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Unit 2 Word power

Read the following letter. See whether you can identify formal English and informal English. Is it formal or informal?

Read the instruction carefully and have a better understanding of formal and informal English.

Formal English common

Informal English
speaking everyday life, such as while playing sports or meeting friends at a party

writing

notices, where to business letter find

Read the following words and phrases, say which do you prefer to use and try giving examples to use it freely.

Can you guess how the following formal English is expressed in informal English?

in addition purchase
speak to

plus buy have a word with

Read the following letter. Rewrite it in formal English using the words or phrases we learnt.

Dear Mr. Smith, to you about the I want to speak draw your attention to state the state of the playground. People are throwing their garbage everywhere. They leave garbage on the ground instead of using the garbage cans. This is a danger to kids. Yesterday, a six-year-old kid fell fell children. Yesterday, a six-year-old child

and cut his hand on a broken bottle. The

boy was taken to hospital. Also, the the In addition,
garbage makes the playground look dirty, and no one wants to go there. I you to handle this problem I would would like appreciate it if you would solve right away. For example, you should buy this problem immediately. For example,

You should buy more garbage cans
and stop people from littering. prevent people from littering. Please take suggestions into thinkmy about my suggestions. consideration. I am looking forward to I’m waiting for you answer. your reply. Best regards Jerry Broker

Countries and languages

1. Do you know how many countries are
there which are members of the United

Nations?
2. Can you tell us which countries are permanent members of the UN Security Council?

A map of the world

About 6,000 languages are spoken in the world today. The 10 most widely spoken languages are Chinese, Spanish, English, Hindi, Arabic, Bengali, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese and German. Look at the following pictures, tell us which country it is and what its official language is.

Which countries does each flag represent?

France ___________ French ___________

___________ Mexico Canada ___________ English/French ___________ Spanish ___________

Germany ________ German ________

Australia ________ English ________

UK ________ English ________

Russia ________ Russian ________

What do you think the official language of the United Nations are? English, Chinese, French, Russian,

Spanish, Arabic