Formal and informal speaking
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People use language differently depending on the situation and who they are talking to.
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Formal and informal speaking includes:
- Recognising formal and informal language.
- Identifying language to suit the situation.
- Using formal and informal language.
What do the levels mean?
Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.
- Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
- Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.