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					           Lesson: Advice texts


          Websites for advice texts:-

•   http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/healthydiet
•   http://www.bullying.co.uk/pupils/index.aspx
•   http://www.fco.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagena
    me=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Pag
    e&cid=1007029390590
•   http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/trust/ne
    ws/story/2007/11/071121_world_aids_day0
    7.shtml
•   http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/
•   http://www.tayside.police.uk/internet.php
•   http://www.magazinesonline.co.uk
•   http://www.onlinenewspapers.com
             Introduction: Advice texts




•   Teachers are advised to use examples of
    advice texts to illustrate the presentational
    features, organizational features and
    language features. Please acknowledge all
    sources of any downloaded document.
       Presentational features

1) Short and attractive titles/sub-headings: to hook the audience’s
     attention.



2) Catchy captions: for photographs to give greater impact and effect
      Presentational features

3) Layout: Advice texts use the following techniques –

(a) Paragraphs→ to organize the ideas in a coherent
     fashion
(b) Bullet points→ to highlight main aspects/elements
(c) Range of font sizes and styles→ for impact
(d) Bold, italics, etc. → for effect
(e) Use of colour→ to enhance appeal
(f) Use of tables, charts and graphs → to allow easy
     understanding
(g) Photographs→ to increase the appeal
        Organizational features



1) Range of punctuation
2) Easy language
                    Language features

1)   Use of imperative verbs (do, look, etc.)

2)   Use of modals (should, could, might, etc.)

3)   Use of second person (you) /third person (s/he)

4)   Use of formal (polite and serious) /informal (friendly) tone/mood

5)   Use of formal (standard English) /informal (non-standard English)
     language

6)   Use of different sentences (simple sentence: a sentence with one idea;
     compound sentence: a sentence with two ideas joined by a connective or a
     comma; and complex sentence: a sentence with one main clause/idea
     supported by subordinate clauses/ideas)

7)   Use of present tense (is, are)

8)   Use of connectives (but, and, because, after, then, first, etc.)
       Purpose of advice texts



 To suggest ways

 To recommend solutions and options

 To explain and inform

				
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