ESOL Ws/E2.1a

Construct simple and compound sentences, using common conjunctions to connect two clauses, e.g. as and but
(i) Combine simple sentences to make compound sentences by using conjunctions such as and, but, or
(ii) Use appropriate word order in simple and compound sentences, with awareness of how this may differ from word order in other languages
(iii) Use basic verb forms appropriately to signify past, present or future time, and use adverbial time references appropriately. E.g. I'm seeing my sister next week. We're going to play football on Saturday.
(iv) Use noun phrases, including articles and other determiners, as well as adverbs and prepositional phrases as appropriate
(v) Apply understanding of where it is and where it is not necessary to write in full sentences. E.g. Asking a fellow parent what items they need to buy for a child's school trip and writing them in a list. Texting a friend to arrange to meet.

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

A set of resources which explains the use of conjunctions and worksheets to practise using them correctly. Eight common conjunctions are covered in 5 different worksheets, along with a useful handout and a related word fill puzzle to check understanding.
Mapped to Entry Level 2 Functional English and E2-L1 Adult Literacy

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Ws/L1.1
Ws/E3.1
Ws/E2.1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/L1.1a
ESOL Ws/E3.1a
ESOL Ws/E2.1a

Two one-page tasks covering: punctuation (full stops and capital letters) and writing with simple verb tenses. Use as evidence that a given learning outcome has been achieved. Also useful for diagnostic assessment.

Level
E2
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E2.1a
ESOL Ws/E2.3a
ESOL Ws/E2.4a

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