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
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)
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)
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.
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
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.