Use implicit and explicit knowledge of different types of word (e.g. linking words [connectives], nouns, verbs, adjectives), of word order, and of possible plausible meanings, to help decode unfamiliar words and predict meaning (a) Understand that grammatical patterns, word order, types of word and meanings are inter-related and that only certain types of words and certain meanings will make sense in any particular place in a sentence

Parts of a sentence

Submitted by Brenda Doyle on Mon, 2013-02-11 14:06

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Ws/E3.2, Ws/E3.3, Ws/L1.2, Ws/L2.3

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E3, L1, L2

Brief descriptions of the main parts of a sentence to help understand the vocabulary of grammar.

Editor’s note
A very useful handout for students at several levels.

Youth Clubs

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sat, 2012-05-19 18:17

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Discussion points, Writing prompts

Level: E3, L1

Predicting words from context in a text about youth clubs. It then opens up discussion for how they might help reduce youth crime.

Editor’s note: cloze exercise with opportunities for writing / commenting. With answer sheet.

Literacy: Rs/E3.1, Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rs/L2.1

Free tags: adjectives, adverbs, Noiuns

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Game, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Cards to help students recognise what nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
They can then play the bingo game or use highlighter pens to identify the different parts of speech in a text.

Parts of speech worksheet

Submitted by Lisa Smith on Sat, 2012-04-28 18:10

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rs/L2.1

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

A worksheet that lists all of the most common word types and has space for the learners to enter their own description and their own examples.

To be completed over a number of weeks as each word type is covered and understood. The completed sheets can then be used as a revision tool / personal glossary.

Life in the Victorian era

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Wed, 2011-12-21 20:00

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Ww/L1.1

Context: History

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Cloze exercise

A clever grammar/vocabulary/spelling task that combines a cloze exercise with homophone practice. The text is about the Victorian era and is particularly suitable for students with an interest in history.

Word classes Wordle

Submitted by Kate Lindley on Wed, 2011-12-21 15:04

Literacy: General literacy / English, Rs/E3.1, Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A simple exercise where students separate the words from the Wordle into nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.


Submitted by Helen Connell on Wed, 2011-11-09 12:41

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.4, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3

Free tags: Winter, Equality and Diversity, Christmas

Context: Gardening & Horticulture, History

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Nice selection of winter activities written for an E3-L2 Functional Skills group (best for E3-L1).
The main activities are a reading comprehension (about the history of poinsettias and how they came to be popular at Christmas time) and a cloze exercise based on an old Mexican religious legend. There are also some maths questions.

Introduction to grammar

Submitted by Christine Greenhill on Mon, 2011-09-05 09:09

Literacy: Rs/E3.1, Rs/E3.2, Ws/E2.2

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E3.1b, ESOL Ws/E2.2a

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Resource type: Handout or guide, Interactive presentation, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

Lovely introduction to nouns, verbs and adjectives. For E2-3 ESOL and Literacy.
Start with the PPT which is based on a very tasty bakery theme and includes information and examples for students to work through. Follow this with the handout and a highlighting exercise.

Parts of speech activity

Submitted by Ruth North on Mon, 2011-04-18 19:55

Literacy: Rs/E2.2, Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rs/L2.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

This activity is in two parts.Firstly, learners should use the cards to match the words to their meanings. Next they should use the fill in worksheet to give an example for each one. Full instructions included.In addition to parts of speech it also includes synonym and homophone terms.

David Beckham

Submitted by Ann Matsunaga on Sun, 2009-11-29 17:24

Literacy: Rs/E3.2


Context: Sport

Resource type: Cloze exercise

Level: E3

David Beckham is an Entry 3 cloze exercise which focuses on past tense verbs. Created as a replacement for the now dated Beckham text in the Skills for Life ESOL materials 2003 (Entry 3, Unit 2 Sport & Exercise, page 2) and is ideal for ESOL and Literacy students who are also football fans.

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