Text Types

Text Types are often referred to at school and in writing. What is the purpose of the text?
Who will read it? What is the correct format? What format is required and what language is appropriate?
The more you write different kinds of texts the more text types will become familiar.

Year 7 English Speech

Text Type Outline For Task 1

Text Type - Speech

The following information will help you prepare your self-introductory speech.

- Opening, which quickly catches the audience's attention, and at the same time establishes the topic and purpose of speech.

- Ideas and information organised as appropriate to purpose of speech

- Included information must follow a logical flow, which will be meaningful to both the speaker and listeners

- Conclusion, which relates to the content and purpose of the speech, it may include, for example, a question, a recommendation, or a warning. For instance, "Why should we learn about the diversity of structures in different text types?" (rhetorical question is used).

Language features:

- Address the audience; for example, ladies and gentleman, or class depending on the situation that is applied.

- More repetition and restatement of ideas than in writing - to help your listeners follow the ideas. (Not too repetitive, this is achieved by stating your ideas differently each time to reinforce the same piece of information/ideas/views in a way that it is interesting)

- Personal language

- Use of questions to set up a 'conversation' with listeners

Note: speeches are frequently examined at High School. Understand and apply these text type features well throughout your time at High School. Be fluent, and eloquent with how you compose your speech to get your point of view across to the TARGET audience.

Reference: http://community.boredofstudies.org/showthread.php?t=55836
• Generally formal with emphasis on persuasive argument (for example, wedding speech, leaving speech, political speech).
• May be backed up by factual information.

For a complete copy of the text type hand out as provided pleease download frothe link below.

According to the Australian Curriculum students in Year 7 should be able to produce the following types of texts
Sample 1 Response to film – Matilda
Sample 2 Reflective speech – An inspirational person
Sample 3 Argumentative text – Money
Sample 4 Persuasive letter in response to literature – Poetry
Sample 5 Response to literature – Black Snake
Sample 6 Descriptive Poem – Fishing
Sample 7 Persuasive text – Election speech

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Persuasive Writing

The structural and language features of persuasive texts include:

• introduction, main body and conclusion

• paragraphs introduced by a topic sentence

• a central line of argument that can be traced throughout the text

• details, facts, examples and other material that support the line of argument

• restatement of the main points of the argument in a conclusion

• quotations from authorities and other sources

• level of language suited to the target audience

• rhetorical questions

• exaggeration

• simplification or generalisation

• repetition

• contrast and comparison

• emotive language

• language that is high in modality (for example, words such as must rather than should or will rather
than might).

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