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New ESOL Skills for Life Sample Set

ESB introduces a new sample set of ESOL Skills for Life (SfL) Reading and Writing papers from Entry 1 to Level 2.

Centres can view the new Sample Set 7 (Set M) by accessing the Resources tab on ESB’s website or by clicking on the links in the table below.

Reading Set 7Reading Mark Scheme Set 7Writing Set 7
Entry 1 ReadingEntry 1 Reading MSEntry 1 Writing
Entry 2 ReadingEntry 2 Reading MSEntry 2 Writing
Entry 3 ReadingEntry 3 Reading MSEntry 3 Writing
Level 1 ReadingLevel 1 Reading MSLevel 1 Writing
Level 2 ReadingLevel 2 Reading MSLevel 2 Writing

Says ESB’s Product Development Manager, Anthea Wilson, “After listening to our centres’ requests for more resources, we are delighted to launch these new sample papers. Here at ESB, we aim to ensure all centres and learners feel supported from the outset, right through to completion of their ESB journey. We are committed to supporting teachers and helping them to encourage and fulfil the potential of learners. We hope that these new sample papers will enable teachers, tutors and learners to effectively prepare for their assessments and gain the maximum benefit from their ESB experience.”

Why should your centre take ESB’s ESOL SfL assessments?

ESB’s ESOL SfL assessments facilitate language development to help learners become competent in core language skills; reading, writing and speaking and listening, and to obtain the vital skills that support engagement in daily life activities, develop further learning and independence, and gain or progress to meaningful and sustainable employment.

Below are just some of the benefits of ESB ESOL Skills for Life qualifications:

If you believe that your learners would benefit from our ESOL Skills for Life assessments, we would love to hear from you. Please email our Business Development Team at to find out whether your centre is eligible for funding and support through our 70/70 Campaign.

Guidance on how to book your assessments can also be found on our website here.


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