Vocabulary of Formality

Very often, learning vocabulary through real life situations is important and today, I am presenting an interesting topic for Academic students because they’re required to write and study formal words for IELTS examinations. For general training module, this is interesting because they actually sometimes work in a very formal situation at there workplace.

Let’s take a look at some of the formal words you may come across in life.

Language representing formality

Formal language

At work place you’re require to comply with formal rules. That means you’re expected to act according to certain rules and regulations.

It is often one of the requirements that you follow certain etiquette or custom.

In formal situation, you should call your colleague or boss with Mr. or Ms. or Mrs. whereas in informal situations, you simply call them by their first names.

Formal way: Mr. Clientsword

Informal way: Hey, John

There is also this phrase, to be formal

That means to behave in a polite, slightly distant way

The opposite is to be casual/informal

You tend to be quite casual when you’re with your friends.

In formal work culture, you’re required to ask permissions to do something whereas in informal situations, you can almost do whatever you like.

Like, if you want to meet your manager or your dean, you’ll usually need to make an appointment prior to your visit.

So, these are some of phrases that I wanted to teach you today.

Tell me more about the work culture around you or the situation in your university or high school. Is it formal or informal?

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