L1/ L2 FS English/general writing: using formal language and making polite requests in writing

L1/ L2 FS English/general writing: using formal language and making polite requests in writing

I developed this lesson as my Level one and two Functional skills English second language learners were struggling with how to make polite requests and ask polite questions within their written English. The lesson comprises of various activities to equip students with the vocabulary and structures needed to remain polite and formal. The PowerPoint presentation will guide you through the lesson, it consists of: Lesson warm up- using formal language with an accompanying worksheet to broaden formal vocabulary. Asking for things politely- what we should avoid (common errors) Grammatical construction of using ‘would like’ Practice task using this structure Other ways to ask for things politely Space for learners to make their own examples Practice task using polite language Writing task incorporating what has been learned with accompanying task sheet for learners to write on
Jadelodell
A Christmas Carol Stave 4

A Christmas Carol Stave 4

Lesson for the first half of stave 4. Differentiated tasks and challenges provided throughout lesson to target all learners. Learning Objectives: To read and understand Stave 4 of the novel. AO1 To consider the characterisation of the ghost of Christmas yet to come. AO2 Lesson helps pupils to re-cap key themes encountered so far. Pupils will analyse how the ghost of Christmas yet to come has been described, will consider how ‘self-interest’ is presented through stave 4 and will begin to consider the purpose of the third spirit’s visit.
rachelprice11
A Christmas Carol Stave 3

A Christmas Carol Stave 3

Second half of stave 3. Learning Objectives: To read and understand Stave 3 of the novel. AO1 To analyse key language features and techniques within the text. AO2 To understand the relationship between the novel and the context in which it is written. AO3 Lesson includes comprehension questions to check students understanding of the novel, differentiated questions to explore the importance of visiting Fred’s house and a worksheet to support the exploration of the characters Ignorance and Want.
rachelprice11
What happens when you ban plastic?

What happens when you ban plastic?

Level: Intermediate and above Students watch a video and complete questions afterwards. This is a great opportunity to workshop ideas around job creation for the future which incorporates environmental principles.
ybez
AQA 8700 English Language - MOCK PAPER 2, child labour

AQA 8700 English Language - MOCK PAPER 2, child labour

This is a complete mock paper 2, with reading and writing sections based around child labor. It comes with a full powerpoint which can be used as an informal mock or altered into something more formal looking if desired. The texts are a speech to parliament in 1840’s regarding the conditions of child labor and 2018 article from The Guardian about human trafficked child. Please be aware that the TES preview can at times distort the look of a resource and this is not a true reflection. Hope it helps.
namerased
ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 3

ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 3

18 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Music 2) Nations 3) Neighbours 4) Nature 5) Numbers 6) Personality 7) Politics 8) Religion 9) Routines 10) Science 11) Shopping 12) Sport 13) Technology 14) Television 15) Transport 16) Travel 17) Weather 18) Work Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 1

ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 1

16 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Advertising 2) Animals 3) Art 4) Buildings 5) Business 6) Celebrations 7) Childhood 8) Cities 9) Colour 10) Countryside 11) Crime 12) Education 13) Entertainment 14) Environment 15) Fame 16) Family Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Work & Jobs - ESL Conversation Activity

Work & Jobs - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: WORK & JOBS Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
fingertips-resources
Business - ESL Conversation Activity

Business - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: BUSINESS Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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ESL/EFL Speaking Activity: Role Play Debate

ESL/EFL Speaking Activity: Role Play Debate

Each pair of students gets the same topic with either Agree or Disagree information. I usually assign the topics randomly. They’ll have a couple of minutes for preparation, I recommend that they write brief notes and if possible, to do some quick online research. Another modification can be that you give them the topics for homework so they can prepare more thoroughly. It depends on the level of the students and the difficulty of the topics. When they are ready, let them talk in pairs, circle and monitor. When they finish, have a short feedback discussion with them: Were they able to persuade their opponent? What arguments did they use?
Albacker
An Inspector Calls Revision Pack

An Inspector Calls Revision Pack

A clearly structured, accessible booklet that helps pupils revise and explore the key quotes for each character in An Inspector Calls. Moreover, the booklet begins with an overview of context and the main ideas that Priestley uses his characters to communicate about Edwardian society. With its concise quotes and context, the booklet helps pupils develop the independence to use quotations in order to explain the portrayal of characters in their own work.
DeepaSabharwal
Jobs - Vocabulary - Free Multiple Choice - Fillable PDF!

Jobs - Vocabulary - Free Multiple Choice - Fillable PDF!

Ideal for ESL students at an intermediate level or higher. PDF contains a MC exercise than can be complete digitally, and instruction for discussing meaning of similar nouns related to the topic of Jobs. Please leave a review if you download and enjoy using this resource :)
planwitheve
AQA English Literature - Complete approach

AQA English Literature - Complete approach

All of my AQA English Literature resources at GCSE level in one bundle. Covers the following texts: DNA An Inspector Calls Jekyll and Hyde (revision only - not a whole text study) Conflict and Power poetry Unseen poetry The bundle also includes a tracking spreadsheet for GCSE Literature.
streetno9
AQA English Literature Paper 2 Bundle: Modern Texts and Poetry  (version 2)

AQA English Literature Paper 2 Bundle: Modern Texts and Poetry (version 2)

Three complete units of work that go through the teaching of An Inspector Calls, all 15 of the Conflict and Power poems AND a selection of Unseen Poems. I've included a version of the poetry anthology I've created that lends itself to annotating and revising better than the AQA version too - bit of a beast that. Also, you will find attached a spreadsheet that allows you to track the scores for all of these components.
streetno9
Occupations (Jobs) - A Printable Worksheet

Occupations (Jobs) - A Printable Worksheet

Vocabulary Follows : Sailor – Vet – Actress – Butcher – Student – Doctor – Farmer – Soldier – Mechanic – Firefighter – Dentist – Actor – Architect – Teacher – Cook – Astronaut – Policeman – Nurse – Businessman – Hairdresser – Baker – Pilot – Carpenter – Secretary - Artist
sxcapx
IELTS Vocabulary and Lexical Resource

IELTS Vocabulary and Lexical Resource

IELTS Vocabulary and Lexical Resource https://www.ieltspodcast.com/ielts-vocabulary/lexical-resource/ IELTS Vocabulary means using a more academic style and word choice (Lexical Resource) when writing your essay. Using Topic Specific Vocabulary, collocations and words from the Academic Word List will help considerably. This lesson focuses on what to learn, the importance of context, and how to learn / memorise these new terms so you can improve your writing. Topic Specific Vocabulary The best vocabulary to score in IELTS is Topic Specific Vocabulary – a vocabulary that focuses on one topic. In this article we will give you plenty of detailed explanations, tips, examples and resources for practice on this subject. Topic Specific Vocabulary also contains lots of collocations, so you can expect a thorough explanation on what they are and how to use them. What is a collocation? A collocation is a group of words that has an above average possibility of being found together. Using collocations in your writing and speaking helps to make your language sound more natural and fluent. This in turn makes your skills higher and gets you better scoring in essays. What is the best way to learn Topic Specific Collocations? The best way is to learn Topic Specific Collocations is to look for them being used in context, in their natural environment. Each topic below contains a list of collocations, a sample band 9 essay in a gap fill exercise.
ieltspodcast
Massive 20+ Lesson Oliver Twist Scheme for Low Level Learners

Massive 20+ Lesson Oliver Twist Scheme for Low Level Learners

Here is a full half-terms (20+) lessons for Oliver Twist. The scheme includes a wide range of starter tasks, assessments, reviews and different reading and writing tasks. This scheme is suitable for low level learners. I have used this with my Y7 and Y8 learners who enjoyed the range of activities and tasks. This would also be suitable for Primary School learners and ESL / International learners. All lessons contain levelled learning objectives, key word foci and a review/starter task per lesson. Each lesson should take around 45-60 minutes depending on your learners. You can also use the 2005 version of the film to help accompany the teaching of the scheme as well as the extracts references. This scheme is suitable for low level learners. I have used this with my Y7 and Y8 learners who enjoyed the range of activities and tasks.
teachsureenglish
Skills Show Reading Comprehension and Job Vocabulary Activity -ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/Literacy/SLD/ALD

Skills Show Reading Comprehension and Job Vocabulary Activity -ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/Literacy/SLD/ALD

An entry level reading activity ideal for learners visiting the Skills Show that don't have the reading skills to navigate the website. This clear reading comprehension summarises the event, describing where and when it happens and what happens there. Followed up by a vocabulary exercise using the sections of the show to elicit further jobs that would be included. Designed for entry level ESOL learners who are going to the show this reading and vocabularly activity really helps learners get an overview of the show and understand what happens there.
islaflood
Working Class Hero: a song and discussion lesson about school, class division and 'the system'

Working Class Hero: a song and discussion lesson about school, class division and 'the system'

This is a thought-provoking advanced ESL lesson plan for teens and adults about school, working life, class differences, getting a job and societal pressure. Good for a debate class and includes discussion questions. The students will listen to a John Lennon song and discuss. As an ESL activity, this includes a listening activity where students have puzzle pieces and must stick them together as they listen to the words of the song. Once completed correctly, the reverse of the puzzle shows a fat banker giving crumbs to the poor. Can also be used for a sociology class.
stuartallen77
Made in Britain: a discussion lesson plan about crime and juvenile delinquency

Made in Britain: a discussion lesson plan about crime and juvenile delinquency

This lesson plan is for teachers of older teens and adults who want to have a discussion lesson about crime, youth crime, juvenile delinquency and how the state deals with young offenders and kids going off-track. It provides a platform for thoughtful discussion and debate. Teachers may use parts of the docu-film 'Made in Britain', staring Tim Roth. There are selected scenes in the lesson plan and start/stop times for each scene.
stuartallen77
Half-day debate competition

Half-day debate competition

Following the TES-recommended debate competition resource, this follows a similar, more structured format. A great speaking and listening tool which involves the whole class the whole way through!
essexboy
Business English Slang ESL

Business English Slang ESL

A introduction for ESL students into 33 different bits of Business English slang, an ideal companion piece for any introduction to Business English lessons, and can easily be slid into existing lessons for a little bit of light relief.
xiguaenglish
Merchant of Venice Themes of Justice, Fairness and Equality

Merchant of Venice Themes of Justice, Fairness and Equality

Theme questions are popular on all exams. What better way to prepare your students than using a week's worth of material. Students will have the opportunity to improve their speaking and listening skills through discussion of the central issues of the play. Working on P.Q.E paragraphs will see student essays improve over time. Save time and money by downloading the bundle offer today!
LouiseBDaly
The Merchant of Venice - L3 -The World of the Text - New Setting

The Merchant of Venice - L3 -The World of the Text - New Setting

What better way to have your students consider key themes in the play than have them consider an alternative location to set the play. This Power Point includes sentence starts to aid less able students. Don't forget, there's a bundle of resources available on 'The World of the Text.' These can be easily adapted to suit any text should you wish your students to consider the world of the text in greater depth.
LouiseBDaly
OCCUPATIONS Memory cards

OCCUPATIONS Memory cards

A memory game is a funny way to learn vocabulary. School year is almost over in most of the countries. Have students review occupations while having fun, matching pictures with the correct words.Comments are appreciated. Playing the Game The first player chooses a card and carefully turns it over. Be sure not to bother the surrounding cards. The player then selects another card and turns it over. If the two cards are a matching pair for example two Jacks then they take the two cards and start a stack. The player is awarded another turn for making a match and goes again. If the cards are not a match they are turned back over and it is now the next players turn. The next player chooses their first card and turns it over. If it is a match for one of the cards the previous player turned over then they try to remember where that matching card was and turn it. If they are successful at making a match they place the cards in their stack and choose another card. If the first card turned over was not a match for one previously turned over the player selects another card in an attempt of making a pair. If they are unsuccessful in making a match they flip the cards back over and play is passed to the next player. A players turn is not over until they are unable to make a matching pair. The game continues in this fashion until all the cards are played.
Olynj
Jobs Taboo (ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL)

Jobs Taboo (ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL)

12 cards naming different job titles. Great for lessons on jobs or employability. Learners have to describe the job at the top without using the words on the card. Fully editable to make it harder or easier for your learners, these clear cards can be printed on card or paper and laminated if you so choose. Brilliant starter for any work related lesson or a great way to extend ESOL/ESL/EFL/EAL learners vocabulary and encourage students to speak more. Great fun! If you would like to see more of my resources please visit my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood?p=2
islaflood
Employability Skills

Employability Skills

PowerPoint presentations; quizzes and task sheets covering: Interview skills CVs Applying for a job Skills for work Health and safety First aid
CollEd
Employability/Work Skills: Skills for Work

Employability/Work Skills: Skills for Work

Employability/Work Skills: Skills for Work PowerPoint presentation and task sheets to introduce the topic of skills for work and for students to think about their own skills. Would be useful for entry level students studying for any employability qualifications or in preparation for work placements.
CollEd
ENGLISH LITERATURE- ANIMAL FARM (part 2): THEMES, SYMBOLS, MOTIFS

ENGLISH LITERATURE- ANIMAL FARM (part 2): THEMES, SYMBOLS, MOTIFS

AN EIGHT page guide on this novel, it includes: Examination of the three main themes in the novel and how to use them in essays Biographical detail on the author Historical, literary and social context of the novel With good weblinks to topics that students just starting out at GSCE may not be familiar and ten multiple choice questions to check knowledge and understanding of the text and the guide (with answers) this guide can be read before or after reading the novel. Useful for teachers, tutors and pupils, this can be used as revision, an essay helper or a whole lesson document. Allied to this is part 1 of the analysis of this novel, concerning the characters, in full, also available on this site. This can be used for KS3 or GCSE (11-16 year olds.)
siobhanthetutor
ENGLISH LITERATURE- ANIMAL FARM PART 1: CHARACTERS

ENGLISH LITERATURE- ANIMAL FARM PART 1: CHARACTERS

AN EIGHT page guide on this novel, it includes: Examination of all major and minor characters How each character connects to themes (keyworded) in context Links to how and where they appear in the novel With good weblinks to topics that students just starting out at GSCE may not be familiar and ten multiple choice questions to check knowledge and understanding of the text and the guide (with answers) this guide can be read before or after reading the novel. Useful for teachers, tutors and pupils, this can be used as revision, an essay helper or a whole lesson document. Allied to this is part 2 of the analysis of this novel, concerning themes, symbolism and motifs in full, also available on this site. This can be used for KS3 or GCSE (11-16 year olds.)
siobhanthetutor
An Inspector Calls Context and Question lessons

An Inspector Calls Context and Question lessons

Here is the perfect little bundle to get you started on 'An Inspector Calls' with your GCSE class this New Year. It contains a lesson on Themes and Context with links and specific Capitalism and Socialism worksheets. It also has a whole detailed lesson on the question: In what ways is Eva Smith exploited in the play? This lesson worked a treat for my Year 10s as it got them linking the correct context to the correct characters and quotations in the play. Very useful. This is up for a bargin for only a short time, so get your hands on this bundle now!!! Happy New Year and Happy Teaching!
jesspon
ENGLISH KS3 and GCSE Of Mice and Men- Allegory, Symbols and Motifs.

ENGLISH KS3 and GCSE Of Mice and Men- Allegory, Symbols and Motifs.

A summary for Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men on its allegory, symbolism and motifs. There is enough information in this to obtain A04/A/A* in the technical part of an essay on this book. Excellent as a lesson starter for tutors, homeschoolers and teachers, and for pupils who are trying to streamline their essays or come up from a C grade, or lesson aid/revision for everyone.
siobhanthetutor
GCSE English HOW TO PREPARE AN ESSAY An Inspector Calls- Gerald Croft

GCSE English HOW TO PREPARE AN ESSAY An Inspector Calls- Gerald Croft

This is a A/A* grade GCSE English model essay preparation handout covering a topic in the play An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley. In this case it is a discussion of the character of Gerald Croft and how he embodies the themes of the play. It includes points to discuss; themes you should mention in ANY Inspector Calls essays; and quotes- and deviates from the PEE structure. This is because many examiners consider PEE a weak structure for which they can only award AO2/ grade C marks. Great revision/ essay preparation tool that can be adapted for all essays, and useful for those who find the play difficult to follow. It is divided up in how to compile an introduction an essay body and a conclusion. A useful guide for teachers, pupils and tutors/parents who homeschool, with four pages of explanation and themes, and an additional three page section for the addition of relevant quotes and space to make your own analysis/commentary before you start the essay.
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