II.2 FORMAL and INFORMAL LANGUAGE

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II.2 Formal/Informal Language : 

II.2 Formal/Informal Language p. 28 Independent Practice

1. Choose the sentence that would be appropriate in a letter to a friend but NOT appropriate in a formal report. : 

1. Choose the sentence that would be appropriate in a letter to a friend but NOT appropriate in a formal report. A. Edgar Allan Poe lost many loved ones in his short life. B. Poe married his young cousin and took care of her in poor health. C. You won’t believe how old Poe’s young wife was. D. Poe died mysteriously when it looked as if he finally had a chance at happiness.

2. Choose the sentence that would be inappropriate in a formal report. : 

2. Choose the sentence that would be inappropriate in a formal report. A. You can see that a bird’s respiratory system is extremely efficient. B. Air sacs extend throughout the bird’s body and into the hollow bones. C. Air flows through the bird’s lungs instead of merely in and out. D. The bird’s breathing system is so efficient that it can function with much smaller lungs.

3. Choose the sentence that would be appropriate in a letter to a friend but NOT in a formal report. : 

3. Choose the sentence that would be appropriate in a letter to a friend but NOT in a formal report. A. Adult seahorses range in size from one inch to more than a foot in length. B. Their name comes from the way their head and neck resemble a horse. C. It is really cool that the male seahorse carries the eggs rather than the female. D. The seahorse also has the ability to change color to protect itself.

4. Choose the sentence that would be inappropriate in a formal report.(1) The three branches of the US Federal Government are the legislative, executive, and judicial. (2) The legislative branch makes laws and includes the Congress, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. (3) The executive branch enforces laws and includes the President, the Vice President, and the Cabinet. (4) You know that the judicial branch figures out how to interpret the laws and includes the courts. : 

4. Choose the sentence that would be inappropriate in a formal report.(1) The three branches of the US Federal Government are the legislative, executive, and judicial. (2) The legislative branch makes laws and includes the Congress, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. (3) The executive branch enforces laws and includes the President, the Vice President, and the Cabinet. (4) You know that the judicial branch figures out how to interpret the laws and includes the courts. Sentence 1 Sentence 2 Sentence 3 Sentence 4

5. Which sentence would be inappropriate in a formal report?(1) Rattlesnakes, copperheads, and cottonmouth moccasins belong to the family of pit vipers. (2) These poisonous snakes have a pit between the eyes and the nostril on each side of the head. (3) They also have elliptical pupils and one row of plates beneath the tail. (4) Venom of these snakes affects the circulatory system and can make you sick as a dog. : 

5. Which sentence would be inappropriate in a formal report?(1) Rattlesnakes, copperheads, and cottonmouth moccasins belong to the family of pit vipers. (2) These poisonous snakes have a pit between the eyes and the nostril on each side of the head. (3) They also have elliptical pupils and one row of plates beneath the tail. (4) Venom of these snakes affects the circulatory system and can make you sick as a dog. Sentence 1 Sentence 2 Sentence 3 Sentence 4

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