IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis –op-ed on Russian dirty money in the U.K.

Text: Nicola Sturgeon.“Britain’s failure to tackle Russian dirty money has enabled Putin’s aggression.” The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/feb/01/ukraine-russia-vladimir-putin-boris-johnson-dirty-money

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/

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • The use of a fairly large photo of Vladimir Putin at the top of the text. He has a somewhat cold expression on his face with fits in with how he is often depicted in news article.
  • This op-ed uses longer paragraphs that are found in news articles – this is quite common.
  • The op-ed is clearly aimed a reader that already has a fairly solid understanding of the situation. Make sure you can identify evidence of this in the op-ed.
  • There are some examples of somewhat sophisticated language (e.g equitable, oligarchs, provenance) 

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