ESOL Sc/L2.4a Express statements of fact

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Adult ESOL Core Curriculum (DfES 2001) > Speaking and Listening > Speaking (S) > Speak to Communicate (Sc) >  ESOL Sc/L2.4: express clearly statements of fact, explanations, instructions, accounts, descriptions using appropriate structure, style and vocabulary 
ESOL Sc/L2.4b: express statements of fact

  • Make accurate statements, using a wide range of grammatical forms, including more complex forms such as: past perfect; future perfect; reported speech; a range of conditional forms; would to express habit in the past
  • Flexibly use a range of forms in combination Example: Give personal information: As soon as my youngest had settled into primary school I went back to teaching. I've been teaching ever since, but I'll be retiring in the summer.
  • Integrate notions such as possibility and obligation with statements of fact Example: I've got this interview tomorrow, I suppose they could ask me about... I don't think it's very likely, but I'd better do a bit of preparation - so I really ought to get started.
  • Use rhythm and intonation effectively to make longer statements comprehensible, and maintain the listener's interest
  • Demonstrate knowledge of more specific lexis for useful contexts. Example: He was wearing a beret.

(See also Lr/L2.3a)

22/01/2023 22:30 (GMT) Errors fixed on page 1 and PDF file replaced

Worksheets to practise zero, first and second conditionals while using the language of social media. Can be used as an introduction to conditionals or a revision exercise. Then a reading text using conditionals in context of a social media site to practise reading comprehension, purpose, tone, features of text and dictionary skills.

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Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
FE E3.9 Identify, understand & extract main points & ideas in/from texts
FE E3.10 Identify different purposes of straightforward texts
FE L1.9 Identify & understand the main points, ideas & details
FE L1.12 Recognise that language & other textual features can be varied to suit different audiences & purposes
FE L1.14 Understand organisational / structural features use to locate relevant information
FE L2.19 Identify different styles of writing & writer’s voice
ESOL Rt/E3.1a Understand how meaning is built up in a variety texts of more than one paragraph
ESOL Rt/E3.2a Distinguish between different purposes of texts at this level
ESOL Ws/E3.1a Write using complex sentences
ESOL Ws/L1.1a Write using complex sentences
ESOL Ws/L2.1a Use a range of sentence structure which is fit for purpose
ESOL Rs/L1.1a Use implicit & explicit grammatical knowledge to predict meaning & check for sense
ESOL Rs/L2.1a Use implicit & explicit grammatical knowledge to help follow meaning and purpose of different texts
ESOL Sc/L2.4a Express statements of fact
Art Film Media Music Radio TV
Social Media

This lesson is based around the story of Birkenhead resident Charlie Wright, who famously refused to leave his house when the local council decided to demolish the estate around it. Students have the opportunity to discuss themes of community, identity and change. Students watch a short documentary about Charlie from the BBC archives and answer comprehension questions. Charlie's story provides a context for a role play task whereby learners have to decide how best to regenerate Charlie's lost neighbourhood.

Level 1
Level 2
FE L1.1 Identify relevant information & lines of argument in explanations & presentations
FE L1.2 Make requests & ask relevant questions to obtain specific information
FS Eng L1.4 Communicate information / ideas / opinions clearly & accurately on range of topics
FE L1.13 Use reference materials & appropriate strategies for a range of purposes, inc. to find word meanings
FE L2.1 Identify relevant information from extended explanations or presentations
FE L2.2 Follow narratives & lines of argument
FE L2.3 Respond effectively to detailed or extended questions & feedback
FE L2.4 Make requests & ask detailed & pertinent questions to obtain specific information in a range of contexts
FS Eng L2.5 Communicate information/ideas/opinions clearly/effectively with further detail/development if required
ESOL Sc/L1.2b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/L1.4a Present information and ideas in a logical sequence
ESOL Sd/L1.2a Express views and opinions
ESOL Lr/L1.1a Extract information from texts of varying genre, e.g. radio, TV
ESOL Lr/L1.1b extract relevant information from a narrative or explanation face-to-face or on the telephone, and respond
ESOL Rw/L1.2a Recognise & understand vocabulary associated with different types of text, using appropriate strategies to work out meaning
ESOL Sc/L2.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/L2.4a Express statements of fact
ESOL Sc/L2.5a Present information & ideas in a logical sequence and provide further detail and development to clarify or confirm understanding
ESOL Lr/L2.1a Extract information from extended texts in a non-face-to-face context, e.g. radio
ESOL Lr/L2.4a Follow and participate in a discussion or conversation
ESOL Sd/L2.2c Express views, opinions, feelings, wishes
News, Politics & Government items
History, culture, museums, libraries