Monday, 8 July 2013

Research:Information reports by Yadunand and Walter

1.What are information reports?
An information report is a factual text, which means it provides information about something. An information report is used as a way to gain a better understanding about a living or non-living subject. 
2.Where are they commonly found/used?
They can be used just about anywhere to show facts.
3.The language features of information reports
•There must be an opening statement, a series of facts about various aspects of the subject, diagrams, photographs, illustrations and maps that may be used to enhance the text. A general statement can be used to round off the topic.
  • Nouns and noun phrases are used rather than personal pronouns. The use of personal pronouns is limited.
  • Most reports are written in the present tense.
  • Some reports use technical or scientific terms.
  • Linking verbs are used, eg. is, are, has, have, belong to, to give coherence.
  • Uses some action verbs (climb, eat).
  • Descriptive language is used that is factual rather than imaginative eg colour, shape, size, body parts, habits, behaviours, functions, uses.

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