Comparison of Zanzitravel and “Holiday Disaster”
The two pieces I am comparing are a tourist information sheet titled “Zanzitravel” and a magazine/newspaper article “Holiday Disaster”. Both the pieces are about the holiday destination Zanzibar in Africa.
The first piece, Zanzitravel, is a factual piece which advertises Zanzibar as a great holiday destination. “couched in the Indian ocean”, “60 miles long and 20 miles wide” and “25 miles from the coast of Tanzania” are all facts because they are all true statistics. There are very few opinionated sentences in the piece, a reason for this could be because it is to advertise the place, visitors will mainly want to know the facts about the destination instead of what people think. Although saying this, there still are some very convincing opinions which may lead you to think they are facts for example “the people are a stunning and welcoming mix”, is just someone’s opinion of what they think the people are like.
There are many purposes of this piece, a few of them being to inform, convince and persuade the reader. It is providing information to inform you of what Zanzibar has to offer and trying to convince the reader that it is a good place to go and persuade them to go there. Other purposes are to instruct and advise, the article does this by telling you what is and what isn’t acceptable in Zanzibar. Finally two more purposes are to promote and advertise Zanzibar. By making a tourist information sheet it is advertising Zanzibar to possible visitors.
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In my opinion, the text is aimed at adults. This is because the language that is used, for example “unspoilt by mass tourism” wouldn’t be understood by children and it is likely that children wont be interested by many of the high tourism points that are included in the text.
The first thing I noticed was that the text is set out quite simply and easy to read in paragraphs which is a lot better than big chunks of writing because it doesn’t appeal to anyone that looks at it and wont make them want to read it. The section “help us preserve our island’s culture”, is set out in bullet points which makes it easier for the reader to understand because it is well spaced out and makes the points clear. The fonts used on this piece are very simple and easy to read, but don’t really grab the readers attention but as this is a serious article, it is better to have simple fonts than something fancy so that the reader can easily follow it without straining their eyes trying to make out what it says. There is a good use of pictures on this piece, which are set out well and don’t make the page look cramped although they aren‘t captioned which can sometimes be a problem to tell what the picture is of but in this case they are quite clear.
The language used in this piece is quite formal and there is no slang as it is a serious piece trying to get information across to people. It is not the type of text that would use rhyming and there is no alliteration. It uses some positive emotive language by using phrases like “the people are a stunning and welcoming mix of ethnic backgrounds”. The language that has been used is slightly persuasive and is trying to get you to go to Zanzibar on holiday. The sentences are longer, more complex and sound very knowledgeable, making it convincing which gives the piece authority. It doesn’t use lists, probably because it wouldn’t be appropriate for presenting all the information that is provided.
The second piece, “Holiday Disaster” is a piece consisting of both fact and opinion which is a magazine/newspaper article written about someone’s personal experience on their holiday in Zanzibar. This text is difficult to determine which parts are fact and which parts are opinion as it is someone telling us a story about their experience, although there are some parts for example “Bat and Grave Islands” which are fact because they are names of places.
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Again, in this piece there are many purposes. Firstly, to inform. The writer informs us about his experience which was totally illegal in Zanzibar and something that we need to be careful about if we are to visit there. Secondly, to explain. He is trying to explain his experience and how it went wrong and explain the risks to us. Finally to advise. Again he is advising us on what we should and shouldn’t do on the island, and outlining the consequences.
I think that this text is aimed at adults. This is because younger people may not be interested in the subject or may not understand some of the complex language used. Also the layout looks very long-winded and boring because there is a lot of writing on one page that younger people will take one look at and decide it’s not something that they want to read.
The layout of this piece is not very good. The first impression you get is a long piece of writing that doesn’t look interesting. There are no bullet points, columns or interesting fonts. Although despite this, there is a picture showing the beauty of the place which makes the article look a lot better. To make it a bit easier to read and less boring, the story is in paragraphs which makes it look quite well presented and easier to read. The title draws attention to the article because of the bold word “disaster”, and it will make people think that it sounds interesting and that they will want to read what happened.
The language used in this piece is informal and quite chatty, but there isn’t particularly any colloguial language. The language used is quite complex for example “entomologist” and “military delegation” aren’t very simple words to understand. There is also a lot of emotive language used like “beautiful sunset”, “exquisite”, “tropical sunsets” and “alignment of the clouds” which all make the place sound very attractive but on the other hand there is some negative emotive language, “strange amount of excitement” and “totally illegal”. At the end of the piece, the writer says “£1.50 towards the cost of developing the film. It seemed a pretty small price to pay for my freedom”. By saying this, the writer is trying to add some humour in to the text which goes very well for the ending lines. The sentences are well constructed and quite long and more complex rather than being short and sharp.
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In comparison, these two pieces have very few things in common. The things they do have in common are they are both about Zanzibar, they are both trying to inform, instruct and advise the reader and they both use emotive language. Something that they don’t have in common is the way they are written are very differently to each other, one is formal, the other is informal. Another point is that one is mostly factual consisting of statistics and the other is someone telling us about something that has happened to them.
In conclusion, these are two very different pieces in many ways, but in some, quite similar. Both are very informative and helpful, but if I was thinking about going to Zanzibar I would find the “Zanzitravel” piece better to go by as it is factual.