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Useful Phrases – Feature Article

Useful Phrases – Feature Article

10 tips series – Feature Article 

Useful Phrases

Techniques for the title

·       Alliteration: The Politics of Power

·       Ellipsis: Time to Act

·       Rhetorical questions: What is to be done?

 

Byline

·       Jane Shaw writes about…

·       Our journalist Tom Peters looks at the issue of…

·       Form 6 student Leslie Chan examines…

·       HR intern Tom Chung reflects on…

 

Expressing strong opinions

·       The government’s decision was ludicrous.

·       The behaviour of our students is usually exemplary.

·       It’s abominable that in this day and age, children are still living in poverty.

·       It’s bewildering that the government has done nothing to change the situation.

·       The way the Prime Minister has handled the situation is commendable.

 

 

Quoting experts

·       According to Professor X…

·       The results of a recent survey carried out by the Institute for Social research have conclusively shown…

·       The evidence provided to us by the Department of Industry has revealed that…

·       Research conducted by … strongly suggests that…

 

Referring to others’ opinions

·       According to Tom Smith…

·       In Sandra Steven’s view…

·       Bob Carlton has always maintained …

·       John Cooke argues…

·       The Prime Minister has always contended that…

·       … the leader of the opposition complained

Ending

·       So let’s remember…

·       If you take away nothing else from this piece, take away this: …

·       Let’s keep in mind that…

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