Make contributions to discussions that are relevant to the subject (a) Make contributions at the appropriate time, i.e. following on from the most recent point, not several points back (b) Know and use phrases that help relate their own contribution to others', in discussions with more than one person

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.

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, SLd/E3.1, SLd/E3.2, SLd/E3.3

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E3

Resource type: Discussion points

Aimed at getting motor vehicle students talking in readiness for Functional Skills English (speaking, listening and communication) exams.
Lots of prompts for discussing the pros and cons of driving modified cars. Fully mapped to E3 Functional English.

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.

What's in your wallet?

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Sun, 2007-02-18 17:19

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

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Autistic spectrum support

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for many literacy and/or numeracy students.
General financial numeracy theme on budgeting, expenditure, saving etc – accompanied by two way discussion, making sense of monetary idioms and cliches (e.g. ‘making both ends meet’), and writing complete sentences.

Moral Dilemmas

Submitted by Saul Pope on Tue, 2006-10-24 17:11

Literacy: Writing, Rs/E3.2, SLd/E3.1, SLd/E3.2, SLd/L1.1, SLd/L2.1, SLd/L2.4, SLlr/E3.5, SLlr/E3.6, SLlr/L1.6, SLlr/L2.3, SLlr/L2.4

Resource type: Discussion points, Game, Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E3, L1, L2

Moral Dilemmas is a great game aimed at 16-18 year olds (easily adapted for other age groups) that provides focus points for group discussion along with reading, writing and listening practice.

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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