Varieties of English

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Why learn about varieties of English?

English-speakers use many forms of grammar. Written English tends to be more standardised.

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Varieties of English includes:

  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Double negatives


What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework. 

  • 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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