Ws/L1.2

Use correct grammar e.g. subject-verb agreement, correct use of tense
(a) Understand that, while writing, a writer needs to keep checking that singular subjects have a singular verb and that plural subjects have a plural verb
(b) Understand the inflection on present simple, third person singular, verb form. Understand that all other verb forms are the same in singular and plural
(c) Understand and make effective selection of simple, continuous and perfect tenses, and use them consistently

This is a simple activity to get learners used to the concept of writing instructive text. It can be used as an introduction to the topic of ‘Purpose of Text’ and is easily adaptable to different contextualised areas e.g. instructions on how to: hang a door; insert hair rollers; change a tyre; make a bouquet etc.

The activity allows for ease of differentiation between levels, based on your assessment of the output, and works well as a main activity for Entry Level learners, or a fun warm-up for Level 1/2 learners.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/L1.6
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L1.2
Wt/L1.1
Wt/E3.4
Wt/E3.3
Wt/E3.1
Wt/E2.1
Ws/L1.2
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

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

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 Understand how meaning is built up in paragraphed texts
ESOL Rt/E3.1a Understand how meaning is built up in a variety texts of more than one paragraph
Context
History

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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 Identify different ways meaning is built up in a range of texts of varying genres
Context
Animal care, farming & equine

Useful set of verb cards for literacy and ESOL (includes regular and irregular examples in a wide range of tenses/moods, plus 1st-3rd person singular / plural cards). Pick and choose the ones you need according to level. Fully mapped.[img_assist|nid=4692|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=70|height=100]

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Ws/L2.2
Ws/L1.2
Ws/E3.2
ESOL
ESOL Ws/L2.2a
ESOL Ws/L1.2a
ESOL Ws/E3.2a

An immaculate set of resources accompanied by a detailed lesson plan – used with construction, decorating, and motor vehicle students but suitable for all. Includes spot the error, select the correct verb, identify the ‘subject’, spinner sentence activity for collective nouns, and a Lewis Hamilton grammar exercise.

Level
E3
L1
English
Ws/E3.2
Ws/L1.2
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing
Motor vehicles & Transport
Painting Decorating & DIY

Select from is/are to create grammatically correct sentences.

Level
E3
L1
English
Ws/E3.2
Ws/L1.2
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Explains about subjects and verbs, plus a practice sheet.

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

Grammar – check your knowledge is an interactive PPT that is ideal for grammar revision (for L1 and 2 tests). Use for whole group work or individual brush-up sessions. Focuses on subject-verb agreement. Try the questions and then check your answers.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Ws/E3.2
Ws/L1.2
Ws/L2.2

An absolutely amazing PowerPoint (created as part of a PGCE assignment). Interactive activities, links and written exercises (these could also be printed as worksheets) plus lots of points for group discussion. Also great for teacher reference / training.

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