Listening and/or speaking activity

A great Entry Level ice-breaker or warm-up activity. Students must circulate and question other class members in order to complete the bingo grid. Also provides a good lead in to sentence work. Covers many speaking and listening elements (asking and answering questions, giving personal information, etc.).

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
Speaking & Listening

Making a formal phone call (in order to arrange an interview with a local hospitality provider, etc.) provides key questions to guide students through the formalities of making requests, asking questions (and wording them carefully).
Suitable for all contenxts – not just hospitality.

Level
L1
L2
English
SLc/L1.2
SLc/L2.2
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A great series of reading, rhyming and spelling activities.

Level
E1
English
Rw/E1.2
Ww/E1.3

A great 2.5 hr differentiated lesson plan complete with resources including ordering and matching worksheets and cards, simple spelling sheet, healthy eating chart (please download the accompanying Excel file – see below). The main topic is making an omelette and the lesson includes sequencing, letters, word recognition and building, and simple sentences. You will also need food leaflets from supermarkets, plastic or wooden letters and a tape recorder.

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Ws/E1.1
Pre-entry
Rtc/M8.3
Rs/M8.1
Rw/M7.1
Rw/M7.3
Rw/M8.1
Rw/M8.3
Wt/M7.2
Wt/M8.4
Ws/M8.1
Ww/M8.2
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Independent living

Mixed ESOL resources for E1 beginners is a wonderful collection of resources for new students. 9 pages cover likes/dislikes, key vocabulary such as numbers, months, etc.; simple comprehension; asking and giving personal information plus a final review to check that students have remembered everything.

Level
E1
ESOL
General ESOL

Two great activities (one long and detailed – suitable for 2-3 sessions; one shorter and quicker, for a single session) ideal for E3-L1 literacy and ESOL students of all ages. Includes step by step detailed session plans which cover speaking and listening (interviewing), reading and writing skills.
The overall idea is to interview people and then plan their perfect holiday – showing the results as a poster or display. An interview sheet is included.

Level
E3
L1
English
General literacy / English
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

E3 listening task (removing a pane of glass) is a clever way of practising OCR E3 Task 1 (listening for gist, detail and new information) and could also be easily edited to add your own listening materials.

Level
E3
English
SLlr/E3.2
SLlr/E3.3
SLlr/E3.1
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

A fabulous set of integrated activities that cover food vocabulary, use of is/are, paired speaking and listening practice (asking the price of food – with fill-in dialogue cards), reading and writing shopping lists.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
ESOL Rs/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E1.3b
ESOL Sc/E1.4d
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Independent living
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A classic paired listening and speaking activity that provides practice with giving and following instructions. Plus extension ideas that cover asking and answering questions.

Level
E2
English
SLlr/E2.2
SLlr/E1.6
SLlr/E2.4
SLc/E2.4
SLc/E2.1
SLc/E2.3

An ‘active’ worksheet first used in a Skills for Work class. Ideal for prompting discussion on the importance of good communication skills in the workplace.

Level
E2
English
SLc/E2.1
SLd/E2.2
Context
Employment skills & Public services