Listening and/or speaking activity

Victor the Vote Counter activity

Submitted by Nafisah Graham-Brown on Thu, 2011-05-05 08:33

Literacy: Listen for gist, Listen for detail, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E1, E2, E3

This is a resource I developed, prior to the May 2011 referendum, to use as part of ‘language for expressing opinions’ at E3 Level. It’s quite basic but can be developed in different ways for classes of different levels. It is based the Victor the Vote Counter video available on YouTube or www.aboutmyvote.co.uk

My MP lesson plan and resources

Submitted by Matt Barnes on Sat, 2010-04-24 22:13

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Originally used pre-2010-election in a mixed ability (E1-L2) group but also makes an excellent Functional English resource at any time.
Detailed 2.5 hour lesson plan includes discussion, mini-presentations, web research and paired writing. Includes internet research guidance sheets, scaffolded gap-fill sheet to help with the web research task and a sample MP information sheet. Ideal for (and fully mapped to) E3-L2 Functional English.

Listening for the main points

Submitted by Karen Bruin on Sat, 2010-03-06 22:22

Literacy: SLlr/E2.3

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E2.3a

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E2

A very useful listening exercise and the first one we have to specifically cover this curriculum element (listen for and identify the main points of short explanations or presentations).
Transcriptt to read out (or record), questions to ask, and extension ideas. The script is about travelling to a staff conference, making it ideal for work skills students.

The Caller

Submitted by Pauline O'Connor on Sun, 2010-02-21 22:29

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1, SLc/E2.2, SLc/E3.4

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension

An unusual and very useful exercise written for preparation for work students who were nervous of taking messages and writing down information. It also provides useful reading and comprehension practice for all Entry Level learners and will prompt discussion on the importance of asking the right questions and writing down messages.
Ideal for Entry Level work skills students and for underpinning Entry 2 Functional English. Fully mapped to E2 Functional English crieria and the Skills for Life curriculum.

Things to use in class

Submitted by Laurence Fletcher on Sat, 2010-01-30 22:14

Literacy: Rw/E1.1

Pre-entry: Rw/M8.3

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E1.5c, ESOL Rw/E1.1a, ESOL Sc/E1.2a, ESOL Sc/E1.2b

Context: Education

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Listening and/or speaking activity, Sort or match cards

Level: M8, E1

Classroom stuffClassroom stuffA set of two resources:
PPT with audio, so you can leave students pressing the left button and repeating the words, while you attend to others. 13 different objects such as pen, stapler, ruler, etc. are covered.
Classroom equipment cards
These cards show some items of vocabulary for equipment which could be requested in class. 12 different objects such as calculator, pencil case, rubber, etc. are included.

Getting to know you

Submitted by Laurence Fletcher on Sat, 2010-01-30 22:14

Pre-entry: SLc/M8.2

Literacy: SLc/E1.3

ESOL: ESOL Sc/E1.3a

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Sort or match cards

Level: M8, E1

A set of question words that can be used in E1 ESOL classes at the start of the year. Also ideal for Literacy students (asking questions and sentence structure). To be cut up and reconstructed by learners as the teacher calls out various questions.

Looking at Newspapers

Submitted by Ellie Walsh on Wed, 2009-10-14 17:25

Literacy: General literacy / English, Poetry

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

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

Looking at Newspapers is a wonderful example of creative differentiated teaching across all levels (E1-L2). A detailed lesson description, resources and introductory PPT are included. The lesson uses Kipling’s “What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who” to help students analyse newspaper reports and interview other students, or their teacher, to create their own reports.

Supercars lesson plan & resources

Submitted by Andrew Speers on Tue, 2009-10-06 17:25

Literacy: General literacy / English

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Supercars (including the President’s Cadillac, and an Aston Martin with an ejector seat) consists of two detailed, differentiated E1-E2 2.5 hr lesson plans complete with resources.
Includes reading and writing sentences (matching cars to scenarios), alphabet, spelling/phonics, discussion and much more.

Synonym substitutes

Submitted by Tom Gee on Sun, 2009-09-27 17:25

Literacy: Rw/L2.3, Poetry

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

Level: L2

A really imaginative set of tasks based on written and audio versions of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky. Really encourages creativity and expression.

Question words revision

Submitted by Adrienne Dolphin on Tue, 2009-09-22 17:25

ESOL: ESOL Sc/E1.3a, ESOL Sc/E1.3b, ESOL Speaking

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Sort or match cards

Level: E1

Question words revision is a set of two simple but very useful matching games.

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