A review is written for an English-language magazine, newspaper or website.
The main purpose is to describe and express a personal
opinion about something which the writer has experienced (e.g. a film, a
holiday, a product, a website etc.) and to give the reader a clear impression
of what the item discussed is like.
Description and explanation are key functions for this
task, and a review will normally include a recommendation to the
It is a
good idea to give your review an interesting title.
first paragraph, say what you are reviewing and try to
get the reader's interest.
Give your opinion of what you are reviewing
linked to the question in the second paragraph. Remember a review
is not just a list of facts - it's largely your opinion.
Give more details of what your are
reviewing linked to the questions in the input in one or two more
paragraphs, but only focus on those you've been asked to develop.
Summarise your view, using different words
from the introduction, and include a recommendation.
a personal or more neutral style, according to the target
important that you show a range of structures in the
language of opinion, description and recommendation.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. A tale of two cities CHARLES DICKENS
RELIGIOUS METAPHORS (suggesting the idea of a kind of spiritual love)
What kind of love do they convey? What ideas do they suggest?
Purity of their love
Undercurrents of danger
Italy- centre of the Catholic church
Religious imagery fits with the social and historical context
A kind of love associated with purity and passion of the divine
High quality of their love. It's not just physical attraction
You do wrong your hand
Give me my sin again
You kiss by the book
Romeo and Juliet are moved spiritually, as well as physically, their love is pure, passionate, spiritual, but it is also chaotic, destructive, bringing death to friends, family and to themselves.
·Focus on the purpose of an
article. Remember that an
article must entertain the reader and, almost always, it
must recommend “the things” we are talking about.
·Language: In general,
an article is more informal than an essay, although it will depend on where it
is supposed to be published (an international magazine, a teenage magazine, a
college magazine, an online blog, a newspaper, etc.). However, the most common
case is that we must write a text in an informal or colloquial
style. For this reason, our tone must be relaxed, making use of
contractions, phrasal verbs and other colloquial expressions. Besides, it is
recommended to use rhetorical questions and exclamation marks to engage the
reader. You should also address the reader directly in the second person (you, your)
·Structure: Articles must always have a title. If possible, this must
be catchy and witty so as to engage the reader. Then, each paragraph must
address a single idea, to which you must add the introduction and the
conclusion, where you are usually expected to make a recommendation. It is also
a good idea to end your article with a rhetorical question, especially if it is
going to be an online article where people could (in theory) leave a comment.
·Giving your opinion: An article is almost exclusively about giving your opinion, so feel
free to do so throught the whole piece of writing. As you are normally asked to
write about something you like or enjoy, opinions are expected to be generally
positive. You can speak in the first person as much as you like.
to Write an Article
If you want to
know how to write an article, it is very important to have
a repository of useful expressions ready to use. So here are some which can come in handy:
increase in the average temperature
of the Earth
in the ozone layer
(The Ozone layer is a layer of gas high above the surface of the earth that
helps to protect it from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, which can damage our
skins and cause cancer)
extinction of many plant and animal
species (a lot of animals go extinct)
Earth has warmed up
in the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere.
of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere
·global temperature is
likely to rise by about 1-3.5 Celsius by the year 2100
·the sea levels are
·ice caps are
·glaciers are gradually melting.
·global warming increases the acidity of seawater
·raise awareness about global warming
·save the world from disaster
·a major threat to the mankind
·carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
·cut back emissions
·cutting down on waste and energy consumption
·wind and solar power
·over-exploitation of natural resources
footprint= the amount of emissions we create
normal for the time of year ex. it is unseasonably cold
paper, glass and plastic
bicycles instead of cars
for alternative Energy supplies like wind turbines
the areas where people can smoke
solar panels for heating
public transport obligatory in cities and ban cars
it has been noticed
possibility could be
GIVING EXAMPLE FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE
remember once seeing/reading about……in a newspaper/on the Internet
these reasons, we must
therefore essential that
WHAT’S THE KYOTO PROTOCOL?
Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement, initially negotiated by
government representatives meeting in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997, that sets targets
to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change. It requires a
variety of actions by governments, including specific emission reduction
requirements for industrial countries, as well as provisions to assist
developing countries in limiting their emissions. What's the Paris agreement?
Some examples of article on the problem of Global Warming (done by students in class 5B)
LIFE or DEATH?
Have you ever wondered how your life will change in 100 years' time?
Climate change - these are the two words that we have often heard in the latest few years, but do yopu know what it really is?
It is a serious problem, but many people seem not to care, though.
there are many risks to which we are exposed-in recent years we have seen a huge increase in the average temperature of the Earth, the extinction of many plants and animal species.
However, that seems enough to stop a situation, which is worse than we can imagine.
Firstly, climate change is about abnormal variations to climate and the effects of these variations on different parts of the Earth.
There are many causes for this phenomenon and the humans are increasingly influencing climate and the earth's temperature by burning fossil fuels, cutting down rainforests, polluting and producing non-renewable energy.
This adds enormous amounts of greenhouse gases to those naturally occuring in the atmosphere, increasing the greenhouse effect and global warming.
At the same time, while global warming is increasing, ice caps and glaciers are gradually melting and consequently the sea levels are constantly rising.
The solution is to implement sustainable ideas, like planting more trees, using renewable energy sources, reducing energy consumption, recycling, promoting green "start up" activities and finding alternatives to fossil fuels.
For all these reasons, we must act, but no one talks about it and no one acts as it we are reallyin a crisis. Our future depends on us-young people, so we should be the first generation to fight following the example of a young teenager Greta Thunberg, who has been protesting for the latest two years in big cities by launching her own # Friday for future.
And you? What are you doing to try to save our planet?
We need action, everything needs to be changed and the change must start today!
THE FUTURE IN OUR HANDS Have you ever seen or heard of climate change or global warming?anywhere? Surely many of you have already heard about it on TV, newspapers and some of you know Greta Thunberg and what she is doing to focus on the problem. We all know that climate is currently changing. We also know that the main cause is human. What's more, we know that what lies ahead is an awful climate future. What can we do, therefore to build a climate future that is instead good and eligible? There are many problems that we should solve in order not to risk the end of the world. Firstly, there are many environmentalists and scientists who have noticed that the summer of 2019 was the hottest across the European continent, so temperature is rising more and more and there is a continuous melting of glaciers and consequently the sea level is growing and many cities are in danger of being flooded. Furthermore, there is the problem of deforestation-many trees are being cut down. In addition to that, many areas like the Amazon ones are on fire and that greatly damages nature. Also I want to mention Greta Thunberg who has said that 200 species are going extinct every single day. So to start saving our future all we have to do is reacting because there are so many solutions- first of all, people should turn off the lights to save energy and to recycle paper and save resources. People should also try to use less plastic, because in our world we have created real plastic islands into the seas. We should use more green ideas, that is, use bicycles and public means of transport instead of cars to reduce pollution, and stop smoking! Secondly, we need to reduce emissions and quit burning fossil fuels, like oil. One of the main solutions that Greta gives us is that we have to plant more trees because they produce oxygen.
In conclusion, to save our future we need to protect, restore and fund and again I invite you to react, so instead of looking for hope look for action. In my opinion, we have to support and follow these solutions. above all we should pollute less to make life enjoyable and healthy.
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