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accuracy
The use of correct forms of grammar, vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation.
paragraph
A group of sentences that contains a single idea.
draft
A piece of writing that is not yet finished, and may be changed.
edit
To change some parts of a written text to make it clearer or easier to understand.
dictation
Process of writing down what the teacher reads aloud.
ellipsis
When a word or phrase is left out because it is unnecessary for conveying meaning.
written fluency
Being able to write in a clear and confident way.
guided writing
Writing that learners produce after the teacher has helped them to prepare for it.
script
A set of letters used for writing a particular language, e.g. Arabic script, Cyrillic script, Roman script.
phrase
A group of words which are often a part of a sentence rather than the whole sentence.
process writing
Includes different stages of writing such as planning, drafting, re-drafting, editing, proofreading.
product writing
An approach to writing which involves analysing and then reproducing models of particular text types.
re-draft
When a piece of writing is changed with the intention of improving it. A writer’s first draft may be re-drafted.
reference
To mention something or someone. Also, similar in meaning to comment.
trace
To copy a picture with transparent paper on top of it and following the lines with your pencil.
full stop
A punctuation mark (.) used at the end of a sentence.
question mark
A punctuation mark (?) used in writing after a question
speech marks
Punctuation marks (‘x’) written before and after what someone said
punctuation
The symbols or marks used to organise writing into clauses, phrases and sentences.
exclamation mark
A punctuation mark (!) written after an exclamation.
‘at’ symbol
A punctuation mark (@) used instead of ‘at’ in email addresses, e.g. john@yahoo.com
apostrophe
A punctuation mark (’). The ’ is added show that something belongs to someone and in contractions.
layout
The way in which a text is organised and presented on a page. Certain texts have special _____
cohesion
The way spoken or written texts are joined together with logical grammar or lexis
cohesive device
A feature in a text which provides cohesion
complex
complicated, not simple
evaluate
To assess or judge the quality, importance or effectiveness of something.
extract
Part of a text which is removed from an original, longer text.
guide
Help given by a teacher with learning, or with doing a task.
Productive skills
when learners produce language. Speaking and writing are _________
proofread
To read a text in order to check whether there are any mistakes in spelling, grammar, punctuation etc.
summarise
To take out the main points of a long text, and rewrite or retell them in a short, clear way.
topic sentence
A sentence that gives the main point or subject of a paragraph. This is usually the opening sentence in a paragraph.
version
A particular form of something in which some details are different from an earlier or later form of it
written fluency
being able to write in a clear and confident way.
mood
The feeling of the writer or speaker.