We have released new Centre Handbooks for our Speech, ESOL Skills for Life and centre assessed qualifications. They are available to download on our Policies and Procedures page.

ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 1)

Qualification Specifications

Download our Qualification Specifications for a complete overview to our ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 1) Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening qualifications.

Sample Paper Mark Scheme
Sample Paper D Mark Scheme D
Sample Paper E Mark Scheme E
Sample Paper F Mark Scheme F
Sample Paper L Mark Scheme L
Sample Paper M Mark Scheme M
Sample Paper N Mark Scheme N
Sample Paper Mark Scheme
Sample Paper D Mark Scheme
Sample Paper E
Sample Paper F
Sample Paper L
Sample Paper M
Sample Paper N
Marked Writing Paper Commentary
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Speaking and Listening

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3 (pt. 1)

Task 4

Sample Set C

Assessor Booklet
Audio Files

Sample Set D

Assessor Booklet
Audio Files

Sample Set E

Assessor Booklet
Audio Files

Sample Set F

Assessor Booklet
Audio Files

Sample Set L

Assessor Booklet
Audio Files

Sample Set N

Assessor Booklet
Audio Files

External Resources

Teacher MaterialsDescription
https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/Includes complete courses for learners of all levels, as well as links to develop grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, everyday English and podcasts.
https://breakingnewsenglish.com/index.htmlEnglish news lessons at 7 levels offering activities for all skills.
https://busyteacher.org/17,300 free printable worksheets and lesson plans for all ages.
https://ed.ted.com/educator?user_by_click=educatorLessons based on TED talks.
https://www.englishbanana.com/4000 pages of free printable resources.
https://www.eslbase.com/teaching/Teaching articles and guides along with lesson plans and ideas for the classroom.
https://eslbrains.com/Lesson worksheets based on authentic videos and topical issues designed for both online and face-to-face teaching.
https://www.eslprintables.com/A site where educators exchange resources including worksheets, lesson plans, activities and games.
https://esol.excellencegateway.org.uk/Includes resources and activities from the British Council’s Nexus site, Education and Training Foundation (ETF) materials and key materials created as part of the Skills for Life strategy including the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum.
https://freeeslmaterials.com/sean_banville_lessons.htmlLinks to a range of websites based on the news, movies, discussions, famous people, holidays and business English.
https://www.e-grammar.org/A vast collection of resources for the study of grammar including self-study cloze exercises.
https://en.islcollective.com/Worksheets, PowerPoints and video lessons.
https://www.linguahouse.com/en-GBResources and tools for teaching, including lesson plans.
https://www.mes-english.com/flashcards.phpA vast collection of free flashcards.
Links to many resources, websites, classroom activities, a teacher’s toolbox and FAQs for ESOL teachers.
https://www.onestopenglish.com/Access to thousands of resources including lesson plans, worksheets, audio, video and flashcards.
https://www.skillsworkshop.org/esolA wide range of downloadable resources including worksheets, lesson plans and PowerPoints.
https://www.tolearnenglish.com/A good site for independent learner practice. Thousands of online worksheets broken down into categories for targeted practice.
https://www.toolsforeducators.com/Create your own worksheets, games and other resources.
Learner MaterialsLinks to a padlet set up by Rachel Oner, who shares many links and resources freely
https://padlet.com/rachel_oner/learnersnewtoesolLearners New to ESOL (also includes teacher training resources)
https://padlet.com/rachel_oner/esollearnermaterialsLearner materials (includes the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum)
https://padlet.com/rachel_oner/embeddedmaterialsEmbedded materials
https://padlet.com/rachel_oner/LSISembeddedresourcesLearning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) contextualised resources
https://padlet.com/rachel_oner/talentresourcesTalent website resources (manu of the most popular ESOL resources from the archived Talent website