction and punctuation
Improve this paragraph.Focus on sentence construction and punctuation.

Let’s start with the cathedral it is a magnificent sight to behold settled a short distance from the picturesque Verulamium park. It has an impressive façade that could compete with any other cathedral in the country its history is absolutely fascinating. It has a free tour guide and you can visit at any time as long as there are no services in progress although you may wish to go to a service.

practise
Practise!

Now write the first two paragraphs of your own answer – using your plan.

Focus onthe quality of:

  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence structure and range
  • Punctuation
can you spell these words
Can you spell these Words?

Particular

Beneficial

Speciality

Unfortunately

Basically

Self-conscious

Conscience

Guarantee

Mediocre

Accommodation

  • Persuade
  • Ridiculous
  • Suitable
  • Appropriate
  • Fascinating
  • Appalling
  • Necessary
  • Metaphor
  • Simile
  • Imagery
exam practice
Exam Practice

Plan and Write ONE of the following exam question…

EITHER

  • There have been a number of serious traffic accidents involving children on a busyroad in your area.

Write a letter to your local Council, suggesting ways in which such accidents could beavoided.

OR

  • Write an article for a teenage magazine in which you explain what changes teenagerscould make to their lives and why.