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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.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rw/E1.1
Resource type: Quiz
A quiz to help lower level learners recognise the names of parts of the body. The quiz can be done individually or in small teams; The names of body parts are on cards for each player/team. The tutor reads out clues to a part of the body. The learners choose the correct body part from their cards. There are three clues for each part. The players score for each correct answer: The highest points are for guessing after one clue and the lowest points for guessing only after all three clues.
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1
ESOL: ESOL Rt/E2.1b, ESOL Rt/E3.1a
Free tags: Australia
Context: Animal care & Equine, Leisure Travel Tourism, Sport
Resource type: Reading comprehension
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
This worksheet was created to encourage students to recognize the features of written instructions (numbered lists to show the chronological order of the steps – use of imperative verbs) and explanations (headings written as questions which the text answers).
Functional English mapping has been added.
ESOL: General ESOL
Resource type: Game, Hands-on / practical activity, Revision material
The students make the games, play them and then discuss them. A great combination!
Resource type: Ice breaker, Listening and/or speaking activity, Revision material
This activity encourages ESOL students: – To communicate with each other while moving around the classroom, – To revise Past Simple (questions and answers), – To practise basic numeracy (subtraction).
With extensive teachers’ notes
Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E1.1, Rt/E2.1
ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1b, ESOL Rt/E2.1a
Context: Employment skills & Public services
Resource type: Cut and stick, Sort or match cards
Photos and pictures to match with accounts of real emergency situations. All in the present tense. All the accounts are true. Accounts can be cut in to strips and given to pairs of learners who can put them in to a sequence to tell a story.
Pre-entry: Speaking & Listening
Context: Independent living
Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment
Used with an Entry Level 1 ESOL group.
1) Bring in some real objects such as a long red wool scarf, a green plastic bag, a small silver mobile phone. Discuss the word order used to describe them. Learners can describe their own bags, phones, and clothes as necessary and write some examples on the table.
2) Put the adjectives in order in the example sentences and check as a group.
3) Role play.
ESOL: ESOL Speaking
Free tags: asking and answering questions, entry 2 verb tenses, Exam practice, jobs
Resource type: Assessment material, Listening and/or speaking activity, Revision material
Topics to discuss based on Ascentis ESOL Entry 2 Speaking and Listening exam. Learners work in groups of 3. Each is given a slightly different topic to prepare and discuss, all based around a theme. In this case jobs. They are all expected to demonstrate use of present simple, present continuous, past simple and future tenses, as appropriate.
Each learner speaks for a few minutes and then the other two ask them questions. Then the next learner speaks for a few minutes, and so on.