This is a three lesson series which reviews the 3 main text types for exercise 6 in the IGCSE ESL reading and writing exam (0510/0511). The resource includes 1 lesson for each type - report, article and review complete with integrated peer discussions, writing practice and reflection tasks. It is complete with teachers notes (in the note section of the PPT) which provides suggestions and alternatives.
A worksheet to practice changing and recognising patterns in word forms for the IGCSE ESL topic of food. Students are given an example and then some related word. There is space for them to also choose their own words and then practice using the different word forms in sentences.
This is a 3 lesson series which reviews the IGCSE ESL Summary task. It includes the following:
a review of the assessment criteria
a 5 stage approach to the task
practice in highlighting keywords
instruction on how to paraphrase (with examples)
a peer summary task (past paper is suggested with mark scheme)
an independent task with self-reflection that can be done with any past paper (link to past papers is given in the slide notes)
Please check the slide notes for where to find the past papers.
This is a resource which could be used over 2-3 lessons. It focuses on the topic food and travel and specifically practices reading comprehension skills as well as introduces adjectives for food and cooking methods in context. There is a lot of opportunities for personalisation and this resource can be adapted to be used over more lessons. I used it with an IGCSE ESL class, but would suit any English Language Learning class.
This is a pack which consists of the following:
A PTT complete with:
Teacher notes in trainers notes section of the slides
Speaking, Reading and text analysis activity.
Mini-project using the vocabulary and keywords learned in the lesson complete with the success criteria needed.
The accompanying worksheets has:
A reading about strange foods
A vocabulary categorisation activity
Sentences writing practice with new vocabulary
Space for drawing and labelling a students own example of a dish using the vocabulary.
This is a one lesson PPT that covers the IGCSE ESL Speaking exam comprehensively. It is complete with slides on the format, structure, topics, tips and practice tasks for students. The resource has teachers notes built into the ‘notes’ sections under the slides. Everything your students need to know about the exam is here. This can also be used for IELTS students who are preparing for part 3 as some of the speaking strategies are similar.
This is a fun way to incorporate pair or small group work when teaching IELTS speaking part 1. There are a wide range of topics which could come up in part 1 and the game is easily adaptable for any ESL classroom.
44 slides of Christmas fun.
3 full lessons (speaking, vocab and idioms) complete with multi activity worksheets (word searches, writing exercises, BINGO and more)
2 vocabulary games to play as a class - 25 slides of games in total
This resource is directed at older teens who have an English level of A2+, however small adaptions would make it useful for everyone. I have even used some of the activities with my tutor class in the morning times before lesson.
Teachers directions and suggestions in the notes, but slides are easily adaptable to fit changes.
This resource includes a PPT complete with two multi-page worksheets, in total this lesson can cover about 4 hours worth of work. The learning objectives are:
To learn specific vocabulary in order to accurately describe a graph and its trends.
To consider different forms of the keywords.
To analyse a model graph summary and identify key features.
To apply new vocabulary to describe a given graph.
To apply all skills to research, identify data, plot a graph and write about it.
The worksheets include vocabulary activities, supported writing practice and a model text which students need to analyse.
This lesson is designed to review the IGCSE ESL exercise 5 gap fill activity. However, it could be used for IELTS listening review too as many of the tips and strategies are applicable.
This is a lesson complete with:
teachers notes in the bottom of the slides
an accompanying worksheet with answers
The lesson focuses on analysing the question with a specific focus on identifying word classes, synonyms and distractors. Students are encouraged to discuss and key ideas are posed as questions to help students remember.
This resource includes:
25 lessons which focus on the character, plot and theme development in Tulip Touch. This uses an inquiry-based approach with key questions and critical thinking as the basis.
86 slides with lessons to use in class - learning objectives, activities, socratic seminars, projects, peer assessment and peer reading support.
3 supporting worksheets - differentiated peer reading question; inference task and peer reflection worksheet.
A worksheet to practice vocabulary specific to the topic of holidays for IELTS. However, this could be adapted for any ESL classroom. It has a definitions section and some space for students to create their own sentences.
This resource can be used by language teachers and is suitable for students starting the IGCSE ESL course. The worksheet has a reading about strange foods which also introduces food adjectives and methods of cooking for vocabulary development. There is a comprehension task based on the reading as well as a vocabulary categorisation task. These are followed by 2 more personalised tasks where students need to use the vocabulary in their own way by 1) Creating their own sentences; 2) Describing a strange food from their home country by drawing and labelling.
A resource that is perfect for pairwork. Student interview and record each other’s responses. This resource also gives students the opportunity to practice cohesive devises. There are two surveys on each A4 sheet.
There are two choice boards in this set. They are specifically designed for students who are studying the IGCSE ESL syllabus. One is more general and one is very focused on exam preparation. Students choose activities to work on for the day/lesson. There is a range of skills and activities, some tasks are integrated skills. Teachers will need to use Flipgrid as well as Readworks for some of the activities, these are both free and easy to set-up. Teachers will still need to check in and chat to students before and after activities. Some activities are digital and some are analog, but these can be adapted based on your students’ needs.
In this 4 week project students will work on creating their own stories using TAP (Text type, audience, purpose) and DAD (Description, Action, Dialogue) planning frameworks. The project takes them on a journey through planning by starting with a mood board, then some planning frameworks and a storyboard. Students learn how to do basic coding in Twinery to make their story interactive and engaging. Elements of AfL are explored by incorporating some direct instruction on how to give meaningful feedback. Peer feedback, teacher feedback and self-reflection are integrated into the project and all have accompanying templates. Included in this resources is:
Teacher plan - an efficient document outlaying what each week looks like and the general procedure and key tasks.
PPT- the full 4 weeks of project.
TAP planning template
DAD planning template
Peer feedback worksheet