ESOL Ws/L2.1a

Use a range of sentence structure which is fit for purpose
(i) Understand that effective writing often uses a mixture of simple, compound and complex sentences, and applying this, as appropriate to the context
(ii) Understand and use a full range of embedded and relative clauses, noun and participle constructions, and conditional clauses
(iii) Understand that simple or compound sentences are often preferable for certain types of writing, e.g. instructions or directions
(iv) Understand that complex sentences have more variety of structure than simple and compound sentences, and that this can make the writing sound more idiomatic and interesting
(v) Use appropriate structures for formal texts, e.g. use of the passive in official documents or reports, third person in factual texts, formulaic language in letters

This handout describes the basic sentence types as used in the English language. It can be used to introduce or reinforce the concepts.

Editor’s note
This also makes a useful handout / reminder for vocational teachers who are embedding Functional English.

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ESOL Ws/L2.1a
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