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Free tags: New Year
Context: News, Politics &Government items
Resource type: Reading comprehension
A simplified and adapted version of Laura Bell’s New Year Resource (which is aimed at E3-L2).
This version is aimed at E2-E3 and is a reading comprehension based on a BBC website report of New Year round the world. Great as an introductory topic to spring term sessions.
To find the original higher level resource scroll down to See also.
Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment
I have used this as a speaking/listing exercise as well as writing for grammar/punctuation. Target group is really L1 /L2 but can work well with high E3 too.
Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity
- Using polite language when out and about
- Having someone around to your house
- Asking questions at school (e.g. parents chatting in the playground)
ESOL: General ESOL
Resource type: Scheme of work
This is a comprehensive 35 week Scheme of Work for Level 2 ESOL learners covering speaking and listening, reading and writing. Fully referenced to the adult ESOL curriculum. Each session could cover 2 hours or be adapted for shorter or longer sessions.
Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing
ESOL: General ESOL
Context: Employment skills & Public services
Resource type: Discussion points, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts
Pack contains reading, writing and discussion activities. Learners are required to plan, discuss and write a letter to apply for a job. Reading a job vacancy description and answering questions about the content is required before the letter is written. The pack also includes a role play section.
Aimed at E3-L2 Functional English, this substantial work pack includes detailed teaching notes and curriculum mapping information. A useful writing frame is included for E3 learners.
Literacy: Apostrophes, Rs/L1.2, Ws/L2.4, Functional English - writing
ESOL: ESOL Rs/L1.2a, ESOL Ws/L2.4a
Resource type: Handout or guide, Informative presentation
Updated Aug 2016. now includes irregular plurals such as ‘children’.
ESOL: ESOL Rw/E2.2a, ESOL Ww/E1.1a, ESOL Ww/E2.1a
Free tags: Christmas
Resource type: Cloze exercise, Warm-up
A fun starter or plenary activity for the Christmas season to revise spelling of cardinal numbers. The worksheet contains a version of the traditional Christmas lyrics with all the cardinal numbers replaced by gaps for students to complete, thus gaining practice in spelling the numbers 1 to 12, as required by Cambridge Progression Entry Level 1 Sentence Unit. Students are then prompted to write the remaining numbers up to 20, as required by Cambridge Progression Entry Level 2 Sentence Unit.
Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism, Ice breaker, Warm-up
Mingle activity to use straight after the Christmas holidays to review past simple.
Learners ask each other questions to try to find one name of another learner to fill in each square. First to finish shouts “bingo!”
Review as a group and check questions using past simple.
Give a prize to the winner.
ESOL: General ESOL
Context: Art Film Media Music TV
Resource type: Discussion points, Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity
Two pages, the first of which has the vocabulary and song lyrics printed out for students, the second is the teacher’s lesson plan. Teachers will either need a “Casablanca” DVD or access the song clip from YouTube.