ESOL Rw/E3.1a

Recognise and understand relevant specialist key words (i) Develop awareness of the concept of key words, i.e. that some words are more important than others in particular contexts Example Read and understand key words and expressions in learner's personal contexts, e.g. in an office: file, fax-back form, order, receipt, database, expenses. (ii) Develop range of lexis in various contexts, e.g. in reading at work, education or home (iii) Develop understanding of a range of collocations and fixed expressions (iv) Be aware that some words in learner's other languages will not have direct translations in English, and vice versa, and that others may appear similar but have different meanings, e.g. sympathique in French means pleasant rather than sympathetic (v) Develop knowledge of word families, shared roots, prefixes and suffixes, to help read and understand some key specialist words, e.g. psychology, psychologist, psychological all come from the Greek root psukhe meaning breath, life, soul (vi) Understand that knowledge of prefixes and suffixes can be generalised to other vocabulary, e.g. biology, biologist, biological

Root word family cards

Submitted by Gemma Holtam on Tue, 2012-03-06 10:12

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E3.1, Rw/L1.3, Ww/L1.1, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E2.3a, ESOL Rw/E3.1a, ESOL Rw/E3.5a, ESOL Rw/L1.1a, ESOL Rw/L1.3a, ESOL Ww/E2.1b, ESOL Ww/E3.1a, ESOL Ww/L1.1a

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Flash cards, Sort or match cards

Root word family cards are two sets of flash cards that can be used to visualise the concept of root words to entry level and L1 students.

The entry level cards contain a number of root words and their word families, with a picture representation of each word. The level one sheet contains a higher level of vocabulary and the pictures have been removed.

Lesson Ideas

  • The cards could be given to the students to group into word families.

British animal resources

Submitted by Kathy Emmott on Sun, 2011-09-04 17:30

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

ICT: Functional ICT

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E2.1a, ESOL Rw/E3.1a, General ESOL

Context: Animal care, farming & equine

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Two resources that can be used together or independently.

  • An ICC / Literacy / Functional English / ESOL research project task sheet on “My favourite British animal”. E3-L2 reading, writing and ICT
  • A basic animal anatomy vocabulary sheet for E2-E3 ESOL (paw, claw, antler, etc.)

For more of Kathy’s animal resources go to ‘see also’ below. (Birds of Prey resources)

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