Adult Lit Wt/L1.4 Use language suitable for purpose and audience
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Wt/L1.4: Use language suitable for purpose and audience
- understand that writers can select language at different levels of complexity, formality and specialism, and depending on context, audience and purpose
- understand that some types of written communication have specific language associated with them, e.g. invitations, estate agents’ leaflets
Related Adult ESOL curriculum elements: ESOL Wt/L1.4a Choose language suitable for genre, purpose and audience
Related Functional Skills English elements: FE L1.24 Use format, structure and language appropriate for audience and purpose
Example of application and level:
- Write different texts using the language appropriate to the form of communication and situation, e.g. an advert to go in a shop window or local paper, a letter of application for a job
- Discuss what factors might influence a writer’s decision about the sort of language to use for atask, e.g. how much precision is needed, how much will the reader already know about thesubject, how well does the writer know the reader, does the context need tact or directness, isthere a point of view to get across? Write two different short texts, e.g. recording the details of a traffic accident for an insurance company, describing a brilliant goal/shot/try/race for a newspaper sports page.
- Write a set of safety instructions for a primary school audience (e.g. on road safety) and for an adult audience (e.g. on the correct use of some dangerous equipment).
- Join an on-line ‘chat room’ (Computer Mediated Text Conference). Read recent and current ‘chats’, and respond in the appropriate style.
Source: Department for Education and Skills (2001) Adult Literacy core curriculum. London DfES. Use language suitable for purpose and audience (a) Understand that writers can select language at different levels of complexity, formality and specialism, and can do so depending on context, audience and purpose (b) Understand that some types of written communication have specific language associated with them, e.g. invitations, estate agents' leaflets