Audience, Purpose, Genre

  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
Author
MrsBooth
ID
212629
Card Set
Audience, Purpose, Genre
Description
Cards to revise APG for AS English Language AQA B
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