A text can have many purposes. Some examples are:
- To inform - to give facts about something.
- To persuade - to change the reader's opinion.
- To entertain - to give pleasure or enjoyment.
- To educate - to give knowledge.
- To explain - to tell how or why something happened.
- To describe - to give an account of something.
The audience is the group of people who are most likely to read a text. Think about the subject matter, content and language to help you decide who the audience could be.