SLc/E3.2

Use formal language and register when appropriate (a) Understand that spoken language has different registers, depending on the formality of the situation and the relationship between the speakers (b) Be able to shift registers for different familiar contexts and situations

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.

Phoning a guest house

Submitted by June Mill on Sun, 2008-02-03 16:53

Literacy: SLc/E3.2, SLc/E3.3, SLlr/E3.1, SLlr/E3.2

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E3.2a, ESOL Sc/E3.2a, ESOL Sc/E3.3b, ESOL Sc/E3.3d

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E3

A useful role play that provides the guest house owner’s script and prompts the student to complete the missing dialogue.
Designed to supplement the DfES ESOL materials (E3 unit 4 Getting to know the UK – page 9, Phoning a guest house) available at http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_ESOL but can also be used independently.
Please note the audio tracks from the related DfES ESOL audio CDs are now available electronically from:
http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/page.aspx?o=201231 (you need ESOL Entry 3A track 27)

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