ESOL Sc/L2.1c Use formal language and register where appropriate
Sc/L2.1: speak clearly and confidently in a way which suits the situation
Sc/L2.1c: use formal language and register where appropriate
- Select from and use a range of lexical phrases which are appropriate for both formal and informal situations Example: Let's borrow your pen a minute. Do you think you could lend me your pen? I'll only be a minute.
- Know ways in which spoken language may vary, according to the situation and/or the relationship between speakers, and adapt learner's own speech to suit the situation Example: More use of vague language in informal speech. Tendency to string simple sentences together in informal speech.
- Ellipsis is more common in informal speech. Speakers may mix registers, such as switching between social and business registers, or between formal and informal language.
- Be aware that stress and intonation may vary, according to the situation and/or the relationship between speakers, and be able to adapt their own pronunciation to suit the situation.
For more information please see element Lr/L2.2b