IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – BBC travel article Japan

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Text: BBC Travel. “Japan’s beloved slow-motion train” https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20230104-japans-beloved-slow-motion-train

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • The article is too long for a paper 1 but the IB frequently adapts longer texts for paper 1.
  • What type of potential traveller is this text aimed at?
  • What kinds of details and information does this text provide?
  • What kinds of details and information does this text not provide?
  • What are specific words and passengers have the strongest impact on the reader?

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