Language is used to do many different things. We need language when we ask questions, give opinions, make suggestions and much more. There are usually clues in the words we use to show what we are doing. The different things we do with language are called language functions. Look at these 20 language functions, then listen to 15 snippets of conversation and mark the number of each conversation with the correct language function in the box. The first one has been done for you. There are more functions in the list than you will need.