Formal and informal language resources

Submitted by Emily Nichols on Wed, 2012-02-29 11:14

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L2.5, Functional English - writing

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Interactive presentation, Sort or match cards

A powerpoint to spark discussion and introduce the topic of formal and informal language and choosing which is appropriate for different social and work situations. Aimed at E3-L1 Functional English learners.

The PPT can be used with the word match up game, which gets learners thinking about the difference between formal and informal language. Laminate the page and cut up into individual word cards.

With the cover letter activity in the PPT, learners can highlight the sections of the letter that are too informal and write their own formal versions. Make sure you run the PPT full screen so that the info boxes pop-up one by one.

Learners can check against the sample answer provided in the PDF file.

Physical format: 
6 screen PPT, 2 page PDF
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