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
Examples:
- 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...
Example
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.

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