(In)Formality: how to get your degree AND make friends

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(In)Formality: how to get your degree AND make friends. Neil Taylor English Language Support Programme. Aims of coming to uni:. To get a degree 2.To have a good time, make lots of friends, meet the girl/boy of your dreams, fall in love and live together happily ever after. Bad news. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>Imperial College London</p> <p>(In)Formality: how to get your degree AND make friends </p> <p>Neil TaylorEnglish Language Support Programme</p> <p>1Aims of coming to uni:To get a degree</p> <p>2.To have a good time, make lots of friends, meet the girl/boy of your dreams, fall in love and live together happily ever after...</p> <p>Bad news...ielts 6.5 = not good enough</p> <p>TWO ENGLISHES!!!Aims of coming to uni:To get a degree = formal</p> <p>2.To have a good time, make lots of friends, meet the girl/boy of your dreams, fall in love and live together happily ever after... = informal</p> <p>Two Englishes Formal EnglishIn my opinion, Chelsea will win the Premiership this year</p> <p>2. Informal EnglishI reckon Chelseall win the Premiership this year</p> <p>Two Englishes Formal EnglishIn my opinion, Chelsea will win the Premiership this year</p> <p>2. Informal EnglishI reckon Chelseall win the Premiership this year</p> <p>Two Englishes Formal EnglishIn my opinion, Chelsea will win the Premiership this year</p> <p>2. Informal EnglishI reckon Chelseall win the Premiership this year</p> <p>Two Englishes Formal EnglishGood morning John! It is rather cold today, dont you think?</p> <p>2. Informal EnglishAlright mate! Bit nippy out, isnt it?</p> <p>Two Englishes Formal EnglishGood morning John! It is rather cold today, dont you think?</p> <p>2. Informal EnglishAlright mate! Bit nippy out, isnt it?</p> <p>Two Englishes Formal EnglishGood morning John! It is rather cold today, dont you think?</p> <p>2. Informal EnglishAlright mate! Bit nippy out, isnt it?</p> <p>Academic English?Mr. Simon Johnson and Dr. Sally Albarn did the experiment in 1982. But the experiment didnt come up with any clear results cos they only interviewed a few people (about 20). To make the experiment better, you should interview more people (500 should do the trick!). This would give us a lot better results. Academic English?Mr. Simon Johnson and Dr. Sally Albarn did the experiment in 1982. But the experiment didnt come up with any clear results cos they only interviewed a few people (about 20). To make the experiment better, you should interview more people (500 should do the trick!). This would give us a lot better results. Academic EnglishThe experiment was undertaken in 1982 by Johnson and Albarn. However, it proved inconclusive due to the relatively small number of people interviewed (approximately 20). To improve the experiment, it is suggested that a larger number of people (approximately 500) should be interviewed. This should produce far more accurate and reliable data. Academic EnglishThe experiment was undertaken in 1982 by Johnson and Albarn. However, it proved inconclusive due to the relatively small number of people interviewed (approximately 20). To improve the experiment, it is suggested that a larger number of people (approximately 500) should be interviewed. This should produce far more accurate and reliable data. Academic English: dont use...aboutmore and moregetlikelots of/ a lot ofloadsin my opinionI wantI thinkSmith mentionsall in allto sum up</p> <p>First of all/ in the beginningLast but not least/ at last</p> <p>So/And/But at beginning of sentences</p> <p>Exclamation marks!!!</p> <p>Academic English: dont use...Vagueness:e.g. things, good, some people, sort of, kind of, nowadays</p> <p>2. Imagery/ metaphor (e.g. every coin has two sides; a cliff we must climb; several voices are heard)</p> <p>Informal EnglishREAL ENGLISHWhat?!?!?!?!Fancy a quick brew?What you up to tonight?Where you off at the weekend?Time for a pint?A real email (sort of)DearMiss Katie,</p> <p>It gives me greatpleasure and honour to write toyou. I was really chuffed and thrilled to bits afterIphonedyou. I just wanna say cheers! Youruniversitys really cool cos all your teachers aredead fit. Thanks a million, mate.ArnoldxA real email (sort of)DearMiss Katie,</p> <p>It gives me greatpleasure and honour to write toyou. I was really chuffed and thrilled to bits afterIphonedyou. I just wanna say cheers! Youruniversitys really cool cos all your teachers aredead fit. Thanks a million, mate.ArnoldxA real email (sort of)DearMiss Katie,</p> <p>It gives me greatpleasure and honour to write toyou. I was really chuffed and thrilled to bits afterIphonedyou. I just wanna say cheers! Youruniversitys really cool cos all your teachers aredead fit. Thanks a million, mate.ArnoldxA real email (sort of)DearMiss Katie,</p> <p>It gives me greatpleasure and honour to write toyou. I was really chuffed and thrilled to bits afterIphonedyou. I just wanna say cheers! Youruniversitys really cool cos all your teachers aredead fit. Thanks a million, mate.ArnoldxA real email (sort of)DearMiss Katie,</p> <p>It gives me greatpleasure and honour to write toyou. I was really chuffed and thrilled to bits afterIphonedyou. I just wanna say cheers! Youruniversitys really cool cos all your teachers aredead fit. Thanks a million, mate.ArnoldxA real email (sort of)DearMiss Katie,</p> <p>It gives me greatpleasure and honour to write toyou. I was really chuffed and thrilled to bits afterIphonedyou. I just wanna say cheers! Youruniversitys really cool cos all your teachers aredead fit. Thanks a million, mate.ArnoldxA real email (sort of)DearMiss Katie,</p> <p>It gives me greatpleasure and honour to write toyou. I was really chuffed and thrilled to bits afterIphonedyou. I just wanna say cheers! Youruniversitys really cool cos all your teachers aredead fit. Thanks a million, mate.ArnoldxA real email (sort of)DearMiss Katie,</p> <p>It gives me greatpleasure and honour to write toyou. I was really chuffed and thrilled to bits afterIphonedyou. I just wanna say cheers! Youruniversitys really cool cos all your teachers aredead fit. Thanks a million, mate.ArnoldxA real email (sort of)DearMiss Katie,</p> <p>It gives me greatpleasure and honour to write toyou. I was really chuffed and thrilled to bits afterIphonedyou. I just wanna say cheers! Youruniversitys really cool cos all your teachers aredead fit. Thanks a million, mate.ArnoldxA real email (sort of)DearMiss Katie,</p> <p>It gives me greatpleasure and honour to write toyou. I was really chuffed and thrilled to bits afterIphonedyou. I just wanna say cheers! Youruniversitys really cool cos all your teachers aredead fit.</p> <p>Thanks a million, mate.ArnoldxA real email (sort of)DearMiss Katie,</p> <p>It gives me greatpleasure and honour to write toyou. I was really chuffed and thrilled to bits afterIphonedyou. I just wanna say cheers! Youruniversitys really cool cos all your teachers aredead fit. Thanks a million, mate.ArnoldxA real email (sort of)DearMiss Katie,</p> <p>It gives me greatpleasure and honour to write toyou. I was really chuffed and thrilled to bits afterIphonedyou. I just wanna say cheers! Youruniversitys really cool cos all your teachers aredead fit. Thanks a million, mate.ArnoldxPhrasal verbsTo shutPhrasal verbsTo shut upPhrasal verbsWhatve you come up with?Shes always going on about how fantastic Greenwich is.I wanted to live in Covent Garden but Im going to have to make do with Hammersmith as central Londons too expensive</p> <p>Formal vs InformalWriting SpeakingNever contractAlways contractNo phrasal verbsLoads of phrasal verbsNo slang Loads of slangGrammatically accurateNot grammatically accurateNo vaguenessVagueness okI/my/you/your etc = badI/my etc = good</p> <p>Some Golden Rules of Academic WritingFormality- no informal expressions- no phrasal verbs- no contractions- no vagueness2. Accuracy- check for common mistakes (eg?)3. Organisation/structure4. Dont try to be Shakespeare!</p> <p>ELSPWho are we?ELSP</p>