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Inna's ESOL teaching resources

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I teach ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) to students aged 16-19 and my ESOL resources are engaging, and keep students active during the class. These resources are more than relevant for adult learners too.

I teach ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) to students aged 16-19 and my ESOL resources are engaging, and keep students active during the class. These resources are more than relevant for adult learners too.
ESOL Initial Assessment (Entry1-Level2) + complimentary  Entry 1 and Entry3 Diagnostic Assessments
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ESOL Initial Assessment (Entry1-Level2) + complimentary Entry 1 and Entry3 Diagnostic Assessments

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ESOL initial assessment aims to determine student’s level from Entry 1 to Level 2, it is compiled and adapted from a variety of sources, Excellence Gateway and New English File entry and units tests. ESOL Entry Levels diagnostic assessments contain the following sections: form filling, speaking and listening activity, reading and writing. Files included are: a word document which you can adapt to your needs. The listening exercise is adapted from Excellence Gateway public domain. The audio files are included. These resources rely on teacher’s experience to identify student’s level as emerging, consolidating and established. For detailed explanations on determining students language level, please, refer to the Core Curriculum.
Basic  sentence punctuation 2 worksheets
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Basic sentence punctuation 2 worksheets

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This resource contains two worksheets for beginners and elementary ESOL/ EAL learners. The first worksheet revises the rules of capitalization, such as proper names, pronoun I, beginning of the sentence. It illustrates the rule and then invites learners to add more examples to reinforce the rule. The second worksheet contains two activities- correction of punctuation mistakes in a short text which describes a friend and a free practice exercise to describe student’s own best using the example as scaffolding. This set of activities will take about 40-60 min to complete with teacher’s explanations and feedback.
ESOL  reading  skills booster 60min lesson
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ESOL reading skills booster 60min lesson

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This resource aims to help students review exam specific questions, such as ordering words in alphabetical order, differentiation between features of the main types of texts ( formal letter, website, article, leaflet), and synonym substitution, use of apostrophe (possessive case and shortenings). The lesson can also be used to prepare students for their writing exam as the units of exams are closely knit. The worksheet is a sorting activity, where students work in groups and sort out features of different text types into 4 categories according to the text type. There are 2 links to interactive resources within the presentation: Kahoot - apostrophe use and Quizlet- synonym substitution. My students really appreciated this revision lesson and felt it boosted their confidence The lesson is 60 minutes long.
First session ice breakers
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First session ice breakers

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This resource aims to make your new group communicate and find out about each other. The ice-breakers encourage group work, speaking, listening and writing. I have included detailed notes in the comments under each slide to explain details of each activity execution. Activities can be easily adapted for a variety of levels/ age groups/ subjects.
Speaking and  listeningcomprehension lesson  'How to improve your luck' Use of adverbs+adjectives
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Speaking and listeningcomprehension lesson 'How to improve your luck' Use of adverbs+adjectives

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This is a lesson I have created for my intermediate ESOL leaerners to boost their listening comprehesion skills. It is based on the youtube video, which discusses how people can create their own luck. The link to the form is included in the powerpoint presentation, please, let me know if it doesn’t work. It should be duplicated and you will be able to use it as your own. The second part of the lesson is on word formation, suffixes and prefixes, it contains a quiz and a word game. My students really enjoyed the discussion and work in breakout rooms during small group discussions.
Gym equipment vocabulary and gym form filling for pre-intermediate and intermediate levels
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Gym equipment vocabulary and gym form filling for pre-intermediate and intermediate levels

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This is a resource for pre-intermediate and intermediate level students to extend vocabulary on gym equipment and practice filling a form. The resource consists of two parts: a PowerPoint presentation and a word document. There are links to a wordwall random wheel exercise, where student are prompted to do a set of physical exercises to review understanding of vocabulary. In addition to a paper-based form there is a link to an online gym form, where students need to demonstrate their ability to comprehend the text and practice their skills. As an extension students are asked to write a short informal email where they explain how to join the gym. This resource was prepared in preparation learners for their writing exam, in particular- form filling.
My home: kitchen. Speaking and listening, plus vocabulary elementary level
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My home: kitchen. Speaking and listening, plus vocabulary elementary level

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This is a lesson that allows students develop their speaking and listening skills and extend their vocabulary on the topic of MY HOME: KITCHEN. The PowerPoint presentation is clearly signposted with the objectives that are to be met. The starter is a hangman activity, where students guess the word based on the clues given to them. The letters are revealed by clicking on the corresponding square. There is a great variety of activities, including vocabulary matching exercise, gap fill, pair/ group speaking activity, test your memory exercise. The learners are invited to speak in front of the board to check their topic acquisition and asked questions by their peers, to help identify any gaps of knowledge, both in narrative sentences and question formation. A comprehensive lesson plan is included.
Family and  relationships  film based lesson with video link, PPT, worksheet, 2 quizzes
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Family and relationships film based lesson with video link, PPT, worksheet, 2 quizzes

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This lesson on family and relationships is based on the episode of the Modern Family series. The lesson aims to develop speaking and listening skills. The materials include a presentation, a family tree diagram, and a worksheet with the target vocabulary, as well as comprehension and discussion questions. The lesson presentation contains 2 Quizlet links to vocabulary flashcards, which can be displayed on the smart board. The vocabulary practiced in the lesson includes some of the less common items: stepmother, mother-in-law, step-uncle, among other commonly used ones (mother, cousin, etc). The film episode is available on YouTube and AMAZON VIDEO. The series highlights a few very important issues of modern life, such as relationships between step-parents and step-children, same sex relationships and relationships between siblings. I have used this lesson for distance learning and it was really successful. The materials can be sent to students for reference and the discussion questions are discussed in small groups/ pairs in breakout rooms. Lesson duration 90-120 minutes
Informal letter/ email writing
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Informal letter/ email writing

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It is a great resource for entry level ESOL students which helps students remember the main parts of an informal email/letter. It includes a sorting exercise on differentiation between the features of formal and informal letters and a freer practice activity, where learners write a paragraph to follow a given introduction to the email. The materials include a PowerPoint presentation and a sorting exercise cut-up worksheet. I have also included a lesson plan as a bonus feature.