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Non-Standard English: How to Differentiate 3

In this worksheet, students practise changing non-standard English to standard English and consider when standard English should be used.

'Non-Standard English: How to Differentiate 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Spoken Language

Curriculum subtopic:   Speak with Confidence

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Worksheet Overview

We often use non-standard English when we are with our family and friends but there are times when we are expected to use standard English for speaking and writing.

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For adults it is important to be able to use standard English for things like job applications and interviews. In school it is better to use standard English for non-fiction writing and for things like giving talks in assembly.

 

For example:

'That book I were reading were well cool!' and 'I really enjoyed the book I was reading' are two different ways of saying the same thing, but if you were talking to an important visitor to school it would probably be better to use the standard English version.

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