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Analysing texts: Useful expressions
 
 
1. Kind of text : What sort of text is it? narration, description, advertisement, report, story, brochure, instruction manual, conversation, dialogue, discussion, song, poem, cartoon, letter, comic, fairy tale 
2. Contents: What does the text tell us ? This story/poem/song is about...
3. Setting: Where and when does the action take place? The action takes place in.../during .... 

The setting of the story is in / near....

4. Characters: Who are the main / minor characters? The main / minor characters are ... 

I would describe him / her as ..

He / She seems to be....

5. Plot: Into how many parts can the text be divided?

Find a heading to each paragraph.

The beginning 

The first part 

The (happy) ending

The turning point is..

I would suggest the following headings:

6. Message 

(The author's point of view):

What are the main points?

What's the problem? 

Which solution is suggested or formulated?

There are some details in the text that show that...
7. Your point of
    view: 

(Your opinion): 

What do you think about the text? Give reasons. 

Which impressions do you have? Give quotations.

My first impression was...., but later .... 

In my opinion.../ I think..

It reminds me of..

My point of view is that...

In line.. it says that


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