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Writing for advanced learners of English

Author: Françoise Grellet
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides writing activities for advanced learners of English language and literature.

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Textbooks for foreign speakers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Françoise Grellet
ISBN: 0521479711 9780521479714
OCLC Number: 35138039
Description: viii, 136 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Contents; To the student; To the teacher; 1 MANIPULATION 1.1 Developing a critical mind: 1.1.1 Rewriting, 1.1.2 Editing, 1.1.3 Punctuating; 1.2 Expanding and contracting: 1.2.1 Expanding, 1.2.2 Contracting; 1.3 Completing; 1.4 Transforming; 2 IMITATION 2.1 Trying different genres: 2.1.1 Acrostics,.2.1.2 Advertisements, 2.1.3 Haikus, 2.1.4 limericks, 2.1.5 Proverbs, 2.1.6 Riddles, 2.1.7 Tall tales, 2.1.8 Tongue-twisters, 2.1.9 Visual poems; 2.2 In the manner of ...: 2.2.1 Imitating the style of a poem, 2.2.2 Imitating the style and plot of a story; 2.3 Retelling a well-known story; 2.4 Parodying a writer or a work: 2.4.1 Parodying poems, 2.4.2 Parodying prose; 2.5 Parodying a genre; 3 VARIATIONS ON A THEME 3.1 Bias; 3.2 The implied reader; 3.3 Point of view and narrative technique; 3.4 Different Genres: 3.4.1 Choosing a genre, 3.4.2 Turning a genre into another genre; 3.5 Illustrating parables and proverbs; 3.6 Stylistic constraints; 3.7 Exercises in style; 3.8 Evaluation: 3.8.1 Blurbs, 3.8.2 Reviews; 4 INVENTION 4.1 Chain writing; 4.2 Writing about paintings: 4.2.1 Pages on canvas, 4.2.2 Poems about paintings; 4.3 From titles to stories; 4.4 Finishing a poem or story: 4.4.1 Finishing a poem, 4.4.2 Completing a story; 4.5 Filling the gaps; 4.6 Imaginary worlds; KEY
Responsibility: Françoise Grellet.

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'I was excited and impressed by the range and depth of the stimulus material in this book.' ATESOL Journal, April, 1997 'One of the effects of reading a book like this, with ideas from so many Read more...

 
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