1. Discuss tone and purpose in a variety of texts
2. Discuss different types of text
3. Review specialist vocabulary using Kahoot!
4. Discuss the format of an informal email and write a 2nd informal email
insight noun [C or U]
C1 (the ability to have) a clear, deep, and sometimes suddenunderstanding of a complicatedproblem or situation:It was an interesting book, full of fascinating insights into humanrelationships.
portray verb [T]
C2 to represent or describe someone or something in a painting, film, book, or other artistic work:The painting portrays a beautiful youngwoman in a blue dress.The writer portrays life in a small villageat the turn of the century.portray sb as sth› If a person in a film, book, etc. is portrayed as a particular type of character, they are represented in that way:The father in the film is portrayed as a fairly unpleasant character.
portrait noun [C]
B2 a painting, photograph, drawing, etc. of a person or, less commonly, of a group of people:She’s commissioned an artist to painther portrait/paint a portrait of her.a portrait gallerya portrait painter› A film or book that is a portrait of something describes or representsthat thing in a detailed way:Her latest novel paints a very vividportrait of the aristocracy in the 1920s.
depict verb [T]
C2 to represent or show something in a picture or story:Her paintings depict the lives of ordinarypeople in the last century.In the book, he depicts his father as a tyrant.[+ -ing verb] People were shocked by the advertisement which depicted a woman beating her husband.
illustrate verb [T]
illustrate verb [T] (DRAW PICTURES)
illustrate verb [T] (EXPLAIN)
sway verb (MOVE)
B2 [T] to encourage people to like, buy, use, do, or support something:Advertising companies are always having to think up new ways to promote products.The Institute is intended to promote an understanding of the politics and cultureof the Arab world.Greenpeace works to promote awareness of the dangers that threatenour planet today.It has long been known that regularexercise promotes all-round good health.
convince verb [T]
B1 to persuade someone or make someone certain:He managed to convince the jury of his innocence.[+ (that)] It’s useless trying to convince her (that) she doesn’t need to lose any weight.[+ to infinitive] I hope this will convince you to change your mind.
tone noun (GENERAL MOOD)
surreal art: Surrealistic paintings by Vladimir Kush
condemn verb [T]
› very forceful or energetic:a vigorous debateThere has been vigorous opposition to the proposals for a new road.He takes plenty of vigorous exercise.› healthy and strong:Cutting the bush back in the autumn will help promote vigorous growth in the spring.
B2 shocking and morally unacceptable:The judge criticized the “outrageous greed” of some of the bankers.[+ that] It is outrageous that these buildings remain empty while thousands of people have no homes.These prices are just outrageous (= much too high).› used to describe something or someone that is shockingbecause they are unusual or strange:outrageous clothes/behaviouran outrageous character
tone noun (VOICE EXPRESSION)
tone noun (GENERAL MOOD)
condolence noun [C usually plural, U]
› sympathy and sadness for the family or close friends of a person who has recently died, or an expression of this, especially in written form:a letter of condolenceDignitaries from all over the world came to offer their condolences.
offer verb (AGREE TO GIVE)
influence noun [C or U]
B2 the power to have an effect on people or things, or a personor thing that is able to do this:Helen’s a bad/good influence on him.He has a huge amount of influence over the city council.Christopher hoped to exert his influence to make them changetheir minds.At the time she was under the influence of her father.