Language 1 - Formal and informal language

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Edit   Delete - Last Modified By: npe at 16/12/2013 9:54:13 AM

It is really important to recognise what we refer to in Australia as formal and informal language in English. In which circumstances do you use either formal and informal language.

What are some examples that you can think of that demonstrate formal and informal language in our Australian English?


Edit   Delete - Last Modified By: npe at 16/12/2013 10:00:23 AM

The next time you are out watch out for the following things:

How do people greet eachother?

Try to make a connection between when peopl use formal language?

Does the persons voice change?

Are the phrases different and how they say the words?

What is the body language like?

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Edit   Delete - Last Modified By: npe at 16/12/2013 10:16:03 AM

Formal and Informal language can be a very interesting concept. In some cultures there are huge differnces and in others it is very little.

Your challenge would be to create two basic greetings in your target language (please feel free to create a dialogue length that suits you) one being using the formal language and the other would be using the informal language and discuss the differences and what they are.


Edit   Delete - Last Modified By: sko at 7/02/2014 8:29:56 AM

These sites are always a great starting point.

"Learn ______ 101-Formal and Informal Language" and "Smart Traveller"

You are going to find out about the difference between formal and informal language. Using youtube and the internet, investigate what these rules and expectations are. What are some key phrases and how are they pronounced differently or do you use a different tone of voice?

Once you have become familiar with these rules and expectations ( which are usually referred to as customs as well) please maintain a record in your OneNote folder and record any phrases that you have come across to show an example of the formal and informal language.