Ws/L1.1

Write in complete sentences (a) Understand that sentences can be joined with a wide range of conjunctions and relative pronouns, and that choosing appropriate connectives enhances meaning (b) Understand that complete sentences should not be strung together with commas to make longer 'sentences' (comma splicing), but should be split into separate sentences or be correctly joined, e.g. by a conjunction

Halloween complex sentences

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2017-10-18 19:06

Literacy: Ws/L1.1, Ws/L2.1, Functional English - writing

Free tags: Halloween

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A series of tasks designed to help learners improve their sentences and hence their writing style. These tasks assume no previous knowledge of complex sentences or subordinating conjunctions. They do assume the learner is familiar with simple sentences (i.e. one clause, one verb) and compound sentences. (See my related Entry Level ‘Halloween Compound Sentences’ resource for more on compound sentences and coordinating conjunctions).

Aimed at L1-2 students but parts could be useful at Entry 3.

Sentence Types in English Language

Submitted by Tony Merrett on Mon, 2016-02-29 11:22

Pre-entry: Sentence Focus

Literacy: Ws/E1.1, Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/L1.1, Ws/L2.1

ESOL: ESOL Ws/E1.1a, ESOL Ws/E2.1a, ESOL Ws/E3.1a, ESOL Ws/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/L2.1a

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E3, L1, L2

This handout describes the basic sentence types as used in the English language. It can be used to introduce or reinforce the concepts.

Editor’s note
This also makes a useful handout / reminder for vocational teachers who are embedding Functional English.

Grandma's story: Living in the Outback

Submitted by Marion Martin on Thu, 2011-12-29 14:00

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/E3.2, Ws/L1.1, Ws/L1.2, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2, Wt/L1.1

Pre-entry: Text Focus (interest)

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E3.1a, ESOL Rt/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/E3.1a, ESOL Ws/E3.2a, ESOL Ws/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/L1.2a, ESOL Wt/E3.1a, ESOL Wt/E3.2a, ESOL Wt/L1.1a

Free tags: Australia, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A first person autobiographical account of life in outback Australia.
Exercises include comprehension questions using when, where etc.
A revision of past tense verbs – regular and irregular.
A fill the gap using the correct verb tense.
A writing prompt for students to write about themselves – emphasising the use of conjunctions and short paragraphs.
A Wordsearch.
Includes a glossary of Australian words used in the text.

Using common conjunctions

Submitted by Lisa Smith on Wed, 2011-11-02 00:00

Literacy: Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/L1.1, Functional English - writing

ESOL: ESOL Ws/E2.1a, ESOL Ws/E3.1a, ESOL Ws/L1.1a

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment


A set of resources which explains the use of conjunctions and worksheets to practice using them correctly. Eight common conjunctions are covered in 5 different worksheets, along with a useful handout and a related word fill puzzle to check understanding.
Mapped to Entry Level 2 Functional English and E2-L1 Adult Literacy

Sentence structure and conjunction cards

Submitted by Geoff Saunders on Fri, 2011-09-02 17:39

Literacy: Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/L1.1, Ws/L2.1, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Sort or match cards

Level: E3, L1, L2

Correct structure and punctuation is a key feature of Functional English writing and these two sets of matching cards make a good introduction to the topic and will also prompt discussion.
The first set focuses on conjunctions (in compound and complex sentences) and each sentence is split into three (two clause, one conjunction). They can be matched back together in various combinations. (10 sentences)
The second set focuses on a variety of structures and each sentence is split into two.

Conjunctions - putting sentences together

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Fri, 2011-09-02 11:51

Literacy: Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/L1.1, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E2, E3, L1

A short powerpoint to revise conjunctions. Information and a short exercise
suitable for E2-L1.
Fully mapped to Functional English and SfL literacy.

What are conjunctions?

Submitted by Gill Gallagher on Wed, 2007-08-08 16:18

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/L1.1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

What are conjunctions? Information, examples of using conjunctions to join two sentences, plus related worksheet.

Conjunctions exercise

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

Literacy: Rs/E2.2, Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/L1.1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1

This conjunctions exercise also makes a good starting point for discussion on how different conjunctions alter the meaning of a sentence.

Amir Khan Biography comprehension

Submitted by Saul Pope on Tue, 2006-10-24 16:11

Literacy: Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, Ws/L1.1

Context: Sport

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Provides valuable practice in skimming, scanning and reading in detail for Level 1 learners.

Produce a non fiction text

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Tue, 2006-10-03 12:08

Literacy: Rt/E3.4, Rt/E3.5, Rt/E3.6, Rt/E3.7, Rt/L1.2, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, SLlr/E3.2, SLlr/L1.2, Ws/E3.1, Ws/L1.1, Wt/L1.2, Wt/L1.4

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

Level: E3, L1

A great series of reading, writing and listening resources that includes: difference between fiction and non fiction, sorting out facts and opinions (with 3 related activities), researching the web to extract facts (with fill in sheets) and turn these into statements to be used in guessing game.

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