Rw/L2.1

Read and understand technical vocabulary
(a) Understand that specialist fields of knowledge, skill and interest have an associated technical vocabulary
(b) Understand that the purpose of technical vocabulary is to express precision of meaning
(c) Understand that technical vocabulary is often coined by adapting or extending the meaning of existing words and word patterns, or building new words using known roots/prefixes/ suffixes - and that this can provide clues to the meaning of unknown words, e.g. computer menu, astronaut micro-surgery
(d) Understand when it is possible to make an informed guess at the meaning of technical vocabulary using knowledge and context, and when it is necessary to look up the meaning in a dictionary or glossary

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A beautiful set of three resources.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Ws/L1.2
Ws/E3.2
Rw/L2.1
Rw/L1.2
Rt/L2.1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/L1.2a
ESOL Ws/E3.2a
ESOL Rw/L2.1a
ESOL Rw/L1.2a
ESOL Rt/L2.1a
Context
Animal care, farming & equine

Beautiful set of resources for embedding spelling and vocabulary. Written for NVQ social care students but could also be useful in other vocational areas such as sport. A range of spelling and vocabulary activities on the topic of organs of the body.
Word and picture matching cards
Student reference sheet
Function matching cards
Look Say Cover Write Check spelling sheets (one for E2-E3, one for L1-2)
Fill in sheets

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Ww/L2.1
Ww/L1.1
Rw/L2.1
Rw/L1.2
Rw/E3.1
Ww/E3.1
Ww/E2.1
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

A topical Level 2 reading and writing assignment based on an article from the from the Observer. Ideal for early spring / late winter but can be used any time of year. Covers comprehension, purpose of text, apostrophes, vocabulary and dictionary work, and writing. Includes differentiation and extension ideas.

Level
L2
English
Wt/L2.3
Rw/L2.2
Rw/L2.1
Rt/L2.2
Rt/L2.1
Context
Science, Nature & Weather

A comprehension exercise in response to the earthquake and consequent tsunami in Japan. To be used along with research tasks or discussion.

Introduce the lesson with a discussion about the events surrounding the earthquake and some BBC footage.

The students need to be given the information without the questions to encourage them to read fully – this is not a scanning exercise. Then, when they have finished reading they can answer the questions, either in short on the sheet or in full on separate paper – differentiate accordingly.

Level
L1
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Rw/L2.1
Rw/L1.3
Rt/L1.3
Rt/L1.1
Functional English reading
Context
News, Politics & Government items

A really useful handout with an example text that clearly demonstrates how readers can use both context and knowledge of word roots / prefixes / etc to tackle unfamiliar vocabulary without using a dictionary or glossary. The sample technical text is about gliding.

Level
L2
English
Rw/L2.1
General
Study Skills and General Teaching
Context
Sport

A resource to improve the correct use and spelling of technical vocabulary. Includes info/answer sheet, matching game (15 words), alphabetical ordering, and spelling ideas. For individual or group challenges.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rw/E3.4
Rw/L1.2
Rw/L2.1
Ww/L2.1
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

A great selection of reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar and spelling activities (includes synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, writing a postcard from the Moon, writing instructions, and more).

Level
L1
L2
English
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L2.1
Rw/L2.1
Rw/L2.3
Writing: text focus (composition)
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1
Context
History

First created for E3 MV students and a fabulous way to motivate students by using technical vocabulary from their own area of study. Includes info/answer sheet, matching game (12 words), alphabetical ordering, spelling and a crossword. For individual or group challenges.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rw/E3.4
Rw/L1.2
Rw/L2.1
Ww/L2.1
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

A beautiful five page handout designed to help students write clear descriptions and learn key technical vocabulary – examples include British cheese, cuts of vegetables and a wonderful mind map showing key quality points to look for in cuts of meat and poultry. Written for NVQ 1-2 catering students working on their ‘local hospitality provision’ project.

Level
L1
L2
English
Rw/L1.2
Rw/L2.1
Wt/L2.6
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A 16 piece triangular jigsaw puzzle where pairs or small groups of learners must match 18 words to their correct definitions. Use as an ice breaker or plenary activity. Guaranteed to create promote discussion as learners solve puzzle (best laminated). As usual with Tarsia puzzles, you can choose to print a standard or large puzzle (select Output – large, i.e. 3 pieces per A4 sheet).

Level
L2
English
Rw/L2.1
Context
Health, Social care, Early years