Formal and informal language Tarsia jigsaws

Submitted by Jo Collins on Mon, 2011-06-06 20:50

Literacy: Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.2, Rw/L2.3, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L2.5, Functional English - writing

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw

Two Tarsia puzzles based around formal and informal language. Guaranteed to prompt discussion as learners solve the puzzles. I suggest that the smaller one (16 piece triangle) is roughly at L1 and the larger on (24 piece hexagon) is at L2. I have duplicated some of my word choices from Imogen Stewart’s excellent ‘Little Britain’ (Language: formal, informal or slang?) resource which was also about formal and informal language (see link below). ‘Cheers’ has ‘regards’ as its synonym because of email sign offs – which I have found to be an interesting topic for discussion.

All Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes / follow-me cards. You will need Tarsia Formulator in order to use this resource. See our Good Software – Tarsia Formulator entry for more information about this excellent free educational tool from “Hermitech”:

Physical format: 
2 Tarsia fjsw files
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