ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts

Obtain information from texts (i) Understand social sight words and symbols, including ways of expressing prohibition (ii) Use context and key word recognition to infer meaning, i.e. know it is not always necessary to read every word in order to comprehend or gain information from text

This resource is useful for lessons relating to sports and diversity. It includes reading comprehension, alphabetical ordering, reading simple instructions, using a map/key, and a short writing task.

Editor’s note
Written for E1-E2 ESOL students but also suitable for E1-2 Functional English.

Level
E1
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.4
Functional English reading
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2a
ESOL Rw/E2.5a
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
Context
Sport

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. Leads to discussion on how we tell a story, and how we sequence sentences to make sense.
Lots of new, real life vocabulary to provoke discussion.
Some stories shorter and simpler than others to allow for differentiation in group.

Level
E2
E1
English
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E1.1
Functional English reading
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E2.1a Use a range of strategies to trace & understand main events
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
Context
Employment skills & Public services

An easy reading for beginners followed by complete the sentence exercise and a prompt to write about themselves. Two sheets – one for British students, one for Australian learners.

Level
E1
English
Rt/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience

A short reading text for beginners followed by comprehension exercises. Useful for revising early family vocabulary.

Level
E1
English
Rt/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience

A short reading text for beginners, followed by fill the gap sentences. Two sheets – one for British students and one for Australian students.

Level
E1
English
Rt/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

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 Obtain information from texts
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
ESOL Sc/E1.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/E1.4d Make statements of fact clearly
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Independent living
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A trip to the cinema is an interactive narrative that follows family as they select a film to see (skimming and scanning), catch the bus (buying a ticket), ask for directions to the cinema, buy cinema tickets and snacks!
Provides prompts, dialogue scripts, maps and other ideas for speaking and listening work. Ideal for revision or recapping after student have covered buying things, giving directions, asking for information, etc.
Please read the notes area on slide 1 of this PPT for teaching ideas, curriculum links, etc.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.3b Follow directions
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E1.2a Make requests: ask for things or action
ESOL Sc/E1.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/E1.3c Ask for directions and location
ESOL Sc/E1.4c Give directions and instructions
Context
Art Film Media Music TV
Leisure Travel Tourism

Problems in the home PPT provides group spelling and vocabulary practice along with ideas for speaking practice. Look at the pictures, discuss what the people do (electricians, gas engineers, plumbers, etc.) and the problems they fix. Then type the correct spelling into the box (ideal with a cordless keyboard) before checking the correct spelling with a mouse click. Finish with some skimming and scanning practice using related information from the Yellow Pages.

Level
E1
E2
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.5c Take part in more formal exchanges
ESOL Lr/E1.4b Recognise different question words
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Sd/E1.1b Take part in more formal interaction
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1c
Context
Independent living

Select words from drop down menus to complete sentences; and construct complete sentences to match pictures.

Use independently or with SfL learner materials ESOL E1 unit 5 (Health) and audio CDs (ESOL Entry 1A tracks 42-45).

Level
E1
English
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Interactive Word worksheet to be completed on-screen. Drag correct instructions to each picture using mouse or keyboard.

Use independently or with SfL learner materials ESOL E1 unit 5 (Health) and audio CDs.

Level
E1
English
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
Context
Health, Social care, Early years