When you compare two things to describe something to a friend-that’s a language function-comparison.
When you give an opinion about a movie that you saw last week-that’s a language function-giving opinions.
When you call a doctor’s office to make an appointment- that’s a language function-making appointments.
Linguaskill requires you to be able to fulfill a wide variety of work related language functions, ranging from making appointments to describing problems in the office environment to disagreeing politely in the context of a meeting.
The language functions from Linguaskill are derived from the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). Taking a look at the CEFR is a good idea as it can give you some perspective on what you are studying for.
Getting to know what language functions are on the exam is a great way to prepare since it will help you to organize your studying. You don’t want to spend time studying functions that aren’t on Linguaskill; it would be a waste of valuable time. At GlobalExam, our study materials and the study plan that we devise for you are based on the language functions that you will need to be ready for Linguaskill.
Our blog will give you the background on Linguaskill language functions, so give it a read.