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Changed on 21 June 2020

A lovely picture cloze exercise for E2-E3.

Level
E2
E3
English
Ws/E2.2
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E3.1

Changed on 21 June 2020

The PPT makes a great group starter and can be followed by the accompanying printable worksheet. Both resources are adapted from Emma Scotland’s adjective picture cloze woksheet (see below).

Level
E2
E3
English
Ws/E2.2
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E3.1

Changed on 21 June 2020

Uses the call-and-response song “Knock on Wood” from “Casablanca” to discuss superstitions (touch wood), opposites, emotions, and contracted words.

Two pages, the first of which has the vocabulary and song lyrics printed out for students, the second is the teacher’s lesson plan. Teachers will either need a “Casablanca” DVD or access the song clip from YouTube.

Level
L1
E3
ESOL
General ESOL
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 20 June 2020

During the Covid-19 lockdown I started working online in Google Classroom and created this L1-2 writing task (and an accompanying introductory presentation) in Google Docs / Slides. Use the presentation to introduce learners (if needed) to Captain Tom and his remarkable achievement for the NHS (national health service) during the Covid-19 crisis.  Slides also provide links to related news articles (important for background information and also for demonstrating the layout and language features of articles). 

Level
L1
L2
English
FE L1.23 Write text of an appropriate level of detail and of appropriate length (including where this is specified) to meet the needs of purpose and audience
FE L1.24 Use format, structure and language appropriate for audience and purpose
L1.25 Write consistently and accurately in complex sentences, using paragraphs where appropriate
FE L2.24 Write text of an appropriate level of detail and of appropriate length (including where this is specified) to meet the needs of purpose and audience
FE L2.25 Organise writing for different purposes using appropriate format and structure (e.g. standard templates, paragraphs, bullet points, tables)
FE L2.27 Use different language and register (e.g. persuasive techniques, supporting evidence, specialist words), suited to audience and purpose
FE L2.28 Construct complex sentences consistently and accurately, using paragraphs where appropriate
Context
News, Politics & Government items
Voluntary & Charity

Changed on 9 June 2020

Changed on 9 June 2020

Changed on 9 June 2020

Changed on 1 April 2020

This is a speaking and listening activity written in the style of the NCFE reformed Functional Skills assessment.  It is based on the 'Happy News: It's not all bad' reading resource previously published on skillsworkshop. Three task are covered: presentation (talk), Q&A session and a formal discussion. 

Editor's notes

Level
L1
English
FE SL&C Speaking
FE SL&C Active listening
FE SL&C Discussion
Context
News, Politics & Government items

Changed on 1 April 2020

A presentation full of useful DOs and DON’Ts that finishes with a differentiated proof reading task for E3, L1, L2.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Writing
Wt/E3.4
Wt/L1.6
Wt/L2.7
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Changed on 30 March 2020