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Writing a Good Report
The report

Tamanna is given an assignment by her tutor.

The brief says: Why do people go on holiday and where do they go?

Your work should be presented in a formal report format and contain statistics you have collected to support your information.

key pointShe has a good look at the brief and works out the two main tasks.

  • Research for the topic.
  • To write the report in the correct format.

She goes on the web for some up-to-date information. She types "most popular holiday destinations" into a search engine and finds some sites which get her started.

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She prints off some information to read, noting why each place is popular. She jots down some key points to use later when writing up her report.

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Tamanna has highlighted some key words about some more holiday destinations:

  • Australia - breathtaking scenery, natural beauty
  • Caribbean - atmosphere, heritage, friendly people, good hotels, sunshine, blue sea, beaches
  • Italy - style and sophistication, architecture, history, food, countryside, skiing
She carries on reading and begins to find other reasons for people going on holiday.
  • Cheap flights
  • Channel Tunnel
  • Eurostar
  • Buying second homes
  • Peace and quiet
  • Short break
  • To get married

Tamanna needs some more information, so she designs a questionnaire.


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