Spicy Tooth

ESOL – Literacy – Numeracy

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Mostly postie – reading scales

Mostly postie is an activity for practising reading scales. From ictgames.com.

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Read the scales

Activity for practising reading scales. From ictgames.com.

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BGfL – Measures

Activity for practising measures. Includes length, weight (mass), volume & capacity and units of measurement. From Birmingham Grid for Learning (BGfL)

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Slow writing

At the end of the 2014/15 academic year, the organisation where I work invited Chris Moyse, an associate of the late Paul Ginnis’ organisation, for staff development. One of the things I took away from the session was an idea called slow writing. What is slow writing? Firstly, slow writing is not a completely new…

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Triptico

Triptico – an overview

I would describe Triptico as a suite of applications that are designed to be used in the classroom, on an electronic whiteboard, for making interactive activities. At last count, there were about 30 applications. Some of my favourites include: Word Magnets – for creating draggable words and images Student Group – for grouping students in…

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Cambridge ESOL – Speaking and listening exam Level 1

The following is a link to the Cambridge ESOL speaking and listening exam video at Level 1. The explanation for interlocutors can be found here.

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Cambridge ESOL – Speaking and listening exam Entry 2

The following is a link to the Cambridge ESOL speaking and listening exam video at Entry 2. The explanation for interlocutors can be found here. Practice papers The following practice papers are from the Cambridge ESOL website: Sample Test A Sample Test A audio Sample Test B Sample Test B audio Sample Test C Sample Test C audio Sample Test D Sample…

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Cambridge ESOL – Speaking and listening exam Entry 1

The following is a link to the Cambridge ESOL speaking and listening exam video at Entry 1. The explanation for interlocutors can be found here. Practice papers The following practice papers are from the Cambridge ESOL website: Sample Test A Sample Test A audio Sample Test B Sample Test B audio Sample Test C Sample…

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Cambridge ESOL – Speaking and listening exam Entry 3

The following is a link to the most recent version of the Cambridge ESOL speaking and listening exam video at Entry 3. The explanation for interlocutors can be found here. The 4 parts of the exam 1a – Candidates are asked for their name, spelling, where they are from and how long they have lived…

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spellmaster

Spellmaster – numbers

Spellmaster is a range of interactive activities created by Michael A. Riccioli and Frank McAree. There are 3 different activities are for practising the spelling of numbers, which increases in difficulty: Jigword is the easiest activity which involves matching a number with the spelling; Wordweb involves spelling numbers using all the letters given; Speedword involves…

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