Types of texts in English

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1. Fictional texts

  • detective novel
  • detective story
  • drama
  • fable
  • fairy tale
  • legend
  • lyrics
  • narrative
  • novel
  • picture stories
  • play
  • poem
  • radio drama
  • science fiction novel
  • short story
  • sketch
  • song
  • story, tale
  • tragedy

2. Non-fictional texts

  • advertisement
  • agenda
  • biography
  • booklet
  • brochure
  • entry in a reference book
  • form
  • graffiti
  • graphics
  • instruction
  • interview
  • invitation
  • leaflet
  • letter
  • menu
  • message, announcement
  • news
  • newspaper article
  • recipe
  • report
  • schedule
  • sign
  • speech
  • statement
  • timetable
  • weather forecast

Ulrike Schroedter contributed to the list. Thanks to Silke.


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