Literacy: General literacy / English
ESOL: ESOL Listening, ESOL Speaking, ESOL Reading
Free tags: Equality and Diversity
Context: Art Film Media Music TV
Resource type: Discussion points, Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Teaching idea
These lesson activities are based on scenes from David Lean’s 1984 film, A Passage to India. Topics relating to culture, integration, separation, race, ethnicity, identity and humanity can easily be raised and discussed via the materials and the film scenes. There are many ways of using this original material and the suggestions are just activities that have worked with L2 and [even] L1 students.
ESOL: ESOL Speaking
Free tags: asking and answering questions, entry 2 verb tenses, Exam practice, jobs
Resource type: Assessment material, Listening and/or speaking activity, Revision material
Topics to discuss based on Ascentis ESOL Entry 2 Speaking and Listening exam. Learners work in groups of 3. Each is given a slightly different topic to prepare and discuss, all based around a theme. In this case jobs. They are all expected to demonstrate use of present simple, present continuous, past simple and future tenses, as appropriate.
Each learner speaks for a few minutes and then the other two ask them questions. Then the next learner speaks for a few minutes, and so on.