ESOL Rs/L1.1a Use implicit & explicit grammatical knowledge to predict meaning & check for sense

Rs/L1.1a: Use implicit and explicit grammatical knowledge, along with own knowledge and experience to predict meaning, try out plausible meanings and to read and check for sense

  • Use grammatical and syntactic clues alongside whole-text and word-level clues to get meaning, including clues related to sentence structure, word order and word type
  • Realise that words can act as different word classes, depending on the context, e.g. as a verb, noun or adjective: to record, a record, a record level of...
  • Use knowledge of sentence structure (simple, compound and complex) and word order to work out meaning, e.g. e.g. that in the sentence The Dome was closed to visitors by the Minister last year, the person responsible for closing it was the Minister, not the visitors
  • Know that certain linguistic features may characterise particular text types, and use this knowledge to predict meaning when reading those types of text, e.g. verb grammar, key discourse markers
  • Use knowledge of a range of subordinating and co-ordinating links within and between sentences to refer backwards and forwards in texts, recognising a range of linguistic features such as relative pronouns, repetition and reiteration, e.g. London is a very busy city. Because of its huge
    population and its position in the world financial market, the city

Source: Adult ESOL Core Curriculum, DfES (2001):

Based on a thought provoking Guardian article about same sex adoptive parenting, this Google Docs resource focuses on grammar (past perfect), working out vocabulary and discussion.  

Reading text and related questions (Google docs)  - best viewed in "print" mode.

Editor's note

Level 1
ESOL Sc/L1.3a Express statements of fact
ESOL Sd/L1.2a Express views and opinions
ESOL Rw/L1.1a Use reference material to find the meaning of unfamiliar words
ESOL Rw/L1.3a Recognise and understand an increasing range of vocabulary
ESOL Rs/L1.1a Use implicit & explicit grammatical knowledge to predict meaning & check for sense
ESOL Sd/L1.3a Involve other people in a discussion
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