ESOL Sd/E3.1d

Express views and opinions (i) Use some phrases for introducing an opinion, and know that it is not always necessary to use an introductory phrase Example: In my opinion... As I see it... Well, you see, the thing is... Swimming's good for you, because... (ii) Use modal verbs and other forms to express: obligation (e.g. should) future certainty (e.g. will) future possibility (e.g. may, might) Example: The government should... I think parents should... I think I'll pass. I'll probably pass. I might pass. (iii) Understand the importance of following up an opinion with reasons and using clauses of reason to do so, where appropriate

Literacy: Functional English - reading

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E3.2d, ESOL Rt/E3.4a, ESOL Sc/E2.2a, ESOL Sc/E3.4e, ESOL Sd/E3.1d, ESOL Ws/E3.1a

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Ice breaker, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3


4 Oct 2017. Updated information on source material added

A reading activity on legal age limits in different parts of the UK. Includes: education, voting, driving, marriage and work. Based on materials at: http://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/learners/uk-life/be-safe-uk/what-…

The starter is a true / false questionnaire, to elicit prior knowledge and to prompt discussion on age limits, and how the UK consists of four countries with differing laws.

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