ESOL Rw/L1.3a

Recognise and understand an increasing range of vocabulary, applying knowledge of word structure, related words, word roots, derivations and borrowings (i) Know that some words are related to each other in form and meaning, and use this knowledge to help understand new words, e.g. photograph, photographer and photography (ii) Be aware of the origins and meaning of common prefixes and suffixes, e.g. anti-, pro-, bi-, tri-, -ology - and use them to aid understanding (iii) Realise that languages borrow words from each other, e.g. cul-de-sac, bungalow, chocolate, nosh

A Thesaurus is NOT a Dinosaur

Submitted by Nikki Gilbey on Mon, 2013-09-30 19:31

Literacy: Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.3

ESOL: ESOL Rw/L1.3a, ESOL Rw/L2.3a

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Intro to using a thesaurus to find synonyms and antonyms.

Root word family cards

Submitted by Gemma Holtam on Tue, 2012-03-06 11:12

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.

Vocabulary builder

Submitted by Ginny Anderson on Sun, 2011-06-12 23:20

Literacy: Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.3, Word origins

ESOL: ESOL Rw/L1.3a, ESOL Rw/L2.3a

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Quiz, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Challenging multiple choice quiz of vocabulary “borrowed” from other languages such as French, Greek and Italian. Words and phrases include: fait accompli, deja vu, ad hoc, bric-a-brac and many more. Makes a good warm up and could be used with small groups or individually.

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