ESOL Sc/L2.2a

Respond to critical opinion and offer critical opinion constructively
(i) Understand that successful co-operation involves people being able to deal with and offer criticism in constructive ways, in order to agree the best solution, and use register-appropriate lexical phrases in order to do this
Examples: How about...?
Have you thought about...?
I think you could've... then it might not have happened like that.
(ii) Know a range of ways to make and respond to constructive suggestions, and apply this when appropriate
- Perhaps it would be a good idea to...
- Okay I'll give it a try. You never know, it might work.
Well, I'm not so sure about that. I did think about it, but...
(iii) Choose from a range of modal verbs and conditional forms to criticise action and make positive suggestions, e.g. should, could, should have, might have, could have, it might be better if you...
Well, I think it would in fact 've worked better if you'd...
Next time, perhaps you could...
I'll need to think about it.

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

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