ESOL Sc/E1.4a

Make simple statements of fact
(i) use verb forms suitable for the level, e.g. present tense and modal can . E.g. He can speak Hindi and Gujerati. She can't drive.
(ii) use grammar suitable for the level, to express:
(a) possession (e.g. my, mine, your). E.g. This is my dictionary.
(b) quantity (e.g. some, any, many). E.g. There are some eggs in the fridge.
(c) number (regular/irregular plurals and count/non-count nouns). He has three children.
(d) location (prepositions of place)
(iii) understand that statements of fact are usually spoken with falling intonation I feel tired and hot. Then have a rest.
(iv) be able to make statements of fact within an interaction e.g What's the time? It's quarter past ten. Thanks.

A speaking and listening activity designed to practise asking where food items are in a supermarket. Also involves practise with the numbers 1 to 8.
The sheet is repeated five times – with food items in different positions (numbered supermarket aisles) on each sheet.

Linked to Cambridge Pre-entry ESOL Activities 7a Excuse me …

Level
M8
E1
English
SLlr/E1.6
SLc/E1.4
AL SLc/E1.3
Pre-entry
SLc/M8.3
SLc/M8.2
SLlr/M8.2
SLlr/M8.1
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.4b
ESOL Sc/E1.4a
ESOL Sc/E1.3b
ESOL Sc/E1.3a
ESOL Lr/E1.4b
ESOL Lr/E1.2b
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Independent living
Catering Food Nutrition

A short handout explaining the difference between “I come from …” and “I came from…”.

Level
E2
E1
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E2.3b
ESOL Sc/E2.3a
ESOL Sc/E1.4b
ESOL Sc/E1.4a

Used with an Entry Level 1 ESOL group.
1) Bring in some real objects such as a long red wool scarf, a green plastic bag, a small silver mobile phone. Discuss the word order used to describe them. Learners can describe their own bags, phones, and clothes as necessary and write some examples on the table.
2) Put the adjectives in order in the example sentences and check as a group.

Level
E1
E2
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E2.2a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E2.3f
ESOL Sc/E1.4d
ESOL Sc/E1.4a
Context
Independent living

A set of cards aimed at Entry 1 ESOL students learning the present simple tense for habitual routine. Print on card and use for controlled practice activities (sort into sentences about getting up, breakfast, going to work etc.).

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.4a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a

A cheerful set of gap-fill sentences with picture prompts. Followed by a set of more challenging sentences. The pictures can also be used for speaking practice. This resource complements Amanda’s pronoun comprehension (see below). Although written for ESOL students the sentences also make good reading / Dolch spelling practice for E1 literacy.

Level
E1
E2
English
Rs/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E2.1b
ESOL Sc/E1.4a

A board game that can be used to encourage speaking skills at many levels (ESOL or Literacy). With teaching ideas and curriculum links.

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
SLc/E1.4
SLc/E2.3
SLc/E3.3
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.4a
ESOL Sc/E1.4d
ESOL Sc/E2.3a
ESOL Sc/E2.3f
ESOL Sc/E3.4a
ESOL Sc/E3.4f
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Weather, temperature and seasons covers vocabulary and spelling topics along with many ideas for speaking practice (asking about the temperature, making small talk). Lots of examples using intensifier ‘very’.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Sd/E1.1c
ESOL Sc/E1.3b
ESOL Sc/E1.4a
ESOL Sc/E1.4d
ESOL Ww/E1.1a

Buying clothes provides group vocabulary work along with many ideas for speaking practice. Please read the notes area on slide 1 of the PPT for teaching ideas, curriculum links, etc.
Covers buying a t-shirt (can be used with separate dialogue/clothes cards available below as PDF file), laundry symbols, UK shoe and clothes sizes, fabric patterns.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E1.2a
ESOL Sc/E1.3b
ESOL Sc/E1.4a
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Flashcards for spelling, vocabulary and speaking practice. Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 5 – Health) but can be used alone.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a
ESOL Sc/E1.1b
ESOL Sc/E1.4a
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1b

Very good straightforward text about Maria’s day with 4 pages of resources, teaching ideas and answer sheet. Covers asking and answering questions, writing simple sentences and much more .
Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 4 – Local Transport) but can be used alone.
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/LearningMaterialsESOL

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.2d
ESOL Rw/E1.3b
ESOL Sc/E1.4a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a