Express clearly statements of fact and short accounts and descriptions (a) Understand that meaning must be expressed clearly for the listener to follow, and act on it if necessary (b) Understand that the amount of information and the style of account or description will depend on the context

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E1.1, MSS1/E2.1, MSS1/E2.2

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, SLc/E1.1, SLc/E1.4, SLc/E2.1, SLc/E2.3

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Retail Hospitality Customer service

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

Level: E1, E2

Choosing and purchasing food and drinks. General discussion of foods that can be bought in a cafe or other outlets.
Find the cheapest, most expensive, two the same price, etc.
E1 – match food pics to words
Adding up the total cost of their meal (whole pounds or Australian dollars only).
Plus a cafe order docket for a role play. Students can take turns in being a waiter or waitress and writing down orders and adding up the bill.

Foods that we like!

Submitted by Kathryn Fleming on Mon, 2011-08-29 18:22

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, SLc/E1.3, SLc/E2.2, SLc/E2.3, SLlr/L1.6

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - number, HD1/E1.1, HD1/E2.4, HD1/E3.3

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Ice breaker, Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Find out and record everyone’s favorites from a diverse list of foods. Use as an icebreaker in any Entry Level literacy, numeracy, Functional Skills or ESOL lesson.

Also ties in well with lessons on diversity, healthy eating, collecting data, making / taking simple surveys, tallies, counting, asking questions, etc.

Mapped to Functional Maths and SfL adult numeracy, Functional English (speaking, listening and communication) and SfL adult literacy.

Draw my picture

Submitted by Julie Hobson on Thu, 2008-05-08 15:53

Literacy: SLc/E2.1, SLc/E2.3, SLc/E2.4, SLlr/E1.6, SLlr/E2.2, SLlr/E2.4

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E2

A classic paired listening and speaking activity that provides practice with giving and following instructions. Plus extension ideas that cover asking and answering questions.

Dating Agency

Submitted by Saul Pope on Mon, 2008-02-11 15:53

Literacy: SLc/E2.3, SLc/E3.3

ESOL: ESOL Sc/E2.3d, ESOL Sc/E2.3f, ESOL Sc/E3.4d, ESOL Sc/E3.4f

Context: Independent living

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E2, E3

An amusing yet effective way to practise speaking skills – particularly giving descriptions and explanations. Plus ideas for related writing work and suggested variations for those for whom a dating agency scenario is not appropriate.

Speaking about Health

Submitted by Lyn Hunter on Sun, 2008-02-03 15:53

Literacy: SLc/E1.4, SLc/E2.3, SLc/E3.3

ESOL: ESOL Sc/E1.4a, ESOL Sc/E1.4d, ESOL Sc/E2.3a, ESOL Sc/E2.3f, ESOL Sc/E3.4a, ESOL Sc/E3.4f

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Resource type: Game, Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E1, E2, E3

A board game that can be used to encourage speaking skills at many levels (ESOL or Literacy). With teaching ideas and curriculum links.

Describing people

Submitted by Laura Jeffrey Kiiza on Mon, 2007-01-15 16:19

Literacy: SLc/E2.3, SLc/E3.3, Ws/E2.2

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

Level: E2, E3

Provides individual and paired work using adjectives in written and spoken descriptions (appearance and personality).

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