Formal Words And Informal Words

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Formal Words And Informal Words - Quiz

We have been talking about formal writing. Can you decide if the language in these sentences is formal or informal?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The kids found it hard to jump over the really big hurdles.

    • A.

      Formal?

    • B.

      Informal?

    Correct Answer
    B. Informal?
    Explanation
    The words "kids", "hard" and "really big" are informal words. More formal words could be students, difficult, immense, large etc.

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  • 2. 

    Mr C found it really easy to keep the kids in at lunch because they talked way too much.

    • A.

      Formal?

    • B.

      Informal?

    Correct Answer
    B. Informal?
    Explanation
    "Really easy", "kids", "way too much" are infomral ways of saying words like convenient, unchallenging, students, class, excessively etc.

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  • 3. 

    Mr Whalley was well-behaved when he attended the function at the end of the year.

    • A.

      Formal?

    • B.

      Informal?

    Correct Answer
    A. Formal?
    Explanation
    "Attended" and "function" are formal ways of saying things like turned up to, arrived, party etc.

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  • 4. 

    Varian behaved dreadfully when his parents were not at home.

    • A.

      Formal

    • B.

      Informal

    Correct Answer
    A. Formal
    Explanation
    "Dreadfully" and "parents" are formal ways of saying things like badly, wickedly, mum and dad etc.

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  • 5. 

    The meal tasted delicious, despite containing pumpkin.

    • A.

      Formal

    • B.

      Informal

    Correct Answer
    A. Formal
    Explanation
    "Delicious", "despite" and "containing" are formal words for saying things like yummy, even though, having etc

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  • 6. 

    The students were really loud on the bus, even though they were told to be quiet.

    • A.

      Formal?

    • B.

      Informal?

    Correct Answer
    A. Formal?
    Explanation
    "Students" is used as a formal word, kids and boys and girls would be more informal. There is also no other really informal language that you would say to a friend in this sentence

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  • 7. 

    Mr C's cooking smelt gross, even though it tasted great.

    • A.

      Formal?

    • B.

      Informal?

    Correct Answer
    B. Informal?
    Explanation
    "Gross" is a very informal word, a more formal word would be terrible or disgusting. "Great" is also an informal word and can be replaced with excellent.

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