Audience, Purpose, Genre

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Audience, Purpose, Genre
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2013-04-10 08:28:27
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  1. Name 4 main purposes of texts
    • Inform
    • Instruct
    • Persuade
    • Entertain
  2. Features of Inform texts
    • Contain facts
    • Structured clearly
    • Presentational features
    • Clear intended audience
    • Specialist or technical terms
    • Serious tone
    • 3rd person
  3. Features of instruct texts
    • Chronological or numbered sections
    • Bullet points or headings
    • Imperatives
    • Second person
    • Straightforward lexis
    • Subject specific lexis
  4. Features of persuasive texts
    • Try to influence reader
    • First person
    • Emotive adjectives
    • Use facts & statistics
    • Connectives
    • Eye catching graphology
  5. Features of entertain texts
    • Sophisticated language
    • Figurative language
    • Extensive vocabulary
    • Complex structures
    • Varied sentence types
    • Eye catching layout
  6. Audience
    The group of people that the text is aimed at.
  7. How to work out the audience
    • Style-formal or informal?
    • Content-general or specific?
    • Lexis-complex or simple?
    • Tone-Serious or lighthearted?
  8. 12 different genres
    Letters, reports, poems, stories, adverts, postcards, recipes, emails, cartoons, text messages, newspapers, articles

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