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Using language appropriate to both audience and task
These two academics describe how students should reflect the complexity of the perspectives they write about by using cautious or 'hedging' language.Sign in to view this video
Using an appropriate writing style gives an introduction to different writing styles for different subject areas and purposes.
Various subjects often want you to achieve an objectivity and formality in your writing. The following sets of activities from the University of Southampton explore ways to develop a more formal and objective writing style.
Activities from the University of Southampton on how to extend your vocabulary from single base words, including examples from a business context
The following activities from the University of Southampton aim to help you get to grips with noun phrases (a useful way of expressing complex ideas).
The following activities from the University of Southampton aim to help you express subtle differences in meanings and express arguments cautiously thus avoiding bold statements that cannot be supported.
There is a clear explanation on the British Council 'Learn English' site of how Modal verbs express degrees of uncertainty (includes grammar game practice).