ESOL Sc/E3.4f

Give a short description and make comparisons
(i) Use grammatical forms suitable for the level such as prepositional phrases.(ii) Know and use a number of adjectives, with their antonyms, together with the comparative and superlative form of the adjective, to convey detail, interest and attitude in a description.
(iii) Express, where appropriate, similarity and contrast through the use of markers such as but, however; and comparative structures such as (not) as..., as. (iv) Understand how a description is often structured, i.e. going from the general to the particular, or from factual description to opinion, and begin to apply this. (v) Add, where appropriate, personal opinion to a description, through use of the superlative form of the adjective or use of intensifiers such as too or not enough. (vi) Begin to use lexis for positive or negative effect. (vii) Begin to use lexis creatively.

An amusing yet effective way to practise speaking skills – particularly giving descriptions and explanations. Plus ideas for related writing work and suggested variations for those for whom a dating agency scenario is not appropriate.

Level
E2
E3
English
SLc/E2.3
SLc/E3.3
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E2.3d
ESOL Sc/E2.3f
ESOL Sc/E3.4d
ESOL Sc/E3.4f
Context
Independent living

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