Rs/E3.2

Use implicit and explicit knowledge of different types of word (e.g. linking words [connectives], nouns, verbs, adjectives), of word order, and of possible plausible meanings, to help decode unfamiliar words and predict meaning
(a) Understand that grammatical patterns, word order, types of word and meanings are inter-related and that only certain types of words and certain meanings will make sense in any particular place in a sentence

Brief descriptions of the main parts of a sentence to help understand the vocabulary of grammar.

Editor’s note
A very useful handout for students at several levels.

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Ws/L2.3
Ws/L1.2
Ws/E3.3
Ws/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Rs/E3.2

Predicting words from context in a text about youth clubs. It then opens up discussion for how they might help reduce youth crime.

Editor’s note: cloze exercise with opportunities for writing / commenting. With answer sheet.

Level
L1
E3
English
Rs/L1.1
Rs/E3.2

Cards to help students recognise what nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
They can then play the bingo game or use highlighter pens to identify the different parts of speech in a text.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/L2.1
Rs/L1.1
Rs/E3.2
Rs/E3.1

A worksheet that lists all of the most common word types and has space for the learners to enter their own description and their own examples.

To be completed over a number of weeks as each word type is covered and understood. The completed sheets can then be used as a revision tool / personal glossary.

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
English
Rs/L2.1
Rs/L1.1
Rs/E3.2

A clever grammar/vocabulary/spelling task that combines a cloze exercise with homophone practice. The text is about the Victorian era and is particularly suitable for students with an interest in history.

Level
L1
E3
English
Ww/L1.1
Rs/L1.1
Rs/E3.2
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Context
History

A simple exercise where students separate the words from the Wordle into nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.

Level
L1
E3
English
Rs/L1.1
Rs/E3.2
Rs/E3.1
General literacy / English

Nice selection of winter activities written for an E3-L2 Functional Skills group (best for E3-L1).
The main activities are a reading comprehension (about the history of poinsettias and how they came to be popular at Christmas time) and a cloze exercise based on an old Mexican religious legend. There are also some maths questions.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rt/L1.3
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.4
Rt/E3.1
Rs/L1.1
Rs/E3.2
Context
History
Gardening & Horticulture

Lovely introduction to nouns, verbs and adjectives. For E2-3 ESOL and Literacy.
Start with the PPT which is based on a very tasty bakery theme and includes information and examples for students to work through. Follow this with the handout and a highlighting exercise.

Level
E2
E3
English
Ws/E2.2
Rs/E3.2
Rs/E3.1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E2.2a
ESOL Rs/E3.1b
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

This activity is in two parts.Firstly, learners should use the cards to match the words to their meanings. Next they should use the fill in worksheet to give an example for each one. Full instructions included.In addition to parts of speech it also includes synonym and homophone terms.

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
English
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L1.2
Rs/L2.1
Rs/L1.1
Rs/E3.2
Rs/E2.2

David Beckham is an Entry 3 cloze exercise which focuses on past tense verbs. Created as a replacement for the now dated Beckham text in the Skills for Life ESOL materials 2003 (Entry 3, Unit 2 Sport & Exercise, page 2) and is ideal for ESOL and Literacy students who are also football fans.

Level
E3
English
Rs/E3.2
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E3.1b
Context
Sport