ESOL Sd/L2.2c Express views, opinions, feelings, wishes
Express views, opinions, feelings, wishes (i) Express opinions, agreement and disagreement, using a range of lexical phrases and different registers to suit a range of situations Examples: Discuss union issues: I really believe that, if we don't vote for the new contract, we'll get the sack. That's total rubbish. There's no evidence. (ii) Select from a range of forms to express: future possibility, hypothetical meaning, obligation (past, present, future) Example: I don't think we'd've got anywhere if we hadn't gone on strike. (ii) Use a range of grammatical forms with ease (iii) Use a range of modal verbs, e.g. should have (to express regret or recrimination), must, might, must've (to speculate and make deductions) Example: I wonder why he hasn't arrived? He must've been delayed by the traffic. (iv) Know a range of formal and informal vocabulary for expressing feelings, making a suitable choice of vocabulary for a situation, and uttering the words with appropriate pitch, stress and intonation. Example: He was blown away. The film was fantastic. I wish I could swim. (v) Use exaggeration and understatement as appropriate in informal situations, using appropriate stress and intonation patterns Example: We've got masses of time. I've been here for hours. It's not exactly the tropics, is it? (vi) Understand the impact of connotation in lexical choices Example: He can be rather thrifty/tight/stingy.