Rw/L2.3

Recognise and understand vocabulary associated with texts of different levels of accessibility, formality, complexity, and of different purpose
(a) Understand that choice of vocabulary contributes to the style of a text, and relates to context, purpose and audience
(b) Understand how vocabulary clues can be used to help extract meanings beyond the literal
(c) Understand the concept of synonyms, that different words can express similar or related ideas or qualities, often at different levels of formality
(d) Understand the purpose of a thesaurus and be able to use one
(e) Understand that the meaning and use of some words changes over time and that new words can be coined
(f) Recognise and understand the use of similes, metaphors, idioms and clichés

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2008 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary/synonyms, spelling, and a writing task.

Level
L2
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Rw/L2.3
Writing: text focus (composition)
Ww/L2.1
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2008 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary, spelling, homophones and a writing task.

Level
L2
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Rw/L2.3
Writing: text focus (composition)
Ww/L2.1
Context
Education

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary/synonyms, and a writing task.

Level
L2
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
Rw/L2.3
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Health, Social care, Early years
Catering Food Nutrition

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report about a drug, rapamycin, discovered in the soil of Easter Island. Comprehension questions, vocabulary, spelling, homophones and a writing task.

Level
L2
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Rw/L2.3
Writing: text focus (composition)
Ww/L2.1
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Cats exploit humans by purring is a comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary/synonyms and a writing task.

Level
L2
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Rw/L2.3
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
Animal care, farming & equine

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. 12 multiple choice questions covering comprehension, vocabulary and punctuation.

Level
L2
English
Rs/L2.2
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Rw/L2.3
Context
Education

A fabulous way to teach the importance of style, suitable vocabulary and formal letter writing. Students must read, discuss and edit an over-the-top business letter.

Level
L2
English
Rw/L2.3
Wt/L2.2
Wt/L2.7
Wt/L2.5
Wt/L2.6
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

A really imaginative set of tasks based on written and audio versions of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky. Really encourages creativity and expression.

Level
L2
English
Poetry
Rw/L2.3

A great selection of reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar and spelling activities (includes synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, writing a postcard from the Moon, writing instructions, and more).

Level
L1
L2
English
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L2.1
Rw/L2.1
Rw/L2.3
Writing: text focus (composition)
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1
Context
History

‘shun’ crosswords is a set of 4 crosswords based on the following word endings: – sion, -ssion, -tion and -cian. Great for spelling and vocabulary/synonyms work.

Level
L2
English
General literacy / English
Rw/L2.3
Ww/L2.1