ESOL Rw/L2.3a

Recognise and understand lexis associated with texts of different levels of accessibility, formality, complexity, and of different purpose
(i) Know that the choice of lexis contributes to the style of a text and relates to context, purpose and audience
(ii) Form opinions about style by considering the author's choice of lexis
(iii) Understand the concept of synonyms and antonyms and that different words can express similar or related ideas and qualities, often at different levels of formality, or for different registers
(iv) Understand that words have different connotations, which are exploited in persuasive and descriptive texts
(v) Understand that some English words have a range of meanings, and apply the correct meaning to different contexts, e.g. battery belongs to motorcar technology, animal farming, and the military
(v) Use a thesaurus with understanding
(vii) Understand the importance of context and use this in determining the meaning of a word, if the meaning is unclear
(viii) Use the phonemic alphabet to work out the pronunciation of unfamiliar words
(ix)Recognise how words change to form different parts of speech, and how their phonology may change as they change word class, e.g. medicine, medicinal; economy, economical
(x) Understand that the meaning and use of some words changes over time, and that new words can be coined or borrowed from other languages
(xi) Recognise and understand the use of similes, metaphors, idioms and clichés

These two lessons explore the Windrush Scandal. 

The video gives an opportunity to listen for gist and detail, and is followed by a focus on sentence stress and intonation.

The article gives an opportunity for learners to analyse the purpose of the text and look at persuasive techniques, and is accompanied by a vocabulary from context exercise.

Level
L1
L2
GCSE L1-5
English
L2.1 Identify relevant information from extended explanations or presentations
L2.2 Follow narratives and lines of argument
FE L2.11 Identify the different situations when the main points are sufficient and when it is important to have specific details
FE L1.13 Use reference materials and appropriate strategies (e.g. using knowledge of word types) for a range of purposes, including to find the meaning of words
FE L1.17 Read and understand a range of specialist words in context
L2.14 Understand the relationship between textual features and devices, and how they can be used to shape meaning for different audiences and purposes
GCSE Reading A1 (a) Identify and interpret
GCSE Reading A2 Analyse language & structure
ESOL
ESOL Lr/L1.1a
ESOL Lr/L1.2e
ESOL Lr/L1.6b
ESOL Lr/L2.1a
ESOL Lr/L2.2a
ESOL Lr/L2.2e
ESOL Rw/L1.2a
ESOL Rt/L1.2a
ESOL Rw/L2.3a
ESOL Rt/L2.2a
Context
News, Politics & Government items

Intro to using a thesaurus to find synonyms and antonyms.

Level
L2
L1
English
Rw/L2.3
Rw/L1.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/L2.3a
ESOL Rw/L1.3a

A complete lesson to help students in using these reference books. Look at and compare the features of different dictionaries, look up words in a dictionary, order words alphabetically and rewrite a text (in aprs) using a thesaurus to replace every instance of “good” with a more appropriate woprd

Level
L2
L1
English
Rw/L2.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/L2.3a

Set of 12 sentences to complete. The 12 missing words are 6 pairs of synonyms such as sorry / apologise, need / require, etc. Makes a good starting point for further discussion and/or further speaking and written work.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Wt/L2.5
Wt/L1.4
SLc/L2.1
SLc/L1.2
SLc/E3.2
Rw/L2.3
ESOL
ESOL Wt/L2.5a
ESOL Wt/L1.4a
ESOL Sc/L2.1c
ESOL Sc/L1.2a
ESOL Sc/E3.2a
ESOL Rw/L2.3a

Challenging multiple choice quiz of vocabulary “borrowed” from other languages such as French, Greek and Italian. Words and phrases include: fait accompli, deja vu, ad hoc, bric-a-brac and many more. Makes a good warm up and could be used with small groups or individually.

Level
L2
L1
English
Word origins
Rw/L2.3
Rw/L1.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/L2.3a
ESOL Rw/L1.3a
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism