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Writing Reports

Explore the world of writing reports with this KS2 English quiz! Reports are a cool way to share information. If you want to learn about something, reading a report is a great idea. In school, you'll get to write reports on different things.

It's super fun! You get to discover exciting facts about your chosen topic. The more interesting and unusual things you include, the more fun it is for the person reading your report.

Test your report-writing skills with this English quiz and make sure you know all the rules!

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Why should sub-headings and paragraphs be used in a report?
They organise the information.
They keep the information in chronological order.
They help the reader to follow instructions.
All of the above.
One huge block of text is off-putting for a reader.
Reports are written in ____.
first person
second person
third person
both first and second person
Reports should use 'he', 'she', 'it', or 'they'. You should avoid using 'I'. Some reports for children are written in a very chatty manner. These might also use the second person 'you', as well as the third person.
Which of the following can be used in a report to add more information?
All of the above.
Glossaries and graphs can also be used in reports.
What information is given by the title of a report?
An alphabetical list of the key words contained in the report.
The number of pages contained in the report.
The name of the story.
The subject of the report.
The title tells the reader what the report's subject is. A report about leopards will include the word 'leopards' in the title. For example, such a report might be called: 'Leopards and their habitat'.
Where would you find a report's summary?
At the beginning.
In the middle paragraph.
At the end.
In a diagram.
Summaries come at the end of a piece of writing. They remind the reader of the main points.
How are reports organised?
Reports are just lists of facts - they are not organised.
Sub-topics keep related material together.
The subject will be divided into several sub-topics. For example, when writing about penguins, you might include these sub-topics: diet, habitat, life cycle, types of penguins, etc.
Which tense would be used in a report about the planets?
Mainly past tense.
Mainly present tense.
Mainly future tense.
Passive tense only.
Unless they are about a historical topic, reports are written in the present tense. For example, a report about the Romans would be written in the past tense.
Which of the following is NOT an example of a report?
An encyclopedia entry.
An article on 'How to grow vegetables'.
An article on the history of the potato.
A scientific article about snails.
'How to grow vegetables' would be a set of instructions.
What is the purpose of a report?
To explain how something works.
To describe the way things are.
To teach you how to do something.
To persuade you to change your mind about an issue.
Think of a school report.
Reports contain ____.
Reports are factual. People read reports in order to learn facts.
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Writing a report

Author:  Sheri Smith

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