SLc/E3.3

Express clearly statements of fact and give short explanations, accounts and descriptions (a) Use knowledge of context and situation to judge the level of detail required (b) Understand that sticking to the point is usually a factor in successful short explanations, accounts and descriptions (c) Understand that, as well as facts, opinions and feelings may form part of explanations, accounts or descriptions, depending on context and situation

Exotic fruits adjectives

Submitted by Gill Gibbons on Mon, 2008-06-02 15:53

Literacy: SLc/E3.1, SLc/E3.3, SLlr/E3.2, Ws/E2.2

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Lesson plan, Quiz, Worksheet or assignment

A super, complete E2-E3 lesson plan (and resources) originally written for e2e students looking at healthy eating, but great for any group. The lesson plan pays particular attention to equality and diversity.
Includes detailed plan, quiz answer sheet, illustrated fill-in tables and adjective ideas. You will need a selection of exotic fruit and also, if following the entire lesson plan, our Describing Foods resource (see below).

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.

Phoning a guest house

Submitted by June Mill on Sun, 2008-02-03 15:53

Literacy: SLc/E3.2, SLc/E3.3, SLlr/E3.1, SLlr/E3.2

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E3.2a, ESOL Sc/E3.2a, ESOL Sc/E3.3b, ESOL Sc/E3.3d

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E3

A useful role play that provides the guest house owner’s script and prompts the student to complete the missing dialogue.
Designed to supplement the DfES ESOL materials (E3 unit 4 Getting to know the UK – page 9, Phoning a guest house) available at http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_ESOL but can also be used independently.
Please note the audio tracks from the related DfES ESOL audio CDs are now available electronically from:
http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/page.aspx?o=201231 (you need ESOL Entry 3A track 27)

Literacy: SLc/E3.3, SLc/E3.4, SLlr/E3.2, SLlr/E3.6

ESOL: ESOL Listen and respond

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E3, L1, L2

Step by step instructions for an excellent paired activity. Also provides useful practice for formal speaking and listening assessments.

Food descriptions

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2007-12-07 16:17

Literacy: SLc/E3.1, SLc/E3.3, SLlr/E3.2, Ws/E2.2

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: M8, E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Warm-up

A speaking and listening card game / warm-up activity for Entry 2-3 Literacy. Makes an ideal link to Entry level descriptive writing and work on adjectives. With differentiation ideas for preEntry and Levels 1-2. Best printed in colour and laminated. 20 animal cards plus extensive teaching notes which include differentiation ideas for preEntry and Levels 1-2.

If you want to use our ‘adjective wheels’ to help students plan their written or spoken descriptions please download the related “Animal Descriptions” game below.

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).

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.1, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.1, Rw/L2.2, SLc/E3.1, SLc/E3.3, SLc/L1.1, SLc/L1.3, SLc/L1.4, SLc/L2.1, SLc/L2.3, SLc/L2.4, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Flash cards, Scheme of work, Teaching idea, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Lots of ideas here for themed Word Level starters. Give your lessons a longitudinal structure and improve students’ dictionary, speaking, spelling and vocabulary skills in small steps across the academic year. Originally used in a series of 30 lessons in a mixed ability classes (E3-L2). With suggestions for further resources and shared texts, related words, revision, spelling tips, speaking activities and more.

Animal descriptions

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2005-10-05 23:00

Literacy: SLc/E3.1, SLc/E3.3, SLlr/E3.2, Ws/E2.2

Resource type: Game, Warm-up

Level: M8, E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

A speaking and listening card game / warm-up activity for Entry 2-3 Literacy. Linked to Entry level descriptive writing and work on adjectives. Best printed in colour and laminated. 10 animal cards plus adjective wheels for planning your written or spoken description. With differentiation ideas for preEntry and Levels 1-2.

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