Rw/E2.4

Use initial letters to find and sequence words in alphabetical order
(a) Understand that you do not have to start at the beginning of a list or dictionary
(b) Use the initial letter to locate the starting point quickly

This resource is useful for lessons relating to sports and diversity. It includes reading comprehension, alphabetical ordering, reading simple instructions, using a map/key, and a short writing task.

Editor’s note
Written for E1-E2 ESOL students but also suitable for E1-2 Functional English.

Level
E1
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.4
Functional English reading
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2a
ESOL Rw/E2.5a
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
Context
Sport

A quick paper based quiz on the EU adapted from the on-screen version on the uk.gov site at: www.eureferendum.gov.uk
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It isn’t directly about the referendum but might be useful to spark debates. Multiple choice, questions such as ‘how many countries are in the EU’ etc…..

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
English
Engage in Discussion
Rw/E3.5
Rw/E2.4
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
News, Politics & Government items

The resources have been designed to complement the alphabetical ordering component of the E2 and E3 adult literacy exams. There are are four printable worksheets suitable for levels E2-E3. Two worksheets have also been adapted as PPT slides which include audio files so that the jobs and instructions can be heard as well as read.

Level
E3
E2
English
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.4
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E3.4a
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Straightforward but useful resource where a list of clients’ names must be listed alphabetically.

Level
E3
E2
English
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.4
Functional English reading
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

A topical reading exercise aimed at Entry 2 but would suit mixed ability groups from E1-E3. Based on a simplified text about the history of the Olympic Games.
Includes general comprehension and true/false questions; a ‘missing vowels’ exercise and alphabetical ordering. Fully mapped to the E2 Functional English criteria and the adult literacy curriculum.

Level
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
Ws/E2.1
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E2.1
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Functional English reading
Ww/E2.2
Context
Sport
History

A handy set of six colour-coded groups of words to be sorted by first letters – or combine groups and sort by first and second letters.

Level
E2
E3
English
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E3.4

A straightforward but very useful sheet covering ordering by first and second letters, and dictionary work.

Level
E2
E3
English
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.3
Rw/E3.3

Ideal for anyone interested in cars. Use for first or second place ordering.

Level
E3
E2
English
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.4
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

A fabulous, topical set of Entry level resources based on the popular 2009 TV series. Covers reading comprehension, sentence structure, punctuation, planning writing (includes several writing frames), paragraphs, form filling and much more.

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
Form filling
Rs/E2.2 Use sentence structure to decipher and predict meaning
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E2.3
Ws/E1.1
Ws/E1.2
Ws/E2.4
Wt/E3.2
AL Wt/E3.1 Plan & draft writing
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Football Fun provides instructions and extra alphabetical ordering and reading activities to accompany the Premiership and Championship football team cards (see below). Ideal for football fans of all ages.

Level
E2
E3
English
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E3.4
Context
Sport