Ws/L1.1

Write in complete sentences
(a) Understand that sentences can be joined with a wide range of conjunctions and relative pronouns, and that choosing appropriate connectives enhances meaning
(b) Understand that complete sentences should not be strung together with commas to make longer 'sentences' (comma splicing), but should be split into separate sentences or be correctly joined, e.g. by a conjunction

A series of tasks designed to help learners improve their sentences and hence their writing style. These tasks assume no previous knowledge of complex sentences or subordinating conjunctions. They do assume the learner is familiar with simple sentences (i.e. one clause, one verb) and compound sentences. (See my related Entry Level ‘Halloween Compound Sentences’ resource for more on compound sentences and coordinating conjunctions).

Aimed at L1-2 students but parts could be useful at Entry 3. All tasks have a Halloween theme.

Level
L2
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Ws/L2.1
Ws/L1.1
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

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

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

What are conjunctions? Information, examples of using conjunctions to join two sentences, plus related worksheet.

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

This conjunctions exercise also makes a good starting point for discussion on how different conjunctions alter the meaning of a sentence.

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

Provides valuable practice in skimming, scanning and reading in detail for Level 1 learners.

Level
L1
English
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L1.3
Rt/L1.4
Rt/L1.5
Ws/L1.1
Context
Sport

A great series of reading, writing and listening resources that includes: difference between fiction and non fiction, sorting out facts and opinions (with 3 related activities), researching the web to extract facts (with fill in sheets) and turn these into statements to be used in guessing game.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rt/E3.4
Rt/L1.2
Rt/E3.5
Rt/L1.4
Rt/E3.6
Rt/E3.7
Rt/L1.5
SLlr/E3.2
SLlr/L1.2
Ws/E3.1
Ws/L1.1
Wt/L1.2
Wt/L1.4