The Functional Language Phrase Bank is a collection of functional phrases taken from spoken data by adults, adolescents and children. It takes functions commonly used in ELT coursebooks (for example, giving advice) and provides lists of relevant phrases used to express that function. This language is up-to-date and representative of British English speakers at a variety of ages and from different contexts, as well as adult American English functional language. The tool also provides information about the CEFR levels for the functions and frequency of the phrase.

This tool requires a login. Currently the tool is not publicly available but this is being planned for the future.

 

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