Independent living

A fabulous set of integrated activities that cover food vocabulary, use of is/are, paired speaking and listening practice (asking the price of food – with fill-in dialogue cards), reading and writing shopping lists.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
ESOL Rs/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E1.3b
ESOL Sc/E1.4d
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Independent living
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A colourful quiz that can be used as a standalone activity or for consolidation and extension work after using Sally Shipton’s Types of Text: Social Signs PPT (see below). Created for an Entry 1 class but could also be used in preEntry classes either as a paper based quiz or cut into flashcards for working on recognition and discussion skills.

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
Rs/E1.1
Rt/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
Rtc/M7.1
Rtc/M7.3
Rtc/M8.3
Rw/M7.3
Rw/M8.3
Wt/M7.1
Wt/M8.1
Ww/M7.1
Ww/M7.2
Ww/M8.1
Context
Health and safety
Independent living

An amusing yet effective way to practise speaking skills – particularly giving descriptions and explanations. Plus ideas for related writing work and suggested variations for those for whom a dating agency scenario is not appropriate.

Level
E2
E3
English
SLc/E2.3
SLc/E3.3
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E2.3d
ESOL Sc/E2.3f
ESOL Sc/E3.4d
ESOL Sc/E3.4f
Context
Independent living

Written specially for a non-reader who would not visit the doctor because of the touch screen booking system. Makes good reading practice (also following instructions) even for those who don’t need to use such a system.

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
Rt/E1.1
Pre-entry
Rtc/M7.3
Rtc/M8.3
Context
Independent living

Practice with multiplying decimals / money – cunningly disguised as an everyday problem! Great for all level 1 students – especially teenagers. It also involves compiling results into a table.

Level
L1
Maths
HD1/L1.2
N2/L1.5
MSS1/L1.1
Functional Maths
Context
Independent living
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Worried Wendy is a great way for Entry level learners to practise using the Yellow Pages. Each slide provides a separate task – ideal for paired work (see notes area of slide 1 for further teaching ideas).

Level
E2
E3
English
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E3.4
Context
Independent living

26 week Literacy Scheme of Work for E3-L2. An extremely useful and well thought out plan, originally used with New Deal learners and based around the free DfES Skills for Life learning materials.
Printed versions of the learning materials are no longer available but PDF versions are still online:
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Ma…
The audio tracks from the DfES learning materials CDs are now available as audio files:

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Independent living

26 week Numeracy Scheme of Work for E3-L2. An extremely useful and well thought out plan, originally used with New Deal learners and based around the free DfES Skills for Life numeracy learning materials.
Printed versions of the learning materials are no longer available but PDF versions are still online:
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Ma…

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Independent living

Makes a great introduction to form filling and is ideal for group, team or individual work. 56 questions.

Level
E3
E2
E1
English
Rw/E3.2
AL Rw/E1.1
Form filling
Context
Independent living
Employment skills & Public services

A short but very useful PPT that is bound to stimulate much discussion about the different ways we communicate.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
English
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Speaking & Listening
General
Study Skills and General Teaching
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Independent living