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Edexcel IGCSE: 2. Your Guide to Beach Safety
Transcript of Edexcel IGCSE: 2. Your Guide to Beach Safety
This is an
leaflet produced by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to increase the public's awareness cncerning beach safety
How Does the Writer Attempt to Engage the Reader?
What type of writing is it?
Who is it aimed at
What it is like
Why has it been written? Why is it set this way?
written to provide information concerning how to keep safe at the beach, what can go wrong and how the RNLI can help
Anybody who visits or might visit the beach.
People who might have responsibility for themselves or others when going to the beach
Younger people who might be involved in active sports on the beach such as swimming, surfing, body boarding etc.
This leaflet utilises a range of styles...
IT IS FACTUAL
IT IS INFORMATIONAL
IT IS EMOTIONAL
IT IS PERSUASIVE
BLUE AND YELLOW - SEA, SAND, SKY
RED - DANGER
BRIGHT EYE-CATCHING COLOURS WHICH MAKE THE LEAFLET ATTRACTIVE AND VIBRANT
Your Guide to Beach Safety : RNLI
To raise awareness about beach safety.
To inform people the dangers and rules on the beach.
By displaying key safety information.
By providing an example of what can go wrong and instilling fear and a sense of caution in the reader
It uses a range of devices and styles:
: informational, directional, emotional, persuasive
colour, logo, photography, diagrams, symbols
USE OF LOGO
MAKES THE ORGANISATION EASILY IDENTIFIABLE
SHOW IT IS ADDRESSED DIRECTLY
TO THE READER, MAKE IT VERY
LIKE A ROAD SIGN WHICH MEANS 'NK'
TRIANGULAR SIGNS ARE ALWAYS WARNINGS
PROVIDES CLEAR INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY
TRICOLON IS CATCHY USES REPETITION, BRIEFLY SUMMARISES WHAT THE ORGANISATION IS ALL ABOUT
THE RIGHT HAND SIDE WOULD BE THE BACK PAGE OF THE LEAFTLET
ADDRESS PROVIDES AUTHENTICITY AND MAKES IT EASIER TO GET IN CONTACT
CHILDREN HAVING FUN, LOOKING HAPPY. LIFE GUARD IN THE BACKGROUND, LIKE A GUARDIAN, LOOKING OUT READY TO HELP IF NEEDED, REASSURING TO READER
PERSONAL , EMOTIVE, FIRST PERSON ANECDOTAL NARRATIVE, APPEARS A RELIABLE SOURCE
COMPLEX SENTENCE STRUCTIRES BUILD TENSION;
HYPERBOLISES 'ETERNALLY GRATEFUL'
USE OF NAMES MAKES IT REAL
PORTRAYS A VERY BELEIVABLE FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT, MUCH LIKE A FRIEND TELLING A STORY
INSTRUCTIONAL WRITING: HOW DO DEAL WITH AN EMERGENCY...THE ONE THAT HAS JUST BEEN DESCRIBED
MAKE IS VERY PERSONAL AND
DIRECTED AT THE READER
GIVE A CLEAR INDICATION OF WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN
AND HOW TO ESCAPE; USEFUL INFORMATION TO APPEAL
TO VISUAL LEARNERS
HOW TO GET HELP
REITERATES THIS INFORMATION FROM THE
PREVIOUS (LAST) PAGE, USE OF REPETITION
HELPS TO PLANT IT IN THE LONG TERM
TRIANGULAR WARNING SIGN
AGAIN PROJECTS A MESSAGE TO
THE READER TO BEWARE
RIPS SECTION LANGUAGE
IS SIMPLE AND STRAIGHTFORWARD
USE OF BULLET POINTS MAKES IT EASY AND
QUICK TO ACCESS
to raise money
PROVIDE EASY TO ACCESS AND ESSENTIAL
SAFETY INFORMATION WITH SHORT, CLEAR INFORMATION CONCERNING THE FLAGS USES
TONE CHANGES ON LAST, RED FLAG TO ONE OF WARNING
IS AGAIN REPEATED - THEY REALLY
WANT THE READER TO REMEMBER THIS
AGAIN LIKE THE ROAD SIGNS
THINK ONE AGAIN AND ONE WITH A
WAKE BOARDER ON IT
TEXT HAS A VERY POSITIVE OPENING WHICH
STRESSES THE FUN THAT CAN BE HAD
ALLITERATION ACCENTUATES THE POSITIVE
ASPECTS OF THIS ACTIVITY
'ALWAYS...NEVER' - ASSERTIVE
& FORBIDDING TONE. VERY COMMANDING AND POWERFUL
'DITCH' COLLOQUIAL LEXIS
AGAIN MAKE INFORMATION EASY TO ACCESS AND QUICK TO READ
VERY DIFFERENT TONE
THIS PAGE IS
- IT IS AIMED AT MAKING THE READER DONATE MONEY
USE OF STATISTICS
PERSUASIVE, IMPERATIVE LANGUAGE
COMPLEX, MORE FORMAL LANGUAGE
CONTACT DETAILS REPEATED
POWERFUL PHOTOGRAPH OF A REAL RESCUE OF CHILDREN - PARTICULARLY EMOTIVE