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Delightful reading and writing tasks based on a very short text originally written for a motorbike-loving learner who had difficulties decoding and distinguishing between long and short vowel sounds. Includes comprehension questions and spelling / punctuation tasks. Fully mapped to the reformed Entry 1 Functional English content. This includes detailed phonic breakdown of the reading text.

Level
E1
English
FE E1.8 Read correctly words designated for Entry Level 1
FE E1.9 Read simple sentences containing one clause
FE E1.10 Understand a short piece of text on a simple subject
FE E1.11 Punctuate simple sentences with a capital letter and a full stop
FE E1.12 Use a capital letter for the personal pronoun ‘I’ and the first letter of proper nouns
FE E1.13 Use lower-case letters when there is no reason to use capital letters
FE E1.15 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 1
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

This resource is based on the DfES ESOL Skills for Life recording 'Buying a ticket'. It gives exam practice questions (C&G style) in the first section and in the second section an activity to enable learners to tune in to the sounds of English. The first section can be completed in class and the second at home or the whole sheet can be given for homework. Listening development at home enables learners to listen as often as they wish and tune in until they hear the text more clearly.

Level
E1
English
E1.2 Identify and extract the main information from short statements and explanations
E1.4 Make requests and ask straightforward questions using appropriate terms and registers
E1.7 Understand and participate in simple discussions or exchanges with another person about a straightforward topic
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.2a Listen for detail
ESOL Lr/E1.2b Listen for detail & respond
ESOL Lr/E1.1d Listen for gist & respond
ESOL Lr/E1.2e Listen & extract key information
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Motor vehicles & Transport

Entry level Functional Skills Maths on the theme of vehicles queuing up ready to board a ferry.
Covers many aspects of Functional Maths including: number, position & size, simple lists and charts, and time.

Editor’s note
Two versions available: E1-E2 and E2-E3.
With detailed Functional Maths mapping and teaching tips

Level
E3
E2
E1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

A simplified version of a newspaper article. The reading is followed by comprehension questions, a meaning match, a word find, and a scanning for correct spelling exercise. Developed for an adult student with Asperger’s, as well as dyslexia, who needs lots of motivation and exercises easy enough for him to be able to be successful without too much help.

Adapted from a Level 1 resource What happens to Ice Falling from planes
from Dave Norgate (2010).

Level
E2
E1
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English reading
General
Dyslexia support
Autistic spectrum support
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

The classic example of a tally is keeping track of how many cars of each colour go past in the street, but that is rather awkward to do in practice.

Use this presentation to save having to leave the comfort of the classroom! It is a PowerPoint slideshow of cars of various colours, to be projected onto the board. Tell learners to keep a tally of how many cars of each colour appear. Where a car has more than one colour, they should put it under the predominant colour.

E1 learners could focus on simply counting (for instance) all the red cars.

Level
E1
E2
E3
Maths
HD1/E3.3
HD1/E2.5
HD1/E2.4
N1/E1.1
HD1/E1.2
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

Great set of tasks covering maths (counting, addition, subtraction, sorting, extracting info from lists/tables, problem solving) and English (reading and spelling).
Fully mapped to E1-E3 Functional Skills criteria (most suitable for E1-E2 but some of the maths is E3) with extensive teaching tips and notes.

Adapted from Jennifer Whitehead’s “Workign in a Garage” (see below).

Level
E3
E2
E1
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
Ww/E2.1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

Ideal for E1-E2 ESOL (and even as quick revision for Entry Level 3). Also suitable for E1 Literacy reading.

Level
E2
E1
English
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
ESOL
General ESOL
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

Supercars (including the President’s Cadillac, and an Aston Martin with an ejector seat) consists of two detailed, differentiated E1-E2 2.5 hr lesson plans complete with resources.
Includes reading and writing sentences (matching cars to scenarios), alphabet, spelling/phonics, discussion and much more.

Level
E1
E2
English
General literacy / English
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

A fabulous collection of embedded literacy and numeracy activities for Milestone 8- Entry 2. Covers reading, matching and spelling key words, counting, ordinal numbers, money, telephone work and more. Plus lots of great ideas for multi-sensory teaching.

Level
M8
E1
E2
English
AL Rw/E1.1
AL Rw/E1.3
Ww/E1.1
Maths
AN N1/E1.4
N1/E1.2
N1/E1.3
AN N1/E2.2
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.1
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Ww/M8.1
pE N1/M8.5
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

Buying a ticket provides prompts, dialogue scripts and other ideas for speaking and listening work, along with reading practice (obtaining information from texts). Covers football, cinema, bus and train tickets.
Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 4 – Local Transport, page 11 – Buying a ticket) but can be used alone. http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_ES…

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.2b Listen for detail & respond
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E1.1b
ESOL Sc/E1.2a
ESOL Sc/E1.3b
ESOL Sc/E1.3d
Context
Art Film Media Music TV
Motor vehicles & Transport
Sport