Test yourself

Complete the sentences summarizing the information about the layout and language of reports.


1.  A report must have a (1 p.) which clearly outlines the report’s purpose.

2.  The section of a report which presents the purpose and the structure of the report is called (1 p.) of (1 p.) .

3.  The section of a report which describes how information was gathered is called (1 p.) .

4.  Instead of the two abovementioned sections, the report’s purpose, background and methods can be comprised in one section called (1 p.) .

5.  The section of a report in which you explain what you have discovered and analyse your research is called (1 p.) .

6.  The section of a report in which you discuss what findings mean is called (1 p.) .

7.  The section of a report in which you offer suggestions for future action to be takes is called (1 p.) .

8.  At the very end a report must be (1 p.) and (1 p.) .

9.  Reports tend to use more formal language than other business documents with (1 p.) voice allowed.

10.  Words like “isn’t” or “doesn’t’, the so-called (1 p.) , are not used in reports.