Listening and/or speaking activity

Entry Functional English listening tasks x 4

Submitted by Hazel Hughes on Sun, 2011-08-28 13:03

Literacy: SLlr/E1.1, SLlr/E1.2, SLlr/E1.3, SLlr/E2.2, SLlr/E2.3

Context: Health, Social care, Early years, Leisure Travel Tourism, News, Politics &Government items

Level: E1, E2

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

Listening activities are few and far between but this fabulous set is ideal for, and fully mapped, to Entry 1 and 2 Functional English learners.
Based on four everyday listening events

  • An announcement in a station
  • A notice in a waiting room
  • A news report
  • A telephone conversation

Each provides practice listening for gist and detail in short explanations.

ESOL: ESOL Lr/L1.2a, ESOL Lr/L1.5a, ESOL Lr/L2.1a, ESOL Lr/L2.3a, ESOL Sc/L1.2b, ESOL Sc/L2.3b

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Education

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Listening and/or speaking activity, On-screen activity or video, Worksheet or assignment

A Yorkshire Yarn is a short documentary series exploring the English language learning experiences of three students at the University of Huddersfield. There are three episodes in the series.

1 The Tales of a Trainee Tutor

‘The Tale of a Trainee Teacher’ is the first episode and explores the experiences of Wafaa Fathy. Wafaa was born in Egypt and now lives in Leeds.

ESOL chatter groups

Submitted by Laurence Fletcher on Mon, 2011-07-18 16:17

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E1.2e, ESOL Lr/E1.4a, ESOL Lr/E1.4b, ESOL Lr/E1.5b, ESOL Sc/E1.3a, ESOL Sc/E1.3b, ESOL Sc/E1.4b, ESOL Sd/E1.1a

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

Level: E1

Lovely set of speaking, listening and discussion resources for the start of term in E1 ESOL classes. Covers taking part in social conversation; listening and responding to requests for personal information; accepting and declining offers / invitations (e.g. Would you like a sandwich?), and much more.
Includes question cards, would you like cards, food cards and a do-you-like questionnaire / ice breaker.
Full mapped and with detailed teaching ideas.

At the chemist's role-play dialogue

Submitted by Eve Hamilton on Mon, 2011-06-13 19:50

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E1.4b, ESOL Lr/E1.5c, ESOL Sd/E1.1b

Context: Health, Social care, Early years, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E1

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity

A dialogue (between the pharmacist and the customer) ordering exercise followed by paired speaking and listening practice. Easily adapted to many situations.

What are you wearing?

Submitted by Cathy Barton on Sun, 2011-06-12 17:51

Literacy: General literacy / English

ICT: Entry 1 and 2 ICT

ESOL: General ESOL

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Listening and/or speaking activity, On-screen activity or video, Sort or match cards

Level: E1

Set of interactive and paper based activities based on buying and describing clothes. The on-screen activities (match words and pictures, drag and drop sentences, cloze activitiy, crossword) make a good group activity on an interactive whiteboard and can be extended and consolidated using the dialogue prompts, vocabulary cards and other activities in the PDF document.

To run the on-screen actvities, unzip the file (select “Extract all files”) into a new folder and click on clothes1 to run.

You're hired!

Submitted by Matt Barnes on Sat, 2011-06-04 16:44

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Present information, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing, Engage in Discussion

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Investigation or project, Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Writing prompts

This is an adapted and expanded version of Jodie Travis’ ‘Hired or Fired’ resource which is of course based on the popular TV show “The apprentice”. I used Jodie’s resource last year with a really big group, getting them to create a poster to ‘sell’ Manchester. I added some more ‘Apprenticey’ bits in, such as getting them to pitch their ideas at the front of the class after they’d made the posters, and it worked really well.

Literacy: Functional Skills English

Context: Sport

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Scheme of work, Worksheet or assignment

A substantial set of resources for BTEC Sport students. Based on a Functional English lesson given on Sport Relief day (but suitable for any time of year as it is based on the Back Up charity for spinal cord injuries – not Sport Relief). Includes

  • Scheme of work for an entire academic year – covers all aspects of Functional English (reading, writing, SL&C). 18 pages.
  • Lesson plan, rationale and teaching notes for the Sports Relief session. Based on producing promotional material for a charity.

Conversation skills for E1 ESOL

Submitted by Sarah Horsley on Fri, 2011-05-20 19:56

Literacy: Speaking & Listening

ESOL: ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension), ESOL Speak to communicate, ESOL Listen and respond

Context: Education

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

Level: E1

Set of speaking prompts / paired dialogue sheets and other related worksheets for Entry 1 ESOL. Students can practise reading the conversation in pairs, complete the missing speech bubbles and answer the comprehension questions. Based on a conversation between two male college students. With many photographs and picture prompts.

Dice matrix games for English, Maths and ESOL

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Fri, 2011-05-13 16:12

Literacy: General literacy / English

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

ESOL: General ESOL

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Resource type: Game, Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1

Fun, multi-purpose speaking / reading / listening / writing / maths warm-up activity that can be used at any level and for any subject – particularly effective at Entry Level. Learners shake two dice to locate a word on a number matrix (good for maths:co-ordinates too!).
Five sample grids are provided – covering descriptions, homophones (2 grids), spellings and clothes – plus a blank grid so you can make your own. Includes full instructions and can also be used for numeracy.

Hat instructions

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Thu, 2011-05-12 21:10

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Rs/E2.1, Rt/E2.1, SLlr/E2.2, SLlr/E2.4

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Listening and/or speaking activity, Shared text, Sort or match cards

Level: E2

Fun, hands-on activity that provides practice in both reading and listening to / following instructions. You should end up with a paper hat!
Fully mapped to Entry 2 Functional English (reading; speaking, listening and communication) and the adult literacy curriculum. Page 1 is for reading practice (or for the tutor to read aloud to the students), page 2 can be chopped up and used as a re-ordering exercise.

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