ESOL Sc/E3.2a Use formal language and register when appropriate

ESOL Sc/E3.2 Use formal language and register when appropriate
ESOL Sc/E3.2a Use formal language and register when appropriate

  • be aware of the need to adapt register according to the formality of the situation and use appropriate forms of address when:
    (a) greeting (b) introducing self and others (c) leave taking
    Examples: - Good afternoon, Ms Kapoor. - Good afternoon. Please sit down. - Thank you. - Did you have a good journey? - (more formal)

    - Afternoon, Ms Kapoor. - Afternoon. - Please sit down. - Thanks. - Have a good journey? (more informal)

    Introduce self and/or a family member to a friend or to the doctor, e.g.: Hello, Hanna. Do you know my sister? Hanna, this is Samira. Samira, this is Hanna. Good morning. My name is ... and I am here with my mother. She doesn't speak English.

  • be aware of the need to adapt register according to the relationship between speakers, e.g. when inviting or offering. Examples: Do you want to come to ...? Can I invite you to ...?

  • be aware of the need to adapt register according to the seriousness of the situation, e.g. when apologising. Examples: Oh, sorry about that. I'm really sorry that happened. I didn't realise.

Set of 12 sentences to complete. The 12 missing words are 6 pairs of synonyms such as sorry / apologise, need / require, etc. Makes a good starting point for further discussion and/or further speaking and written work.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Wt/L2.5
Wt/L1.4
SLc/L2.1
SLc/L1.2
SLc/E3.2
Rw/L2.3
ESOL
ESOL Wt/L2.5a
ESOL Wt/L1.4a
ESOL Sc/L2.1c Use formal language and register where appropriate
ESOL Sc/L1.2a Make requests
ESOL Sc/E3.2a Use formal language and register when appropriate
ESOL Rw/L2.3a

A useful role play that provides the guest house owner’s script and prompts the student to complete the missing dialogue.
Designed to supplement the DfES ESOL materials (E3 unit 4 Getting to know the UK – page 9, Phoning a guest house) available at http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_ES… but can also be used independently.

Level
E3
English
SLlr/E3.2
SLlr/E3.1
SLc/E3.2
SLc/E3.3
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E3.2a Listen for detail in narratives & explanations
ESOL Sc/E3.2a Use formal language and register when appropriate
ESOL Sc/E3.3b Ask questions to obtain personal or factual information
ESOL Sc/E3.3d Ask for descriptions of people, places & things
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism