ESOL Sc/L1.3a Express statements of fact

Sc/L1.3: express clearly statements of fact, explanations, instructions, accounts and descriptions
Sc/L1.3a: express statements of fact

  • Use simple, compound and complex sentences, and other shorter forms common in spoken language, e.g. minimal responses
  • Use with accuracy grammatical forms suitable for Entry level, and develop use of forms suitable for this level. Examples - Passive voice: I was brought up in the Philippines by my uncle. Reported speech: She said she'd help me. We told them to come at 5.30. He asked me if I could type. Present perfect continuous: She's been working in Kingston, but studying in Hounslow. I've been learning English for four years. Use of article and zero article: I read in the paper that the Government is planning huge changes in education.
  • Incorporate statements of fact within more complex interactions
  • Make longer statements comprehensible through appropriate use of rhythm and intonation

Source: Adult ESOL Core Curriculum, DfES (2001):

Based on a thought provoking Guardian article about same sex adoptive parenting, this Google Docs resource focuses on grammar (past perfect), working out vocabulary and discussion.  

Reading text and related questions (Google docs)  - best viewed in "print" mode.

Editor's note

Level 1
ESOL Sc/L1.3a Express statements of fact
ESOL Sd/L1.2a Express views and opinions
ESOL Rw/L1.1a Use reference material to find the meaning of unfamiliar words
ESOL Rw/L1.3a Recognise and understand an increasing range of vocabulary
ESOL Rs/L1.1a Use implicit & explicit grammatical knowledge to predict meaning & check for sense
ESOL Sd/L1.3a Involve other people in a discussion
Health, Social care, Early years

A reading, writing, listening and discussion task. The topic is skills at risk and the older generation. Comprehension questions focus on the gist. The grammar focus is passive voice verbs. Learners will discuss and write sentences about their skills, and will write about traditional skills that are in danger of dying out.

Level 1
Level 2
General ESOL
ESOL Engage in discussion (Sd)
ESOL Sc/L1.3a Express statements of fact
ESOL Sc/L1.3b Give factual accounts
ESOL Sc/L2.4b Give factual accounts 
ESOL Lr/L1.2d Listen for grammatical detail
ESOL Lr/L2.2d Listen for grammatical detail
ESOL Rs/L2.1a Use implicit & explicit grammatical knowledge to help follow meaning and purpose of different texts
ESOL Ws/L2.1a Use a range of sentence structure which is fit for purpose
Catering Food Nutrition
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