ESOL Sd/L1.1c Express likes, dislikes, feelings, hopes, etc.
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(i) Know a wide range of lexical phrases for expressing feelings, and express feelings with register appropriate to the relationship between speakers Example: I feel very annoyed with them. I'm really fed up with them.
(ii) Indicate degree of feeling, liking or disliking, through the use of intonation and pitch Example: I can't stand it! (spoken with exaggerated intonation)
(iii) Indicate positive and negative feelings Example: When praising and complimenting others: You should congratulate yourself, you've really made a good impression. You must be very proud of him.
(iv) Begin to use expressions with positive or negative connotation, or to use exaggeration, to express own feelings Example: It took ages. I thought I'd never get away.
(v) Incorporate expression of feeling in various types of interaction, i.e. narrative, explanation or discussion Example So I asked to see the manager, and they went to get him. I was feeling so cross, I couldn't even sit down…
Source: Adult ESOL Core Curriculum (DfES, 2001) (pp272-3)