September 2nd, 2015

Writing a report

Продолжаю тему штудий письменного английского языка.

Report, как отдельный жанр, подразумевает средне-формальный стиль, не столь холодный, как в эссе, но и никоим образом не опускающийся до фамильярностей.
Структурно он состоит из набора именованных параграфов, посвященных какому-либо одному аспекту рассматриваемого вопроса. Обязательно также наличие введения и заключения.

Задание:
You work for a firm that organises language courses for students in your town. Your manager has asked you to write a report, recommending two schools which are very different in character, but which both offer value for money. Write your report, commenting on aspects of the schools including size, location, facilities, and staffing (300—350 words).

Мой ответ получился длиннее требовавшегося, насчитывая 381 слово. Это не очень-то приветствуется, но в данном случае перебор вышел не слишком большой. Разумеется, языковые школы, рассматриваемые в тексте, полностью выдуманы.

Introduction
This report deals with two language schools, Limitless English and Language Fun, which, in my opinion, are the best in our city. Prices, locations and specializations of the schools are considered and recommendations issued.

Location and size
1. Limitless English is a rather small school, occupying a second floor of an old building in the historical center of the city, that is easily accessible with each and every means of public transport. While classes are in perfect conditions and equipped with everything necessary, they are not spacious enough. Most of the rooms can accommodate 5-6 people at most.
2. Unlike Limitless English, Language Fun is situated on the northern outskirts of the city, thus being accessible mostly by the tube. This language school is relatively big and has its own, spacious and modern, albeit slightly neglected, building. A lovely green park nearby opens an additional opportunity of having outdoor classes, providing that the weather is sunny enough, of course.

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