ESOL Ws/E2.1a

Construct simple and compound sentences, using common conjunctions to connect two clauses, e.g. as and but (i) Combine simple sentences to make compound sentences by using conjunctions such as and, but, or (ii) Use appropriate word order in simple and compound sentences, with awareness of how this may differ from word order in other languages (iii) Use basic verb forms appropriately to signify past, present or future time, and use adverbial time references appropriately. E.g. I'm seeing my sister next week. We're going to play football on Saturday. (iv) Use noun phrases, including articles and other determiners, as well as adverbs and prepositional phrases as appropriate (v) Apply understanding of where it is and where it is not necessary to write in full sentences. E.g. Asking a fellow parent what items they need to buy for a child's school trip and writing them in a list. Texting a friend to arrange to meet.

Sentence Types in English Language

Submitted by Tony Merrett on Mon, 2016-02-29 11:22

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.

Using common conjunctions

Submitted by Lisa Smith on Wed, 2011-11-02 00:00

Literacy: Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/L1.1, Functional English - writing

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

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment


A set of resources which explains the use of conjunctions and worksheets to practice using them correctly. Eight common conjunctions are covered in 5 different worksheets, along with a useful handout and a related word fill puzzle to check understanding.
Mapped to Entry Level 2 Functional English and E2-L1 Adult Literacy

Entry 2 ESOL assessments

Submitted by Amanda Burgess on Mon, 2008-08-18 15:53

ESOL: ESOL Ws/E2.1a, ESOL Ws/E2.3a, ESOL Ws/E2.4a

Resource type: Assessment material

Level: E2

Two one-page tasks covering: punctuation (full stops and capital letters) and writing with simple verb tenses. Use as evidence that a given learning outcome has been achieved. Also useful for diagnostic assessment.

Storyboards

Submitted by June Mill on Tue, 2005-07-19 13:02

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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