For BBC Breakfast reporter Tim Muffett, writing engaging and informative scripts is part of his job every day.
Watch his video in which he gives his hints and tips on scriptwriting for video or audio reports.
You can recap the key points from the video using the accompanying worksheet or read a transcript of the video:
And why not follow up
by watching his finished report,
which went out on BBC Breakfast.
You can print out his script to see how his work translated to the finished article:
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BBC News School Report is a project which gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.