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

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