IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – hotel review

Before analyzing the text make sure to have a look at the following page for a better understanding of how to use the text to help you with your assessments: https://language-literature.com/sample-text-analysis-blog-posts/

Text: “Fodor’s Expert Review Fairmont Hotel Vancouver” https://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/canada/british-columbia/vancouver/hotels/reviews/fairmont-hotel-vancouver-131654

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • The IB frequently uses websites for Paper 1 but adapts them by simplifying them. Sections outside of the main article are often removed and usually only one or two images from the website page are kept.
  • This text could be categorized as a review or as travel writing since in fact it is both.
  • The text is aimed at up-market visitors to Vancouver – this is clear from the type of hotel that the Fairmont is and the amenities available such as the “high-end boutiques including Louis Vuitton, Otto Friedl Watchmaker, Omega, Dior, and Gucci” located in the lobby.
  • Consider all of the elements of the review that are aimed at wealthier travellers.
  • The review is quite complimentary – for practice you should be able to identify words and phrases in the review you could use as evidence to support your argument about the overall tone of the review.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top
Scroll to Top