“Dream Jobs” Article

Today we are going to start writing the first article for our “Interesteen” magazine: an article about dream jobs.

Task 1: Think about the section where you would include this kind of article: jobs, lifestyle, future … In your article include the name of the section.

Task 2: Research on the Internet

  • Visit the following website to search information about dream jobs. You can use information on this website, but express your ideas IN OWN WORDS.

Task 3: Writing the article.

  1. In an Openoffice Writer file write an attractive title to catch the reader’s attention.
  2. Write an interesting introduction, where you will explain what is the whole article about.The first paragraph of an article will be a “hook” to attract the reader. You will try to persuade them into wanting to read the whole article.
  3. Now write the heart of your article. Here you will place all your supporting material, such as statistics, quotes from interviews and professional sources, additional anecdotes, your analysis, etc.
  4. Finally, write a good conclusion. Sum up what you wrote about without simply repeating what you already said, that is, say it again but in a totally new way so your readers have no idea that they are reading the same information again. Give it a new angle. Treat the conclusion of your article as a summary and offer additional information to support what you’ve already offered. If possible, provide a bit broader view of a quote or information that takes the reader into the future. You know what they say – “Save the best for last.” (information adapted from http://carmaswindow.blogspot.com/2009/11/three-parts-of-magazine-article.html)
  5. Don´t forget to select the English language for your file and use the automatic spell checker.

Task 4: Layout of your article

  • Step 1: Visit this website to take a look at other magazines to help you decide about the layout of your article.

  • Step 2: Once you have the section, the title, the introduction, the body of your article and your conclusion, select some good images related to your article.
  • Step 3: Highlight the headline, text using different colours or bigger fonts. Include a by-line with your name.
  • Step 4. Arrange the different parts of your article and the images for one or two pages.

Task 5: That’s all! Now you are ready to send your amazing magazine article to your teacher by e-mail.

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