Paying compliments – mental health awareness week
Purpose of texts
Types of text:
B1 [U] the type of book or story that is written about imaginarycharacters and events and not based on real people and facts:The book is a work of fiction and not intended as a historicalaccount.a writer of children’s fiction
a map or altas (a map of the world)
guide books – travel, grammar, to a city
B2 a book that gives you practical instructions on how to do something or how to use something, such as a machine:a DIY manualThe computer comes with a 600-page instruction manual.advertismentnewspaper articlereport – news, sport, weatherapplication – trip, jobformfood packagingrecipe or cook book
poems or poetry
biography noun [C or U]
B1 the life story of a person written by someone else:He wrote a biography of Winston Churchill.
› [C] a book about a person’s life, written by that person:Tony Blair’s autobiography was a bestseller.
comics or cartoons
C1 making you want to do or believe a particular thing:a persuasive speaker/speechYour arguments are very persuasive.He can be very persuasive.
information noun [U]
UK /ˌɪn.fəˈmeɪ.ʃən/ US /ˌɪn.fɚˈmeɪ.ʃən/(informal info)
A2 facts about a situation, person, event, etc.:Do you have any information about/on train times?I read an interesting bit/piece of information in the newspaper.For further information (= if you want to know more), pleasecontact your local library.
throat lozenge – a medicinal sweet for when you have a sore throat:
You might need a walking guide for going to the Yorkshire Dales: