ESOL Writing

Reported vs Direct speech

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Wed, 2014-10-01 10:34

Literacy: Apply punctuation and capitalisation, SLc/L1.2, Ws/L2.4, Functional English - writing

ESOL: ESOL Writing: sentence focus (punctuation and grammar), ESOL Writing

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Editor’s note
Updated Sept 17. Errors corrected and minor layout changes.

A handout and exercise sheets for using direct and reported speech. Gives several example of each and the exercises work by switching the same message between direct and reported speech.

I have used this as a speaking/listing exercise as well as writing for grammar/punctuation. Target group is really L1 /L2 but can work well with high E3 too.

ESOL E3 writing revision - correcting mistakes

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Thu, 2011-06-16 15:08

ESOL: ESOL Writing: sentence focus (punctuation and grammar), ESOL Writing

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

This revision task aims to prepare students for the Entry 3 ESOL writing test.
It portrays a sample student answer to Task 1 Cambridge ESOL E3 Test 067 with accompanying teacher feedback. The idea is that your student corrects the mistakes that have been pointed out by the teacher.
It also demonstrates some effective methods of feedback that you can use to help learners improve their writing – without actually making the corrections for them.
A knowledge of perfect tenses is expected.

preEntry Seasons and days of the week

Submitted by Claire Millard on Thu, 2011-05-19 10:42

Pre-entry: Rs/M8.1, Ws/M8.1, Rtc/M8.3, Ww/M8.1, Wt/M8.4, Ww/M8.2, Rw/M8.2, Rw/M8.3

ESOL: ESOL Reading, ESOL Writing

Level: M8, E1

Resource type: Cut and stick, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

The worksheets can be used as seems appropriate for your learners. My method was for learners to identify the seasons and write the names beneath the pictures – I had put them on the board in a random order for learners to be able to use first and second letter recognition to match the words and pictures.

The days of the week sheet was used as a recapping tool – learners insert the first letter, then fold at the dotted line and write them out again.

E1 writing practice - notes & messages

Submitted by Ginette Kriche on Fri, 2008-04-18 16:53

Literacy: Writing

ESOL: ESOL Writing

Level: E1

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Writing practice (in the style of Trinity exams – task 2) is an excellent series of ESOL writing tasks (ideal for Literacy too) with two very useful sample messages to look at first. Includes 4 postcard-writing tasks, 5 notes/messages, and 3 text message tasks.
Covers all ESOL E1 and Lit E1 writing elements.

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