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Text type expectations free22 April 2021

To put it another way, how will they be expected to handle each text type in Paper 1: Productive skills - writing? Basically, what instructions do we give the students ... what plans do we provide them,... more

Review21 April 2021

context, audience, purpose - * the question is likely to propose a general context (e.g."a recently released film... which you love / hate...") - but the review itself should contain informative context... more

Appropriate?21 April 2021

In Paper 1 Writing, in May, students will have to decide which text type is ‘appropriate’ for the task they choose. But what does ‘appropriate’ mean… and how will students recognize which is... more

Report (official)20 April 2021

context, audience, purpose - * the basic context will be explained in the question - and the student will then have to invent the details of the report, expanding on the basic background provided. more

Interview20 April 2021

There are two common varieties of 'interview': the 'transcribed' and the 'embedded'. The Transcribed Interview reads like a script, being an accurate transcription of the words used, without commentary... more

News report20 April 2021

context, audience, purpose - * in a way, the 'context' of a news report is actually the point of a news report, its main content - a news report describes and explains the very context that makes it necessary.... more

Set of instructions, guidelines20 April 2021

context, audience, purpose - * the question will set up a context that requires telling people exactly what to do in precisely which circumstances: such a context will probably be fairly commonplace,... more

Blog20 April 2021

context, audience, purpose - * the context will usually be set out in the question e.g. the issue which is to inspire the blog entry* the audience may be assumed to be people interested in the subject... more

Article20 April 2021

context, audience, purpose - * the context of the article will usually be set out briefly in the question: e.g the background to the subject matter of the article* the audience will usually be indicated... more

Essay20 April 2021

context, audience, purpose - * in relation to an essay, the term 'context' may involve two elements: the general area to be discussed, and/or how the essay has been set. These may be combined (e.g. "Your... more