ESOL Wt/L2.5a

Choose appropriate register of language for genre, purpose and audience (i) Judge the appropriate register for genre, purpose and audience accurately, e.g. a formal letter or work experience report, as opposed to a text or personal diary entry (ii) Select language features according to the register of the text, e.g. type of lexis and collocation use of idiomatic expressions modes of address sentence type grammatical forms (such as passive in formal text, contractions in informal text) Example Write an e-mail to a friend and an e-mail to a customer, thanking them for a recent letter and saying you will reply when you have more information, e.g. To: Amerjeet Gordon From: Margarite Brousseau Subject: See you Sunday! Hi there Amerjeet! Got your e-mail about Sunday. Still not too sure how we're getting there. Will have to check re leaves on line and get back to you. Is that OK? Mxx To: Richard Hargreaves From: Jumana Astreta Subject: Information re payment schedule Thank you for your e-mail re the payment schedule, which I have forwarded on to salaries section. I have marked it urgent and hope they will reply by return. Understand and consistently use an increasing range of lexis specific to genre and context

Formal and informal language

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

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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