ESOL Ws/E3.1a

Write using complex sentences
(i) Understand that the most basic form of complex sentence consists of a main clause and one subordinate clause, and use this kind of sentence, where appropriate, in learners' own writing
Example:
Dear Mr Allan,
I am sorry, I can not attend the interview next Thursday because my English exam is on that day.
I handed in my work, although it was not quite finished.
(ii) Use common conjunctions to introduce subordinate clauses, expressing time, reason, condition, concession (e.g. although)
Example:
I was walking along the street when I heard a loud noise behind me.
(iii) Use a pronoun such as who, which, where, when, to introduce a relative clause
Example:
The town where I was born is in the mountains. My brother, the one who works in the bakery, has a motorbike.
(iv) Understand that sentences can be amplified by expanding the information around the noun, and apply this, where appropriate, in learners' own writing
Example:
The older woman who lives down the road…
A woman I used to work with…
A smartly dressed woman in a black and white coat…
A nice young man with a friendly smile…
(v) Develop awareness that sentences in more formal texts are likely to be constructed differently from those in less formal ones, e.g. informal texts are likely to use ellipses, and more formal texts are likely to have more complex sentences
Example:
Hi Sal,
Sorry! Can't come to the meeting tomorrow - Les won't give me time off. She says she wants me to finish this job first.
Probably see you Thursday.
Hamid
Dear Mr. Jones
I am afraid I can not attend the meeting tomorrow, as I am very busy at work.I hope I will see you at the next meeting.
(v) Develop the ability to use different linguistic features appropriately for a range of written genres, depending on learners' interests and need to write

4 Oct 2017. Updated information on source material added

A reading activity on legal age limits in different parts of the UK. Includes: education, voting, driving, marriage and work. Based on materials at: http://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/learners/uk-life/be-safe-uk/what…

Level
E3
E2
English
Functional English - reading
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E3.1a
ESOL Sd/E3.1d
ESOL Sc/E3.4e
ESOL Sc/E2.2a
ESOL Rt/E3.4a
ESOL Lr/E3.2d
Context
News, Politics & Government items

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 first person autobiographical account of life in outback Australia.
Exercises include comprehension questions using when, where etc.
A revision of past tense verbs – regular and irregular.
A fill the gap using the correct verb tense.
A writing prompt for students to write about themselves – emphasising the use of conjunctions and short paragraphs.
A Wordsearch.
Includes a glossary of Australian words used in the text.

Level
E3
L1
English
Wt/L1.1
Wt/E3.2
Wt/E3.1
Ws/L1.2
Ws/L1.1
Ws/E3.2
Ws/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
ESOL
ESOL Wt/L1.1a
ESOL Wt/E3.2a
ESOL Wt/E3.1a
ESOL Ws/L1.2a
ESOL Ws/L1.1a
ESOL Ws/E3.2a
ESOL Ws/E3.1a
ESOL Rt/L1.1a
ESOL Rt/E3.1a
Context
History

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