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Transcript of TEXT TYPES
It is an objective explanation and analysis of facts.
It provides non-fictional information.
The purpose of the author is to inform, explain or define a subject to the reader.
Examples of expository texts include:
Textbooks (biology, geography, history, maths, language, art, music, social sciences, etc.)
It represents the linguistic and structural features of a text.
It is determined by the author's intention and purpose.
It shows the writer's attitude to the subject matter.
What is text type?
A Descriptive Text is a static list of characteristics and attributes of a person, animal, object, place, event or process.
The author's intention is to create a vivid and detailed impression of what's being described to engage the reader's attention.
It is the evaluation or judgement for or against a topic.
It is highly subjective: it shows the author's point of view and personal opinion on the subject.
The writer's purpose is to take a position on some issue and justify it.
Examples of Argumentative Type are:
Movie / book reviews
Protests and complaints
A Narrative Text is a dynamic sequence of events (fictional or non-fictional). It has a plot, a setting and characters.
Some examples are:
films, novels, anecdotes, songs, plays, poems, soap operas, short stories, tales, history textbooks, news, etc.
Brochures / leaflets
Examples of this type are:
Tourist guide books
Geography and biology textbooks
Maldives has deep blue seas, turquoise reefs, white sandy beaches and palm trees. While it is the perfect place to sit on a beach and watch a sunset with a cocktail on your hand, it is also a geographical marvel, knowing that there are thousands of fish swimming around the vivid corals just a few feet away from where you sit.
An extraordinary work, grandly conceived, brilliantly executed and wildly entertaining. It's a hobbit's dream, a wizard's delight. And, of course, it's only the beginning.
A persuasive or instructional text is a manipulative message that intends to shape the way people act or think.
It can be a list of rules, orders or suggestions to influence opinion and behavior.