ESOL Ws/E1.1a

Construct a simple sentence, using basic word order and verb form
(i) Understand the concept of a sentence and that sentences can be put together to make text
(ii) Recognise common patterns for simple statements, questions and instructions, and the fact that this may differ from the word order in their other languages, e.g. in Turkish the common word order is subject-object-verb
(iii) Apply the above understanding when writing

This handout describes the basic sentence types as used in the English language. It can be used to introduce or reinforce the concepts.

Editor’s note
This also makes a useful handout / reminder for vocational teachers who are embedding Functional English.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Ws/L2.1
Ws/L1.1
Ws/E3.1
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/L2.1a
ESOL Ws/L1.1a
ESOL Ws/E3.1a
ESOL Ws/E2.1a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a

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
E1
E2
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E2.2a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E2.3f
ESOL Sc/E1.4d
ESOL Sc/E1.4a
Context
Independent living

This is a ‘prepositions of place’ resource I use with my 16-19 (and adult!) ESOL learners before Christmas. It’s basically an Easter egg hunt but with Christmas presents instead of eggs.

The number of presents and lines can be tailored to the class. I’ve used this with E1/E2 ESOL groups, although there may be a use for Numeracy and Literacy. It’s a fun, lively activity which I hope you find useful.

Level
E2
E1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rs/E2.1b
ESOL Rs/E2.1a
ESOL Rs/E1.1a

A set of cards aimed at Entry 1 ESOL students learning the present simple tense for habitual routine. Print on card and use for controlled practice activities (sort into sentences about getting up, breakfast, going to work etc.).

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.4a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a

Three one-page tasks covering: write a simple sentence, recognise signs/symbols and follow a simple narrative. Use as evidence that a given learning outcome has been achieved. Also useful for diagnostic assessment and Entry 1 literacy.

Level
E1
English
General literacy / English
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a

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
E1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
ESOL Rs/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E1.3b
ESOL Sc/E1.4d
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Independent living
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A very useful set of 15 graduated tasks that involve reading sentences, learning key words / spellings and writing sentences.

Level
E1
English
Rs/E1.1
AL Rw/E1.1
Ws/E1.1
Ww/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1b
ESOL Ww/E1.1c

An interesting E1-2 text (and questions) useful for general comprehension and introducing the third person present simple. With ideas for extension work and adapting the text for your local area.

Level
E1
E2
English
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E2.1
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Very good straightforward text about Maria’s day with 4 pages of resources, teaching ideas and answer sheet. Covers asking and answering questions, writing simple sentences and much more .
Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 4 – Local Transport) but can be used alone.
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/LearningMaterialsESOL

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.2d
ESOL Rw/E1.3b
ESOL Sc/E1.4a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a

5 hand drawn storyboards – shopping, holidays, swimming, getting-up and a bank robbery! Pictures can be cut up, muddled and re-sequenced; simple sentences written out to match with pictures; sentences written in the present to be changed to past tense (ESOL); write sentences then join with conjunctions e.g. then, next; or simply as prompts for conversation and discussion.

Level
M7
M8
E1
E2
English
Ws/E1.1
Ws/E2.1
Wt/E1.1
Wt/E2.1
Pre-entry
Rtc/M8.3
Rti/M7.3
SLc/M7.1
SLc/M7.2
SLc/M8.1
SLlr/M8.2
SLlr/M8.4
Wt/M8.1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
ESOL Ws/E2.1a
ESOL Wt/E1.1a
ESOL Wt/E2.1a