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ESOL – Literacy – Numeracy

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Shifting shapes – 2D and 3D shapes

Shifting shapes are activities for practising 2D shapes and 3D shapes. From ictgames.com.

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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 exam practice materials

Cambridge stopped offering their Skills for Life ESOL qualifications in June 2017. Links to a selection of materials is provided below for archival purposes. Entry 3 Speaking and listening exam video, Entry 3. Speaking and listening sample Test A Sample Test A audio Reading sample Test Writing sample Test Entry 2 Speaking and listening exam video,…

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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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BBC Skillswise – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

Interactive activities from BBC Skillswise for practising addition, subtraction and multiplication  by splitting, and space saver division. Amoeba addition (+) Amoeba subtraction (-) Amoeba multiplication (x) Amoeba division (÷)

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