ESOL Ws/L1.1a

Write using complex sentences (i) Write using sentences consisting of a main clause and one or more subordinate clauses (ii) Use a range of connectives (e.g. as, if, unless, so, as a result of that, even though) to express contrast, reason, purpose, condition, consequence; using ellipses; using prepositional, adjectival and adverbial phrases to show time, manner, degree, extent, frequency and probability (iii) Use conditional sentences (iv) Understand and apply conventions of reported speech (v) Understand that complete sentences should not be strung together with commas to make longer 'sentences', but should be either left as separate sentences or correctly joined, e.g. with a conjunction (vi) Recognise the importance of word order and punctuation in complex sentences, and use this understanding to avoid ambiguity (vii) Select a sentence structure suitable for the text, e.g. know that informal texts are likely to use a contracted form of the verb and include colloquial expressions; more formal ones are likely to have verbs written out in full, include more nouns and noun phrases, more complex modal phrases and more use of passive.

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.

Grandma's story: Living in the Outback

Submitted by Marion Martin on Thu, 2011-12-29 14:00

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/E3.2, Ws/L1.1, Ws/L1.2, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2, Wt/L1.1

Pre-entry: Text Focus (interest)

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E3.1a, ESOL Rt/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/E3.1a, ESOL Ws/E3.2a, ESOL Ws/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/L1.2a, ESOL Wt/E3.1a, ESOL Wt/E3.2a, ESOL Wt/L1.1a

Free tags: Australia, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A first person autobiographical account of life in outback Australia.
Exercises include comprehension questions using when, where etc.
A revision of past tense verbs – regular and irregular.
A fill the gap using the correct verb tense.
A writing prompt for students to write about themselves – emphasising the use of conjunctions and short paragraphs.
A Wordsearch.
Includes a glossary of Australian words used in the text.

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

Modal verbs worksheet

Submitted by Geoff Saunders on Fri, 2011-09-02 21:21

ESOL: ESOL Rt/L2.4a, ESOL Sc/L1.2a, ESOL Sc/L2.2a, ESOL Sc/L2.3a, ESOL Sd/L2.2c, ESOL Ws/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/L2.2a

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Information and examples of modal verbs followed by a cloze exercise and sentence writing.

Passive verb forms

Submitted by Margit Hallam on Mon, 2008-03-03 15:53

Literacy: Rs/L2.1, Ws/L2.2

ESOL: ESOL Rs/L2.1a, ESOL Ws/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/L2.2a

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide

Passive verb forms is a useful 1 page reference sheet for L1 and L2 ESOL (and tutors).

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