ESOL Rs/L1.2a

Use punctuation to help understanding
(i) Recognise a range of punctuation, including colons, speech marks, brackets, and apostrophes, to indicate contractions and possessives in informal style

This resource uses a flow chart to help guide learners to the correct use of apostrophes.

Editor’s note
Updated Aug 2016. now includes irregular plurals such as ‘children’.

Level
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Ws/L2.4
Rs/L1.2
Apostrophes
ESOL
ESOL Ws/L2.4a
ESOL Rs/L1.2a

Another expertly adapted text with ten missing apostrophes. Includes apostrophes of omission and possession (some example are challenging).
Inspired by Rachel Emmett’s ‘Capello Gerrard World Cup apostrophes’ resources (see below).

Level
L2
L1
English
Ws/L2.4
Rs/L1.2
ESOL
ESOL Ws/L2.4a
ESOL Rs/L1.2a
Context
Sport

An expertly adapted text with ten missing apostrophes. Includes apostrophes of omission and possession (some example are challenging).

Level
L2
English
Ws/L2.4
Rs/L1.2
Apostrophes
ESOL
ESOL Ws/L2.4a
ESOL Rs/L1.2a
Context
Sport