ESOL Sc/E3.4f Give a short description and make comparisons

Sc/E3.4 express clearly statements of fact and give short explanations, accounts and descriptions
Sc/E3.4f give a short description and make comparisons

  • Use grammatical forms suitable for the level such as prepositional phrases. Example: Describe a person when pointing them out in a crowd. She's in her twenties. She's of average height, with freckles.
  • 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. Example: Describe a country, when exchanging information with a friend, e.g.: Iraq shares a border with Iran and is to the north of ...  It's the largest country in ...
  • Express, where appropriate, similarity and contrast through the use of markers such as but, however; and comparative structures such as (not) as..., as. Example: My street is very quiet, but my friend's street is really noisy. Singapore and Hong Kong are as ... as each other.
  • 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.
  • 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. Example: These trousers are too big. X is the best footballer in Europe.

Suits ESOL students at Entry 3+.  It creates plenty of scope for  further work e.g.

Level
E2
E3
L1
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E2.3f Give a short description
ESOL Sc/E3.4f Give a short description and make comparisons
ESOL Sc/L1.3e Describe and compare
ESOL Ws/E2.2a Use adjectives
General ESOL
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

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 Give an explanation
ESOL Sc/E2.3f Give a short description
ESOL Sc/E3.4d Give an explanation
ESOL Sc/E3.4f Give a short description and make comparisons
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 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