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Suits ESOL students at Entry 3+.  It creates plenty of scope for  further work e.g.

Level
E2
E3
L1
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E2.3f Give a short description
ESOL Sc/E3.4f Give a short description and make comparisons
ESOL Sc/L1.3e Describe and compare
ESOL Ws/E2.2a Use adjectives
General ESOL
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A reading comprehension and vocabulary activity suitable for both ESOL and Literacy / Functional Skills. The activities are based on a BBC News article about John Cronin’s online business, John’s Crazy Socks. John, who has Down’s Syndrome, is a co-founder of the business, along with his father, Mark.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Engage in Discussion
Use reading strategies
Rw/L1.2
Identify main points and detail
Plan, compose and draft
Follow and understand
Functional Skills English
ESOL
ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics)
ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)
ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Business & Money management

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

Budgeting Spreadsheet: Students enter amounts into a self calculating spreadsheet to work out a persons budget for the month.
This resource is best used around the topic of budgeting and bank accounts. I used it alongside the excellent Barclays Money Skills site.

Level
E3
E2
Maths
MSS1/E3.2
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/E2.2
MSS1/E2.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Independent living
Business & Money management

This resource arose from a conversation with a learner who had lost their debit card a number of times in the cash machine because they couldn’t read the screen fast enough.

I used it by discussing each of the screens with learners and then having them work through the reading text and the accompanying exercises. Even better, if you have access to the internet, you can show different images of ATM screens and discuss them.

Level
E3
E2
E1
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
Context
Independent living
Business & Money management

This is an adapted and expanded version of Jodie Travis’ ‘Hired or Fired’ resource which is of course based on the popular TV show “The apprentice”. I used Jodie’s resource last year with a really big group, getting them to create a poster to ‘sell’ Manchester. I added some more ‘Apprenticey’ bits in, such as getting them to pitch their ideas at the front of the class after they’d made the posters, and it worked really well.

Level
L1
E3
E2
English
Engage in Discussion
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Present information
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Art Film Media Music TV

A wonderfully detailed plan for 3 × 2 hours sessions for computer beginners. It is also mapped to the literacy curriculum – making it ideal for embedded learning and Entry Functional ICT. Includes scheme of work, session plans, feedback/evaluation forms and 7 resource sheets.
ICT covers creating, opening, printing a document; formatting, printing, copying, proof reading. Mapped to Entry 2 and 3 speaking & listening, and writing (including several exercises on conjunctions and compound sentences).

Level
E2
E3
English
SLlr/E3.4
Ws/E2.1
Wt/E3.1
Wt/E3.4
ICT
Functional ICT
Entry 3 ICT
Context
Business & Money management

Internet Searching is a gentle introduction for those new to the internet (suitable for all levels from E2 upwards) based on the BBC home page.

Level
E2
E3
L1
ICT
Finding and selecting information
General ICT resources
General
Study Skills and General Teaching
Context
Business & Money management

Set of two resources written for ‘Literacy through Drama’ students and ideal for young social networking fans. A character must be selected and then imaginary Facebook / MySpace profiles written. Ideal for encouraging descriptive writing, use of adjectives, etc. 8 pages of writing frames plus a great PPT to introduce the topic (uses Bart Simpson as the character).

Level
E2
E3
English
Ws/E2.2
Ws/E3.1
Wt/E3.1
Context
Art Film Media Music TV