IB DP Language A Language and Literature -Sample text analysis – instructions / diagram

Text: Suunto Altimax, S-Lander, Vector, X-lander pocket guide. suunto.com

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 fact that it is a “pocket guide” which means is it highly condensed and does not contain a full set of instructions
  • The quite basic overview of the different functions of the four buttons on the watch
  • The use of abbreviations (e.g “alti,” “baro,” “comp” for altimeter, barometer, compass) indicates the reader is familiar with the terms already

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