In this unit, you will be introduced to some of the main language-based texts which we create in English. These include Letters; News articles; Feature Articles; Opinion-editorials; Reports; Speeches; Advertisements; Essays. We will also discuss the difference between formal and informal language use, and when to choose which is appropriate for your purpose/audience.
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Jason . Shared on 26/04/2022
This unit was short but extremely detailed and useful. It helped me gain a more thorough and deeper understanding of the different types of language texts and how they can help affect and move a large audience. This unit also very much helped me gain more knowledge about language texts and I am convinced that if I have an even deeper understanding of Language Texts, that knowledge can help me pass my English IGCSE.
Nice work, Jason. Your reflection shows good engagement with the unit of Language-based Texts. Your reflection shows a thoughtful consideration and you have accurately identified some of the text types: this will be good preparation for both IGCSE and IB courses. A quick tip on one of your texts - the primary purpose of the text titled 'Nationalism cannot cure Hong Kong’s ills' is to persuade: one of the main clues is that the title includes an opinion.