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The writer’s opinion or reader’s response
- Does the type of text help you understand the writer’s aim? E.g. a story is to entertain, a leaflet to advise or a report to inform.
- Look for language in the text that indicates the writer’s intention. E.g. ‘We should use...’, ‘Experts warn us that...’ to advise.
- Look for language in the text that indicates the writer’s opinion. E.g. ‘In my view..’, ‘I refuse to believe that...’ etc.
- To give your opinion use language such as ‘In my view...’, ‘I believe...’, etc.
- Do you agree or disagree with things in the text? Explain why with your own words. ‘I agree that...because...’.