In which order would someone place the following three questions in an ESOL classroom and why?

1. How about going to the cinema?

2. Shall we go to the cinema tonight?

3. I suggest we go to the cinema tonight
3-2-1 on the basis of decreasing formality.
2-3-1 on the basis of grammatical transparency.
1-2-3 on the basis of decreasing popular usage.
Hi Cubix,

It depends entirely upon the aim of the lesson.
The order in which you present these sentences goes from informl (1) to very formal(3), so you might be using them to demonstrate that. Or you might be holding a class on the language of suggestion. Context is everything. Emotion: smile