ESOL Sc/E2.3b Give personal information
Sc/E2.3: express clearly statements of fact and short accounts and descriptions
Sc/E2.3b: Give personal information
- recognise direct requests for information, e.g. wh- and yes/no questions, as well as less direct requests, e.g. Tell me about and be able to respond with: (a) minimal response (b) short form of the verb (c) longer answer and judge which is appropriate. Examples:
- When do you start work? - At 9. - Have you got any children? - Yes, two.
- Have you got any children? - No, I haven't.
- Have you got any children? - Yes, I've got two boys and a girl. What about you?
- know and use discourse markers to introduce a response, especially in informal situations, e.g. well. Example: - Can you tell me about your job? - Right, well, I work in ...
- use grammatical forms suitable for the level to, e.g.: (a) talk about daily routines and habits. E.g. I don't work on Wednesdays. (b) talk about past events. E.g. I was a nurse in Somalia but I don't have a job now. (c) talk about future plans, arrangements and intentions. E.g. I'm taking my son to the park tomorrow. (d) express ability, need and want. E.g. I can't swim very well.
- be able to link giving personal information with asking for information, e.g. What about you? Where do you live? and recognise when this is appropriate. Examples: - What are you going to do in September? - I'm going to study computing. What about you?
- I can't swim very well. Can you?
(See also Lr/E2.5b)