Listening and/or speaking activity

Supercars (including the President’s Cadillac, and an Aston Martin with an ejector seat) consists of two detailed, differentiated E1-E2 2.5 hr lesson plans complete with resources.
Includes reading and writing sentences (matching cars to scenarios), alphabet, spelling/phonics, discussion and much more.

Level
E1
E2
English
General literacy / English
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

A really imaginative set of tasks based on written and audio versions of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky. Really encourages creativity and expression.

Level
L2
English
Poetry
Rw/L2.3

Question words revision is a set of two simple but very useful matching games.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Speaking
ESOL Sc/E1.3a
ESOL Sc/E1.3b

A straightforward dialogue for paired speaking and listening practice. 2 pages – the second page allows for changes to be added.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.4b
ESOL Lr/E1.5c
ESOL Sd/E1.1b
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A great way to focus on phonic spelling. Complete with a suggested word list although you could use your own as needed. For E1 -2 ESOL & Literacy.

Level
E1
English
Ww/E1.3
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.1b

Questioning for understanding is a really useful help sheet that encourages learners to ask relevant questions (any topic, any level). Based on Kipling’s “What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who” with teaching ideas and useful links.

For a related resource using the same idea to investigate and write newspaper reports please see Ellie Walsh’s Looking at Newspapers (below).

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Poetry
AL SLc/E1.3
SLc/E2.2
SLc/E3.4
SLc/L1.2
SLc/L2.2
General
Study Skills and General Teaching
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

The Cardigan is a set of professionally written resources based on the popular reader from New Leaf Books

Includes imagery, speaking & listening, symbols, spelling (changing y to an i) and memory skills. Encourages readers to get the most out of the book.

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
Fiction
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E2.4
Rt/E2.3
Rt/E3.8
SLlr/E1.5
SLc/E2.4
Wt/E2.1
Ww/E3.2

A lovely set of reading, writing and listening activities for Entry 1. Based on describing 4 people – particularly the colours of their clothes. Includes gap fills, labelling, word banks, spelling and more.
Linked to DfES SfL learner materials & audio CDs E1 (page 10) Lit Unit 1 Lost & Found Also see below for our 43 pages book of related word games (Colours, clothes and fruit) and our 3 on-screen ‘decribing people’ activities – all are based on the same series of pictures.

Level
E1
English
Reading
Speaking & Listening
Writing

A great speaking and listening tool which involves discussing and sorting out myths and facts. The great thing about this concept (originally used in Junior science lessons) is the way it can be easily adapted for any topic and any group.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Engage in Discussion
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

A series of Level 2 reading (distinguishing between fact & opinion), proof reading and listening tasks.

Level
L2
English
Rt/L2.4
SLlr/L2.1
Wt/L2.7
Context
Art Film Media Music TV