Contextual Resources

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A reading, writing, listening and discussion task. The topic is skills at risk and the older generation. Comprehension questions focus on the gist. The grammar focus is passive voice verbs. Learners will discuss and write sentences about their skills, and will write about traditional skills that are in danger of dying out.

Level
L1
L2
ESOL
General ESOL
ESOL Engage in discussion
ESOL Sc/L1.3a Express statements of fact
ESOL Sc/L1.3b Give factual accounts
ESOL Sc/L2.4b Give factual accounts 
ESOL Lr/L1.2d Listen for grammatical detail
ESOL Lr/L2.2d Listen for grammatical detail
ESOL Rs/L2.1a Use implicit & explicit grammatical knowledge to help follow meaning and purpose of different texts
ESOL Ws/L2.1a
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Art Film Media Music TV

A beautiful five page handout designed to help students write clear descriptions and learn key technical vocabulary – examples include British cheese, cuts of vegetables and a wonderful mind map showing key quality points to look for in cuts of meat and poultry. Written for NVQ 1-2 catering students working on their ‘local hospitality provision’ project.

Level
L1
L2
English
Rw/L1.2
Rw/L2.1
Wt/L2.6
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Writing a formal letter (in order to arrange an interview with a local hospitality provider) provides all key points as a mindmap and (for linear thinkers) as a bulleted list. Plus layout guide and a ‘jumbled sheet’ to sort out! Suitable for all areas – not just catering/hospitality.

Level
L1
L2
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Retail Hospitality Customer service

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

A speaking and listening card game / warm-up activity for Entry 2-3 Literacy. Makes an ideal link to Entry level descriptive writing and work on adjectives. With differentiation ideas for preEntry and Levels 1-2. Best printed in colour and laminated. 20 animal cards plus extensive teaching notes which include differentiation ideas for preEntry and Levels 1-2.

If you want to use our ‘adjective wheels’ to help students plan their written or spoken descriptions please download the related “Animal Descriptions” game below.

Level
M8
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
SLlr/E3.2
SLc/E3.1
SLc/E3.3
Ws/E2.2
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Halloween ratios for topical practice (makes a great starter activity) plus a free Halloween cakes recipe!

Level
L2
L1
Maths
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L1.7
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A set of very useful resources: detailed differentiated lesson plan (L1-2) lesson plan and two PPTs (one teacher version with answers, one student version) covering many aspects of L1-2 fractions. Generic examples and practice followed by practical applications and problems for students to work on in pairs or small groups. Examples include food/catering (a Greek party, sandwiches, etc.), production lines and time sheets.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N2/L2.4
N2/L2.3
N2/L2.1
N2/L1.2
N2/L1.1
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Catering Food Nutrition

Easter biscuits whole group quick starter activity on resizing a recipe. Two versions available: one is simplified for ESOL learners or those with lower literacy levels.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
AN N1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3
ESOL
General ESOL
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A great way to practise ratio and proportion. Choose your favourite horse and how much to bet ( we suggest Haribo or buttons!). If it wins the race you must work out how much the bookie owes you. With sample lesson plan.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
AN N1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3
Context
Sport
Animal care, farming & equine

A lively warm-up that covers mental and paper-based money skills from Entry 2 to Level 2. All you need are copies of local food menus (or make up your own on the blank provided).

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/E2.2
MSS1/E3.1
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
MSS1/L2.1
Context
Catering Food Nutrition