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ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL, literacy and Functional English resources created by a qualified and experienced teacher. Isla has taught in FE education sector for over 12 years, teaching a variety of learners from 14 - 70, from all over the world as well as the UK. With a specialism in both ESOL and literacy she is well qualified to produce high quality, relevant resources that learners love. Need further inspiration? Then check out her ever expanding social media profiles and website on the right.

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ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL, literacy and Functional English resources created by a qualified and experienced teacher. Isla has taught in FE education sector for over 12 years, teaching a variety of learners from 14 - 70, from all over the world as well as the UK. With a specialism in both ESOL and literacy she is well qualified to produce high quality, relevant resources that learners love. Need further inspiration? Then check out her ever expanding social media profiles and website on the right.
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.
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Diwali - Full lesson pack for ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/literacy/ALD learners

Diwali - Full lesson pack for ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/literacy/ALD learners

Complete lesson on Diwali for entry level ESOL or literacy learners. In the pack you have a full PowerPoint complete with starter activity, objectives, copy of reading comprehension, key word activity, questionnaire instructions and feed back slides as well as extended writing task and links to websites with further independent study activities. This amounts to over an hour and half worth of lesson if not more. Tried and tested in an ESOL class this engaging and topical lesson is a must for Diwali time or a lesson on festivals.
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Boggle Starter/Energiser for SMART Notebook

Boggle Starter/Energiser for SMART Notebook

'Boggle' style game presented on SMART Notebook. Learners have to make as many words as they can out of the letters that touch. Letters are editable to change easily for different lessons. Comes with timer and clear instructions. Perfect to start your lesson and warm learners up. Great for embedding English and encouraging good spelling as well as developing vocabulary.
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Dilemma and Problem Cards - PSD/ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/Tutorial

Dilemma and Problem Cards - PSD/ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/Tutorial

A set of 18 dilemmas and problems aimed at teenage learners, perfect for the Dealing with Problems in Everyday Life unit of Personal and Social Development, use for teaching giving advice in ESOL and generally tackling problems in tutorial type lessons. These cards can be given to small groups or pairs of learners where they can discuss what they would do, what advice they would give and how simple or complex the problems are. Designed using a clear font and simple language, these cards are easy to print and use straight away. If you would like to see more of my resources, why not check out my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood
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Halloween Lesson for ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL Learners

Halloween Lesson for ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL Learners

Comprehensive entry level ESOL lesson on Halloween, this well designed PowerPoint takes you through over an hour and half of lesson time, beginning with a word puzzle starter, clear objectives, reading comprehension, vocab activity, questionnaire as well as recap and review activities and questions. The lesson is focussed around the topic of Halloween which is explained in a simple but informative text written with beginner readers in mind.
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New Vocabulary Worksheet

New Vocabulary Worksheet

A new vocabulary worksheet that can be given to students to record new words on. There is space for the word, meaning, the word in a sentence, synonyms and a 'draw it' space for learners to illustrate the word to aid their memory or even add a translation. I use this with ESOL students but it could be used with any learner who needs to record and remember new vocabulary.
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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.
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Marking Labels - ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL, Adults, FE and Secondary

Marking Labels - ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL, Adults, FE and Secondary

Simply designed with mature learners in mind these timesaving stickers simplify feedback highlighting effort made and praise, a blank space next to a tick for positive comments and blank space next to a question mark for an area to improve. Teachers can use for feedback on work or learners could complete as self or peer assessment. Designed neutrally and simply for all learners, these clear and easy to understand stickers can be used across many different cohorts effectively. Ready to print onto regular label sheets, just pop your stickers in the printer and print these templates on in no time.
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Diwali - Full lesson pack for ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/literacy/ALD learners

Diwali - Full lesson pack for ESOL/EAL/ESL/EFL/literacy/ALD learners

Complete lesson on Diwali for entry level ESOL or literacy learners. In the pack you have a full PowerPoint complete with starter activity, objectives, copy of reading comprehension, key word activity, questionnaire instructions and feed back slides as well as extended writing task and links to websites with further independent study activities. This amounts to over an hour and half worth of lesson if not more. Tried and tested in an ESOL class this engaging and topical lesson is a must for Diwali time or a lesson on festivals.
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Bonfire Night Comprehension - ESL/ESL/EAL/EFL/Literacy/ALD

Bonfire Night Comprehension - ESL/ESL/EAL/EFL/Literacy/ALD

An entry level reading task aimed at ESOL or literacy learners. This straightforward comprehension describes the traditional celebration of Bonfire Night in the UK, why it is celebrated and what people do. Written in clear font with pictures that illustrate the key points and a set of 9 comprehension questions to check understanding of the text. This would form the basis of a fun and topical lesson on Bonfire Night, hopefully saving you some much needed time. If you like this resource and are looking for more, why not check out my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood
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Diwali Reading Comprehension - ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL

Diwali Reading Comprehension - ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL

A simple piece of reading on the festival of Diwali and how it is celebrated. Written with the entry level and beginner reader in mind the text simply describes the festival and how people celebrate it. Combined with a set of 9 comprehension questions it provides that basis for a topical lesson on the festival celebrated by many.
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Target Display

Target Display

A set out of cut out headings and graphics to create an updateable target display for your class. This colourful display enables you to create a target wall for your learners, key phrases along with big arrow shapes for learners handwritten targets will create an eye catching and useful display that reinforces learner targets as well as creating a beautiful display. Laminate for longevity. Contains headings and key phrases as follows: I will... I am going to... I want to... I need to... Improve Target - in target graphic Graphics include: Text boxes/shapes Target Arrows for decoration Stars for decoration Arrows for writing individual targets on
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Halloween Comprehension (ESOL,ESOL,EAL,EFL)

Halloween Comprehension (ESOL,ESOL,EAL,EFL)

Simple and clear entry-level text on Halloween, it's origins and how it is celebrated today. Ideal for entry-level ESOL or literacy learners. The text is designed in an easy to read font, perfect for beginner readers and includes a set of comprehension questions as well as a key word activity.
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Target bank for ESOL learners (ESOL targets)

Target bank for ESOL learners (ESOL targets)

A selection of 12 key targets with over 60 related actions to help English language learners set their own meaningful SMART targets. This is a resource I have developed to help my students focus in on specific areas they wish to improve and actions they can take to do this as well as meeting the needs of my FE institution which requires SMART targets for all learners in their ILPs. If you would like to see more of my resources check out my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood?p=2
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Jobs and Future Discussion Question Cards  - Tutorial or Personal and Social Development Activity

Jobs and Future Discussion Question Cards - Tutorial or Personal and Social Development Activity

A set of 16 question cards on the topic of jobs and the future aimed at 14-19 learners who need to consider career options, future goals, skills and qualities. These ready made question cards in both black and white or colour can easily be printed and cut up to create an easy discussion in groups that would fit nicely into tutorial lessons, lessons on jobs and work well with personal and social development qualifications in units including Working Towards Goals and Career Development. Clear text and easy to print and cut format mean this lesson activity is ready to go.
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Pastoral Target Bank - Target Bank for Soft Skills, Study Skills and Behaviour

Pastoral Target Bank - Target Bank for Soft Skills, Study Skills and Behaviour

This comprehensive SMART target bank provides 11 key targets with over 70 specific and measurable actions. Perfect for SMART targets for ILPs. Aimed at teenage or adult students, these targets can be printed as designed and given to learners to identify their own targets and highlight actions they feel are realistic or as a copy and paste target bank for teachers wanting a time efficient way of setting targets for multiple learners on ILPs and paperwork. These targets are drawn from over 15 years experience of teaching 14-19 and adult learners. Within the resource I've covered the most common target areas including study skills, behaviour and communication. The targets cover topics of attendance and punctuality, focus, confidence, health, communication skills and more.
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Target Setting Bundle for ESOL and Entry Level Learners (ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL)

Target Setting Bundle for ESOL and Entry Level Learners (ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL)

In this brilliant time saving bundle you get two target banks aimed at ESOL and entry level learners inluding both academic and pastoral targets as well as templates to write out targets and review them. These are resources I've tried and tested over my teaching career. Target setting can be long and arduous and is hard work with second language learners. These target resources take the strain out of target setting allowing learners to choose their own relevant targets from a set of common areas to improve. These are commended targets that have been tried and tested in an FE environment. This bundle provides the perfect basis for a tutorial lesson on target setting as well as over 20 key targets and over 120 practical actions students can take to achieve their goals.
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General Election Key Word Card Sort/Matching Activity

General Election Key Word Card Sort/Matching Activity

A great starter/fun activity for a lesson based on the General Election. Designed with ESOL and low level readers in mind this clear and fun resource would work well as an intro to any lesson on the general election to check learners knowledge of key voting terms/vocabulary and recognition of party leaders. The resource is available here in colour or black and white ready to print, laminate if needed and cut up ready for class. Terms included are: General Election vote political party Prime Minister ballot paper postal vote Polling Station constituency Labour (Jeremy Corbyn) Conservatives (Theresa May) Liberal Democrats (Tim Farron) Green Party (Carolin Lucas) UKIP (Paul Nuttall) SNP (Nicola Sturgeon) Plaid Cmryu (Leanne Wood) MP
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Present Continuous English Charades Card Game for ESOL/ESL/EFL/EAL Learners

Present Continuous English Charades Card Game for ESOL/ESL/EFL/EAL Learners

A set of 24 editable charades cards stating present continuous actions that students can act out and others can guess. Excellent activity for consolidating and practising use of the present continuous tense. Cards cover everyday activities and past times perfect for enlivening a grammar lesson focusing on present continuous. Just download the word document and print, for longevity you could print on coloured card and/or laminate. Along with the cards is a PowerPoint presentation with a title slide, teacher instructions and editable scoreboard. If you would like to see more of my resources please check out my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood
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Find Someone Who... - Starter activity for ESOL students (ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL)

Find Someone Who... - Starter activity for ESOL students (ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL)

This fun starter activity is designed for ESOL or entry level literacy students. Ideal for the beginning of term as a quick 'get to know you' activity. The worksheet included is ready to print, with clear instructions on the second page you'll be able to run with it straight away. Asking learners to find out interesting information about each other, it not only breaks the ice but enables learners to practise simple question forming as well as valuable speaking and listening practice. This is a resource I've used for years, it never fails to get learners chatting and enables them to learn whilst finding out about their peers.
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Past Simple - Verb 'to be' Board Game (ESOL, EFL, EAL, ESL)

Past Simple - Verb 'to be' Board Game (ESOL, EFL, EAL, ESL)

Fun board game for learners to play to practise their knowledge of the past simple verb 'to be'. This notoriously tricky part of tense can be practised over and over in a fun board game. Just print double sided in either a4 or a3 and laminate for longevity if needed, all you need is a set of dice and some counters (although I've got learners to make their own counters and dice in the past). This is a resource I use year after year to provide valuable practice of the tense and liven up lessons. If you would like to see more of my resources please go to my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood
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