Saturday, 30 April 2016

Email writing draft 2 by Keith Tan (24)

6 Sim Lim Park
Singapore 234234

5 April 2016

Hello Percy

I am delighted to hear that you, Uncle Ron and Aunt Maggie are interested in making a trip to Singapore! So, I will be introducing you to some local places you can visit and dishes you can try here.

Chinatown and Little India are both areas which show Singapore's vast array of cultures. We can go to Chinatown after breakfast and take a relaxing trishaw ride and visit beautifully restored shophouses, colonial buildings and modern buildings. Little India will be our next stop, there, we can walk around and enjoy one of the most colourful districts in Singapore, then get souvenirs from Mustafa Centre to remember this fantastic time in Singapore. Afterwards, we can have one of Little India's specialities, the fish head curry for lunch.

Subsequently,  we will proceed to Sentosa for a thrilling experience; it is filled with many fun rides, guaranteed to make your stay in Singapore more enjoyable. Admittedly, it is a bit pricey, however, it is a once in a lifetime experience. After all the fun activities, we will have dinner there too, Sentosa offers a wide array of local dishes such as laksa, hainanese chicken rice, oyster omelette and more!

Finally, what better way to wind down than to admire the world's largest observation wheel, the Singapore Flyer. From there, we will be able to take in the panoramic views of Singapore's iconic landmarks, Marina Bay, Merlion Park, Empress Place and many others. Then we can assume the role of a pilot using the Real Flight Simulator.

I hope you find these activities enjoyable and visit soon. I look forward to when you arrive

Take care

Draft 2 Email Writing by Saffron Lim

Blk 2 Holland Ave
Singapore 234234

5 April 2016

Dear T'suen Wei

How are you and your family? It's been three years since I've last seen you, and I am delighted to know that you and your parents would be visiting Singapore! I can't wait to see you again! 

As you and your parents would like to learn about Singapore's culture, I highly recommend visiting Chinatown and Little India. Chinatown is a must-go due to its beautifully restored shophouses and colonial buildings. By taking a trishaw ride around the vicinity, you would be able to see how the area's modern buildings show a stark contrast to its historic buildings. You can learn about Singapore's fascinating culture by visiting religious landmarks of different faiths, where you can also learn about the main religions in Singapore.  

Little India, with its multi-coloured shophouses, is one of the most colourful districts in Singapore and a spectacle worth seeing! You can walk into the gaily painted shophouses selling traditional Indian apparel, gold bangles, spices and other exotic wares. By walking along Little India's roads, you can learn a lot about Indian culture just by looking at how people dress and the numerous roadside stalls. One of Little India's specialities, such as the fish head curry, will give your tastebuds a treat and is definitely a must try!

One modern aspect of Singapore would be the Singapore flyer, which sticks out among the skyscrapers in the Singapore skyline. This is the place to go for the most spectacular and panoramic views of the city. While taking a spin on the Singapore Flyer, you can take delight in a scrumptious meal while enjoying great views of the city. Another modern aspect of Singapore would be the Gardens by the Bay. This sprawling garden in the city provides mesmerising waterfront views across the gardens which would take your breath away. A must see are the super-sized trees which are between nine to sixteen stories tall. They are truly a sight to behold! 

Singapore is well known as a food lover's paradise as it has a wide range of delicious foods. It would be hard to resist our local fares such as laksa, oyster omelette, mee siam, rojak, Hainanese chicken rice, nasi lemak and chilli crab. These gastronomical delights are uniquely Singaporean dishes and must try! You wouldn't know what you are missing out on if you don't try these foods!

I hope that the itinerary sounds exciting to you. I can't wait to see you in three week's time! Have a safe flight!

Bye for now

Email Writing by Oh Jun Rong (21)

6 Lim Park
Singapore 234234

23 February 2016

Dear Cousin John

I hear that you and your parents are coming to Singapore. I cannot wait for you to get here! Since you and your family are interested in learning about both the cultural and modern aspects of Singapore, I have chosen a few places which you and your family might be interested.

We can visit Chinatown first and see the beautifully restored shophouses, colonial buildings and modern buildings. We can also ride a trishaw ride around the vicinity and take a look at the traditional medicine halls, teahouses and quirky cafes. Visiting Chinatown will undoubtedly be an enriching trip. Next, we can visit Little India, one of the most colourful districts in Singapore. We can get souvenirs at the 24-hour shopping centre, Mustafa Centre. We can also walk into gaily painted shophouses selling traditional Indian apparel gold bangles spices and other wares. While we are at Little India, we must try one of Little India's specialities, fish curry, a uniquely Singaporean dish.

We can also visit more modern attractions in Singapore such as the Singapore Flyer and the Merlion Park. We should go to the Singapore Flyer first, Before going to the Merlion Park, because we will be able to see the magnificent view of Singapore. After that, we can go to the Merlion Park, where you can find the amazing statue of the Merlion. While we are going from place to place, we can stop by the local hawker centres to eat some Asian cuisine, such as Hainanese Chicken Rice and Nasi Lemak. For dinner, we definitely have to try one of Singapore's most iconic dish, the delicious Chili Crab. You will not be able to eat a Chilli Crab in other countries.

I hope to see your family soon!

Yours sincerely
Jun Rong

Email Writing By Tan Ray Shyuan

7 Sim Lim Park
Singapore 610607

6 April 2016

Dear Cousin Ron

I am extremely glad that you, Aunty Maggie and Uncle Tom are planning to make a trip to Singapore! I will sure recommend all of the most iconic and cultural places of Singapore to you!

One of Singapore's famous landmark would be The Singapore Flyer, which is the world's largest observation wheel! You can not only admire the breath-taking view but even take on the role of a pilot using the Real Flight Simulator. I think that you will love to shop at Singapore famous "durian" shaped mall- The Esplanade. The Esplanade is a world-class entertainment establishment, housing a concert hall which seats up to 1600 and a theatre with a capacity of up to 2000 for performing arts. There is also a wide variety of places to dine in and to whet the visitor dining and shopping appetites.

Visiting  Chinatown and Little India would certainly be two of the best places to learn more about Singapore's cultural aspects. Chinatown has beautiful shophouse many religious landmarks of different faiths. You can even feel as if you have been in the past as you take trishaw ride around the vicinity, bargain at the lively street market where you can find souvenirs, clothing, and other goods. You can walk around the famous Little India, one of the most colourful districts where there are gaily painted shophouses selling traditional Indian apparel. You also buy souvenirs at Little India's biggest shopping mall- Mustafa Centre.

I suggest you should try out some Singapore's delicious, finger-licking delicacies, such as Fish Head Curry. It may not sound appetising, but Fish Head Curry is actually one of Singapore's specialties. Hainanese chicken rice is also one of Singapore's most iconic and well-known dish.

Well, I really hope that these few places and dishes can help your planning to Singapore. I'm really hoping to see you soon Ron!

Yours sincerely
Ray Shyuan

Draft 2 Email Writing by Lucas

6 Sim Lim Park
Singapore 234234

5 Apri 2016

Dear Tom,

How are you? I am delighted to know that you and your parents are interested in visiting Singapore. I haven't seen you in ages, and we could finally meet up and spend some time together. Uncle and Aunt are always much fun to be with!

I know you are interested to learn about both the cultural and modern aspects of Singapore. Hence, I think Chinatown will be an interesting place for you to visit. This place is nicely spruced up with beautifully restored shophouses, colonial buildings, and modern buildings. It also houses various religion landmarks of different faiths. While you are there, you would also pop into one of the traditional medicine halls, teahouses, and quirky cafes to have a break. If you find yourself tired, you can try to book a trishaw ride to tour around the vicinity, in convoy with bike bells ringing and honking through the stalls area. AT night, the place is turned into a lively street market
 where you can have a fun experience bargaining with the stallholders selling souvenirs, fashion apparel, and leather goods.

After visiting Chinatown, you could head down to the Singapore Flyer by taking the MRT. The Singapore Flyer is another place of interest to offer a breathtaking view of Singapore but offers no cultural take-away. Did you know that the Singapore Flyer is the World's largest observation wheel? Over there, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Merlion Park and Empress Place from 165 meters above the ground. The tour site also provides a unique dining experience as you can dine in style with your loved ones while taking in a spectacular view of the Singapore city.

If you are in for a change of the unusual tourist attractions, I would also recommend a visit to the Flight Experience Flight Simulator, situated right next to the Singapore Flyer Wheel. Be captured with a very realistic experience as it allows you to take on the role of a pilot using the Real Flight Simulator onboard a Boeing 737 Simulator with full controls and visuals.

One more destination not to be missed is the Little India- one of the most colourful districts in Singapore. Over there, take a walk into the gaily painted shophouses selling traditional Indian apparel, gold bangles, spices and other wares. Should you need to pick up last minute souvenirs, you can head to the Mustafa Shopping Centre as it is opened for 24 hours a day and don't miss one of Little India's specialities- fish head curry, a uniquely Singaporean dish!

As you know, Singapore is a commonly known as "Food Paradise" with its multiracial society with people from different cultures living together in harmony. It is hard to pass by our local fare like laksa, mee siam, rojak, Hainese chicken rice, chilli crab, oyster omelette, satay, nasi lemak and so much more! You don't know what you are missing out if you have not tried them while you are here.

Well, I hope that you find my recommendation useful. I look forward to playing host to you and your family when you arrive!

Your cousin,


Isaac Chng 13 SW

Situational Writing 1 by Gavin Tay (11)

6 Sim Lim Park
Singapore 234234

5 April 2016

Hi James

I am delighted that you and your family is visiting Singapore. I hope that you and your family will enjoy the itinerary that I have chosen. Enjoy your stay in Singapore!

We shall visit Little India first. Little India is one of the most colourful districts in Singapore. You can enter gaily painted shophouses selling global Indian apparel, gold bangles, spices and other things. We will be visiting the 24-Hour shopping centre, Mustafa centre. You may wish to buy souvenirs here. Don't forget to try one of little India's specialities, which is fish head curry. It is a uniquely Singapore dish, so don't forget to try it out!

For lunch, we can have a broad range of local fare. These include laksa, mee siam, rojak, chilli crab and much more!Indulge yourselves in this delicious food!

Next, we shall go to Chinatown. In Chinatown, we will be able to visit beautifully restored shophouses, colonial buildings and modern buildings. We will also be able to visit religious landmarks of the different faith. We will be able to have a taste of the past by taking a trishaw ride around the vicinity. We can also pop into traditional medical halls, teahouses and quirky cafés.Lastly, you can get our souvenirs from the lively market. Don't forget to bargain!

Last but not least, for dinner, we shall go to Expo. There are several food fairs there and we will indulge ourselves, shall we? It will be a very exciting experience, trying out many different kinds of food, I assure you.

Well, this is the end of my letter. I hope to see you soon. I simply cannot wait to show you around Singapore!

Best wishes
Gavin Tay

Monday, 25 April 2016

Creative Writing 4 by Saffron Lim

        After a night of howling weather, I went out early just to see the devastation left behind by the storm. I expected to see battered trees and the fragments of shattered glass lying on the ground and road signs pushed over by the strength of the wind. The storm drains overflowing with rapid rivers of water.
Instead, I found a clear blue sky, with golden sunlight filtering through the leaves of the trees seemingly untouched by the storm. The houses were still aligned in their neat rows, with a thin layer of condensation on them. 
I heard the birds singing a beautiful song while perching on a branch in an oak tree, the distant sound of cars in the city and people even though they could not be seen. There was a little girl's voice singing ring-around-the-rosies over and over again as if she was in a trance.

Feeling like having a nice, warm cup of tea, I walked slowly back home.

Creative Writing Task 4 by Gavin Tay (11)

After a night of howling weather, I went out early expecting to see what damage the storm had caused.I expected to see the trees ripped out of the soil, dirt everywhere and neighbour's house destroyed

When I stepped out of my house, I saw my neighbour's house damaged. The street was littered with dirt and trash. Cars were over flipped, and there were fallen trees everywhere. Animals were pinned under the trees, and I could hear the cries of the animals.

I listened to the beast's cries and rainwater gurgling in the drain. I could also hear people's snores and footsteps. I could hear the howling wind.

Feeling horrified, I ran away.

Situational Writing 1 By Valerie Tan (6)

Situational Writing 1

6 Sim Lim Park
Singapore 234234

23 February 2016

Dear Cousin
      I am delighted that you are visiting Singapore. I am so happy that we are able to meet! I am sure you will have a great stay in Singapore.
      Most attractions and shops that usually open at ten a.m., so would you like to have a hearty breakfast before going around Singapore? I will meet you at the hotel at 9:30 a.m. and from there we will head to Chinatown, one of Singapore’s most iconic cultural attraction. I know that you're interested in the cultural aspects of Singapore, and what better way for you to indulge in cultural understanding than strolling along the streets of Chinatown. We not only can visit the beautifully restored shophouses, but we can also take a trishaw ride around the vicinity
       Another place to visit would be Little India, which is also another cultural aspect of Singapore. Little India is one of the most colourful districts in Singapore and has many gaily painted shophouses selling traditional Indian apparel, gold bangles, and other wares. I certainly think that you will enjoy being at Little India, especially one of Little India’s specialties, the fish head curry.
     Speaking of food, after some time in Little India, I will bring you to one of our local coffee shops for lunch. The wide array of local dishes such as rojak and mee siam is sure to satisfy your tastebuds.
      After a filling meal, we can head to the Singapore Flyer to admire the panoramic views of Singapore’s iconic landmarks such as Marina Bay, Merlion Park, and Empress Place. The Singapore Flyer is the world’s biggest observation wheel. Other than enjoying the scenic view, we also can take on the role of a pilot using the Real Flight Simulator.
       The last destination would be Orchard Road as it is very near your hotel. It is filled with rows of shops; the perfect shopping haven! You can shop at the big retail centres along Orchard Road and have dinner at one of the restaurants before heading back to your hotel.
       Well, I hope the literary sounds good to you and that you will have a good time in Singapore. I can't wait to see you!

With Love,

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Creative Writing Task 4 (letter) by Christopher (9)

Creative Writing Task 4

10 Arab Street
Singapore 240103
9 June 2013

Dear Cousin

I heard that you and your family were interested in paying a visit to
Singapore. I hope that you would come! Do you mind if I suggest a few places that might interest you? I hope that you are keen to learn about both the cultural and modern aspects of Singapore.

I've found two very enthralling cultural places. You will get a glimpse of Singapore past through the beautifully restored shophouses, colonial buildings and modern buildings. Moreover, you will be able to visit landmarks of different faiths and if you are tired of walking, you can always take a ride from the past by riding on a trishaw around the vicinity. And if you ar feeling hungry, you can always pop into teahouses and quirky cafes for a quick bite.

Now, the other amazing place is called," Little India". By just walking around the colourful district, you would be amazed. There are also gaily painted shophouses that are selling traditional wares such as Indian apparel, gold bangles and spices. And one of the main reasons why this place is extra fantastic is that it's speciality-fish head curry, a uniquely Singaporean dish.

After taking a trip back into the past, it is time to enter the modern era. Let me share with you two modern places in Singapore which I think you would enjoy.

The first place is the Singapore Flyer. Prepare to be in awe as you admire the world's largest observation wheel. When in the flyer, make sure to buy a camera to capture the paranoic views of Singapore's iconic landmarks. Marina Bay, Merlion Park and Empire Place. So, there is a Real Flight Simulator, allowing us to take the role of a pilot! How cool is that? We could also have lunch there as we dine in style while enjoying the great breath-taking views of the city.

The next place is located in Marina Bay; it is the well-known," Gardens by the Bay". This place is a must go, and it is a place where we could walk and admire the beautiful living organisms. It has a man-made tree, going up to 50 metres! At night, these huge structures brilliantly illuminate with a kaleidoscope of colours to make the whole park even more spectacular. The place has different kinds of gardens to enter and I can promise all of them are amazing.

When you come to Singapore, you don't just come here for the attractions. You come here for the local food as well! If you like spicy food, here is what I recommend: Laksa, Chili Crab and Mee Siam.
If you don't like spicy food, then try our favourite Hainese Chicken Rice. I just can't wait to introduce you to these delightful dishes!

After all that I have just told you, I am sure you are even more interested in coming to Singapore!

Your cousin


Saturday, 23 April 2016

Creative Writing Task 4 by Oh Jun Rong (21)

    After a night of howling weather, I went out early just to see the aftermath of the battle of lightning and thunder from the previous night. I expected to see trees bent down, almost touching the floor, marks of destruction left over on the walls of the apartments and cars filled with water and that the cars would be scattered sporadically in the carpark.

    But to my surprise what I saw was not even close to what I had expected. The trees were standing tall, the walls of the apartments were scratched, and the cars were arranged in an orderly manner in the carpark.

    I saw windows shifting to the sides; I heard dogs barking and the sound of alarms going off. The sound of people shuffling their feet across the floor and water running through the drains and pipes filled the neighbourhood. A faint scent of salty water wafted through the air. I could also feel water vapour landing on my face.

    Soon, I could hear the doorknob turning, and I could see the door of my parents' room slowly opening. I quickly went back to my room and tidied my room, for I should have done when I had woken up.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Creative Writing 5 by Kinjal Agarwal (02)

218 Depot Road

Singapore 109703

5 April 2016

Dear Tommy

I am extremely excited that you will be visiting Singapore so soon! I can not even believe that you will be coming after so many years. I have so much to tell you about my school and my friends. I can assure you that you will have the best trip of your life in Singapore!

For the first day, you could maybe have a finger-licking breakfast at the hotel you are staying, before taking the bus to Chinatown. I know you love to learn about new cultures and heritages so what better way to introduce you to Singapore that through its ethnic history! You might pass b some of the beautifully restored shophouses, which has a shop below and a house on the top level. Do look out for the trishaw to ride around the vicinity! You might even come across landmarks of various religions on the way. At Chinatown, not only would you see the Chinese but you will also see other races, like the Indians and Malays. This is what brings about the racial harmony in Chinatown. If you were lucky, you might even be able to find some goods, like souvenirs and fashion apparel at low prices at the lively street market. There, you could bargain and bargain with the shop owners for some discounts.

After exploring Chinatown, you could proceed to Little India. You could even have lunch there! I know a little shop there which sells delicious fish head curry (a unique Singaporean dish). After doing some shopping at the 24-hour shopping centre, Mustafa Centre, you could take the opportunity to amble into the gaily painted shophouses selling traditional Indian apparel, gold bangles and other wares. Later in the day, don't forget to spend some time to admire one of the most colourful districts in Singapore.

The next day, after having a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we could meet up to continue your wonderful trip at the Singapore Flyer. The Singapore Flyer is known to be the world’s largest observation wheel. I heard that you love to learn about new places and inventions. Thus, I would even take you to the Real Life Simulator, which was just recently built! You could literally take the role of a pilot there! It would be very enjoyable and exciting!

I was thinking to bring you to Food Glorious Food for another scrumptious lunch. You would be able to try some new mouth-watering dishes. You could even sample a wide range of local fare, like laksa, mee siam, rojak, satay and the one and only nasi lamak. Nasi Lamak is a very typical Singaporean dish. It mainly comprises of rice which is made fragrant with coconut cream and pandan leaves. It would be the best diash you have ever tasted!

To end your trip, you could head over to take a ride in the Cable Car. You could soar high above, through the sky on the most scenic highway in Singapore for priceless views. Along the way, ou might be fortunate to spot some dolphins down below at Resorts World Sentosa’s Adventure Cove!

Well, I hope the programme sounds good to you. However, during your trip don't forget o meet me. I will be free everyday. I am really looking forward to seeing you!


Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Geo Yi's English AA

Name: You Geo Yi
Class:  S1-03
Title: The Trip

         For centuries, humans have wondered about alien life forms when we are the first aliens. In the year 3000 on Planet J1407b, Thomas and Grace were born on the planet and their human parents left them there as part of a secret government experiment to find out if humans can mutate so they can survive in outer space.
         250 years later, the humans on Planet J1407b were never found but they had built a civilisation on the barren land of Planet J1407b. After mutating, they were intellectually superior and can survive in the harsh conditions of outer space. So to survive, they built a civilisation like Earth's to ensure that there would be peace among the civilisation.
        Once they found out about Earth, they built a rocket and sent two representatives, Tom and May to earth."Are you ready to leave our planet?" Asked Tom."I am ready to leave this planet to find Earth." May replied. So, they took off and left the barren planet.
        After about an hour of travelling, they found a rare occurrence, a wormhole! They asked their rocket if the wormhole would bring them closer to Earth and the rocket immediately replied"This will bring you closer to your destination, Earth." They went into the sphere of distorted stars and went on with their journey.
        Not long after, they were met with a pitch black sphere and Tom said"This is a black hole! We have to avoid this or we will be sucked into it!" So they tried to avoid the black hole,but were still sucked towards it. So they  started panicking until Tom told May"Release my part of the spaceship so that you can escape or else nobody will be able to reach Earth.""But you will die in there." replied May. Since May did not think the way Tom did, Tom released his side of the rocket and May escaped from the black hole. After seeing what Tom had done, May was shocked and at the same time felt the loss of a member.She cried profusely and she only managed to stop crying after she told herself that she had to focus on the mission.
       When May reached Earth, she told the humans on Earth about the civilisation's existence and interacted with the humans on Earth. After staying for one month in Earth, she went to collect samples of the land and the air on Earth and went back to Planet J1407b.
       The rest of the trip went on smoothly and with May's findings on Earth, May became famous. Through her findings, she found that Earth's land and air were more suitable for living. So she became the one to bring the entire civilisation to Earth where the living conditions were more suitable she gained more success for moving the entire civilisation to Earth.
      Though May was famous for moving the entire civilisation to earth, she will always credit her success to Tom's sacrifice.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Creative Writing Task 1 & 2. brandon 17.

Creative Writing 1
My earliest memories.
   One of my earliest memories was of my mother taking care of me as a baby. She had very long and vibrant hair, smelled of flowers and always had a gentle smile on her face. I would chuckle happily as she cradled me in her arms, gently swinging me back and forth, humming a lullaby softly in my ears. I felt very blissful as I drifted off into sleep.
   I was the only child in my family, so the only people I played with were my cousins. I stayed at my grandmother’s house and I looked forward to the weekends when my cousins came over.  We played with toys and we also ran around the house. The aroma from the dishes were very fragrant. Our loud and cheerful laughs could be heard from a mile away. We were very playful and always ended up drenched in sweat.
   I stayed up in my grandmother’s house since I was young and I had many vibrant memories of the house. First, was the kitchen, why always, always had a fragrant aroma as you stepped in, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Then, there was the bedroom with fluffy pillows and mattresses so soft, I’d fall asleep once I’d laid my body on them.
   My childhood was full of memories to be proud of, and these are my earliest memories.

Creative Writing 2
A Normal Jog
   Tommy was your typical sporty person. He was going to go for a morning jog at the park but was caught up with work. Tommy readied himself with a few deep breaths. The park laid before him. Dark clouds enveloped the sky as the sun set before the horizon. Only a few steps into the jog, Tommy caught a glimpse of light before it was light. It was getting colder by the moment. Tommy shivered as a chill ran down his spine. “It is alright, Tommy, stop scaring yourself, this is all child’s play!” Tommy told himself. Tommy looked around and saw shadows of the trees that resembled a hand, reaching out for him.
  The fear grew inside him. It built up inside of him, as his pace slowed down. He could hear nothing, there was an eerie silence, the only sounds he heard were from crickets. “Argh! “ he exclaimed. He touched the dead branch. He slowly creeped forward, continuing on. He couldn’t bear the anxiety and fear, sweat trickled down his face. His teeth were gritted and his palm was sweaty. Then. He saw a shadow.
  He kept calm, he didn’t want to alarm whatever was behind him. He passed over a pile of dead leaves, making sure not to crunch them. As he continued forward, he heard the crunch of the leaves. A cold breeze blew, intensifying the situation. The shadow seemed to be getting closer. He started to shiver fiercefully, his whole body felt like jelly. He dared not look back. Then, he took off. Tommy ran as fast as his legs could carry him, all the way back home.
   Oh how he wished he would have jogged another day.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Geo Yi's visual text analysis

Image: This poster shows Earth in an ice-cream cone, melting like ice-cream would

Linguistic features: The poster has two very big words which are "Melting Away" which means that due to global warming, Earth is getting so hot that it is melting. It also says "Join Friends of the Earth and help save the planet before its too late!" That points out that though Earth is getting warmer, it is not too late to save it.

Textual Features: The two big words exaggerates that Earth is melting and it is very short but conveys a strong meaning

Typographical features: The big words attract attention as they are huge.

Layout: The image is above the caption so that if a person does not understand the meaning of the words in the poster, he/she can refer to the image.

Colour: The background of the poster is plain so that it does not distract the reader from the message and image.


Purpose: It is to tell people that they should try and save Earth

Audience: The audience is everybody

Context: Earth is getting hotter but we still have a chance to save it

Culture: A lot of people are making Earth in a bad condition

Sunday, 10 April 2016

sarah's visual text analysis

Image: this poster shows a car key shaped like a gun. this is to say that driving can be very fatal and dangerous if the safety is not seen to and rules are not followed, just like how a gun could be used to stop bad people, but when the rules are not followed, it can become a lethal weapon.

Linguistic Features: it says "Takes one life every 25 seconds". this tells us that driving takes many lives as a result of many reckless drivers. the number could be so high because some of these lives may even be from innocent people who were following the safety rules, but were hit by these very reckless drivers.

Textual Features: the text is phrased in such a way that makes it seem like the very many lives taken are exaggerated though it might not be. Either way, it makes the consequences of driving seem like a number to be taken seriously. 

Typographical Features: the text is plain and simple so as to not distract you from the message. It stands out from the background in clear contrast as well.

Layout: the image is right on top of the caption, so that the reader see both equally well. the image is bigger, because it gives a clear message about the danger of reckless driving, such that a person who does not read the words can still understand the meaning of this poster.

colour: it is black with a white light, to make this poster look more serious, and to let the image and word contrast well with the background.


Purpose: To make people aware that driving, though useful is very dangerous.

Audience: mostly Reckless driver but also many other drivers

Context: many drivers are prey to reckless driving and they have died.

Culture: drivers should be vigilant and follow the rules.

Brandon's Visual Text Analysis

Image: This image is of two leopards, supposedly a mother and her cub. they have cardboard tags on their backs, the one on the mother leopard saying "XL" and the one on the cub, saying "S". These are subliminal messages hinting that these leopards are being hunted for their skin, to make fur coats, thus the "XL" and "S" tags.

Linguistic Features: There is a caption on the top right hand corner of the image, stating: "Fashion claims more victims than you think." It is trying to tell us that wild animals, such as leopards, are being hunted for fashionable clothes or accessories, like fur coats and such, and that this is resulting a high amount of poachers hunting these animals illegally and this must be stopped. The fashion industry has a high demand for luxurious looking clothing, therefore bringing in a higher demand for animal hides, such as leopard skin.

Textual Features: The caption, although subtle, tells us "Fashion claims more victims than you think." It targets the user and makes us feel that our understanding of "Fashion" is not as clear as we think it is. It subjects the reader to thinking that "Fashion" kills, or hunts, which is true and evident. It highlights the reader that many animals have been hunted for the production of fancy clothes. Along with the image, the message brought is clear and striking.

Typographical Features: The caption is white and bold, it stands out from the rest as white brings out a contrast in colour and the boldness of the caption highlights it. It makes the reader also focus on it, further helping it to bring across the message as it captures the attention of the viewer.

Layout: The image is large and is the main focus, and the caption is placed off to the top right hand corner. Although the caption is placed far off into the corner, it has its own features to highlight itself.

Colour: The background of the image is blurry and indistinct, while the leopards are in clear focus, bringing the focus to them. The background is also dull in terms of colour, being only mostly green. The caption is white, thus also separating it from the rest of the image.


Purpose: To make people aware that leopards, and other animals, are hunted illegally by poachers for simple things like clothing.

Audience: Mainly people who are in the fashion industry, or people who like fancy, fashionably clothing made with animal hides.

Context: That there are many animals being hunted just for their skin and that it is cruel and inhumane.

Culture: It is suited to those who know the complications to those who buy clothing made with animal hides and choose to continue to do so and also to those who wish to buy some but has yet to do so.

Ethan's Visual Text Analysis

The image is a person smoking and the smoke forms a gun pointing at him. There is a small message that says : Kill a Cigarette and Save a Life. Yours.

Linguistic Features
The message is very small to make sure that the main thing readers see is the image.

Textual Features
It is simple and does not contain much except for the smoke trail forming a gun.

Typographical Features
The main words used to convey their message is small and it is not wordy like old adverts

The colour contrast from the black coloured sides attract attention to the image, where the mail point is conveyed. The important message is reduced to a small font white and not very prominent, which makes readers see the image first in the advert.

It is all black and white to show that the message is a grim and serious one.
Purpose: To warn smokers that smoking just kills us faster and our future is shaped by how much we smoke.
Audience: All readers who smoke
Context: There are too many people smoking and we should stop this bad habit and treasure our lives more instead of wasting it on cigarettes.
Culture: A lot of people are smoking nowadays, which is very detrimental to their health.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Visual Text by Oh Jun Rong (21)

The poster shows an hourglass, which instead of having sand in it, it has animals telling the time. The upper part of the hourglass is filled with animals that are still existing, while the bottom half is filled with the bones of those extinct.

Linguistic Features:
I think that they are trying to say that as time goes by more and more animals will become extinct due to the fact that we are causing harm to the environment through pollution. Destroying their natural habitats.

Text Features:
I think that the people who created this poster is trying to emphasise on the sheer amount of species that become extinct every year due to pollution.

Typographic Features:
The phrase "Between 25000 and 50000" are bigger than the other words. I think they want to emphasise on the huge amount of species that become extinct every year.

The hourglass is occupies most of the space in the poster, this will grasp people's attention easily and the words are placed under the hourglass, so that when people look at the bones of the animals in the hourglass they will then notice the words and after they read it they will understand the message behind the poster.

The colour of the poster is mostly red and white. The red colour will easily draw people's attention and the white stands out from the red, so people will be able to see the image and the text easily.


The purpose of this poster was to inform the public of the fact that every year a lot of species of animals can go extinct due to human consumption of the Earth's resources.

I think that the audience for this poster is mainly the people who run their own businesses and sell their goods which are made up of materials gained from the destruction of certain animals' natural habitats or in the process of making them, their factories will pollute the environment causing harm to the animals as well as the Earth.

I think that the context of this poster is to remind people of the various species of animals that can go extinct every year.

I think that the culture of this poster suites the people who sell goods which causes harm to the animals and the Earth.

Lucas' Visual Text

The image in the poster is that of a large Kalashnikov gun nestled against France’s most iconic symbol, the Eiffel Tower of France. This relates to the 13th November 2015 Paris bombing attack. The attack was the deadliest on France since World War IIThis poster reminds us that terrorism can strike anywhere and anytime. As tendencies towards greater religious extremism grow in the region, Singapore must do more to safeguard its racial and religious harmony, Singaporeans must understand the “true nature” of terrorist ideology, and use simple messages – including on social media – to counter the Islamic State’s ideology.

Linguistic Features In the poster, the headline reads, "Made in France." It has a relevance in the image, because the gun symbolize violence and Eiffel Tower being the icon of France. Terrorists have resorted to acts of violence and aggression that targeted France. As a result, suicide bombings and mass shootings occurred at cafés, restaurants and a music venue in central Paris that caused 130 lives.

Textual Features The phrase "Made in France" reminds us about the tragedy of the terrorist bombing in France.

Typographical Features At the bottom of the poster, it stated UN film de Nicolas Boukhrief. This means this poster is used to promote and advertise a French crime thriller-drama film directed by Nicolas Boukhrief. The plot of the film is about a freelance journalist decides to investigate the growing phenomenon of disaffected youth joining Islamic extremist groups. He infiltrates a group of four young people who have been tasked with the creation of a jihadist cell and whose mission is to destabilize the city of Paris.

Layout The image of the gun nestled against Eiffel Tower occupies majority on the right side of the poster. At the bottom of the poster is the scenic view of Paris city. The backdrop in white contrasted with the grey image in the foreground. This gives people a sense of gloominess and danger lurking behind.

Color The poster is in black and white. Black and white offers a unique perspective on many subjects. Removing colour brings out the hidden details, textures, and shapes.


Purpose: To view terrorism seriously as terrorists are evolving new ways of attacking defenseless people. Singapore has to anticipate and prepare for these attacks by strengthening security forces, intelligence capabilities and border controls.

Audience: The general public. 

Context: We are reminded that security cannot be taken for granted. In fact, it urgently needs to be heightened. The terrorist attacks can happened in Singapore - just like the attack on Paris which was planned in Brussels, where security was less tight. 

Culture: Terrorism is a threat to innocent citizens. The general public knows about it but more in-depth knowledge and acts to prevent terrorism needs to be instilled in the hearts of Singaporeans.

Visual Text Analysis by Saffron Lim

The poster shows two mechanics in a workshop trying to "fix"a tiger and the words "extinction can't be fixed"

Linguistic features:
This advertisement is trying to tell the viewer that unlike a machine, once extinction takes place it be fixed or reversed.

Textual features:
There is little focus on the text, this is to draw more attention to the image and its message.

Typographical features:
The font size is small, so that less attention would be drawn to the text.

The tiger is in the middle of the image, with the mechanics next to it. One of the mechanics is shining a light at the tiger, trying to examine it and think of ways to "fix" it. The lights shining at the tiger show us that it is the main focus of the poster. There are several pieces of machine parts in the dark, showing that they are of no use to "fix" the tiger and its extinction.

The colours in this poster are very dull. This shows that the extinction of the tiger would be a sad event and that people would feel regret for not trying to save the tiger sooner.

Purpose: The purpose of this advertisement is to encourage people to do something about the tigers' soon-to-be extinction and to tell us that extinction cannot be
Audience: It is aimed at everyone
Context: Extinction cannot be fixed unlike machines
Culture: It is applicable to the public

Kinjal Agarwal's visual text

The image shows a cigarette with many human skulls being burnt at the tip.

Linguistic features
I think they are trying to say that just one cigarette can kill many people's lives. This shows that smoking is very harmful and it can cause our death very easily.

Text features 
There is not much emphasis on the words at the bottom of the poster. I think that the person who created the poster is trying to show smokers how dangerous smoking is and it can make us die prematurely. Also, they want to inform us that almost 5 million smokers die each year, only because of their addiction. This means tey are ready to give up their life for their happiness.

Typographical features 
The words at the bottom of the page are not very attractive and eye-catching because of its boring colour and small font size.

The human skulls at the tip of the cigarette is very eye-catching which bring the readers attention towards it because more than half of the page is covered with it. 

The poster has a few colours. The skulls and smoke is grey. The bottom of the cigarette is yellow and white. The background of the advertisement is also white.

The main purpose of this poster is to stop smokers from smoking. They also do not want more people to start the bad habit of smoking.
The audience for this poster is mainly smokers.
The context of this poster is that people are still smoking, knowing drastic consequences of their actions
The poster is made quite as long time ago as the colours are very dull and the font of the words are not very attractive.

Visual Text Analysis by Josh Teo

This poster shows the shape of a gun built by skeletons. At the side, it also writes" every 43 seconds someone dies from gun violence".

Linguistic features:
The words at the bottom are trying to convince people to stop using guns on each other.

Typographical features:
The image shows a gun made out of bones, this signifies the deaths that will happen due to guns. The background is black to signify morning, due to the lives lost because of gun violence.

The background is black, showing the mourning of the dead. The gun is slightly white and stands out from the black background, which attracts a lot of attention.

The gun is at the centre of the black paper, showing a lot of contrast. This will attract a lot of attention as emphasis is on the gun.

To increase the awareness of gun violence.

Mostly adults, as adults or teens in America are allowed to have guns.

To stop gun violence.

For all humans who are allowed to use guns.

Tan Jing Yu Visual Text

This picture shows the arms of children and firearms with the text of the poster in between.

Linguistic Features
I can conclude that this image is to show that children are born with human arms, and that they should not be exposed to firearms or guns. 

Text Features
The text included in the middle of the poster is in bold. I think the creator of the poster is trying to create more emphasis on the text in the poster than the images of the arms and firearms.

Typographical Features
There is a line in between the arms of children and the guns. This is to create a differentiation between the two.

The text which is the main point of the poster, is placed directly in the middle of the poster. To create the most emphasis on the text and to entice people to read the text after they see the images.

The background of the poster is a solid and bright yellow colour. And the text along with the images are a flat black colour. Making the text and images standout greatly from the background.


Purpose: The purpose of this poster is to show parents that young children should not be exposed to the sheer violence and cruelty of firearms.

Audience: This poster is directed mainly at parents of young children whom also own firearms.

Context: The context is to tell parents to not expose their young children to firearms.

Culture: This poster is directed at parents.

Visual Text Analysis by Max (8) S1-03

Image: This image shows a picture of a woman as the backround of a search engine and the search box that covers her mouth searches " Women cannot" and the popular searches are listed down underneath.

Linguistic features: The ad wants to tell the viewer that women are being held down by negative stereotypes and people who only think about women and what they do within those stereotypes. It also tells theb viewer that women's opinions are not fully voiced out, and that they cannot accept the way these stereotypes tell them to be.

Text features: The main text focus is on the search box and the popular searches on it, as this tells the viewer that many people believe women should adhere or be within these stereotypes.

Typographical features: The text on the search box is the font used on most search engines, so that the public can relate to it. Also, the text below is kept small so that the viewer reads the text above first.

Colour: Most of the colour is on the image of the women (If not the search box and text) as the backround is black to make the viewer think that the woman in the image represents all women and the searches represents a lot of people's views on women.

PACC: Purpose: To tell people about the negative stereotypes against women.

            Audience: Anyone who uses the internet.

            Context: To tell people to stop negative sterotypes against women.

            Culture: For everybody.

Image: this poster has a Audi A4 car in it, underneath, it informs you of the Audi contest where you could win a Audi by joining it. On top, it also says A VIRTUAL RACE FOR VERY REAL BRAGGING RIGHTS.
Linguistic features: the goal is to promote the car through the contest. Through the contest, they would attract people to look at the car and eventually, even if you do not win a car, you would still have the urge to buy the car.
Typographical Features: the quote 'A VIRTUAL RACE FOR VERY REAL BRAGGING RIGHTS' is trying to tell you that if you drive this car, you would feel like you are in a race in the future, where technology is very advanced. That gives you the rights to brag about it, that you own a very powerful, futuristic and most importantly, a Audi car.
Layout: the big things like the quote would first capture your eye as it is put on the right side of the poster. The words 'RIGHTS' is covered by the car. That then brings your attention to the car, which is then you notice that this car is an Audi. the car is also put in a angle which shows off the sides of it, making it look very grand. Finally, while the reader is more interested in the poster, he/she would look down to the bottom left of the poster to find out more about it. They would then notice the poster's intentions about the contest and would be keen to join it to try to win a 'grand car'.
Color:the poster is put with a dark background to not let any other colours disrupt the nice looks of the car. Another reason is also to show that there is nothing that can stand in its way and it would be far ahead of others. The last reason is to let the reader notice the car, but not the background of the poster.
Purpose:the sole purpose of this is to advertise their car and attract more buyers to earn more money.
Audience: the audience is mainly to adults who like cars and have a drivers licence or who or intending to get a licence or buy for someone else or planning to get this car as their future car.
Context: get this car! it is the best car ever! there are many features and the performance is spectacular! come get it! Now, you even get a chance of getting one for free!
Culture: for drivers.

Visual Text Analysis by Keith Tan S1-03

The image shows a rhinoceros standing in an open field in the wild. The rhinoceros has human feet where its horns should be.

Linguistic Features
Rhinoceros horn not only has no helps medically, but also is made of the same material as human nails.

Textual Features
It states that "rhino horn is made of the same stuff as human nails. Still want some?" meaning that consuming rhinoceros horn is the same as consuming your nails.

Typographical Features
There are capitalised words that says "rhino horn is made of the same stuff as human nails. still want some?" This informs people of the fact that there are no medical value for rhinoceros horn.

The rhinoceros is slightly shifted to the right, where most people look at first, to attract the reader's attention. 

It is grey and dull, showing how serious this problem is and the massive number of people who are not informed of the myth.

Purpose: To decrease the number of people who purchase rhinoceros horns for their "medical value".
Audience: Those who think that rhinoceros horn has medical value.
Context: People consume rhinoceros horn not knowing it is disgusting and useless
Culture: It makes it relatable to those who already knows of this fact while informing those who do not.