Formal and informal language games/ worksheets

Different levels of formality PDFs and teaching tips. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic

Updated 29 March 2020

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Politeness competition game (TEFLtastic Classics)

Photocopiable formal and informal language classroom activities

Formal and informal business communication matching activities

Formal and informal functional language dominoes

Your weekend formal and informal questions

Dealing with requests and enquiries politeness competition board game

Dealing with questions in presentations politeness competition game

Leading seminars and discussions politeness competition game

Ending presentations politeness competition game

Starting presentations politeness competition game

Turn taking politeness competition game

Telephoning politeness competition game

Responding to requests politeness competition game

Checking/ Clarifying politeness competition

Telephone and email politeness competition

Complaints politeness competition game

Teleconferencing politeness competition game

Meeting people politeness game

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Saying no to enquiries

Market Leader Pre-Intermediate Unit 3 politeness competition game

Emails dealing with problems and complaints politeness competition game

Emailing Differences in meaning and formality

Too formal or informal for most business emails

Positive and negative replies coin game (formal and informal functional language for emails review)

Classify and rank the formal and informal business emailing phrases

Classify and rank the formal and informal FCE email and letter phrases (version of the above with some changes such as more informal stuff)

Emailing Needs analysis and functional language review (including formality)

Opening and closing formal and informal emails

Opening and closing formal and informal emails jigsaw game

Emailing 1 (put the emails into order by formality) worksheets and lesson plan (my lesson on Macmillan’s

Formal and informal emails review (including game)

Formal or informal lift up the cards game (simpler version of the one above)

Too formal for most business emails (correct the outrageously formal sentences)

Too informal for most business emails (correct the correct but slangy phrases)

Emailing informal or error?

Making arrangements Change the formality

Formal and informal emails useful links

Formal informal emails reversi game

Formal and informal presentations

Starting and ending formal and informal presentations