Recognise and understand the vocabulary associated with different types of text, using appropriate strategies to work out meaning (a) Understand the types of word likely to be used in different kinds of text, depending on the context and purpose (b) Understand the use and effect of specialist vocabulary in particular text types

Language: informaI, formal or slang?

Submitted by Imogen Stewart on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

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

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Two resources based on ‘Little Britain’: aimed at teenage students but can be adapted for other groups. The introductory PPT cleverly introduces the idea of formality/informality by looking at dress codes, ‘chavs’ and Vicky Pollard from Little Britain! Then moves on to give good examples of formal/informal language and slang.
The accompanying PDF file includes: matching slang to more formal language, writing definitions of slang that you use, listening activities using the Little Britain Audio CD.

Synonyms and homonyms

Submitted by Jennifer Baines on Wed, 2006-02-15 17:12

Literacy: Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

A self-contained 6 page work book for L1-2. Look up synonyms in a thesaurus and complete the diagrams, then use your information to rewrite paragraphs, etc.

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