Ws/E2.2

Use adjectives
(a) Understand that adjectives extend the information in sentences, by providing some detail about a noun
(b) Understand that adjectives help the writer to describe people, feelings, places, situations and objects in more detail
(c) Understand that the choice of adjectives can often convey a writer's attitude
(d) Know and use the term adjective

Learners use a gap-fill to complete positive and negative restaurant reviews.
I designed this resource to encourage learners to use a thesaurus to help improve their vocabulary and use more interesting adjectives.

I’ve used it with Entry level and Level 1/2 learners.

Editor's note

Fully mapped to the new 2018 Functional English content which comes into effect September 2019.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
FE E2.17 Communicate information using words and phrases appropriate to audience and purpose
FE E2.20 Use adjectives and simple linking words in the appropriate way
FE E2.19 Write in compound sentences, using common conjunctions (e.g. or, and, but) to connect clauses
FE E3.22 Use language appropriate for purpose and audience
FE L1.24 Use format, structure and language appropriate for audience and purpose
Ws/E2.2
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A simplified adjectives resource that I created to use with E1/E2 learners to introduce them to writing a description of something. Students should be encouraged to provide one describing word each that can be displayed on the whiteboard before discussing the term adjective.

This resource covers what an adjective is with underlining and cloze writing exercises to build knowledge before students attempt to write a description of two pictures. The descriptions of the pictures can be basic but students should be encouraged to use full sentences.

Level
E2
E1
English
Functional English - writing
Ws/E2.2

Lovely introduction to nouns, verbs and adjectives. For E2-3 ESOL and Literacy.
Start with the PPT which is based on a very tasty bakery theme and includes information and examples for students to work through. Follow this with the handout and a highlighting exercise.

Level
E2
E3
English
Ws/E2.2
Rs/E3.2
Rs/E3.1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E2.2a
ESOL Rs/E3.1b
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Set of reading comprehension and computer-based research/writing task based on a set of instructions for making your own terrarium from a drinks bottle. Written for, and fully mapped to, Entry 2 Functional English and ICT, but could also be used for E1 and E3 learners.

Level
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
Ws/E2.2
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E2.1
Rs/E2.1
Functional English reading
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

Set of two resources written for ‘Literacy through Drama’ students and ideal for young social networking fans. A character must be selected and then imaginary Facebook / MySpace profiles written. Ideal for encouraging descriptive writing, use of adjectives, etc. 8 pages of writing frames plus a great PPT to introduce the topic (uses Bart Simpson as the character).

Level
E2
E3
English
Ws/E2.2
Ws/E3.1
Wt/E3.1
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Heroes and Celebrations chocolate tasting game cleverly combines reading instructions, alphabetical ordering and adjectives into a delicious activity!

Level
E2
English
Rt/E2.1
Rw/E2.4
Ws/E2.2

A short text about a holiday in Barcelona. Students must find all the nouns and adjectives (also makes good E2 reading practice).

Level
E2
English
Ws/E2.4
Ws/E2.2
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

A super, complete E2-E3 lesson plan (and resources) originally written for e2e students looking at healthy eating, but great for any group. The lesson plan pays particular attention to equality and diversity.
Includes detailed plan, quiz answer sheet, illustrated fill-in tables and adjective ideas. You will need a selection of exotic fruit and also, if following the entire lesson plan, our Describing Foods resource (see below).

Level
E2
E3
English
SLlr/E3.2
SLc/E3.1
SLc/E3.3
Ws/E2.2
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Health, Social care, Early years

Coronation Street resources – 8 super pages of Entry 2 resources based on this popular soap. Cloze exercise, matching game, alphabetical order, form filling, punctuation and more.
Adapted from Sally Shipton’s Emmerdale resource (see below).

Level
E1
E2
English
Form filling
Rs/E2.2
Rs/E2.3
Rt/E2.1
Rw/E2.4
AL Rw/E1.1
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E2.2
Ws/E2.3
Ws/E2.4
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Describing people – a writing framework is a great scaffolded writing resource that makes descriptive less daunting and a lot of fun! Ideal for use after introducing adjectives.

Level
E2
E3
English
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E2.2
Ws/E3.1
Wt/E2.1
Wt/E3.1