The post which follows is an article which appeared in the IATEFL Business English Special Interest Group Newsletter in 2015
N is for New Information Screenshot of front pages of papers Definition New information is information that is assumed by the speaker not to be known to or assumed by the addressee, or previously established in the discourse. Discussion New information typically is placed late in the sentence, and has a high amount of stress placed on the wordsContinue reading “N is for New Information”
Is she coherent? Watch this much discussed video of a young beauty pageant contestant answering a question posed by the judges. Thinking Tasks 1. Is Miss South Carolina coherent or not? 2. Read this text and say if it is coherent. Try to answer the following questions: Where was published? Who authored it? WhatContinue reading “C is for Coherence”
Definition Genre ( /ˈʒɑːnrə/ or /ˈdʒɑːnrə/; from French, genre French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ʁ], “kind” or “sort”, from Latin: genus (stem gener-), Greek: genos, γένος) is the term for any category of literature or other forms of art or culture, e.g. music, and in general, any type of discourse, whether written or spoken, audial or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria. Genres areContinue reading “G is for Genre”
Publishing the first of a series of assignments written by past DELTA trainees (with their permission, of course!)
This one was submitted for the external assessment and although we were not informed of the specific grade, this confirmed the candidate’s overall very high grade.