ESOL Wt/L1.4a

Choose language suitable for genre, purpose and audience (i) Identify the appropriate register for genre, audience and form of communication, and use appropriate lexis, mode of address and type of structures suitable for the situation Example: Hello everyone! Arrived home on Tuesday - all my family were at the airport to greet me! Food and weather fantastic!! Having a great time. See you all back at college, Juana Dear Ms Peters, Thank you very much for your kind invitation. Unfortunately, my family and I will not be able to accept as we have a prior engagement. With very best wishes, Lizeth Carad (ii) Know and use a range of lexical phrases, and use collocation appropriately Example: ‘I am interested in applying...' ‘I would be grateful if you could send me...' ‘..opportunities for promotion..' (iii) Use lexis appropriate for the genre and the audience (iv) Consider register and begin to consider the connotation of lexis when selecting from words of similar meaning (v) Recognise the need to be more explicit in written English than in speech, to compensate for being unable to point, show, etc. Example: To start the machine, press the start button, which you will find on the right hand side of the front panel, immediately below the button marked ‘OK'…

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.

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