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Changed on 20 June 2019

A topical resource to revise features of instructional texts and imperative verbs.
Fully mapped to Functional English and ideal for mixed ability groups.

Level
L1
E3
English
Rt/E3.1
Rs/E3.1
Functional English reading
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Changed on 20 June 2019

A rigorous and fully mapped reading assessment with mark sheet. Can also of course be used for normal classwork , revision, homework or private study. Ideal for Pancake day but could be used any time of year.

Based on an article on Pancake Day events in a recent edition of the Evening Standard. Includes restaurants, pancake races, charity events and competitions.

Level
E3
English
Rt/E3.8
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.5
Rt/E3.2
Rt/E3.1
Functional English reading
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Changed on 20 June 2019

Find out and record everyone’s favorites from a diverse list of foods. Use as an icebreaker in any Entry Level literacy, numeracy, Functional Skills or ESOL lesson.

Also ties in well with lessons on diversity, healthy eating, collecting data, making / taking simple surveys, tallies, counting, asking questions, etc.

Mapped to Functional Maths and SfL adult numeracy, Functional English (speaking, listening and communication) and SfL adult literacy.

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
SLlr/L1.6
SLc/E2.3
SLc/E2.2
AL SLc/E1.3
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Maths
HD1/E3.3
HD1/E2.4
HD1/E1.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Changed on 20 June 2019

An interesting worksheet that covers both literacy and numeracy. Best used with an interactive food label on the UK Government Eatwell site but the questions can also be answered using the provided printout.
Covers reading comprehension (scanning), extracting information from tables, using decimals and place value.

Level
E3
English
Rt/E3.7
Functional English reading
Maths
HD1/E3.1
AN N1/E3.1
AN N2/E3.3
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Health, Social care, Early years
Catering Food Nutrition

Changed on 20 June 2019

Food and Food Containers provides vocabulary practice with a series of paired examples of ‘container phrases’ e.g. a coffee cup – a cup of coffee; an egg box – a box of eggs, a wine glass – a glass of wine, etc.
Type in boxes are ideal for group spelling practice with a cordless keyboard.
The final slide is an extension writing activity to be used with a separate Word shopping list template (see below) and/or ESOL DfES Skill for Life Materials (E1, Unit 3 – Shopping 1).

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Wt/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1c
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Changed on 12 June 2019

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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