This item is specifically designed for students enrolled in the Cambridge (AICE) English Language AS Level class, part of the Cambridge International Examinations program. It may also be suited for students in AP English Language who are familiar with elements of style and rhetoric.
Genres highlighted: travel & humor writing
Excerpt used from: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
This excerpt is followed by some discussion questions which can be used either in a whole-class discussion or equally as effectively in small groups. Students are asked to pinpoint what makes this piece of writing work. Then, they are asked to replicate the style of the original author which is in keeping with Cambridge's prompts.
Excellent test-prep item!