Formal and informal texts

The texts

As you can see I have written two different text types below, one text is written in a formal style and the other text is an informal text. Formal English is used in “serious” texts and situations like for example, in official documents, books, news reports, articles, business letters or official speeches. Informal English is used in everyday conversations and in personal letters. This means that informal English we usually don’t use abbreviations like ex., sry., lol, you should also try to avoid saying it’s but rather it is. One of the biggest differences is probably that in informal texts you can mostly write with own opinions, which is something that’s not usual for formal texts.

Formal real estate marked text

The Norwegian real estate market is sky-high which is unfavorable for the Norwegian inhabitants. In the last two decades the real estate market has increased far much higher than what a person’s income is. This leads to bad relations between the real estate prices and a person’s income. In the Norwegian capital, Oslo there is a fact that people pay around 30% more than what the macroeconomics had calculated true the price movement. The macroeconomic calculates what will happen out from the different companies’ decisions. It is also estimated that you have to earn around 700.000 NOK= 77000 GBP to live in Oslo. To give an example on the crazy prices that you can find on the Norwegian real estate market is: to get an apartment on 50 square miles you must pay 2.500.000NOK =275. 000GBP (In Oslo). In U.S.A/Florida you can get a house for the same price, the difference is that it is150-200 Square miles not 50.

Norway has one of the highest “gross national products” (GNP) and is one of the richest countries in the world. This does not necessarily mean that all the people in Norway are rich and can afford to live in this society. The prices in all of Norway have increased evenly true the last two decades, but this year the prices have increased by 7.8-10.0%. Prices are continually rising in Norway and many other countries and there is really nothing that the people can do anything with unless to many citizens moves out of the country. The reason for the rising of these high prices is because of the immigration into Norway. In terms of population in Norway it is growing fast which means that a lot of people will need a house or apartment. The system has taken advantage of this and raised the prices to what the society would call “sky-high”.

Informal real estate text

Wow! The real estate market is going sky-high in Norway which is not very good for anybody. Well its good for the people working in the real estate business but for us citizens of Norway it’s not very good. What you can ask yourself is how did the prices become so high! I personally have no idea why the prices are so high but I definitely have some opinions on the prices. It’s said that you must have a yearly income on 700.000 NOK to live in our capital Oslo, which is crazy! In Oslo you can get a 50 square mile apartment for 2.500.000 NOK, in Florida (U.S.A) you can get a house which is 150-200 square miles for the same price.

My father has an apartment in Oslo and luckily we bought the apartment before this crazy rising in prices. People that for ex. want to study in Oslo will seriously be bankrupt or have alone on several thousand NOK/Dollars at the end of the semester. (In Norway it’s not usual to have huge loans after for ex. high school, college or university because it’s mostly free, university may cost you a little money though.) I am sorry for speaking so negative on this situation we have in the real estate market in Norway right now. It’s just that I can’t really find any positive sides about it, I am also very young and haven’t really gotten into these things yet. My visions of things are: if things increases in prices I want to complain or argue against it so they get set back down 😉

To give you guys a little deeper look at the differences between the two types of writing styles I have chosen two different outtakes from my texts that I will analyze.

– Norway has one of the highest “gross national products” (GNP) and is one of the richest countries in the world. This does not necessarily mean that all the people in Norway are rich and can afford to live in this society.

If we look at this outtake from the formal text we can see that I have written “gross national product” then written the abbreviation of the word in brackets. If this had been an informal text I could have just written   the abbreviation and kept going. In the other sentence I wrote “this does not…”, in an informal text I could have written a shortened version like “this doesn’t…”.

– What you can ask yourself is how did the prices become so high! I personally have no idea why the prices are so high but I definitely have some opinions on the prices.

In the first sentence I have written directly to the people reading the text, I said “what you can ask yourself is …”. In the second sentence I write my own opinions, it’s also written a little sloppy if you think about me saying I don’t know. I could of course have done some research and easily found the answer but well, well.  It is an informal text so it’s not that important to write all correct and give as much facts away as possible.

 

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