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Tuesday 16th June 2020

Today we are going to look at the style that diaries are written in.


There are two types of writing styles.

Formal= used when communicating with people that you don’t know very well.

Informal= used when we are more relaxed with people we know well.


Click on the link below and watch the video all about formal and informal language.

Complete activity 1. Watch the video and choose which sentence is formal and which is informal.


Diaries are usually informal in style.  You are writing for yourself, not an audience.


Write a paragraph about a fun activity you have done in your lockdown bubble. E.g. playing in the garden, a family walk, or a baking mishap! Think carefully about how to make it informal. You might use nick names, funny words or even include jokes.   


Deeper learning challenge: Rewrite your paragraph using formal language instead of informal language. Think carefully about which words you would change and why.