Contextual Resources

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This is a practical handling data task at L1 and L2 which uses the Internet to find the necesssary data in order to complete a Expenses claim form.

I work with Landbased students most of whom visit an exhibition at the Bath & West show ground. In this task they have to work out how much it will cost them to travel to the site and how much the entry fee is, then enter this information onto a expenses claim form as if they were submitting it to an employed to reclaim their costs.

For L2 students they need to find the actual cost of the fuel they use for the journey.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
General numeracy / maths
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Animal care, farming & equine

[img_assist|nid=4821|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=68|height=100]Two resources that can be used together or independently.

  • An ICC / Literacy / Functional English / ESOL research project task sheet on “My favourite British animal”. E3-L2 reading, writing and ICT
  • A basic animal anatomy vocabulary sheet for E2-E3 ESOL (paw, claw, antler, etc.)

For more of Kathy’s animal resources go to ‘see also’ below. (Birds of Prey resources)

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
ESOL
General ESOL
ESOL Rw/E3.1a
ESOL Rw/E2.1a
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Animal care, farming & equine

[img_assist|nid=4816|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=68|height=100][img_assist|nid=4819|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=77]Embedded literacy and Functional English for animal lovers! Also ideal for ESOL.
A beautiful set of three resources.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Ws/L1.2
Ws/E3.2
Rw/L2.1
Rw/L1.2
Rt/L2.1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/L1.2a
ESOL Ws/E3.2a
ESOL Rw/L2.1a
ESOL Rw/L1.2a
ESOL Rt/L2.1a Identify different ways meaning is built up in a range of texts of varying genres
Context
Animal care, farming & equine

*A Yorkshire Yarn is a short documentary series exploring the English language learning experiences of three students at the University of Huddersfield. There are three episodes in the series.*

1 The Tales of a Trainee Tutor
http://www.youtube.com/user/ESOLRESOURCES#p/a/u/2/Itb9nc9rIMg

Level
L1
L2
ESOL
ESOL Sc/L2.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/L1.2b Ask for information
ESOL Lr/L2.3a Respond to detailed or extended questions on a range of topics
ESOL Lr/L2.1a Extract information from extended texts in a non-face-to-face context, e.g. radio
ESOL Lr/L1.5a Respond to questions on a range of topics
ESOL Lr/L1.2a Listen to explanation or narrative
Context
Education

This Blue Cross resource was written for strong E3 or L1 (or even L2) ESOL learners. I first used it as a homework exercise. The English on the site is a little quirky but it is an exercise using authentic material which always has its upsides and downsides.

However, it is good on human interests and most people like animals. It involves ICT, Reading and Writing. It’s best to pre-teach the vocabulary.

Also ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Skills English Level 1 reading and writng.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
ESOL
ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)
ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Voluntary & Charity
Animal care, farming & equine

Stop FE/HE Education Cuts is a set of 6 photographs (taken in Hackney, March 2010). Each accompanied by questions to get learners thinking about the effects of proposed education cuts (spring 2010). Designed to accompany any of the 4 related resources on this topic (see below) and ideal for prompting discussion about the importance of education for all.
Contributed by Rebecca Galbraith, Rose Veitch and Rachel Emmett.

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
English
Engage in Discussion
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Context
News, Politics & Government items
Education

A set of two resources:
PPT with audio, so you can leave students pressing the left button and repeating the words, while you attend to others. 13 different objects such as pen, stapler, ruler, etc. are covered.
Classroom equipment cards
These cards show some items of vocabulary for equipment which could be requested in class. 12 different objects such as calculator, pencil case, rubber, etc. are included. Cards can be used with or without the words attached – see ideas below.
Picture cards only:

Level
M8
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.2b Make requests: ask permission
ESOL Sc/E1.2a Make requests: ask for things or action
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Lr/E1.5c Take part in more formal exchanges
Context
Education

Lovely ICT / reading activity for Milestone 8 literacy or ESOL learners. 8 animals. Drag the names to the correct pictures.

Level
M8
E1
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3
ICT
Entry 1 and 2 ICT
Context
Animal care, farming & equine

A lovely ICT / reading activity for Milestone 8 literacy or ESOL learners. 12 colours. Drag the name to the correct colour.

Level
M8
E1
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3
ICT
Entry 1 and 2 ICT
Context
Animal care, farming & equine

Selecting, highlighting and formatting practice – 4 different documents (of varying complexity). A poem about cats; a restaurant menu; information about dogs, cats and trees! (some are also suitable for reading & comprehension work). Two include formatting instructions, others are to be reproduced as closely as possible to practice advanced formatting skills.

Level
E3
L1
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
ICT
General ICT resources
Context
Animal care, farming & equine
Catering Food Nutrition