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Reading Non-Fiction: Analysing Presentational Devices

In this worksheet, students analyse a non-fiction text focusing particularly on presentational devices.

'Reading Non-Fiction: Analysing Presentational Devices' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Curriculum topic:  Reading

Curriculum subtopic:  Read in Different Ways for Different Purposes

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Look at the following poster and answer the questions that follow, focusing on the presentational devices used.

 

You can see the poster at any time by pressing the 'Help' button.

 

What is the poster advertising?

Farming

Countryside holidays

Organic, fresh food

What is the predominant colour?  What connotations does the colour have? Choose two answers.

Red

Green

Brown

The colour has connotations of nature, the countryside and therefore healthy food

The colour has connotations of hot spicy food

What language technique is used in 'Farm Fresh'?  How else is it made to stand out? Choose two answers.

Onomatopoeia

Alliteration

Large font

Small font

What image is used at the top of the poster? How does it connect to the 'Farm Fresh' slogan? Choose two answers.

A supermarket

A farm

It supports the idea that the food is all grown on a farm and is therefore fresher and healthier than food found in a supermarket.

It suggests that the food will taste better

Why does the poster use images of flowers? Choose one answer.

To look pretty

To show that they sell flowers as well as food

To fit in with the overall theme of nature and natural food

The poster emphasises the fact that the food is not Genetically Modified (GM). How do they emphasise this point?

By putting it in a large font

By putting it in a red tomato that stands out against the green background

By placing it in a box

What does 'vintage' mean? Use a dictionary to help you if you need to.

Fashionable

Old-fashioned

Used to produce wine

The poster has a vintage feel to it. What presentational features add to this? Choose as many answers as you think are correct.

Old-fashioned style fonts

The contrast of the colours brown and green

A picture of an old fashioned farm

The inclusion of the date 1897

Why do you think the designers have used an old-fashioned feel to advertise their food? Choose as many answers as you think are correct.

To suggest you are buying a trusted brand

To suggest that their food is of high quality, as food was in the days before intensive farming and fast food

To associate it with traditional values

How is the word 'organic' made to stand out? Choose as many answers as you think are correct.

It is at the bottom of the poster

It is in a larger font and a different style to the rest of the phrase ('products')

It is in a different colour

  • Question 1

What is the poster advertising?

CORRECT ANSWER
Organic, fresh food
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is organic food.
  • Question 2

What is the predominant colour?  What connotations does the colour have? Choose two answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
Green
The colour has connotations of nature, the countryside and therefore healthy food
EDDIE SAYS
The predominant colour used is green and this colour has connotations of nature, the countryside and therefore healthy food.
  • Question 3

What language technique is used in 'Farm Fresh'?  How else is it made to stand out? Choose two answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
Alliteration
Large font
EDDIE SAYS
'Farm Fresh' uses alliteration and is made to stand out by using a large font.
  • Question 4

What image is used at the top of the poster? How does it connect to the 'Farm Fresh' slogan? Choose two answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
A farm
It supports the idea that the food is all grown on a farm and is therefore fresher and healthier than food found in a supermarket.
EDDIE SAYS
The image is of a farm. This suggests that all the food is grown at your local farm and supports the idea that the food is fresher and healthier than supermarket food.
  • Question 5

Why does the poster use images of flowers? Choose one answer.

CORRECT ANSWER
To fit in with the overall theme of nature and natural food
EDDIE SAYS
Flowers are used to fit in with the overall theme of nature and natural food.
  • Question 6

The poster emphasises the fact that the food is not Genetically Modified (GM). How do they emphasise this point?

CORRECT ANSWER
By putting it in a red tomato that stands out against the green background
EDDIE SAYS
The 'GM Free' text is made to stand out by putting it in a red tomato that stands out against the green background.
  • Question 7

What does 'vintage' mean? Use a dictionary to help you if you need to.

CORRECT ANSWER
Old-fashioned
EDDIE SAYS
Vintage means old-fashioned.
  • Question 8

The poster has a vintage feel to it. What presentational features add to this? Choose as many answers as you think are correct.

CORRECT ANSWER
Old-fashioned style fonts
The contrast of the colours brown and green
A picture of an old fashioned farm
The inclusion of the date 1897
EDDIE SAYS
All the answers are correct!
  • Question 9

Why do you think the designers have used an old-fashioned feel to advertise their food? Choose as many answers as you think are correct.

CORRECT ANSWER
To suggest you are buying a trusted brand
To suggest that their food is of high quality, as food was in the days before intensive farming and fast food
To associate it with traditional values
EDDIE SAYS
All the answers are correct!
  • Question 10

How is the word 'organic' made to stand out? Choose as many answers as you think are correct.

CORRECT ANSWER
It is in a larger font and a different style to the rest of the phrase ('products')
EDDIE SAYS
It is in a larger font and a different style to the rest of the phrase (products').
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