At higher levels you may be asked to consider the writer’s opinion or to give your opinion about a text.
  • Does the type of text help you understand the writer’s aim? e.g. a story is to entertain, a leaflet is to advertise and a report is 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 ...’.


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ROYAL_ENGLISH 31 October, 2017 - 15:08

thank you for the tips i'm it'll help me in my exam.
about the exam questions, they sometimes ask us about how the writer thinks for example "Why does the writer short sentences and contractions at the beginning of the paragraph."
How are why supposed to know the answer for these kind of questions

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RedYellowTomorrow 1 June, 2015 - 04:24

It is very useful to help me to reading texts, agree or disagree about something I believe to do something that everyone will understand your ideas. Thanks you so much!

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Natalija 4 June, 2013 - 16:08

It was an interesting exercise. I got 100 points:). Yes, I think that the tips will help me in the future. We generally know all those tips, but we forget it and don't pay attention on it, but it was a good reminder. Thanks, British council:).

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