This acceptable user agreement is intended to ensure: • That students will be responsible users and stay safe while using the internet and other digital technologies for educational, personal and recreational use. • That school systems and users are protected from accidental or deliberate misuse that could put the security of the systems and will have good access to digital technologies to enhance their learning and will, in return, expect the students to agree to be responsible users. Starter: Identify the difference between the two text. Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to inform you of my upset when I opened the lucky dip bag I had recently purchased with my own pocket money. I was disappointed to find that my favourite toy brand had been replaced with an inadequate copy, which even had pieces missing. I shall expect to be fully compensated for the distress and inconvenience this experience has caused me and hope that you send a replacement promptly. Yours sincerely, Miss F. James Hi Kerry, You know the lucky dip bag I bought when we went into town yesterday? Well, you’ll never believe what happened when I opened it – there was a broken, copy of the toy instead of the real thing! I was so shocked and annoyed that I’ve emailed the company to tell them what I think. I hope they send me a new one ASAP so I can complete the set. Was your pack ok? I hope so. C u soon, Frankie Learning Objective: To identify differences between formal and informal language. Success criteria: • All must be able to understand the difference between formal and informal language. • Most should be able to explain the difference between formal and informal language. • Some could be able to identify the language used in the sentence. Read the following text and decide whether they are formal or informal I think that it's really bad that students have to do so much homework all the time. Many people, specifically students, feel that it is unfair that they receive a surplus of homework each day. Sort the following criteria into formal or informal language conventions: is clear and to the point use more contractions and abbreviations (e.g. it’s or TV) has a more serious tone has a more ‘chatty’ tone uses the correct grammar and punctuation uses text-style words (lol) uses specific vocabulary for the subject uses clichés (e.g. raining cats and dogs) often uses complex sentence structures What Are Formal and Informal Language? Answers formal informal uses specific vocabulary for the subject use more contractions and abbreviations (e.g. it’s or TV) uses the correct grammar and punctuation is clear and to the point has a more serious tone often uses complex sentence structures has a more ‘chatty’ tone uses clichés (e.g. raining cats and dogs) uses text-style words (lol) Informal-Words to Avoid 1st Person or Personal Pronouns (We, I, You) Instead use 3rd Person: A person, an individual, one Contractions ---I’m, didn’t, can’t Instead use I am, did not, cannot Slang , Cliches, Text Lingo Examples: Easier said than done, lol, Rosaline friend zoned Romeo Abbreviations and Symbols Examples: &, asap, cause Word Usage Formal: A formal tone uses more complex, precise adjectives, nouns, verbs Examples: good superior use utilize some things some reasons Word Usage Hesitation fillers: well let me think hmm Like er Informal Well, this experience is one I will never forget. Formal Therefore, this is an experience I will never forget. Formal and informal language are more suited to different situations. Can you sort the following situations into the correct place in the table, according to which style of language would be more suitable? presenting an award talking to the headteacher writing a letter of complaint talking to friends talking on the phone to gran writing an email to a cousin writing a report sending a text to a friend writing a personal diary Formal and Informal Writing Informal Usage Formal Academic Setting casual Reports Relaxed Essays Friends/family Business Setting Social media Letters no strict rules (don't Emails care much about applying Reports grammar rules ) every day Which sentence is written in formal language? The flight was quite bumpy. I guarantee that your experience will be a positive one. You’ll have a great trip. Change these sentences from informal to formal language Let me know if you can make it ASAP. I reckon we’ll have a fun time together. Please come to see me tomorrow. Rewrite the conversation in formal language. Plenary: List two to three things you learned today about informal and informal .