ESOL Sd/L2.2c

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.

Information and examples of modal verbs followed by a cloze exercise and sentence writing.

Level
L2
L1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/L2.2a
ESOL Ws/L1.1a
ESOL Sd/L2.2c
ESOL Sc/L2.3a
ESOL Sc/L2.2a
ESOL Sc/L1.2a
ESOL Rt/L2.4a