Listening and/or speaking activity

Buying stamps at the shop

Submitted by Cerwyss O'Hare on Tue, 2009-09-22 10:54

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

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E1

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity

A straightforward dialogue for paired speaking and listening practice. 2 pages – the second page allows for changes to be added.

Listen and spell short vowel sounds

Submitted by Vanessa Tanner on Sat, 2009-09-19 16:25

Literacy: Ww/E1.3

ESOL: ESOL Ww/E1.1b

Level: E1

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

A great way to focus on phonic spelling. Complete with a suggested word list although you could use your own as needed. For E1 -2 ESOL & Literacy.

Questioning for understanding

Submitted by Jeff Moran on Tue, 2009-09-15 16:25

Literacy: SLc/E1.3, SLc/E2.2, SLc/E3.4, SLc/L1.2, SLc/L2.2, Poetry

General: Study Skills and General Teaching, Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Listening and/or speaking activity

Questioning for understanding is a really useful help sheet that encourages learners to ask relevant questions (any topic, any level). Based on Kipling’s “What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who” with teaching ideas and useful links.

For a related resource using the same idea to investigate and write newspaper reports please see Ellie Walsh’s Looking at Newspapers (below).

The Cardigan

Submitted by New Leaf Books on Fri, 2009-08-28 16:25

Literacy: Fiction, Ww/E3.2, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E2.3, Rt/E2.4, Rt/E3.8, SLc/E2.4, SLlr/E1.5, Wt/E2.1, Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

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

Level: E1, E2, E3

The Cardigan is a set of professionally written resources based on the popular reader from New Leaf Books

Includes imagery, speaking & listening, symbols, spelling (changing y to an i) and memory skills. Encourages readers to get the most out of the book.

Literacy: Speaking & Listening, Reading, Writing

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

Level: E1

A lovely set of reading, writing and listening activities for Entry 1. Based on describing 4 people – particularly the colours of their clothes. Includes gap fills, labelling, word banks, spelling and more.
Linked to DfES SfL learner materials & audio CDs E1 (page 10) Lit Unit 1 Lost & Found Also see below for our 43 pages book of related word games (Colours, clothes and fruit) and our 3 on-screen ‘decribing people’ activities – all are based on the same series of pictures.

Cartoon concepts - colds and flu

Submitted by Yvonne Long on Fri, 2009-08-14 16:25

Literacy: Engage in Discussion

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity

A great speaking and listening tool which involves discussing and sorting out myths and facts. The great thing about this concept (originally used in Junior science lessons) is the way it can be easily adapted for any topic and any group.

Michael Jackson tributes

Submitted by Olubunmi Coker on Mon, 2009-07-06 16:25

Literacy: Rt/L2.4, SLlr/L2.1, Wt/L2.7

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L2

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

A series of Level 2 reading (distinguishing between fact & opinion), proof reading and listening tasks.

People bingo

Submitted by Heidi Griffin on Mon, 2008-09-15 15:52

Literacy: Speaking & Listening

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

Level: E1, E2, E3

A great Entry Level ice-breaker or warm-up activity. Students must circulate and question other class members in order to complete the bingo grid. Also provides a good lead in to sentence work. Covers many speaking and listening elements (asking and answering questions, giving personal information, etc.).

Literacy: SLc/L1.2, SLc/L2.2

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity

Making a formal phone call (in order to arrange an interview with a local hospitality provider, etc.) provides key questions to guide students through the formalities of making requests, asking questions (and wording them carefully).
Suitable for all contenxts – not just hospitality.

Short vowel A

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Sun, 2008-08-10 16:25

Literacy: Ww/E1.3, Rw/E1.2

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

Level: E1

A great series of reading, rhyming and spelling activities.

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