DIARY ENTRY / JOURNAL
A diary is a personal record of things that have happened to the writer. It can also record the writer’s thoughts or feelings.
-Write in the first person ‘I’
-Date at the top
-Clear paragraphs with topic sentences
-Give a clear sense of the writer’s personality and explain their feelings and changing emotions
-Focus on key moments or incidents in their world
-Provide a sense of time and sequence (use time connectives: finally, afterwards, earlier, later that day…)
-Varied Sentence types
-You capture the voice of the person and their world
-You provide a vivid portrait of what has happened/is happening to them
-You use tenses fluently between past, present and future
Some people say there is a slight difference between diary and journal:
JOURNAL: More focus on the external, objective and factual.
DIARY: More emotional, exploring thoughts and feelings of a character.
AN EXAMPLE OF A DIARY ENTRY:
These are the links to all the copies of the first 2020 Mock Test. Wait for my instructions before you start completing them to start completing them. Thanks
M1 INSERT P1
M1 INSERT P2
M1 QUESTION PAPER 1
M1 QUESTION PAPER 2
This is our first plan of work for this week. Firstly, finish those pieces of writing you had started the other day. Please, check instructions on how to label them properly. ALL THESE DOCS (which you must type in Google Docs) MUST BE FINISHED TODAY. Make sure you have all shared your documents with me.
I believe it is essential that we should not panic and take measures, so that we all stay safe during this epidemic (now…pandemic)
Read the followiing article and share in your comments what each of you is doing – both individually and as groups (family, school, leisure activities) – in this respect.
These are the links to the most useful online dictionaries which I would like you to keep within your FAVOURITE BOOKMARKS, to consult and use on a regular basis during your IGCSE English 2020 course.
LONGMAN DICTIONARY OF CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH
SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS DICTIONARY ONLINE