ESOL Rt/L2.2a

Identify the purposes of a wide range of texts, whether inferred or explicitly stated
(i) Make use of background knowledge and knowledge of the world in obtaining meaning from texts, e.g. previous knowledge about subject matter, such as employment as a doctor, when reading a journal article about medicine
(ii) Have strategies for getting information when the requisite background knowledge is not there
(iii) Know that texts can have more than one purpose, and that the real purpose of some texts can be different from the explicitly stated purpose
(iv) Recognise the real purpose of ironic and satirical texts
(v) Understand that format, organisational structure, grammatical features, discourse markers, register, graphics, vocabulary and style provide clues to the purpose of a text and use these clues to help decide on the purpose
(vi) Recognise the importance of register, to assist in identification of purpose, audience and desired outcome
(vii) Identify formal versus informal structures and vocabulary, e.g. the use of the passive, the third person, the use and choice of abstract nouns, formulaic expressions, idiom and collocation

I created this activity for my ESOL students but it would also work well for Functional English.
The idea is taken from Laura Jeffrey Kiiza’s text types mind map drag and drop activity (L1) – see link below under See also.

Level
L1
L2
GCSE L1-5
English
Rt/L2.4
Rt/L2.2
Rt/L1.2
GCSE A2 Analyse
Functional English - reading
ESOL
ESOL Rt/L2.4a
ESOL Rt/L2.2a
ESOL Rt/L1.2a

An excellent series of activities (help sheet, sample text, card match game & teaching notes) covering this difficult topic. First used in a Level 2 ESOL reading class but also ideal for Literacy.

Level
L2
English
Rt/L2.2
Rt/L2.5
ESOL
ESOL Rt/L2.2a
ESOL Rt/L2.5a