IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – news article on injured Singaporean worker

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Text: The Straits Times. “Injured worker’s suit against employer: Judge throws out defence’s claim of ‘waiver’ signed” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/injured-worker-s-suit-against-employer-judge-throws-out-defence-s-claim-of-waiver-signed

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • The Straits Times is a Singaporean newspaper. Does this articlele targeted specifically at Singaporeans?
  • Are there aspects of the article that indicate it has a broader or narrower target audience than “Singaporeans”?
  • How does the text structure (i.e. order) the information it provides to readers? Is this consistent with text type characteristics?
  • Does the information in the new article assume that the reader knows nothing about the incident? Or does it assume prior knowledge?

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