BULATS Functional Language Needs Analysis and Overview

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Advanced
Grammar Topic: General
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Published: 6th May 2011

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BULATS Functional Language Needs Analysis and Overview

The things below are all covered in various parts of the BULATS tests. Number the functions from 
1 for the thing that you most want to spend class time on to 20 for the thing you least want to 
spend class time on, deciding by factors like difficulty and how often you do that in your work. 

Asking for and giving personal details (name, occupation, etc.)

Asking about and describing jobs and responsibilities

Asking about and describing a company and its organisation

Asking for and giving information about a product or service

Arranging appointments/meetings

Inviting, accepting and refusing offers and invitations

Asking for and giving permission

Giving instructions

Predicting and describing future possibilities

Asking for and giving opinions (including agreeing and disagreeing)

Making, accepting and rejecting suggestions and recommendations

Justifying decisions and past actions

Discussing interests and leisure activities

Thanking and expressing appreciation

Apologising and accepting apologies

Making travel enquiries, reservations, requests and complaints

Understanding and discussing prices and delivery dates, offers and agreements

Making comparisons and expressing preferences.

Making and receiving complaints

Descriptions and explanations of company performance and results, trends, events 
and changes

Compare answers with a partner, explaining why you have chosen things that are very  
different from your partner.

Tell the class about major similarities and differences in your group. 

Do the same with these kinds of documents:

Formal email

Informal email

Formal letter

Informal letter

Memo

Note

Formal report

Informal report

What are the differences between the various kinds of documents mentioned above?

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2011

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