The Oxford online dictionary defines advertisement as ‘a notice or announcement in a public medium promoting a product, service, or event or publicizing a job vacancy’.
Advertisement is a type of Persuasive Writing. Advertisements are often seen on the CSEC English A paper 1 (multiple choice paper) in the form of comprehension passages. In preparing to answer this type of question on the exam you must take into consideration the following types of questions:
the aim of the advertisement
the target audience
devices that are present in the advertisement.
An example of these types of questions is presented below.
Instructions: Examine the advertisement below and answer the questions attached.