Fact or opinion

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Why learn to tell fact from opinion?

People often try to present opinion as fact. Look for clues in the language.

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Fact or opinion includes:

  • A variety of text types containing examples of both fact and opinion.
  • The difference between fact and opinion.
  • Strategies to differentiate between fact and opinion.
  • Consideration of the use of fact and opinion in news reports.

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.
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