Developing an academic or professional style of writing
Let’s see if you can match some informal examples from the report (1-8) with a more formal equivalent (A-G).
|1.||In this report, I’m going to look at this company called XY Couriers||A.||A survey of our main customers was conducted.|
|2.||I talked to some of our biggest customers||B.||We should investigate alternative service providers|
|3.||Quite a few customers have complained about orders||C.||This report reviews the performance of XY Couriers|
|4.||They’d like to get their deliveries really early in the morning||D.||The performance of XY Couriers is largely successful, but improvements could certainly be made.|
|5.||Overall I think that XY Couriers are doing quite a good job||E.||I, therefore, make the following recommendations|
|6.||I think we should look around at some different companies||F.||A number of customers have been dissatisfied with|
|7.||Here’s what I think we should do now:||G.||Negotiate with XY Couriers in order to achieve the following:|
|8.||Try to get a few more things out of XY||H.||There is a clear demand for early deliveries.|
Match the informal answers with their more formal equivalent – for example, ‘5 and G’ – and compare your ideas with your fellow learners in the comments area.
We’ll share the correct answers in the next step.
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