Follow and contribute to discussions on a range of straightforward topics (a) Understand that a discussion can be affected by the nature of its purpose, and that their own purpose may differ from that of others (b) Know how to respond appropriately to other points of view

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.

Call My Bluff

Submitted by Ginny Anderson on Fri, 2011-03-04 09:36

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

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Game

A vocabulary building activity, involving dictionary use. Played in teams and based on the TV programme ‘Call My Bluff’. Teams compete to identify the true definition of a word when given a choice of three definitions, with one being true and two being false.

A great way to get learners to work together. I usually play this with level 1 and level 2 learners, either at the end of a session as an on going activity or as part of a session.

Words I have found beneficial are from L2 questions: narrative, evaluate, analytical, pessimistic and subjective.

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.

Dictionary Challenge

Submitted by Angela Kennedy-... on Sun, 2006-02-12 01:00

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

Resource type: Game

Level: E3, L1, L2

Wonderful team game for E3-L2 that provides good practice in spelling, group discussion and using dictionaries.

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