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Understanding Style

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Oliver Graham

on 10 February 2017

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a) Suit your writing style to your purpose and audience.
b) To identify the features of formal and informal writing.
c) To write a text using style for purpose and audience.

a) Suit your writing style to your purpose and audience.
What is style in writing?
Choose one of the following areas to complete the task.....................
c) To write a text using style for purpose and audience.
List what you would wear in the following scenarios.
Formal standard English:
• use correct grammar
• do not use any dialect or slang
• use sophisticated or technical words
• keep your writing impersonal.

Less formal standard English:
• use correct grammar
• do not use dialect or slang
• include some informal words such as don’t or can’t
• use common, everyday words
• your writing can be more personal and direct.
A night out clubbing.
When you write a text it is important that your
choice of words
use of sentences
level of formality
all suit the audience and purpose you are writing for. This is the
of your writing.

Different texts also have
style features
that are related to
the purpose.
For example: A
persuasive text
uses rhetorical questions and emotive language.

A funeral.
The Gym.
The same principle applies when you write a text as when you are deciding what to wear.
You are choosing a style depending on the audience and purpose.
When you are choosing a text you will pick a style. This will be dependent on your audience and purpose. The three types of text you are likely to choose from are:

1. Colloquial (Informal).
2. Formal standard English.
3. Informal standard English.
Can you give me any examples of slang or colloquial language?
Watch the following video and answer the questions on the next slide.
Use the following website to write informal and formal language.
1. Ask the teacher for informal and formal cards.
Match the words to informal and formal.
Can you think of five ways to say bad and 5 ways to say good in a formal text?
Ask the teacher for cards.

Match the formal and informal language with your partner.

Make sure you use the correct apostrophe for formal and informal language.
a) Suit your writing style to your purpose and audience.

b) To identify the features of formal and informal writing
2. Send a
formal text
message to Olly describing the good and bad parts of your week. Olly's number: 07979143537
In formal and informal writing it is important to have correct grammar and punctuation.

Play the following games to practice your grammar and punctuation.
Complete the following task in your book
for example: bad = atrocious
a) Suit your writing style to your purpose and audience.
Answer the following questions.
Who is their audience?
What is the purpose?
How does the style relate to the audience and purpose?

A letter to the Queen asking to come to dinner.
A Children's Book.
In your book:

Write 5 words or more about what you learned from today's lesson so far.

Write a short conversation between two of the characters using the correct language and formality.

To text or email Olly a formal message in the next week.
1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/format-and-style

2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/writing/reports/read/1/
3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/writing/letters/read/1/
drop sharply.
This word will be tested when learning this listail be ill or unwell.
any long and tedious address or recital.

professing feelings or virtues one does not have

(of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind.
The Queen's Vocabulary
creeper scavenger cheap unwanted
I shot the sheriff, but I didn't shoot no deputy
Oh, no, oh
I shot the sheriff, but I didn't shoot no deputy
Ooh, ooh, ooh Yeah

All around in my hometown
They're tryin' to track me down, yeah
They say they want to bring me in guilty
For the killing of a deputy, for the life of a deputy
But I say, oh, now, now...

Oh, I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self defense
Ooh, ooh, ooh
I said, I shot the sheriff, Oh Lord
And they say it is a capital offense
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Hear this

I, I shot the sheriff, but I didn't shoot the deputy, no
Match Cards

Watch the advert and answer the following questions:
Who is the audience for the advert?

What is the purpose of the advert?

Is the advert formal or informal?

What words relate to the style of the advert?
Click on the person for assistance with vocabulary.
Type synonyms of good and bad in the internet search engine for support.
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