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I have had feedback from people using the Big Brother PDF discussion worksheet (see link below – under see also) but without any pictures! The fun part of the session (and for it to really work) is to show the students the people they have chosen: this generates plenty of discussion about prejudice and stereotyping. So, here are the 20 pictures to match to each description given in the earlier resource. (You should feel free to edit and adapt according to the demographics / prejudices / preconceptions of own students).

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

This is a great session starter. Students will work on their sentence construction and vocabulary with a card game that allows them to experiment with word order and effective word choice. Students have to put the words into a sensible order, even if the subject of their film is far from sensible.

In this game, students compete to make the scariest film title, or to sabotage other people’s film titles. It is a light hearted and fun game. The film titles created can also become writing prompts.

Level
L1
E3
English
Use knowledge of grammar
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
General literacy / English
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Level 1 reading comprehension, spelling and vocabulary tasks based on an Australian local news article about a successful youth art project in Deception Bay. The tasks can be concluded nicely with a related crossword puzzle – ideal for individual work or for group work if displayed on an IWB.

Level
L1
English
Ww/L1.1
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A vocabulary building activity, involving dictionary use. Played in teams and based on the TV programme ‘Call My Bluff’. Teams compete to identify the true definition of a word when given a choice of three definitions, with one being true and two being false.

A great way to get learners to work together. I usually play this with level 1 and level 2 learners, either at the end of a session as an on going activity or as part of a session.

Level
L2
L1
English
SLd/L2.1
SLd/L1.1
Rw/L2.3
Rw/L2.2
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L1.1
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A multi-functional resource for Literacy or Numeracy. Sample TV listings by day, programme, start and end times, channel and genre. Use for alphabetic or numeric sorting, skimming and scanning exercises, literacy social sight vocabulary for days of the week, numeracy exercises for calculating time, etc. This resource contains some sample exercise questions to use which can be developed further according to need. I laminated the sheets and then cut up into days so lower level learners can move the elements around. Higher level learners can work from the whole page sheets as well.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
English
Rt/E2.3
Rt/E3.7
Rw/E3.4
AL Rw/E1.1
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
MSS1/L1.2
AN MSS1/L1.3
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A fun way of preparing a group for the L1 multiple choice test! 15 questions cover ratios, measures, percentages, fractions, place value, mean average, volume, time and money.

Level
L1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A great set of ice breaker quizzes for all levels. 6 options. Can you write down a song for each letter of the alphabet? Or a food, film, TV programme, famous person, etc.
Students could be given a different quiz sheet each and be encouraged to wander round and ask other students to help fill the gaps. Alternatively students could work in teams – the first team to complete an entire sheet wins!

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
ESOL
General ESOL
Context
Art Film Media Music TV
Catering Food Nutrition
History

Coronation Street resources – 8 super pages of Entry 2 resources based on this popular soap. Cloze exercise, matching game, alphabetical order, form filling, punctuation and more.
Adapted from Sally Shipton’s Emmerdale resource (see below).

Level
E1
E2
English
Form filling
Rs/E2.2
Rs/E2.3
Rt/E2.1
Rw/E2.4
AL Rw/E1.1
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E2.2
Ws/E2.3
Ws/E2.4
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A set of 3 related resources

1. Who wants to be an A student? Level 1 Literacy ‘Millionaire’ game, complete with music and (US) sound effects: 15 real Level 1 Literacy questions covering spelling, grammar, locating information, vocabulary and punctuation.

2. Who wants to be an A student? Level 2 Literacy ‘Millionaire’ game – as above but with more challenging questions.

Level
L1
L2
Context
Art Film Media Music TV