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Non-Fiction Texts

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Activity 1


Below are some examples of different types of non-fiction text.Think of 

some examples and situations where each type of non-fiction text might 

be used. An example is given for each one to help you.

 

PEN

 

Review1. Of a holiday experience
2.
3.
4.
Biography1. Of a politician
2.3.
4.
Brochure/Leaflet1. Tourist Information
2.
3.
4.
Newspaper Articles1. Advertising a local event
2.
3.
4.
Reference Book1. Revision Guide
2.
3.
4.
Report1. Science Experiment Findings
2.
3.
4.

 

Activity 2


As mentioned above the purpose of any non-fiction text is usually one of the

following: to instruct, to inform, to recount, to explain, to argue or to persuade.

Thinking about these purposes decide which of the non-fiction text  types 

mentioned above are best suited for the different purposes.

 

To instructTo informTo recount
1. Reference book
2. Brochure/Leaflet
1. Reference book
2. Newspaper article
3.Review
4. Autobiography
5.Biography
6.Brochure/Leaflet
7.Report
1. Autobiography
2. Biography
3. Review
To explainTo argueTo persuade
1. Reference book
2. Brochure/Leaflet
3. Report
1. Newspaper article
2. Report
3. Review
1. Newspaper article
2. Report
3. Review
4. Brochure/Leaflet

 

 

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