Compare and Contrast the Attitudes to Travelling to Paris in Text 1 and Text 2 and Explain the Expectations of Paris that are Conveyed in the Texts.
Text 1, 'Stories are Waiting in Paris' is multimodal text of a transcript for a Eurostar advert. A multimodal text relies on more than one medium, meaning that you not only have to read but listen and watch. This makes it more powerful as it appeals to your different senses, for example the sound of the 'hurdy-gurdy' music playing continuously in the background is atmospheric and so helps you to set the scene of Paris. The use of the pronoun 'you'll' appeals to the audience, "maybe you'll go left" as it directly addresses them making the individual feel that they are the particular person that the advertisers care about which helps narrow the gap between the audience and the advertiser making the advert more personal and so more appealing. the consistent use of the word 'maybe' is syntactic parallelism where the structure is repeated again and again. The use of maybe also takes the position of a discourse marker and is powerful in the advertisement as it takes you to different place and the beginning of a different story and shows indicates that you many options at your disposal.
From text one, your expectations of Paris is that it is a very busy and bustling place it suggests that you will never be bored because there are so many options and things that are available to you. The transcript is very fast paced indicated by the lack of long pauses in the transcript possibly suggesting that Paris itself is also as fast paced. The phrase 'hopefully not him' may also suggest that as well as the joyous atmosphere and people, indicated by sounds made such as the kissing and skipping audio there are also some unsavoury characters but you would not like to meet when in Paris.
Text 2, 'Mile by Mile London to Paris', is similar to text one in that is a text that is designed to attract tourists to the area. It is an...