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Changed on 29 September 2022

After 21 years and 2400 resources,  it's time to have a sort out!
The following resources will be removed from skillsworkshop at the end of September.

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Changed on 29 September 2022

This is a set of work about personal information. Includes matching exercise, organising and writing sentences, and questioning – all loosely based on a simple text.

Level
Entry Level 1
ESOL
General ESOL

Changed on 29 September 2022

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

Changed on 29 September 2022

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

Changed on 29 September 2022

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
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
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

Changed on 29 September 2022

Beautiful prompt sheet for question and answer work – originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 6 – The Neighbourhood) but can be used alone.
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/LearningMaterialsESOL

Level
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.2b Listen for detail & respond, in a face-to-face situation
ESOL Lr/E1.2c Listen for grammatical detail
ESOL Sc/E1.1b Articulate the sounds of English to be comprehensible to a sympathetic native speaker
ESOL Sc/E1.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/E1.4d Make statements of fact clearly

Changed on 29 September 2022

Very good straightforward text about Maria’s day with 4 pages of resources, teaching ideas and answer sheet. Covers asking and answering questions, writing simple sentences and much more .
Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 4 – Local Transport) but can be used alone.
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/LearningMaterialsESOL

Level
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.2d Listen for phonological detail
ESOL Rw/E1.3b
ESOL Sc/E1.4a Make simple statements of fact
ESOL Ws/E1.1a Construct a simple sentence, using basic word order & verb form

Changed on 29 September 2022

Two beautiful worksheets. The first is for collecting and recording information about yourself and a friend. The second if for making questions (by rearranging the given words) to ask a friend. Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 1 – Getting started) but can be used alone.
https://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/content/etf679

Editor's note

Link to ESOL materials updated and image added Sep 2018

Level
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.1b Articulate the sounds of English to be comprehensible to a sympathetic native speaker
ESOL Sc/E1.3a  Ask for personal details
ESOL Sc/E1.4a Make simple statements of fact
ESOL Sc/E1.4b Give personal information

Changed on 29 September 2022

An interactive PPT with type in boxes (great with a cordless keyboard). Each page provides a separate task – ideal for groups or pairs.

Level
Entry Level 2
English
Ws/E2.3
Rs/E2.4