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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

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

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

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

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

A great set of mixed Entry exercises where learners are encouraged to use a range of positive (and negative!) adjectives to describe their favourite players.
Plus: write to Capello (writing frame included), reading and discussion, rearrange sentences, use conjunctions, and research previous World Cups.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
General literacy / English
Writing
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E3.1
Context
Sport

Changed on 29 September 2022

World Cup investigation, web sites, and teaching ideas for literacy and numeracy something for literacy and numeracy students at all levels with updated links and investigation questions. First submitted for the 2006 WC – updated in 2010.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths
ESOL
General ESOL
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Sport

Changed on 29 September 2022

This simple wordsearch is ideal for ESOL beginners and E1-2 Literacy. Nationalities included are Polish, Bangladeshi, Italian, Japanese, South African, Chinese, British, Egyptian and Irish. The chosen nationalities give examples of the most common suffixes -ish, -i, -ian, -n and -ese.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
ESOL
ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics)
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

Changed on 29 September 2022

An unusual exercise where the learner must first read an information text and then check a piece of work – not only for spelling and punctuation errors but also for factual accuracy. Then sort teams into alphabetical order. Aimed at E2-E3 although some parts are suitable for L1.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
General literacy / English
Context
Sport