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informal words and phrases

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vocabulary: register (spoken)
 
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book references (7)
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Worksheets for informal words and phrases
 
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Introduction to functions and chunks (56)
List of functions + some examples of 'chunks' for particular functions
 
 

 

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Informal phrases matching (58)
Walk around matching supplement to Speaking & Listening Advanced, unit 16
 
 

 

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Informal words and phrases (104)
Matching
 
 

 

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Informal phrases dominoes game (216)
Dominoes game of informal phrases
 
 

 

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Chav nativity (294)
Version of the Christmas story in modern London / SE British slang circulated on the Internet c.2005
 
 

 

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Informal phrases dominoes game (307)
Dominoes game 16 matches
 
 

 

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Sharon's bikkies (316)
Informal language: jigsaw dialogue between two colleagues involving an argument over biscuits
 
 

 

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Natural and unnatural conversations (632)
Students order lines in two conversations. The situations are identical (making an arrangement to meet for dinner), but one is full of unnatural written vocabulary, the other uses informal spoken language.
 
 

 

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Written and spoken words (631)
Thirty common words for students to sort into 'more often written' and 'more often spoken' lists + 14 sentences that use words that would normally be found in written English. Ss change them so they sound more natural in spoken English.
 
 

 

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Common phrases: pubs and restuarants 2 (643)
(1) Grid of 36 common spoken phrases and expressions useful for a pub or restaurant (various functions including informal offers, requests and situation-specific functions - asking for food preferences etc. These can be cut up, divided between students who have to try to use them in a simple pub / restaurant role-play. (2) The same phrases + others arrranged in a table of functions
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for informal words and phrasesPage top ↑
 
Informal language quiz 1 (226)
Mulitple-choice quiz. Test your knowledge of informal words and phrases.
 
 

 

 

Tools for informal words and phrasesPage top ↑
 
Urban Dictionary (446)
Web dictionary of user-contributed slang words and phrases. Contains over 5 million entries as of 2011.
 
 

 



Book references for informal words and phrasesPage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


Inside Out Student's Book Advanced book cover Inside Out Student's Book Advanced 
Ceri Jones   Tania Bastow   
Unit 1 Identity  Pages 11 - 12  My girl
Madness song, My Girl Listening: boy / girlfriend row
 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 1 Friends  Page 12 
Words and phrases from songs: I wanna hold your hand It ain't me etc.
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Advanced book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Advanced 
Ceri Jones   Tania Bastow   
Unit 1 Conversation  Page 12   Useful phrases
Useful phrases for informal conversations with strangers
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 1 Impressions  Page 13   Writing: informal letter
Letter to a penfriend in formal, business style. Students substitute informal words and phrases.
Unit 1 Impressions  Page 12   useful phrases
Short dialogue featuring common informal expressions
Unit 2 Generations  Page 20   Reading and listening
Two dialogues in different register following on from previous material: 1 - boyfriend / girlfriend (informal) 2 - boyfriend / girlfriend's parents (more formal)
Unit 3 Gold  Page 32   Useful phrases (money)
 


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