AL SLc/E1.3

Ask questions to obtain specific information (a) understand that the question needs to fit the purpose (b) know how to frame simple questions in order to get the information required

An introduction lesson for ESOL/Pre Entry to help build learner confidence and introduce them to college rules/expectations.

Editor's note

Two complete and very welcoming lessons. Also covers asking and responding to questions about personal information, recognising letters of the alphabet, and classroom equipment.  Lovely :)

Level
M8
E1
English
AL SLlr/E1.4
AL SLc/E1.3
AL Rw/E1.1
AL Rw/E1.3
AL Ww/E1.2
Pre-entry
pE SLlr/M8.1
pE SLlr/M8.2
pE SLc/M8.1
pE Rw/M8.1
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Ww/M8.1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.4a
ESOL Lr/E1.4b
ESOL Sc/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Ww/E1.2a

A worksheet which aims at getting pre-entry /E1 ESOL learners to practice different responses to greetings; both positive and negative responses. It also includes a picture matching task which helps learners to understand feelings and moods.

Editor’s note
Also suitable for pre-Entry literacy.

Level
M8
E1
English
AL SLc/E1.3
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3
pE SLc/M8.3
pE Listen & respond
ESOL
ESOL Sd/E1.1c
ESOL Sc/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Lr/E1.5a
Context
Independent living

A speaking and listening activity designed to practise asking where food items are in a supermarket. Also involves practise with the numbers 1 to 8.
The sheet is repeated five times – with food items in different positions (numbered supermarket aisles) on each sheet.

Linked to Cambridge Pre-entry ESOL Activities 7a Excuse me …

Level
M8
E1
English
SLlr/E1.6
SLc/E1.4
AL SLc/E1.3
Pre-entry
pE SLlr/M8.1
pE SLlr/M8.2
pE SLc/M8.2
pE SLc/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.4b
ESOL Sc/E1.4a
ESOL Sc/E1.3b
ESOL Sc/E1.3a
ESOL Lr/E1.4b
ESOL Lr/E1.2b
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Independent living
Catering Food Nutrition

Mingle activity to use straight after the Christmas holidays to review past simple.
Learners ask each other questions to try to find one name of another learner to fill in each square. First to finish shouts “bingo!”
Review as a group and check questions using past simple.
Give a prize to the winner.

Level
E2
E1
English
SLc/E2.2
AL SLc/E1.3
SLc/E1.2
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E2.3b
ESOL Sc/E2.3a
ESOL Sc/E2.2d
ESOL Sc/E2.2c
ESOL Lr/E2.2a

Find out and record everyone’s favorites from a diverse list of foods. Use as an icebreaker in any Entry Level literacy, numeracy, Functional Skills or ESOL lesson.

Also ties in well with lessons on diversity, healthy eating, collecting data, making / taking simple surveys, tallies, counting, asking questions, etc.

Mapped to Functional Maths and SfL adult numeracy, Functional English (speaking, listening and communication) and SfL adult literacy.

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
SLlr/L1.6
SLc/E2.3
SLc/E2.2
AL SLc/E1.3
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Maths
HD1/E3.3
HD1/E2.4
HD1/E1.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A set of question words that can be used in E1 ESOL classes at the start of the year. Also ideal for Literacy students (asking questions and sentence structure). To be cut up and reconstructed by learners as the teacher calls out various questions.

Level
M8
E1
English
AL SLc/E1.3
Pre-entry
pE SLc/M8.2
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.3a

Questioning for understanding is a really useful help sheet that encourages learners to ask relevant questions (any topic, any level). Based on Kipling’s “What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who” with teaching ideas and useful links.

For a related resource using the same idea to investigate and write newspaper reports please see Ellie Walsh’s Looking at Newspapers (below).

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Poetry
AL SLc/E1.3
SLc/E2.2
SLc/E3.4
SLc/L1.2
SLc/L2.2
General
Study Skills and General Teaching
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Favourite things bingo game provides valuable practice in asking and answering questions for Milestone 7 upwards and makes a great icebreaker.

Level
M7
M8
E1
E2
English
AL SLc/E1.3
SLc/E2.2
AL SLlr/E1.4
SLlr/E1.6
Wt/E1.1
Wt/E2.1
Pre-entry
pE SLlr/M7.2
pE SLlr/M8.2
pE SLc/M7.4
pE SLc/M7.5
pE SLc/M8.2
pE Rtc/M7.1
pE Rtc/M8.3
pE Wt/M7.2
pE Wt/M8.1

Christmas party games and ideas for Entry Level 1 / Milestone 8 literacy What’s in the stocking? Hot and Cold game. Lesson plan and other party ideas. Complete with a 4 week lesson plan outline(preparing for the party, writing invitations, etc.) and a detailed plan for the party night!
Covers discussion, asking questions, listening for detail, and single step instructions.

Level
M8
E1
English
AL SLc/E1.3
SLd/E1.1
SLlr/E1.2
SLlr/E1.3
Pre-entry
pE SLc/M8.2
pE SLlr/M8.3

Two colour posters / prompt sheets (best blown up to A3 and laminated).

Level
M8
E1
English
AL SLc/E1.3
Pre-entry
pE SLc/M8.2
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.3a
ESOL Sc/E1.3b