pre-Entry SLc/M8.2 Ask questions using key words, signs, symbols to obtain information

Ask questions using

  • key words
  • signs
  • symbols
  • to obtain information

(a) for explanation
(b) for instruction
(c) about events
(d) about experiences

Source: Adult pre-entry curriculum framework for Literacy and Numeracy (DfES, 2002)

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
Entry Level 1
English
SLlr/E1.6
SLc/E1.4
AL SLc/E1.3
Pre-entry
pre-Entry SLlr/M8.1 Listen and respond to familiar people in simple/personal contexts
pre-Entry SLlr/M8.2 Listen to & answer simple questions about personal details/experiences/events & narratives
pre-Entry SLc/M8.2 Ask questions using key words, signs, symbols to obtain information
pre-Entry SLc/M8.3 Use growing vocabulary to convey meaning to the listener (beyond that of purely personal significance)
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.4b Give personal information
ESOL Sc/E1.4a Make simple statements of fact
ESOL Sc/E1.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/E1.3a  Ask for personal details
ESOL Lr/E1.4b Recognise different question words
ESOL Lr/E1.2b Listen for detail & respond, in a face-to-face situation
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Independent living
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
Entry Level 1
English
AL SLc/E1.3
Pre-entry
pre-Entry SLc/M8.2 Ask questions using key words, signs, symbols to obtain information
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.3a  Ask for personal details

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

Level
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
AL SLc/E1.3
SLc/E2.2
AL SLlr/E1.4
SLlr/E1.6
Wt/E1.1
Wt/E2.1
Pre-entry
pre-Entry SLlr/M7.2 Listen to simple questions on familiar topics & give simple responses
pre-Entry SLlr/M8.2 Listen to & answer simple questions about personal details/experiences/events & narratives
pre-Entry SLc/M7.4 Ask simple questions for explanation/instruction, and about events/experiences
pre-Entry SLc/M7.5 Make simple statements about simple and personal matters
pre-Entry SLc/M8.2 Ask questions using key words, signs, symbols to obtain information
pre-Entry Rtc/M7.1 Distinguish between print, text, symbols, images
pre-Entry Rtc/M8.3 When working with texts communicate about persons, characters, events, objects
pre-Entry Wt/M7.2 Use words/signs/symbols/images & match their meanings to objects, people, places
pre-Entry Wt/M8.1 Understand that words/signs/symbols/images convey information

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
Entry Level 1
English
AL SLc/E1.3
SLd/E1.1
SLlr/E1.2
SLlr/E1.3
Pre-entry
pre-Entry SLc/M8.2 Ask questions using key words, signs, symbols to obtain information
pre-Entry SLlr/M8.3 Listen to and answer simple single step instructions / requests

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

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL SLc/E1.3
Pre-entry
pre-Entry SLc/M8.2 Ask questions using key words, signs, symbols to obtain information
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.3a  Ask for personal details
ESOL Sc/E1.3b Ask for information