ESOL Sc/E2.3a Express statements of fact
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Sc/E2.3a: Express statements of fact
- use with some accuracy grammatical forms suitable for the level, e.g.: (a) present simple and past simple. E.g.I had a very nice house in my country. (b) present continuous (for future) E.g. My mother is coming to see me next week. (c) prepositions of place and time (d) indefinite and definite article. E.g. There's a library and a bookshop. The library is on the right and the bookshop is on the left. (e) possessive 's' and possessive pronouns
- know that, in speech, the contracted form of the verb is normally used, and be able to pronounce these forms. E.g. She's working tomorrow.
- know that intonation usually falls in a statement of fact
- be able to incorporate statements of fact in a range of oral interactions, e.g. narrative, social conversation, discussion, formal interview