Modelltexte

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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