Tentamen – Engelsk fellesfag 28
The Art of Informal English
Understanding Situations by Extracting Information
The Art of Informal English:
The song “Where is the love” by Black Eyed Peas is written in an informal language. The colloquial language makes the song more familiar and enthralling.
Colloquial expressions such as “what’s wrong with the world, mama” makes it easier to relate to the song and understand the message. When using an informal language, it is crucial to use contractions like for instance “don’t” instead of “do not”.
Understanding Situations by Extracting Information:
It is often hard to familiarize oneself with situations and feelings that are not affecting you directly. We know an awful lot about historical conflicts like revolutions, wars and injustices.
But there is a big difference between knowing and understanding the difficulty of the situations. In order to understand them you must go deeper into them and try to understand the causes and effects of every aspect of the conflict.
The way of doing this is to extract information from the people who experienced the different situations and to find the underlying causes to why these events even started; to find the beginning of the chain reaction.
Nevertheless, what has helped me during the process of understanding different social and cultural situations?