IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – airline website

“Unaccompanied Minors.” Singapore Airlines.  2019.  https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/jp/travel-info/special-assistance/unaccompanied-minors/

Before you read the “spoiler” bullet points below take a careful look at the text. Imagine it is a text you are using for your DP Language A Language and Literature assessments: the individual oral, the HL essay, or Paper 1 and analyze it accordingly. (This text would not be appropriate for Paper 2).

Keep in mind that in the past when the IB has adapted websites for Paper 1 it has simplified and cut many elements out.

Some elements of the text to consider:

  • The links to other parts of Singapore Airlines website
  • The photo of the two smiling children and how this is connected to parents possible fears of sending their children on a flight on their own
  • The use of the first and second person: “We,” “You”
  • The differences in content and purpose in the first three paragraphs
  • The use of the table to provide information on rules / regulations for minors of different ages
  • Headings used to differentiate between different sections on rules / regulations for specific countries
  • Additional links with photos on related sections of the website (e.g. “Traveling with children”)
  • The different types of links near the bottom of the page
  • Airlines awards at the bottom of the page

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