What is travel writing?
What is it about?
What are the features of its language?
Your task: By reading examples of travel writing, you have today’s lesson and tonight’s homework to come up with some answers to these three questions.
What to do: Find examples of travel writing. The websites above will help. Then:
- EASY: Write a definition of travel writing, or find one you agree with and write it down.
- NOT SO EASY: Make a list of typical travel writing topics, based on your research. Aim for ten things.
- HARDER: How many features of the language of travel writing can you come up with? You might manage as many as ten here. Remember that “language features” means individual words, kinds of sentences, organisation and structure of the whole thing, tone, purpose, formality, voice, tense – that sort of thing.