Test on functional stylistics

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TEST ON FUNCTIONAL STYLISTICS - Variant 1
Identify the functional style of each text and state a function / functions it fulfils. Underline its features
1. With reference to your letter concerning the visa refusal, we would like to inform you that in compliance with
the paragraph 2 Section 17 of the Immigration law of Latvia the officials, who have refused to issue a visa, shall
not be obliged to state the grounds of such decision. Moreover, the Paragraph 2 of the above mentioned Article
stipulates that a decision regarding the refusal to issue a visa shall not be subjected to dispute or appeal.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
2. The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but
narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and
smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees, but less sense, more knowledge, but
less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
3. Car engines are needed to make the vehicle run. Most car engines these days work by four-stroke internal
combustion system. The reason for this is that there are four main stages in converting the fuel in the engine into
a force that can move the car. The four stroke cycle is also referred to sometimes as the Otto cycle, named after
the man (Nikolaus Otto) who invented it in 1867. This cycle occurs in each cylinder of the engine.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
4. It was afternoon: great clouds stumbled across the sky. In the drowsy, half-dark room the young girl sat near
the window, scarcely moving herself, as if she expected a certain timed happening, such as a visit, sunset, a
command. Her eyes would shift about, from the near, shadowed fields, to the west hills, where the sun had
dropped a strip of light, and to the woods between, looking like black scars one minute, and like friendly
sanctuaries the next.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
5. Paris gets fizzy water fountain.
Environmentally-friendly people in Paris can now drink free fizzy water from a new public fountain. France is
trying to reduce the use of plastic bottles because these require a lot of oil to manufacture and produce
thousands of tones of waste. The Jardin de Reuilly Park, east of Paris, has the first fountain of its kind in France
– called La Petillante – thanks to the publicly-owned water company Eau de Paris.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
TEST ON FUNCTIONAL STYLISTICS - Variant 2
Identify the functional style of each text and state a function / functions it fulfils. Underline its features
1. The Belgian city of Ghent is about to become the first in the world to go vegetarian at least once a week.
Starting tomorrow, there’ll be a regular weekly meatless day. Public officials and politicians will be the first to
give up meat for a day, schoolchildren will follow suit in September. It’s hoped the move will cut Ghent’s
carbon footprint and tackle obesity. Around ninety thousand so called ‘veggie street maps’ are now being
printed to help people find the city’s vegetarian eateries.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
2. The high grey-flannel fog of winter closed off the Salinas Valley from the sky and from all the rest of the
world. On every side it sat like a lid on the mountains and made of the great valley a closed pot. On the foothill
ranches across the Salinas River, the yellow stubble fields seemed to be bathed in pale cold sunshine, but there
was no sunshine in the valley now in December. The thick willow shrub along the river flamed with sharp and
positive yellow leaves.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
3. Each functional style requires the choice of a special kind of grammatical forms and structures and most of all
of vocabulary. Words or word groups which are specifically employed by a particular branch of science,
technology, trade, or the arts to convey a concept peculiar to this particular activity are identified as terms.
Terms are generally associated with a certain branch of science and therefore with a series of other terms
belonging to that particular branch of science.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
4. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers. We are shaped by every
language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth. And because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil
war and segregation and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe
that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal
itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
5. This application is for people who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who
wish to study temporarily in Canada. A study permit is issued if the application is accepted. A temporary
resident visa may also be required. All applicants must complete and sign their own individual form, including
persons traveling as a family. Applicants who are under the age of 18 must have their form signed by a parent
or guardian.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
TEST ON FUNCTIONAL STYLISTICS - Variant 3
Identify the functional style of each text and state a function / functions it fulfils. Underline its features
1. San Francisco has passed a law banning fast-food restaurants from giving away toys with some children's
meals. It could spell the end of the Happy Meal, the fast-food snack that's a hit with children at McDonald's,
because it comes with a free toy. City leaders in San Francisco argued the same meals also come with too
many calories and they say that has added to a situation where nearly 20% of American children are obese.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
2. The fire began in the kitchen and spread to the hotel dining room. Without warning, or perhaps just the one
muffled cry of alarm, a ball of fire (yes, actually a ball) rolled through the arched and shuttered doorway from
the kitchen, a sphere of moving fire so remarkable, it was as though it had life and menace, when, of course, it
was simply a fact of science or of nature and not of God. For a moment, I felt paralyzed, and I remember in the
greatest detail the way the flame climbed the long drapes with a squirrel’s speed and agility…
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
3. Our challenges may be new, the instruments with which we meet them may be new, but those values upon
which our success depends, honesty and hard work, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and
patriotism — these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout
our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new era of
responsibility — a recognition that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
4. All visitors to Australia must be able to demonstrate they have adequate funds to cover all costs associated
with their visit. Visitors may be asked to show evidence that they have the necessary funds or, if someone else is
offering to help meet these costs, they may be asked to provide such evidence. Providing evidence of funds with
a completed application will often help expedite the processing of a visitor application.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
5. In the vocabulary of the English language there is a considerable layer of words called barbarisms. These are
words of foreign origin which have not entirely been assimilated into the English language. They bear the
appearance of a borrowing and are felt as something alien to the native tongue. The role foreign borrowings
played in the development of the English literary language is well known, and the great majority of these
borrowed words now form part of the rank and file of the English vocabulary.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
TEST ON FUNCTIONAL STYLISTICS – Variant 4
Identify the functional style of each text and state a function / functions it fulfils. Underline its features
1. The Supplier guarantees that the goods are in all respects in accordance with the description, technical
conditions and specifications of the order that they are free from defects in material, design and workmanship
and they conform to the Supplier’s highest standards. Should the goods prove defective during the period of 12
months from the date of putting the machine, equipment or instruments into operation, the Supplier undertakes
to remedy the defects or to replace the faulty goods.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
2. And only one thing really troubled him, sitting there – the melancholy craving in his heart – because the sun
was like enchantment on his face and on the clouds and on the golden birch leaves, and the wind’s rustle was so
gentle, and the yew-tree green so dark, and the sickle of a moon pale in the sky.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
3. The distribution of vocabulary items between the written and spoken varieties of English can be determined
by a combination of linguistic factors: etymological, syntactic, morphological. Rather often the effect they have
on the word in speech leads to its semantic modification. High semantic potentialities of spoken words in the
language are revealed in their capacity to produce numerous phraseologically bound combinations and idiomatic
expressions.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
4. A new record for the highest price ever paid for a Barbie doll has been set at a charity auction in New York.
The doll wore a pink diamond necklace and was sold for US$302,500. In the packed auction room the bidding
was brisk for lot 358, a Barbie doll quite unlike any you have ever seen before. This version of the all-American
blonde toy was dressed in a black strapless evening dress, with a pink diamond necklace matching her pink
peep-toe stiletto heels.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
5. I would like to make an admission up front: I have a thing about drunken drivers. I hate them. I really hate
them. Every time I read about another innocent person slaughtered by a drunken driver, I become enraged. So
when I saw the nationally broadcast PBS special on drunken driving last week, I did not react as many did. I did
not react as Phil Donahue, the host, did when he came on at the end and said: “I was enormously moved by this
documentary, as I’m sure you were.” Not me, Phil. I wanted to kick in the set.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
TEST ON FUNCTIONAL STYLISTICS – Variant 5
Identify the functional style of each text and state a function / functions it fulfils. Underline its features
1. Although it was so brilliantly fine – the blue sky powdered with gold and great spots of light like white wine
splashed over the Jardins Publiques- Miss Brill was glad that she had decided on her fur. The air was
motionless, but when you opened your mouth there was just a faint chill from a glass of iced water before you
sip, and now and again a leaf came drifting – from nowhere, from the sky.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
2. Agata is a Labrador dog that works for police in Leticia, Colombia. Agata has been so successful at finding
illegal drugs that her life is now in danger. Agata is the star anti-narcotics agent in the frontier town of Leticia.
Deep in the Amazonian jungle Leticia is a transit point for cocaine and heroin moving to Brazil and Peru. Tired
of losing money thanks to Agata's watchfulness, drugs traffickers have offered ten thousand dollars for
poisoning the dog.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
3. It is widely held that galaxies and clusters of galaxies owe their origin to small fluctuations in the matter
density imposed at very early times. In an expanding universe such density fluctuations grow, with overdense regions
eventually detaching from the expansion, turning around and forming stable gravitational systems.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
4. This Agreement shall be for a period of two years from the signature hereof and shall thereafter be renewed
for further successive periods of two years provided always that the Distributor shall have achieved a level of
sales to the satisfaction of the Company within such periods and also subject to the provisions for termination
hereinafter appearing.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
5. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works,
whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where
the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end. And those of us who
manage the public’s dollars will be held to account, to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in
the light of day…
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
TEST ON FUNCTIONAL STYLISTICS – Variant 6
Identify the functional style of each text and state a function / functions it fulfils. Underline its features
1. As we consider the road that unfolds before us, we remember with humble gratitude those brave Americans
who, at this very hour, patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains. They have something to tell us, just as the
fallen heroes who lie in Arlington whisper through the ages. We honor them not only because they are guardians
of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service: a willingness to find meaning in something greater
than themselves.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
2. It is intended between the Company and the Distributor that if new products are developed and manufactured
by the Company during the continuance of this Agreement that the Distributor shall purchase such new products
for sale within the Territory pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement subject to agreement on
price, minimum sales and minimum orders in respect thereof.
Functional style _________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
3. Marriage training in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Social Affairs is reportedly considering making pre-marriage courses compulsory
for couples about to tie the knot. The hope is this will cut the Kingdom’s growing divorce rate, especially
among young couples. Run by charities, classes will look at the legal aspects of marriage, the rights of the
husband and wife and their duties to their children, as well as how to deal with both sides' families.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
4. In my head I'm thinking how long till lunchtime, how long till I can take the red sweater and throw it over the
schoolyard fence, or leave it hanging on a parking meter, or bunch it up into a little ball and toss it in the alley.
Except when math period ends Mrs. Price says loud and in front of everybody, "Now, Rachel, that's enough,"
because she sees I've shoved the red sweater to the tippy-tip corner of my desk and it's hanging all over the edge
like a waterfall, but I don't care.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
5. Cognitive research is often included as part of subdiscipline called cognitive science. This area examines
central issues such as how mental process work, the relation between mind and brain, and the way in which
biological transducing systems can convert physical regularities into perceptions of the world. Cognitive
science is carved from the common ground shared by computer science, cognitive psychology, philosophy of
mind…
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
TEST ON FUNCTIONAL STYLISTICS - Variant 7
Identify the functional style of each text and state a function / functions it fulfils. Underline its features
1. Any High Contracting Party may, at the time of signature or ratification of this Protocol, or at any time
thereafter, communicate to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe a declaration stating the extent to
which it undertakes that the provisions of this protocol shall apply to such of the territories for the international
relations of which it is responsible as are named therein.
Functional style _________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
2. Mammals are a clade of endothermic amniotes. Among the features that distinguish them from the other
amniotes, the reptiles and the birds, are hair, three middle ear bones, mammary glands in females, and a
neocortex (a region of the brain). The mammalian brain regulates body temperature and the circulatory system,
including the four-chambered heart. The mammals include the largest animal on the planet, the rorqual whales,
as well as some of the most intelligent, such as elephants, some primates and some cetaceans.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
3. As times change, so government must change. We need a new government for a new century – humble
enough not to try to solve all our problems for us, but strong enough to give us the tools to solve our problems
for ourselves; a government that is smaller, lives within its means, and does more with less. Yet where it can
stand up for our values and interests in the world, and where it can give Americans the power to make a real
difference in their everyday life, government should do more, not less.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
4. Lunchtime with Sarah. He beats away the nagging voice within him telling him to cancel her. Give her a
chance. Give yourself a chance. He needs to try, he needs to find his feet again, he needs to remember that not
every meeting with a woman is going to be the same as the first time he laid eyes on Jennifer. The thumpthump, thump-thump feeling that made his entire body vibrate, the butterflies that did acrobatics in his stomach,
the tingle when he brushed off her skin.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
5. Chileans told to take off ties
It’s a common sight during the Southern Hemisphere summer to see Chilean men sweltering in suits and
neckties. From December to March, the temperature in the capital regularly tops 30 degrees Celsius. So the
government's told the country's men to shed their ties, undo their top buttons and turn down the air conditioning.
It estimates that by doing so Chile can save around US$ 10 million during the four hottest months of the year,
and save 120,000 tonnes in carbon emissions.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
TEST ON FUNCTIONAL STYLISTICS - Variant 8
Identify the functional style of each text and state a function / functions it fulfils. Underline its features
1. I speak tonight for the dignity of man and the destiny of democracy. I urge every member of both
parties, Americans of all religions and of all colors, from every section of this country, to join me in
that cause. At times history and fate meet at a single time in a single place to shape a turning point in
man's unending search for freedom. So it was at Lexington and Concord. So it was a century ago at
Appomattox. So it was last week in Selma, Alabama.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
2. The Court may receive applications from any person, non-governmental organization or group of individuals
claiming to be the victim of a violation by one of the High Contracting Parties of the rights set forth in the
Convention or the protocols thereto. The High Contracting Parties undertake not to hinder in any way the
effective exercise of this right.
Functional style _________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
3. An unusual bicycle hire scheme is hoping to attract more visitors to England's Peak District. Visitors and
people who live in this hilly area of central and northern England can now hire electric bikes to explore the
countryside. It may look like any other bike, but the clue is in the sound. What you can hear is a batterypowered motor that takes away all the effort. The bikes can get up to 15 miles an hour. What was once a
mountain is suddenly a molehill.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
4. I proposed to her one spring afternoon in a little street off Leicester Square. These little London streets on a
spring afternoon can be magical; vendors with barrows of flowers, daffodils and hyacinths and white lilac and
tulips, magenta coloured, the air that pale soft dusty gold, so peculiarly London’s, and a hush in the little street
as though it had its finger on its lip.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
5. Geology gives insight into the history of the Earth, as it provides the primary evidence for plate tectonics, the
evolutionary history of life, and past climates. In modern times, geology is commercially important for mineral
and hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation and for evaluating water resources. It is important for the
prediction and understanding of natural hazards, the remediation of environmental problems and for providing
insights into past climate changes.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
TEST ON FUNCTIONAL STYLISTICS - Variant 9
Identify the functional style of each text and state a function / functions it fulfils. Underline its features
1. The place was four stories of stone, painted orange and brown, with long yellow shutters, giving the
impression of habitable marzipan. A spiked fence surrounded the property, and maids and cooks and odd-job
men made their way in and out through the squeaky front gate. Inside, the ceilings were covered with frescoes
of a highly sentimental nature – cheeky cherubim and plump lovers frolicking by waterfalls.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
2. A small demonstration of about 1,000 people has taken place in Madrid to call for an end to bullfighting in
Spain. Many see bullfighting as extremely cruel, while others see it as an important part of Spanish culture.
Carrying banners reading 'Abolish bullfighting' and comments disparaging bullfighters, the coalition of animal
rights activists and ecologists gathered in Madrid's central Puerta del Sol square. The Madrid regional
government's decision to officially declare the sport part of Spain's cultural heritage has intensified opposition.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
3. Wellington said that an army moves on its belly. So does the London theatre. Before a man acts he must eat.
Before he performs he must pay rent. In London we have no theatres for the welfare of the people; they are for
the sole purpose of producing the utmost obtainable rent for the proprietor. If the twin flats and the twin beds
produce a guinea more than Shakespeare, out goes Shakespeare and in come the twin flats with the twin beds. If
the brainless bevy of pretty girls and the funny man outbid Mozart, out goes Mozart.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
4. Economics is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution and consumption of goods and
services. A focus of the subject is how economic agents behave or interact and how economies work. Consistent
with this, a primary textbook distinction is between microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics
examines the behaviour of basic elements in the economy, including individual agents and markets, and their
interactions.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. personality
6. impersonality
5. Dear Mr. Mikes,
In response to your letter pertaining to our meeting next week, I, hereby, confirm my presence for it. The
meeting is to be held on Saturday, 23rd October, ’13 at 1100hrs in your office, 706E Western Ave, Avondale,
AZ. As per the agenda of the meeting, we will be discussing the following matters: inventory supply chain
restructuring, supply augmentation, contact details revision and extension of the same.
Functional style _________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
TEST ON FUNCTIONAL STYLISTICS - Variant 10
Identify the functional style of each text and state a function / functions it fulfils. Underline its features
1. The funny thing about Mortimer Street is that no one really seems to know anybody else. It’s one of those
places; busy without being comfortable; crowded without being friendly. The big stucco-fronted houses at the
far end are too remote; the ones of us who live in the terraces feel diminished by them, even though they are
past their best, like a row of wedding cakes left out in the rain.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5. clarity of
expression 6. rich imagery
2. A farmer in the French Alps is being taken to court because his cows are too noisy. Neighbours say the
cowbells on his herd at a village near the town of Annecy are keeping them awake at night. Monsieur Deronzier
is naturally furious, but he might be comforted if he knew that his case is far from unique. In recent years across
France there's been a series of law-suits over such rustic nuisances as the crowing of cocks, the quacking of
ducks or the clanging of church bells.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
3. Life is so beautiful. God presents us with this gift of life not to suffer from what we can have as our right.
Health care protection is a hot issue in developing countries. On paper, kids are protected and have primary
care. In reality, the situation is quite, quite different. Our mutual efforts, our support – all this African moms
need most of all. Together, we will fulfill our duty of cherishing every human life.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
4. After careful evaluation of your performance this is to inform you that with effect from February 14 th, 2014
you have been moved to Confirmation with our organization. The terms and conditions of your employment
will remain the same except for the notice period. There will be a 3-month notice period from either side with
effect from the date.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
5. Theatre is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or
imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. The performers may communicate this experience to
the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance. Elements of art and stagecraft
are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
TEST ON FUNCTIONAL STYLISTICS - Variant 11
Identify the functional style of each text and state a function / functions it fulfils. Underline its features
1. Archaeologists say they've made a major new discovery in Egypt. An international team has unearthed an
intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings. They say it is the most important find of its kind in more than eighty
years. They came across a hidden chamber, and when some of the stones were removed, a site hidden from the
human eye was revealed. This find could radically change our understanding of ancient Egyptian history.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
2. It started with Matt. Did I ever tell you? When we were teenagers. I walk past his house and if I don’t look to
see if he’s in the garage or mowing the lawn for his mom or something, if I don’t even think about him when I
pass by, he’ll be there. But if I look or if I think about him – even think his name – then he won’t be. It always
worked. So I went on with it. If I act indifferent, he’ll be interested in me. If I don’t want to date him, he’ll want
to date me.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
3. Candidates with Specific Learning Difficulties often receive access arrangements for public exams, such as
GCSE and A levels. If a candidate is required to sit an exam as part of the interview process, his/her exam
arrangements should be replicated. People with visual impairment are likely to require information about their
interview in a format such as computer disk, large print, email, or Braille.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
4. Texters have evidently intuited a basic principle of information theory: that consonants carry much more
information than vowels. We are unused to vowelless writing in English, but it is a perfectly normal system in
several languages, such as Arabic and Hebrew. And even in English there have been many demonstrations to
show that a piece of text with vowels omitted is intelligible, whereas one with consonants omitted is not.
Texting may be using a new technology, but its linguistic processes are centuries old.
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
5. I believe that it is time to break our silence. It is time for us to say here in Beijing, and the world to hear, that
is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from human rights. These abuses have continued
because, for too long, the history of women has been a history of silence. Even today, there are those who are
trying to silence our words. The voices of this conference must be heard loud and clear:
Functional style __________________________________________
Function________________________________________________
Its style-forming features are: 1. objectivity 2. subjectivity 3. emotionality 4. lack of emotivity 5.personality
6. impersonality
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