Monday, 8 July 2013

Research: Information Reports by Bhakti and Seraphina

1. What are information reports?
An information report is a factual text, which means it has information so that the reader learns about a topic. The topic can be a thing, for example a horse, or a class of things, like animals. The thing does not need to be living. You might learn about cars, for example.

2. Where are they commonly found/used?
Information Reports can be found in reference books and factual texts and used in business and education.

3. The language features?
  • Technical language (eg, Geography terms: evaporation, condensation, etc.)
  • Simple present tense
  • linking verbs (eg, made up of, caused by, etc. )
  • generalized terms (eg, humans, plants, weather, etc.)

Source: http://www.skwirk.com/p-c_s-6_u-281_t-697_c-2620/information-report/nsw/english/text-types/text-types-1

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