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Practise Writing in Formal Language: The Caravan

In this worksheet, students will use a series of questions to transform a first-hand eyewitness report into a formal, impersonal and concise report.

'Practise Writing in Formal Language: The Caravan' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 8 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing

Curriculum subtopic:   Purpose and Audience Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

There has been an incident. You are the police officer who has been sent to investigate. Work through the following questions to write up your report in formal and impersonal language, from the statements given to you by eyewitnesses.


Eyewitness report:

Me and Dave were sleeping out in the caravan on his mum's drive because she always invites all his family, like aunties and everyone, over for Christmas dinner and they all stay over and there's no-where left for us, not even for Dave because his Gran has his room, so we were in the caravan. Anyway, we played cards for a bit and then we went to sleep. Next thing I knew, I thought it was a dream, it was all bumpy and stuff and I sat up and shouted for Dave and then I looked out of the window and it was like a motorway. So basically we were driving, well, being driven along a motorway. Anyway, then we thought we were being robbed, well, the caravan was being robbed, so we called you lot, and read the signs that went past so you knew where we were, and you came and stopped the car. And that's it.



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