ESOL Sd/L1.3a Involve other people in a discussion

Sd/L1.3a: Involve other people in a discussion

  • Adapt register depending on the situation and relationship between speakers, when asking about feelings, opinions, interests, wishes, hopes Example: Where do you stand on...? Tell me your honest opinion. So, how do you feel about it?
  • Use strategies to include people, such as asking for advice and suggestions Example What do you think is the right thing to do?
  • Use non-verbal signaling, as well as suitable phrases, to invite another person to speak
  • Use intonation patterns likely to encourage, rather than discourage, other speakers

Source: Adult ESOL Core Curriculum, DfES (2001):

Based on a thought provoking Guardian article about same sex adoptive parenting, this Google Docs resource focuses on grammar (past perfect), working out vocabulary and discussion.  

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Editor's note

Level 1
ESOL Sc/L1.3a Express statements of fact
ESOL Sd/L1.2a Express views and opinions
ESOL Rw/L1.1a Use reference material to find the meaning of unfamiliar words
ESOL Rw/L1.3a Recognise and understand an increasing range of vocabulary
ESOL Rs/L1.1a Use implicit & explicit grammatical knowledge to predict meaning & check for sense
ESOL Sd/L1.3a Involve other people in a discussion
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