Oct 25, 2013
marianasaenz

S2 Classwork 25/10

Good afternoon, s2!

Today you will go to the BBC Bitesize English webpage.

1. Under the heading «Topics», you will click on the link «Writing».

2. On the new list that you will see,  the last option, which says » Writing to argue», offers two options: Revise, and Test. Click on Revise and follow the notes.

3. Finally, you must answer the 10 multiple choice questions on the Test.

4. Once you have finished, click on Check Score. Press the Print Screen button on your computers and paste the snapshot on a word document.

5. Finally, attach the word document to an email you will send to msaenz@lascumbres.edu.ar and I will upload them here on the blog as a ppt.

Bonus Question

You will be able to answer it only after you went through the notes on the Revision site. The bonus question should be answered as a comment below this entry. The first correct answer earns group points!!

And here it is: What does the acronym GAPS mean? Why is it important to have GAPS in mind when writing?

3 Comments

  • GAPS:
    Genre – this could be a letter, article, formal planned speech etc. You should follow the conventions of the type of writing.
    Audience – this could be a certain age group, readers of a particular publication, a councillor etc. Use a vocabulary and style that suits them.
    Purpose – this is an argument so the purpose is to influence the readers views, to change minds.
    Style – this might be chatty and informal, depending on the audience, or use vocabulary in a particular way.

    Genre
    The genre is a formal letter. This means you should think about layout, openings and closings and structure.
    Audience
    The intended audience is a member of the Local Education Authority. This means that they’ll be a professional adult who you should address in formal tone and style.
    Purpose
    The purpose is to influence their decision on the compulsory wearing of school uniform, either for or against.
    Style
    The style is formal and measured so no use of slang words – you are hoping to influence your audience and be taken seriously.

  • GAPS means:
    Genre – this could be a letter, article, formal planned speech etc. You should follow the conventions of the type of writing.
    Audience – this could be a certain age group, readers of a particular publication, a councillor etc. Use a vocabulary and style that suits them.
    Purpose – this is an argument so the purpose is to influence the readers views, to change minds.
    Style – this might be chatty and informal, depending on the audience, or use vocabulary in a particular way.

  • GAPS means:
    Genre – this could be a letter, article, formal planned speech etc. You should follow the conventions of the type of writing.
    Audience – this could be a certain age group, readers of a particular publication, a councillor etc. Use a vocabulary and style that suits them.
    Purpose – this is an argument so the purpose is to influence the readers views, to change minds.
    Style – this might be chatty and informal, depending on the audience, or use vocabulary in a particular way.

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