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Writing reports
Writing Reports <ul><li>The purpose of a report is to inform. </li></ul><ul><li>When you write a report you need FACTS and...
Important! <ul><li>Your first paragraph should say what you are going to write about. </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Barrier ...
Remember! A report must… Be organised into paragraphs Be easy to follow Give factual information
When you write about something that has happened… <ul><li>Write in the past: </li></ul><ul><li>In the next few years many ...
If you are writing an explanation… <ul><li>Write in the present: </li></ul><ul><li>Birds’ wings can be many shapes and siz...
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Powerpoint Writing Reports

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Esta presentación sí es mía. La hice como ejercicio pero espero usarla el año que viene.

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Powerpoint Writing Reports

  1. 1. Writing reports
  2. 2. Writing Reports <ul><li>The purpose of a report is to inform. </li></ul><ul><li>When you write a report you need FACTS and accurate information. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Important! <ul><li>Your first paragraph should say what you are going to write about. </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Barrier Reef is a chain of 3,000 individual coral reefs off the coast of Australia, and is about 2,000 km long. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Remember! A report must… Be organised into paragraphs Be easy to follow Give factual information
  5. 5. When you write about something that has happened… <ul><li>Write in the past: </li></ul><ul><li>In the next few years many astronauts went up in spacecraft but none actually landed on the Moon. </li></ul><ul><li>Use words and phrases to show the passing of time (try a variety of them): </li></ul><ul><li>Two minutes passed and … </li></ul><ul><li>About six hours later… </li></ul><ul><li>The following Summer … </li></ul>
  6. 6. If you are writing an explanation… <ul><li>Write in the present: </li></ul><ul><li>Birds’ wings can be many shapes and sizes. As Donald Buzzard tells us … </li></ul><ul><li>The London Underground (or Tube) runs for 24 hours a day, … </li></ul>

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