Report Writing

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ENGSecondary EducationAge 13

This lesson contains 19 slides, with interactive quiz, text slides and 1 video.

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What is a newspaper report?

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Make sure report answers 5Ws, 1H

You will also need to find out:
What? The specific event that took place.
Who? The people involved.
Where? Places.
When? Date and time.
Why? Reasons for the event taking place.
How? Connecting the facts.
Once you have all your facts, you can begin to write your report.
Don’t make it too long!
Sentences should be short and punchy. This is a good opportunity for you to practise changing vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning.

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Check facts!
A news report is characterized by its use of facts, this is what differentiates it from an opinion piece. It is essential to use reliable sources of information and double-check your facts.

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Mysterious disappearance of a renowned Bollywood actress
a. Try to predict the content of the story/incident and what might have happened to the actress.
b. Who…? What time….? How many…when? (More details about what happened)
c. Supporting details
d. Stage of investigation
e. Suspects (A description of any suspects or the crime)
f. What the police have done / are doing to try to solve the crime (possible appeal for witnesses)

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