ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1b, ESOL Rw/E2.5a, ESOL Ww/E1.2a
Free tags: Equality and Diversity
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
Written for E1-E2 ESOL students but also suitable for E1-2 Functional English.
ESOL: ESOL Rw/E3.4a
Context: Employment skills & Public services
Resource type: Interactive presentation, Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment
The resources have been designed to complement the alphabetical ordering component of the E2 and E3 adult literacy exams. There are are four printable worksheets suitable for levels E2-E3. Two worksheets have also been adapted as PPT slides which include audio files so that the jobs and instructions can be heard as well as read.
Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E2.2, Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Functional English - reading, Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Wt/E3.4, Ww/L1.1
Free tags: Autumn, Equality and Diversity, Halloween
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment
Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/E2.3, Rw/E2.4, Rw/E3.2, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing
Free tags: Equality and Diversity, St George's Day
Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
Based loosely on C&G E3 literacy exam papers, this covers many of the criteria through a seasonal topic.
It includes reading comprehension questions (E3-L1), a dictionary and alphabetical order task (E2-E3), form filling (E2-E3) and letter writing (E3-L2). There’s also plenty of scope for discussion. The form filling and write-to-your MP tasks are also suitable for Functional English. Ideal for mixed ability groups.
Literacy: Prefixes, suffixes & plurals, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4
Resource type: Cloze exercise, Worksheet or assignment
Useful worksheet for higher Entry 3 learners. A cloze exercise where all the missing words end in the suffix -sion. It also improves vocabulary and encourages the use of a dictionary to check the meaning of unknown words.
As an extra challenge – or for Level 1 learners – fold the word list (at the bottom of the sheet) over so the learner has no clues.
Context: Art Film Media Music TV
Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards
A multi-functional resource for Literacy or Numeracy. Sample TV listings by day, programme, start and end times, channel and genre. Use for alphabetic or numeric sorting, skimming and scanning exercises, literacy social sight vocabulary for days of the week, numeracy exercises for calculating time, etc. This resource contains some sample exercise questions to use which can be developed further according to need. I laminated the sheets and then cut up into days so lower level learners can move the elements around. Higher level learners can work from the whole page sheets as well.
Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing
Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment
A resource to improve the correct use and spelling of technical vocabulary. Includes info/answer sheet, matching game (15 words), alphabetical ordering, and spelling ideas. For individual or group challenges.
Free tags: Wordle
Context: Catering Food Nutrition
Resource type: Interactive whiteboard, Worksheet or assignment
Covers ordering by first and second place letters. Ideal for catering students or anyone with an interest in food. Great for displaying on an interactive whiteboard.
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