Wt/L2.5

Use formal and informal language appropriate to purpose and audience
(a) Understand that formality of language is a continuum, from informal speech with friends and family, through to formal, official written language
(b) Know how to judge the appropriate level of formality suitable for different types of writing tasks and contexts, e.g. a letter to a friend, a safety report for work

6 page pack of examples, proof reading tasks and excellent explicit examples of how to rewrite sentences (written in the 1st person) to the more formal 3rd person. Written for NVQ 1-2 catering students working on their ‘local hospitality provision’ project but suitable for other report writing tasks.

Level
L2
English
Wt/L2.5
Wt/L2.6
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Unusual football injuries is an interesting and fun writing task that also helps with reading skills, using language fit for purpose and logical structure.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.3
Wt/L2.5
Context
Sport

Weird Food is another interesting and fun writing task that also helps with research skills and using language fit for purpose.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L2.3
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L2.5
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Letters presentation is a great way to introduce formal and informal letter writing. Takes you through the purpose and style of informal/formal letters and then gives a detailed example of a formal letter of complaint. Final slide has an excellent set of follow-up exercises.

Level
L1
L2
English
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L2.4
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L2.5

A super idea for writing informal and formal letters (a writing frame is provided for the formal letter).

Level
L2
English
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L2.2
Wt/L2.3
Wt/L2.4
Wt/L2.7
Wt/L2.5
Wt/L2.6
Context
Animal care, farming & equine

Another amazing PowerPoint from Jennifer Baines.

Something here for all levels: information, examples and onscreen activities cover a host of topics inc: simple, compound and complex sentences; punctuation; question words; coordinating and subordinating conjunctions; formal letter writing; topic and concluding sentences; a handy ‘Is it a sentence?’ checklist, structuring an argument, linking paragraphs.

Also great for teacher reference.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Ws/E1.1
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E3.1
Ws/L1.1
Ws/L2.1
Ws/E3.4
Ws/L1.3
Ws/L2.4
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.3
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L2.5
Wt/L2.6

Two resources based on ‘Little Britain’: aimed at teenage students but can be adapted for other groups. The introductory PPT cleverly introduces the idea of formality/informality by looking at dress codes, ‘chavs’ and Vicky Pollard from Little Britain! Then moves on to give good examples of formal/informal language and slang.
The accompanying PDF file includes: matching slang to more formal language, writing definitions of slang that you use, listening activities using the Little Britain Audio CD.

Level
L1
L2
English
Rw/L1.1
Rw/L1.2
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L2.5
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Use a customised LSCWC (Look – say – cover – write – check) chart to learn spellings, then check learning the following week with a crossword.

Level
L1
L2
English
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L2.5
Rw/L2.3

Take a detailed look at the purpose, intended audience and language of letters. Fill-in worksheet, teachers’ notes, follow up ideas. Use as preparation for individual letter writing (see ‘letter writing ideas’ below).

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Wt/L2.5
Wt/L2.4
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L1.4
Rt/L2.2
Rt/L1.2
Rt/E3.2