Become an expert: Exercises 1 – 12 (pp. 3-18)
Following on from the Techniques of Persuasion, we will continue to build your analytical vocabulary and write sophisticated sentences. See Tone descriptors on pp 78-79, and Word list on p. 80
Exercise 7: Ban puppy factories (p. 10)
- Use tone words such as : outraged; incredulous; exasperated; indignant; assertive
- Ms Fry adopts an outraged tone to direct our attention towards the number of animals that are killed. She is also outraged at the fact that there seems to be little control over the puppy factories.
- The tone of Ms Fry’s rhetorical question is one of outrage. She is outraged at the fact that …
- Ms Fry also adopts an incredulous tone to express her disbelief at the factories that are making a profit at the expense of the animals’ lives. Adopting an assertive tone, she suggests that the factories are exploiting the animals for profit.
- Ms Fry adopts an assertive tone to reinforce her point that “this is a disgrace”.
- The final comment, which reflects the need for “political will”, reveals the author’s upstanding tone. Adopting a grateful tone, Ms Fry also acknowledges the “tireless” effort of the volunteers.
Exercise 8: Shameful waste (p. 11)
- Sam is incensed that the government appears to have inappropriate priorities.
- Sam adopts a dismayed tone to draw attention to the waste of taxpayers’ funds.
- In a sarcastic reference to “Einstein”, Sam questions the intelligence of politicians and expects members of the public to recognise the government’s unfair priorities.
- In a dramatic appeal to the emotions, he states indignantly that students are “forced to take blankets to school”.
- The author discredits the government’s financial priorities. Sam juxtaposes what he believes are excessive funds donated to the Super Ministries’s budget with that given to school administrators for essential facilities. Sam points out this discrepancy in order to antagonise members of the school fraternity.
- The author discredits the government’s decision to grant such a large sum of money to the Super Ministries.
- The writer admonishes politicians for unnecessarily wasting an immense amount of money.
Exercise 8: The fat bomb (p. 10)
- The author adopts a frank tone to remind members of the public about the deplorable state of the obesity crisis.
- Adopting an unambiguous tone, the author recalls the alarming statistics.
- Derisorily, the author states that Australians would win the “fat Olympics” if the obesity-fuelled crisis is not checked.
- Adopting a censorious tone, the author condemns the deteriorating health of Australian adults.
- Professor Simon adopts a scornful tone to condemn the high-rate of obesity and obesity-related diseases in Australia.
- Casting aspersions on the increasingly unhealthy eating habits of Australians, the author challenges Australians to take more care with their health.
- Prof Simon is sceptical of Australia’s potential gold medal tally owing to the public’s increasing obsession with junk food.
Become an Expert: Let’s continue your Online Study Journey
- See Lesson 1: Exercise 10: Your Say, Flash of Frustration by Pete Crun, p 12
- See Lesson 1: Exercise 12, “Be Nice” p. 15.
- Go to Lesson 2: author’s words (Ex. 13 – 14)
- Back to Green Workbook: summary page
- Go to series of Now Turn To Exercises
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