• Charakterisierung

    The extract from the novel “Walkabout” by James Vance Marshall is about two American children who find themselves in the Australian outback after a plane crash where they encounter an Aboriginal boy. In the following the three characters will be examined in detail. Little background information is given about Peter and Mary. We only know from the introductory text that they are from America and that their plane crashed in Australian desert in the 1950s. Their lives have been very comfortable until this incident (ll. 13-17), they lived a protected life with all the good things of a civilised Western nation like technical equipment, entertainment and enough food. We know…

  • Textanalyse

    What is an analysis?  Basically, the aim of a text analysis is finding out what textual strategies an author of a particular text applied in order to reach a certain goal. We assume here that every textual device is used to create a certain effect, to support a certain message. Whereas a comprehension task in a Klausur focuses on the question WHAT?  (is said / is written), the analysis focuses on the questions HOW? and WHY?.

  • Tagebucheintrag

    What’s a diary entry?  It is a private text format in which you write down your confidential thoughts, hopes, fears etc. in order to create some kind of emotional relief and/or to clarify a situation, to weigh the pros and cons of a difficult decision. In the age of social media, the question arises if diaries still have a place in people’s life. As a text format in school, it helps to characterize and explore fictional characters by adopting their point of view and uncovering their hidden thoughts and motives.

  • Comment

    purpose of the text type : to raise a questions of topical interest, to point out possible arguments and express a personal opinion on the backdrop of the before mentioned arguments criteria: interesting attention grabber that raises the question (a personal anecdote, a news item, a quote…) clear paragraphs with clear arguments supported by concrete examples conclusion: clear opinion formed on the basis of the arguments every paragraph starts with a topic sentence that connects the paragraphs and introduces the topic of the new paragraph logical linking words/connectives that connect the arguments formal and correct language The following texts were written by students of the English LK year 11 (junior…

  • Nachrichtenmeldung

    purpose of the text type:  to inform the readership about a news event criteria: informative headline (not catchy or ironic!) inverted pyramid (most important information at the beginning, background information in subsequent paragraphs) first paragraph: who?, what?, when?, where? second paragraph: detailed information about the event third paragraph: background information final paragraph: useful reader information (e.g. police hotline, websites, links, etc.) neutral language and no judgement formal and correct English passive constructions if possible: newspaper like layout if possible: pictures (licence-free!, e.g. pixabay.com) The following text was written by a 7th grader. The task was to write a news report about the hacker attack in chapter 8 of the novel “Jerry”…