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Teaching ideas for non-fiction/media texts

Resource 4:

Distinguishing between fact and opinion
When creating your front page, you must understand the difference between facts and opinions. It is worth remembering that writers often find it very difficult to stick to the facts, without adding some of their own opinions.

Task 1

Look at the following extract from an estate agent’s property brochure. Try sometimes opinions can be buried within to highlight one fact and one opinion within the text.
the facts

Be careful –

Adjectives can be deceiving because they often show opinion.

Task 2
As you can see, writing often contains many opinions, especially if a writer is trying to sell something. Have a look at the following extract, which reveals an estate agent’s genuine thoughts about the same property. Highlight one fact and one opinion.
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