The language of Public Engagement is usually less formal and academic than the language of other types of written assignment.

In the Public Engagement assignments we find idiomatic phrasal expressions such as:

build up
clear up
come up with
cut down
end up with
get (back) into
knock back
pick up (on)
play on
split up
wrap up
Example

 

Some public engagement texts include language expressing personal feelings about the topic.

For example these adjectives:

amusing
exciting
inspiring
intriguing
shocking
staggering
whopping
worrying

 

Example

Try the following tasks to help you with the language of Public Engagement.

Task 1

The language of Public Engagement is usually less formal and academic than the language of other types of written assignment. Replace the informal word or phrase in the text with a more formal equivalent.

Exercise

Comments

Sorry! I didn't pay attention to the instructions.
I can't delete or cancel my other comment now, and why do i have to click save my commets twice? Should the Image Verfication be showed before I click save already like some blog sites?

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i dint get the point of question and the quiz sorry

Hello haydarugurlu,

The task asks you to rewrite the sentences using the given word. Try clicking 'Finish' to see an example of what you should do.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team