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ESOL & Basic Skills

Please find below a range of home learning resources available for ESOL students. Ensure you check back regularly as we will be adding new content over the coming weeks/months.

01/05/20
Days of the week / my diary

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Complete your diary, write how you are spending time at home. Please complete these tasks and send me your answers.

25/03/20
Reading text messages

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Follow this link to practise reading text messages and answering some questions about the message.

Independent Work
Write a text message to your ESOL tutor telling them you can’t attend a lesson.


25/03/20
Describe a picture

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Follow this link to describe a picture – a family scene.

Independent Work

25/03/20
Reading text messages - School

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Follow this link to read some text messages to parents from their children’s school and answer questions.

Independent Work
Write a text message to another parent telling them about school closure and homework for children.


25/03/20
Writing about myself and my family

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Use this link to make sentences and write about you and your family. You will also practise the verb “to be”.

Independent Work
Choose five family words from the module. Check spellings of the words in a dictionary. Make sentences with the words.

25/03/20
Making plans - first conditional

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Use this link to hear about someone’s weekend plans. Complete tasks given on the site.


25/03/20
Watching television adjectives

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Use this link to practise active and passive adjectives.

Independent Work
Write an article for your teacher describing changes you have made in your life to deal with crisis caused by the pandemic. Write about how you are keeping fit at home, keeping busy and engaging the children.

25/03/20
Good mental health during the health crisis

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This is a text about good mental health during the health crisis. It is useful to read for health reasons and to study the language it uses.

What to do with this text:

  1. Read the text through and decide its text type: is it persuasive, informative, instructive, explanatory or descriptive or a mixture of text types?
  2. Find five new words from the text that interest you/would be useful to you and look up: i) their meanings ii) their pronunciation (use a dictionary/online pronunciation tool)


25/03/20
Giving advice

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The first part of this site contains problems in letter form for which written advice will be given.

What to do:

  1. Before reading the advice given, think of what advice you would give for each problem.
  2. Complete the tasks given on the site.

01/05/20
Entry level 1
Use a, an and the

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01/05/20
Entry level 1
Gossiping is good

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ESOL & Basic Skills

There are lots more online learning resources available from the British Council website:

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Ensure you check back regularly as we will be adding new content over the coming weeks/months.