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IB Spanish ab initio
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ADVERTISEMENT / NOTICE / FLYER / BROCHURE
Provides descriptive information to inform, sell, or raise awareness about a certain issue. Include headings, subheadings and pictures
A first-person narration that includes a date, querido diario and a sign off. Informal.
You should include a title. Address the readers. Sign off. Date.
ENTRY / POST ON SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE
Include a date, your name (you may also include something like a smiley)
May be formal (to a company or a person in authority, for example) or informal (to a friend or family member) in register. Will include the
appropriate aspects of a letter of the register (date, greeting, closing, etc.) Formal letter: Estimado Señor to open, le saluda atentamente to sign off.
An electronic letter which may be formal (to a company or a person in authority, for example) or informal (to a friend or family member) in register.
A brief, informal note to a friend or family member. Will include a date, greeting, and closing.
Giving step-by-step directions for what to do or how to do something.
A clear, concise, objective description of facts or events written in a formal register.
A non-fictional text written to inform readers about a particular subject or issue in some detail. The text in general contains the opinions of the author. Title, date, name of author, picture
Similar to a magazine article, but often about a recent event. (Teacher's note: It should be factual and not subjective unless it is an op ed piece.)
A piece of writing, often written from the author's personal point of view.
A dialog in question-and-answer style. It should include a brief introduction to the interviewee, setting, or circumstances of the interview.
A review of a book, film, television, or radio program that is suitable for inclusion in a newspaper or magazine. It is based on the author's experience and is subjective. Title, date, name of author.
The written version of an essay meant to be presented orally to an audience. Address the audience and introduce yourself or say why you are there. Could be formal or informal depending on who you are speaking to.
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