Ws/E2.1

Construct simple and compound sentences, using common conjunctions to connect two clauses, e.g. as, and, but
(a) Understand that simple sentences can be combined to make compound sentences by using conjunctions
(b) Understand that, if a compound sentence has too many bits added on, the reader will not be able to follow the sense
(c) Know some common conjunctions, e.g. and, but, or, as

10/10/17 Several minor and one major correction made

These tasks assume no previous knowledge of compound sentences and/or conjunctions. They do assume the learner is familiar with simple sentences (i.e. one clause, one verb).
Aimed at E2-E3 students but could be useful at Level 1.

Tasks include joining pairs of Halloween sentences with a suitable conjunction; extending simple sentence with a suitable ‘ending’, and rewriting texts that are initially written using only simple sentence (in order to improve their organisation and readability).

Level
E2
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Ws/E3.3
Ws/E3.1
Ws/E2.1
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Reading, writing and discussion tasks based on an email about a charity event. Discuss the email with a friend, design a poster, complete compound sentences, and answer a wide range of reading questions. Its wide appeal makes it ideal for mixed ability Entry groups.
With detailed E1-E2 Functional English curriculum mapping.

Level
E2
E1
English
Ws/E2.1
Writing: text focus (composition)
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional Skills English
Context
Voluntary & Charity

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 PPT to supplement work on this topic in the context of hairdressing.
Also includes a quick starter on punctuation.

Level
E3
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Ws/E3.1
Ws/E2.1
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

This is used to practise writing sentences in a format that is similar to those used for E2 Functional Skills writing assessments.
It includes a checklist for sentences and a reminder to use conjuntions. I use it after teaching the basics of sentences and conjunctions in order to give an opportunity to practise for the writing assessment. Three different tasks (note, email, complaint) plus a blank for your own task ideas.

Level
E3
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Ws/E3.1
Ws/E2.3
Ws/E2.1

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

Correct structure and punctuation is a key feature of Functional English writing and these two sets of matching cards make a good introduction to the topic and will also prompt discussion.
The first set focuses on conjunctions (in compound and complex sentences) and each sentence is split into three (two clause, one conjunction). They can be matched back together in various combinations. (10 sentences)
The second set focuses on a variety of structures and each sentence is split into two. (12 sentences)

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Ws/L2.1
Ws/L1.1
Ws/E3.1
Ws/E2.1

A short powerpoint to revise conjunctions. Information and a short exercise
suitable for E2-L1.
Fully mapped to Functional English and SfL literacy.

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

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
Rt/E2.1
Functional English reading
Ww/E2.2
Context
Sport
History

A great set of mixed Entry exercises where learners are encouraged to use a range of positive (and negative!) adjectives to describe their favourite players.
Plus: write to Capello (writing frame included), reading and discussion, rearrange sentences, use conjunctions, and research previous World Cups.

Level
E2
E3
English
General literacy / English
Writing
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E3.1
Context
Sport