Formal and informal speaking

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Why learn about formal and informal speaking?

People use language differently depending on the situation and who they are talking to.

Quick tips for tutors

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.

 

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