Follow the main points and make appropriate contributions to the discussion (a) Listen and be able to distinguish the main points from the detail (b) Understand that appropriate contributions relate to the topic of conversation

Railway Safety discussion prompts

Submitted by Meera Popat on Wed, 2014-10-01 10:09

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, SLd/E2.2, SLd/E3.2, SLd/L1.1

Context: Health and safety

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Discussion points, Informative presentation

A railway safety PowerPoint to be used as a discussion on why we need to stay safe around railway lines. Can be used as a speaking and listening tool to form discussion points or as a reading comprehension.

Road Users board game

Submitted by Nina Philps on Wed, 2008-08-13 16:53

Literacy: Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.1, SLd/E1.1, SLd/E2.2, Wt/E1.1, Wt/E2.1

Resource type: Game

Level: E1, E2

Road Users board game is a great way to practice whole word recognition, discussion and writing composition skills. All you need is dice, counters and a vivid imagination!

Conversation and discussion

Submitted by Karen Beasley on Thu, 2008-05-08 16:53

Literacy: SLc/E2.1, SLd/E2.2

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2

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

An ‘active’ worksheet first used in a Skills for Work class. Ideal for prompting discussion on the importance of good communication skills in the workplace.

St George's Day discussion

Submitted by Trish Bradwell on Wed, 2008-04-30 16:53

Literacy: SLd/E2.2, SLd/E3.2

Free tags: Equality and Diversity, St George's Day

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Discussion points

Uses a news report to prompt discussion about St George’s Day and whether it should be a national holiday. Written for E2-E3 but could also be used at higher levels.

Conversation skills

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Tue, 2006-09-26 17:11

Literacy: SLd/E2.2, SLd/E3.1, SLd/E3.2, SLd/E3.3, SLd/L1.1, SLd/L1.2

General: Autistic spectrum support

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Mind map

Encourages learners to think (and mind-map / thought-web) about skills required for a good conversation and then test them out and evaluate after a 5 minute conversation with a partner.
Written for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome but suitable for all.

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