ESOL Sc/L1.2a

Make requests (i) Use a range of modal verbs, e.g. could, might and also other expressions, such as Would you mind explaining?, in order to ask for something, ask permission, or ask someone to do something Example: Would you mind passing me my book? You don't mind asking her, do you? (ii) Recognise that with expressions using mind the appropriate way of agreeing to the request is usually no, rather than yes (iii) Vary register in different situations and relationships Example: Is it okay if I talk to the boss about it? Would it be possible for me to speak to the Principal? Choose appropriate intonation to indicate, e.g. politeness or assertiveness (iv) Make requests indirectly, where appropriate, and introduce a request with a pre-request, particularly when a request is for something difficult to ask for Example: I'm really sorry to bother you, but... I wonder if I could ask you a favour? (v) Use appropriate phrases, including pre-request phrases, when making requests by telephone

Formal and informal language

Submitted by Geoff Saunders on Sat, 2011-09-03 09:08

Literacy: Rw/L2.3, SLc/E3.2, SLc/L1.2, SLc/L2.1, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L2.5

ESOL: ESOL Rw/L2.3a, ESOL Sc/E3.2a, ESOL Sc/L1.2a, ESOL Sc/L2.1c, ESOL Wt/L1.4a, ESOL Wt/L2.5a

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Cloze exercise

Set of 12 sentences to complete. The 12 missing words are 6 pairs of synonyms such as sorry / apologise, need / require, etc. Makes a good starting point for further discussion and/or further speaking and written work.

Modal verbs worksheet

Submitted by Geoff Saunders on Fri, 2011-09-02 22:21

ESOL: ESOL Rt/L2.4a, ESOL Sc/L1.2a, ESOL Sc/L2.2a, ESOL Sc/L2.3a, ESOL Sd/L2.2c, ESOL Ws/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/L2.2a

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Information and examples of modal verbs followed by a cloze exercise and sentence writing.

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