# Independent living

## Money in, money out

Submitted by Deborah Proudfoot on Mon, 2017-05-08 14:25

#### Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

This a functional resource. This resource uses addition, subtraction, multiplication and rounding numbers.
Sam and Tom have weekly incomes from various sources and lots of expenditure!
Subtraction is needed to find out how much money they have left, and multiplication is used to work out money needed for lunches for each day. Each section ends with a rounding task showing items the students have saved for.

## Bonfire Night Functional English & Maths (Entry Level)

Submitted by Joanne Collins on Thu, 2016-11-03 17:38

#### Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A Bonfire Night themed resource covering some aspects of literacy and numeracy.
The resource contains a basic reading comprehension about the History of Bonfire Night. This is followed by a numeracy activity where students have to buy fireworks for a display with a budget of £300. The final activity is a writing task and learners have to create a poster advertising the event.

I created this for an ILS (independent life skills) class but it could be used with Entry Functional Skills learners too.

Submitted by Dawn Morris on Wed, 2016-06-22 17:14

#### Resource type: Investigation or project

Comprehensive, step by step 12 page workbook.
Students must research their own budgets and local financial institutions before making major financial decision such as costing an event and taking out a loan to buy a car.
Covers money, decimals, ratio and percentages (interest rates). Fully mapped to E2-L1 Functional Maths.

## Lisa's Diary - past & future tenses

Submitted by Marion Martin on Tue, 2016-06-14 20:57

#### Level: E1, E2, E3

Using a diary and a timeline to consolidate the use of past and future tense.
Answering and forming questions. What did she do yesterday? She went…
What is she going to do tomorrow?

## Dialogue prompts for Entry ESOL role play (Set 2)

Submitted by Jenny Cole on Sun, 2016-05-22 19:30

#### Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity

11 page document with 8 sets of very useful scripts and prompts.
Includes:

• Cancelling and changing appointments
• On the bus
• Shopping (includes post office, butchers, etc.)
• At the bank
• Reporting an absence
• Calling for an application form

## Council services

Submitted by Liz Santry on Tue, 2016-05-17 19:16

#### Level: E1

A straightforward word matching/writing resource for Entry 1 ESOL.

Editor’s note
Also ideal for prompting discussion about local council services.

## Health related role play and conversation

Submitted by Adele Harris on Wed, 2016-03-09 00:58

#### Level: E1, E2

I have been covering how to make an appointment with the GP and taking part in a role play with the GP with my ESOL group, so I have prepared these materials.

My courses are not accredited, so I don’t know how this fits into the ESOL SFL criteria and my classes are, inevitably, a mix of Pre-Entry and E1 learners. Hope it might be useful.

Editors note
Ideal for E1-2 ESOL and also some adult literacy learners.

## Asking where something is in a supermarket

Submitted by Sian Evans on Fri, 2016-03-04 01:00

#### Level: M8, E1

A speaking and listening activity designed to practise asking where food items are in a supermarket. Also involves practise with the numbers 1 to 8.
The sheet is repeated five times – with food items in different positions (numbered supermarket aisles) on each sheet.

Linked to Cambridge Pre-entry ESOL Activities 7a Excuse me …

Submitted by Alison Hastilow on Mon, 2015-10-12 09:23

#### Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Two differentiated functional English tasks that involves a number of reading and writing skills (with a bit of maths thrown in!). Learners can personalise this by using names of their own friends and family. For both versions you will need copies of the current Argos book or access to the web site.

Entry 2 version includes: using a catalogue or web site, writing a list & a gift tag, budgeting, writing a note. You will need one gift tag per learner.

## Social Ups and Downs (game)

Submitted by Andrea Slade on Mon, 2014-12-08 21:25

#### Level: M8, E1

A counting game along similar lines to Snakes and Ladders. Learners will learn turn-taking, following instruction & basic counting skills. In addition, they will pick up social and communication skills along the way.

(Print onto A3 – a dice and counters needed)

Editor’s note
A PPT version is also included to enable the game to be played on a smartboard.

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