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Businessballs free online learning for careers, work, management, business training and education: find materials, articles, ideas, people and providers for teaching, career training, self-help, ethical business education and leadership; for personal, car. Common homophones triangular jigsaw. Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/L1.1 Level: L1 Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw, Warm-up A 16 piece triangular jigsaw puzzle where common homophones must be matched to the correct sentence.

Common homophones triangular jigsaw

Use as an ice breaker or plenary activity – great for pairs or small groups. Guaranteed to create promote discussion as learners solve puzzle (best laminated). All Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes. Physical format: Tarsia fjsw file - 16 piece puzzle. Homophones follow-me game (Tarsia) Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing ESOL: ESOL Ww/E3.1a, ESOL Ww/L1.1a Level: E3, L1, L2 Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw A 12 piece follow me game where homophones must be matched to the correct sentence.

Homophones follow-me game (Tarsia)

A good mix of common and more unusual homophones such as preys/praise/prays and there/their/they’re. Guaranteed to create promote discussion as learners play the game (best laminated). All Tarsia puzzles can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes. You will need Tarsia Formulator in order to use this resource. Physical format: Tarsia fjsw file - 12 piece puzzle. 21 CV questions. Literacy: Writing, Functional English - writing Context: Employment skills & Public services Level: E3, L1, L2 Resource type: Discussion points, Quiz 21 questions to answer about dos and don’ts on your CV preparation.

21 CV questions

Are the statements true, false or is there some discretion about what you can do?


Call My Bluff. Literacy: Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.2, Rw/L2.3, SLd/L1.1, SLd/L2.1 Context: Art Film Media Music TV Level: L1, L2 Resource type: Game A vocabulary building activity, involving dictionary use.

Call My Bluff

Played in teams and based on the TV programme ‘Call My Bluff’. A great way to get learners to work together. Words I have found beneficial are from L2 questions: narrative, evaluate, analytical, pessimistic and subjective. Dictionary Challenge. Confusing words - sentence gamble. Mnemonics quiz. Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1 Level: E3, L1, L2 Resource type: Worksheet or assignment Mnemonics quiz not only tests students’ knowledge of common (and less-common!)

Mnemonics quiz

Spelling mnemonics but also helps them discover and remember new ones. 28 mnemonics – students must work out the spelling (28 at once might be rather overwhelming but the quiz can be easily split into three sections). Spelling mnemonics. Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E2.1, Ww/E3.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1 Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2 Resource type: Handout or guide Spelling mnemonics is a huge list collected by Stella Jales and her students.

Spelling mnemonics

Includes spellings for all levels (from ‘said’ to ‘accommodation’) e3l1%20tattoo%20spellings. Mindmaps: how to mindmap and spelling strategies. Spelling strategies evaluation. Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E3.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1 General: Dyslexia support Level: E2, E3, L1, L2 Resource type: Discussion points, Handout or guide, Hands-on / practical activity, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment This was designed to be used with a group of dyslexic learners but would be applicable for any learners with spelling difficulties.

Spelling strategies evaluation

I have used this by separating the group into small groups or pairs and then giving each group a different strategy to try with one of the words from the word list (two are provided – one for E2-E3, one for L1-2) or a word of their own that they want to spell. The learners get 10 minutes with each strategy and then need to evaluate the strategy.