Analyzing texts

These sentences can be useful for analysing texts. You only need to substitute the words. Have a look at Feelings and Phrases for Talks for further information.

The text

  • The story is about two teenagers.
  • The action takes place in London.
  • The text is divided into 5 parts.

The characters

  • The main characters are Peter and Mary.
  • I think Peter is brave because he rescues Mary.
  • In line 27 he says ...
  • In my opinion Mandy shouldn't have gone out alone.
  • The characters in the story change.
  • At first Peter is helpless.
  • Later he becomes brave.

Summarizing the text

  • The main point is that Peter likes Mandy.
  • The difficult thing is that Mandy doesn't see this.
  • The turning point in the story is when Mandy falls off the tree.
  • On the one hand Mandy likes Peter, on the other hand she doesn't like his friends.
  • That's why ...

My opinion

  • I think that the story is nice.
  • My point of view is that ...
  • My first impression was ...
  • I like/don't like the story/poem/song.
  • I thought that the story would end like that.
  • The ending of the story didn't surprise me.
  • I think that this only happens in films.
  • I must admit that ...
  • The message of the story is ...