ESOL Sc/L2.3b

Ask for information (i) Form questions, using a wide range of verb forms Examples: Ask for descriptions: Could you possibly describe him to us? Would you be able to give me an idea of what it's like? (ii) Use a range of question types (e.g. tag questions, embedded questions), and choose appropriate forms to suit a range of situations and relationships Examples: Ask about processes: Tell me how the gears work on this bike, can you? Do you think you could explain how this functions? (iii) Use intonation appropriate for the question type Examples: Ask for factual information in formal and informal situations: For heaven's sake, what happened? I'd be grateful if you could explain exactly what happened. (iv) Realise that some questions may be seen as delicate, and preface these with appropriate introductory phrases Examples: Prepare to ask delicate questions: I don't want to seem rude, but I couldn't help noticing... I hope you don't mind my asking...

ESOL: ESOL Lr/L1.2a, ESOL Lr/L1.5a, ESOL Lr/L2.1a, ESOL Lr/L2.3a, ESOL Sc/L1.2b, ESOL Sc/L2.3b

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Education

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Listening and/or speaking activity, On-screen activity or video, Worksheet or assignment

A Yorkshire Yarn is a short documentary series exploring the English language learning experiences of three students at the University of Huddersfield. There are three episodes in the series.

1 The Tales of a Trainee Tutor

‘The Tale of a Trainee Teacher’ is the first episode and explores the experiences of Wafaa Fathy. Wafaa was born in Egypt and now lives in Leeds.

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