ESOL Sc/E3.4f Give a short description and make comparisons
Sc/E3.4 express clearly statements of fact and give short explanations, accounts and descriptions
Sc/E3.4f give a short description and make comparisons
- Use grammatical forms suitable for the level such as prepositional phrases. Example: Describe a person when pointing them out in a crowd. She's in her twenties. She's of average height, with freckles.
- Know and use a number of adjectives, with their antonyms, together with the comparative and superlative form of the adjective, to convey detail, interest and attitude in a description. Example: Describe a country, when exchanging information with a friend, e.g.: Iraq shares a border with Iran and is to the north of ... It's the largest country in ...
- Express, where appropriate, similarity and contrast through the use of markers such as but, however; and comparative structures such as (not) as..., as. Example: My street is very quiet, but my friend's street is really noisy. Singapore and Hong Kong are as ... as each other.
- Understand how a description is often structured, i.e. going from the general to the particular, or from factual description to opinion, and begin to apply this.
- Add, where appropriate, personal opinion to a description, through use of the superlative form of the adjective or use of intensifiers such as too or not enough. Example: These trousers are too big. X is the best footballer in Europe.