ESOL Sc/E2.3d Give an explanation
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Sc/E2.3d: give an explanation
- recognise a request for explanation, and be able to indicate willingness to explain, e.g. Yes, of course. Example: - I'm sorry, I didn't understand that. Could you explain it again, please? - Yes, no problem. OK. Well ...
- use grammatical forms suitable for the level to express, e.g.: (a) present, past and future time (b) obligation/need (c) cause and effect. Example: - What happened to you yesterday? - Yes, I'm sorry I wasn't here. I had to see my solicitor.
Source: Adult ESOL Core Curriculum (DfES, 2001)