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

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).

Some elements of the text to consider:

  • The elements of the text at the top that identify it as an official government website
  • The domestic audience for the text
  • The menu and sidebar which contain related links
  • The blue headings which differentiate sections of the text
  • The formality of most of the language
  • Noteworthy uses of language such as “we” in the second heading, “cry for justice” in the third paragraph, and “highest quality” in the fourth paragraph
  • The use of a numbered list and bullet points

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