Aim: This slideshow page gives you practice in identifying formal and informal language in suggestions in academic situations.
To make a sentence more formal you can:
To make a sentence informal you can:
The sentences and paragraphs below contains expressions used to make
suggestions. Some are informal in style (and thus more appropriate for oral
communication), while others are more formal in style (and thus more appropriate
for use in academic writing). Choose whether the sentence is formal or informal
|1.||There are a number of advantages to using Cantonese as the medium of instruction in all schools. Probably the most obvious of these is that …|
|2.||I think that English should be the medium of instruction at the tertiary level and there are important - equally important - reasons for this …|
|3.||It is a fact that most students go to university directly from school. However, many students would benefit by taking a break to travel or work ...|
|4.||The first priority is that universities should be open to anyone who wants to attend them irrespective of exam results. The second priority is to ensure that standards are maintained.|
|5.||Let’s introduce an internship in the second year of the programme... I admit this is not a top priority but it would make the programme far more practical…|
|6.||One recommendation presented here is that, as a matter of urgency, the university consider including more humanities subjects in the curricula.|
|7.||Why don’t we think about abolishing exams? They cause students so many problems and could be replaced quite easily by continuous assessment of course work.|
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