ESOL Sc/E1.4d Make statements of fact clearly

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ESOL Sc/E1.4d Give a description

  • use grammar suitable for the level, e.g. there is/are, prepositional phrases, indefinite article. There's a heater in this room. There's some tea here.
  • know and be able to use some common adjectives to describe people, places and things. He's very tall. She's a friendly woman. My country is very beautiful.

 

Source: Adult ESOL Core Curriculum (DfES, 2001) 

This is a fun activity which encourages kinaesthetic learning and builds learner confidence in engaging with technology as well as using IT vocabulary. Learners are invited to share their experience of different types of international keyboards and use the interactive white board to annotate a QWERTY keyboard.

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Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.4a Make simple statements of fact
ESOL Sc/E1.4d Make statements of fact clearly
ESOL Sc/E2.3a Express statements of fact
ESOL Sc/E2.3d Give an explanation
ESOL Ww/E1.1a Use and spell correctly some personal key words and familiar words
ESOL Ww/E2.1a Spell correctly majority of personal details & familiar common words
ICT
Entry 1 and 2 ICT
Functional Skills ICT: Using ICT

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
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E2.2a Use adjectives
ESOL Ws/E1.1a Construct a simple sentence, using basic word order & verb form
ESOL Sc/E2.3f Give a short description
ESOL Sc/E1.4d Make statements of fact clearly
ESOL Sc/E1.4a Make simple statements of fact
Context
Independent living

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
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
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 Construct a simple sentence, using basic word order & verb form
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Independent living
Retail Hospitality Customer service

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

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
SLc/E1.4
SLc/E2.3
SLc/E3.3
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.4a Make simple statements of fact
ESOL Sc/E1.4d Make statements of fact clearly
ESOL Sc/E2.3a Express statements of fact
ESOL Sc/E2.3f Give a short description
ESOL Sc/E3.4a Express clearly statements of fact 
ESOL Sc/E3.4f Give a short description and make comparisons
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
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Sd/E1.1c Express likes, dislikes, feelings, etc
ESOL Sc/E1.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/E1.4a Make simple statements of fact
ESOL Sc/E1.4d Make statements of fact clearly
ESOL Ww/E1.1a Use and spell correctly some personal key words and familiar words

Clothes provides group spelling and vocabulary practice along with ideas for speaking practice (giving descriptions). With examples of the use of ‘A pair of…’ (shoes, shorts, trousers, etc.)
Please read the notes area on slide 1 of this PPT for teaching ideas, curriculum links, etc.

Level
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Sc/E1.4d Make statements of fact clearly
ESOL Ww/E1.1a Use and spell correctly some personal key words and familiar words
ESOL Ww/E1.1c

Beautiful prompt sheet for question and answer work – originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 6 – The Neighbourhood) but can be used alone.
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/LearningMaterialsESOL

Level
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.2b Listen for detail & respond, in a face-to-face situation
ESOL Lr/E1.2c Listen for grammatical detail
ESOL Sc/E1.1b Articulate the sounds of English to be comprehensible to a sympathetic native speaker
ESOL Sc/E1.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/E1.4d Make statements of fact clearly