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Two homophone crosswords – each consists of 30+ words and ‘clues’ (the clues are simply the matching homophone which makes these crosswords quite tricky (L2) and ideal for promoting lots of discussion if done in pairs or small groups).

Please note you must download the free Eclipse software before you can use theese ecw (Eclipse crossword) file below. See our Good Software – Eclipse Crossword entry for more information.

Level
L2
English
Ww/L2.1

Electrical words crossword consists of 21 word and clues – great vocabulary and spelling practice for learners on electronics / electrical courses or anyone with an interest in this topic. Makes a good revision or warm up activity.

Please note you must download the free Eclipse software before you can use the ecw (Eclipse crossword) file below. See our Good Software – Eclipse Crossword entry for more information.

Level
L2
English
Rw/L2.1
Ww/L2.1
Context
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

This crossword consists of 12 words (6 pairs of homophones) and clues based on some of the words in Nicola Tom’s homophone definition matching cards (see below). Makes a good extension or revision activity. Andrea says: ‘My learners made up some memory joggers to help them differentiate the different spellings for different meanings and I used these as the basis for the clues, which is why some are a little idiosyncratic!’

Level
L1
L2
English
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1

A topical reading activity based on a BBC News article about the recent ‘Super-moon’ eclipse. Learners are to extract information from the text and from images included in the article.

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English reading
Context
News, Politics & Government items

Crossword with 27 words and clues – increase awareness of this well known spelling rule (and its exceptions!). Created to accompany a set of multi-sensory card based activities (see below) on the same topic. Makes a good warm up or revision activity.

Please note you must download the free Eclipse software before you can use the ecw (Eclipse crossword) file below. See our Good Software – Eclipse Crossword entry for more information.

Level
L1
English
Ww/L1.1

Crossword with 29 words and clues – increase awareness of word borrowing / origins (and improve spelling). Includes words of Old English, Spanish, Italian, Greek, French, Czech, Latin and American origin. Makes a good warm up activity.

You must download the free Eclipse software before you can use the ecw (Eclipse crossword) file below. See our Good Software – Eclipse Crossword entry for more information.

Level
L1
L2
English
Rw/L1.3
Ww/L1.1
Word origins

A recently designed resource that I wanted to share with my fellow skillsworkshop users. I wanted something to use with my learners as a spelling lesson. I have tried to involve various activities to help motivate and keep interest whilst learning spellings.

Resource includes a cloze exercise, comprehension questions, homophones and plurals, and a final crossword to check skills.

Level
L1
E3
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
Ww/L1.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
Ww/E3.2
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Context
History
Catering Food Nutrition

Very topical resource about the the Blue Moon Eclipse due on 31 Jan 2018.
General reading comprehension questions followed by an interesting writing exercise where the learner has to enter a competition to win a telescope.
With answers and curriculum mapping.

Level
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E3.1
Rt/E3.1
Functional English reading
Context
Science, Nature & Weather

A superb set of multi-sensory activities based on a card sort designed to increase awareness and use of this well known spelling rule (and its exceptions!). Great for paired or small group work.
An accompanying Eclipse crossword is also available (see below) from the same author.

Level
L1
English
Ww/L1.1