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Changed on 12 June 2019

G'Day from Aus.

G'Day from Aus.   Thank you so much for your wonderful site.

The practical tools make such a difference to our indigenous students whom are a very tactile learning group.  Really appreciate you sharing your life's work. 

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Changed on 31 May 2019

This activity can be used as an icebreaker or as resource when teaching about 3rd person agreement in the present tense.  

Learners ask 'Do you ..... ?' and use the answers in the box to complete the question however after the Tutor's monitoring they should realise that the answer form cannot be used for the question form.  

The questionnaire has 16 boxes but according to time and size of class, it can be reduced by folding the questionnaire so only 8 questions are used instead.  

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
English
E1.5 Respond to questions about specific information
E2.3 Respond appropriately to straightforward questions
E1.4 Make requests and ask straightforward questions using appropriate terms and registers
E2.2 Make requests and ask clear questions appropriately in different contexts
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.3a
ESOL Sc/E2.2c
ESOL Sc/E3.3b
ESOL Lr/E1.4b
ESOL Lr/E2.5b
ESOL Lr/E3.5b

Changed on 31 May 2019

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
E1
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.1b
ESOL Sc/E1.3a
ESOL Sc/E1.4a
ESOL Sc/E1.4b

Changed on 31 May 2019

Students must circulate and question other class members in order to complete the bingo grid. Makes a great ice-breaker or warm-up activity. Also makes a good lead in to sentence work.
Aapted from Heidi Griffin’s original version (see below), this new version is differentiated for a slightly higher level learner group and includes sentences to be completed by the learner. Covers many speaking & listening elements (asking & answering questions, giving personal information, etc.).

Level
E2
E3
English
Speaking & Listening

Changed on 31 May 2019

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

Level
M8
E1
English
AL SLc/E1.3
Pre-entry
pE SLc/M8.2
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.3a
ESOL Sc/E1.3b

Changed on 31 May 2019

A great Entry Level ice-breaker or warm-up activity. Students must circulate and question other class members in order to complete the bingo grid. Also provides a good lead in to sentence work. Covers many speaking and listening elements (asking and answering questions, giving personal information, etc.).

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
Speaking & Listening

Changed on 16 May 2019

A L2 reading lesson around the optimism of Spring, and Easter and pagan traditions, especially suitable for the start of the Summer term, as a springboard to setting intentions for the rest of the course. Suitable for ESOL or Functional Skills courses.

Editor's note

Fully mapped to the reformed FS content - and GCSE English. Also includes a vocabulary consolidation task for the next lesson.

An answer sheet will be available shortly - for resource contributors only.

Level
L2
GCSE L1-5
English
L2.11 Identify the different situations when the main points are sufficient and when it is important to have specific details
L2.14 Understand the relationship between textual features and devices, and how they can be used to shape meaning for different audiences and purposes
FE L2.17 Analyse texts, of different levels of complexity, recognising their use of vocabulary and identifying levels of formality and bias
L2.19 Identify different styles of writing and writer’s voice
GCSE Reading A1 (a) Identify and interpret
GCSE A2 Analyse language & structure
ESOL
ESOL Rt/L2.1a
ESOL Rt/L2.2a
ESOL Rt/L2.3a
ESOL Rt/L2.6a
ESOL Rt/L2.8a
Context
Faith & Religion
Mental health and psychology

Changed on 16 May 2019

A topical summer solstice resource. A bit of reading comprehension based on a general article about the solstice which includes some embedded maths. This is followed by another short article with further comprehension questions and two associated writing tasks: one at L1/L2 and one at E3 (the latter a bit wacky!).

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading

Changed on 16 May 2019

An ESOL lesson embedding numeracy, diversity and British values, centred on the Spring Equinox and three festivals which happen around / on this day - Purim, Holi and Shunbun No Hi. Learners collect unfamiliar words on a vocabulary sheet and ask and answer questions to elicit meaning / explanation. There is a powerpoint to introduce the topic, using acronyms eg 7DIAW  - Seven Days In A Week to elicit key words, and lead to an explanation of what the Vernal Equinox is and when it is.

Level
E1
E2
E3
Maths
FM E3.4 Multiply two-digit whole numbers by single and double digit whole numbers
E1.7 Know the number of days in a week, months, and seasons in a year. Be able to name and sequence
E2.7 Know the number of hours in a day and weeks in a year.
ESOL
General ESOL
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Faith & Religion

Changed on 16 May 2019

A topical Level 2 reading and writing assignment based on an article from the from the Observer. Ideal for early spring / late winter but can be used any time of year. Covers comprehension, purpose of text, apostrophes, vocabulary and dictionary work, and writing. Includes differentiation and extension ideas.

Level
L2
English
Wt/L2.3
Rw/L2.2
Rw/L2.1
Rt/L2.2
Rt/L2.1
Context
Science, Nature & Weather