Non-fiction texts are those that deal with facts, opinions and the real world. Many non-fiction texts follow specific conventions of language and structure.
Which of the following are examples of non-fiction?
Newspaper article, speech, report
Poem, play, novel
Sonnet, novella, short story
How are speeches usually structured?
As a long list
With an engaging opening, developed ideas and a convincing conclusion
As a series of short anecdotes
Which of the following are conventions of letter writing?
The address of a friend in the middle; ending with ‘Dear…’
The address of the recipient and sender; using ‘Dear…’ at the start; closing with ‘yours sincerely’
The address at the bottom and using ‘Hiya…’ at the start
What type of language is conventionally used to write a letter?
Slang and colloquial language
Which presentation features are conventions of a newspaper article?
An address and opening greeting
A headline followed by a series of points made in clear paragraphs
A list of ideas written in bullet points
What do you need to consider when writing any type of non-fiction?
The title for each subheading within the text
The audience and purpose of the writing
The length of the piece you are writing
When would you end a letter with ‘yours faithfully’?
When it’s a letter to a friend
When you do not know the name of the recipient
When you know the name of the recipient
Why might you use personal pronouns in a speech?
To make your listeners feel included
To make your speech easy to follow
To make your point clearly
Which of the following can be used as persuasive techniques?
Commas and semi-colons
Emotive language and rhetorical questions
Verbs and adverbs
What is meant by objection handling in an argument or persuasive piece of writing?
Agreeing with the opposite view
Acknowledging the opposite view and explaining why it is invalid