ESOL Ws/E1.1a

Construct a simple sentence, using basic word order and verb form (i) Understand the concept of a sentence and that sentences can be put together to make text (ii) Recognise common patterns for simple statements, questions and instructions, and the fact that this may differ from the word order in their other languages, e.g. in Turkish the common word order is subject-object-verb (iii) Apply the above understanding when writing

Sentence Types in English Language

Submitted by Tony Merrett on Mon, 2016-02-29 12:22

Pre-entry: Sentence Focus

Literacy: Ws/E1.1, Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/L1.1, Ws/L2.1

ESOL: ESOL Ws/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E2.1a, ESOL Ws/E3.1a, ESOL Ws/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/L2.1a

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E3, L1, L2

This handout describes the basic sentence types as used in the English language. It can be used to introduce or reinforce the concepts.

Editor’s note
This also makes a useful handout / reminder for vocational teachers who are embedding Functional English.

Adjectives in order (review and practice)

Submitted by Phoebe McLeod on Tue, 2013-09-10 16:47

Pre-entry: Speaking & Listening

ESOL: ESOL Sc/E1.4a, ESOL Sc/E1.4d, ESOL Sc/E2.3f, ESOL Ws/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E2.2a

Context: Independent living

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2

Used with an Entry Level 1 ESOL group.
1) Bring in some real objects such as a long red wool scarf, a green plastic bag, a small silver mobile phone. Discuss the word order used to describe them. Learners can describe their own bags, phones, and clothes as necessary and write some examples on the table.
2) Put the adjectives in order in the example sentences and check as a group.
3) Role play.

Santa Claus’ present hunt

Submitted by Paul O'Connor on Wed, 2011-04-13 20:42

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rs/E2.1a, ESOL Rs/E2.1b, ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E1.1a

Free tags: Christmas

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Game, Hands-on / practical activity, Writing prompts

This is a ‘prepositions of place’ resource I use with my 16-19 (and adult!) ESOL learners before Christmas. It’s basically an Easter egg hunt but with Christmas presents instead of eggs.

The number of presents and lines can be tailored to the class. I’ve used this with E1/E2 ESOL groups, although there may be a use for Numeracy and Literacy. It’s a fun, lively activity which I hope you find useful.

Present tense cards

Submitted by Tricia Priestly on Tue, 2008-10-28 16:52

ESOL: ESOL Sc/E1.4a, ESOL Ws/E1.1a

Resource type: Sort or match cards

Level: E1

A set of cards aimed at Entry 1 ESOL students learning the present simple tense for habitual routine. Print on card and use for controlled practice activities (sort into sentences about getting up, breakfast, going to work etc.).

Entry 1 ESOL assessments

Submitted by Amanda Burgess on Mon, 2008-08-18 16:53

Literacy: General literacy / English

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E1.1a

Level: E1

Resource type: Assessment material

Three one-page tasks covering: write a simple sentence, recognise signs/symbols and follow a simple narrative. Use as evidence that a given learning outcome has been achieved. Also useful for diagnostic assessment and Entry 1 literacy.

Shopping - integrated activities

Submitted by Ginette Kriche on Sun, 2008-05-18 16:53

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1b, ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Sc/E1.3b, ESOL Sc/E1.4d, ESOL Ws/E1.1a

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Independent living, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E1

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A fabulous set of integrated activities that cover food vocabulary, use of is/are, paired speaking and listening practice (asking the price of food – with fill-in dialogue cards), reading and writing shopping lists.

E1 spelling and sentence building

Submitted by Ginette Kriche on Thu, 2008-04-17 16:53

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Rs/E1.1, Rw/E1.1, Ws/E1.1

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E1.1a, ESOL Ww/E1.1a, ESOL Ww/E1.1b, ESOL Ww/E1.1c

Level: E1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A very useful set of 15 graduated tasks that involve reading sentences, learning key words / spellings and writing sentences.

Farmers' Markets

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Tue, 2007-11-27 17:18

Literacy: Rt/E1.1, Rt/E2.1

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E1.1a

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2

An interesting E1-2 text (and questions) useful for general comprehension and introducing the third person present simple. With ideas for extension work and adapting the text for your local area.

What time does Maria get up?

Submitted by Claire Hammond on Sun, 2007-03-25 17:18

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E1.2d, ESOL Rw/E1.3b, ESOL Sc/E1.4a, ESOL Ws/E1.1a

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1

Very good straightforward text about Maria’s day with 4 pages of resources, teaching ideas and answer sheet. Covers asking and answering questions, writing simple sentences and much more .
Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 4 – Local Transport) but can be used alone.


Submitted by June Mill on Tue, 2005-07-19 14:02

Pre-entry: Rti/M7.3, SLc/M7.1, SLc/M7.2, Wt/M8.1, SLlr/M8.2, Rtc/M8.3, SLc/M8.1, SLlr/M8.4

Literacy: Ws/E1.1, Ws/E2.1, Wt/E1.1, Wt/E2.1

ESOL: ESOL Ws/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E2.1a, ESOL Wt/E1.1a, ESOL Wt/E2.1a

Resource type: Discussion points, Writing prompts

Level: M7, M8, E1, E2

5 hand drawn storyboards – shopping, holidays, swimming, getting-up and a bank robbery! Pictures can be cut up, muddled and re-sequenced; simple sentences written out to match with pictures; sentences written in the present to be changed to past tense (ESOL); write sentences then join with conjunctions e.g. then, next; or simply as prompts for conversation and discussion.

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