english reading exam language techiques or "how" questions

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Colloquial / Chatty style

 

So…

Right...

Well…

Rhetorical questions

 

Have you considered this?

Contrasting ideas/images

 

I lost interest but gained my life back

Shock/dramatic language

 

If you don’t change, life will be irreversible.

Use personal pronouns

 

This is our responsibility as we drive towards our goal.

 

Hyperbole/

Exaggeration

 

The traffic is endless and relentless

Emotive language

 

They are weak and frightened

Play on the reader’s guilt

 

We are becoming part of an idle nation – unwilling to change.

Short Sentences

 

You are in control.

It is simple.

 

Humour

 

You may even get a some hideous helmet hair

 

Use statistics

 

1 in 3

72%

 

List of three

 

it doubled in men, tripled in women and quadrupled in children

Imperatives – command verbs

 

Stop travelling

Look around at…

 

Play on sympathy

 

Even children

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