Contextual Resources

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I have been covering how to make an appointment with the GP and taking part in a role play with the GP with my ESOL group, so I have prepared these materials.

My courses are not accredited, so I don’t know how this fits into the ESOL SFL criteria and my classes are, inevitably, a mix of Pre-Entry and E1 learners. Hope it might be useful.

Level
E2
E1
English
Engage in Discussion
ESOL
ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics)
ESOL Listen and respond
ESOL Engage in discussion
Context
Independent living
Health, Social care, Early years

This is a series of short job ads for a hotel (+ one for a school caretaker). Simple language and uncluttered layout..
Good for introduction to language of employment. I have used these with E1 to E3 and they work well as a differentiated resource

Higher levels can gauge implict information, especially for the school caretaker advert in writing covering application letters to include attributes such as working with children, being trustworthy and reliable etc)

Level
E3
E2
E1
English
Rt/E3.4
Rt/E2.3
Functional English reading
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Painting Decorating & DIY
Gardening & Horticulture
Employment skills & Public services
Catering Food Nutrition

Entry level Functional Skills Maths (with some English too!). A multi skill resource on the theme of a maternity ward.
Ideal for Health & Social Care or Childcare students.
Editor’s note
Two versions available: E1-E2 and E2-E3.
With detailed Functional Maths mapping and teaching tips

Level
E3
E2
E1
Maths
Functional Maths
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

This resource helps learners hear rhymes and recognise corresponding letters/digraphs, rimes and onsets etc. Take simple limericks and poems and get your learners to put them together.

I created my own limericks to match work we had been doing on long vowel sounds (it is not that difficult to do once you get started). Well-known poems and nursery rhymes also proved particularly popular as many knew them already by heart from childhood and some were doing them now with their children.

Level
M8
E1
E2
English
Poetry
SLlr/E1.2
Rw/E2.2
Rw/E1.2
Functional English reading
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.2
General
Dyslexia support
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Listening activities are few and far between but this fabulous set is ideal for, and fully mapped, to Entry 1 and 2 Functional English learners.
Based on four everyday listening events

  • An announcement in a station
  • A notice in a waiting room
  • A news report
  • A telephone conversation

Each provides practice listening for gist and detail in short explanations. The ‘waiting room’ PDF also provides practice with listening to instructions.

Each document includes.

Level
E1
E2
English
SLlr/E2.3
SLlr/E2.2
SLlr/E1.3
SLlr/E1.2
SLlr/E1.1
Context
News, Politics & Government items
Leisure Travel Tourism
Health, Social care, Early years

A dialogue (between the pharmacist and the customer) ordering exercise followed by paired speaking and listening practice. Easily adapted to many situations.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Sd/E1.1b
ESOL Lr/E1.5c
ESOL Lr/E1.4b
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Health, Social care, Early years

A great set of functional English tasks based on an ‘agony aunt’ letter from someone who wants to lose weight (tutors should therefore use their discretion before using this resource).
Reading comprehension, discussion and a scaffolded writing task (with writing frame). Ideal for (and fully mapped to) E1-2 Functional English.

Level
E1
E2
English
Functional Skills English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Writing
Context
Health, Social care, Early years
Independent living

A board game that can be used to encourage speaking skills at many levels (ESOL or Literacy). With teaching ideas and curriculum links.

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
SLc/E1.4
SLc/E2.3
SLc/E3.3
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.4a
ESOL Sc/E1.4d
ESOL Sc/E2.3a
ESOL Sc/E2.3f
ESOL Sc/E3.4a
ESOL Sc/E3.4f
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Select words from drop down menus to complete sentences; and construct complete sentences to match pictures.

Use independently or with SfL learner materials ESOL E1 unit 5 (Health) and audio CDs (ESOL Entry 1A tracks 42-45).

Level
E1
English
Rs/E1.1
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Interactive Word worksheet to be completed on-screen. Drag correct instructions to each picture using mouse or keyboard.

Use independently or with SfL learner materials ESOL E1 unit 5 (Health) and audio CDs.

Level
E1
English
Rs/E1.1
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
Context
Health, Social care, Early years