Text number 4:
The text is a diary written by a woman and it is probably only to be read by herself. She is typing it down early in the morning¬ (7.15 a.m.) while her boyfriend Mark Darcy is still asleep. She starts with making a status over her weight in stones, her number of boyfriends, ¬the number of shags she and her boyfriend had and how many calories she has eaten. After ¬that she writes down how good she feels and she makes comparisons with herself and the newly wedded Jemima Khan. Her boyfriend does not wake up, so she types down what she want to make him for breakfast. The function of the diary is to help herself stop smoking and loose weight and - of most importance to remind herself of all the signs of her being liked by others. The text is from the book Bridget Jones' Diary' which is written by Helen Fielding. It is a one-way-communication in the diary and Bridget of course uses her private language and slang to communicate with herself. This makes the text easy to read and it makes the reader feel sympathy for Bridget.
Text number 5:
¬ A storyteller ¬tells the story of Winnie-the-Pooh and a boy named Christopher Robin. This boy is son of A. A. Milne who is the author of the book Winnie-the-Pooh' (1926) and also the one who reads the story aloud for Christopher Robin. That is why A. A. Milne writes I'm so sorry,' you said, and you fired again
' because the you' is Christopher Robin. In the text Winnie-the-Pooh is hanging from a balloon trying to look like a cloud, so that the bees in the tree will not be suspicious. But the bees are attacking Winnie-the-Pooh, so he asks Christopher Robin to shoot the ballon, believing that it will be a less painful way of getting down on the ground. ¬A. A. Milne has probably been using the text as bedtime story or as entertainment for his son so it is written in an easy understandable, everyday, British language.
Text number 6:
The text is from the book...
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