Leisure Travel Tourism

Entry Functional English listening tasks x 4

Submitted by Hazel Hughes on Sun, 2011-08-28 13:03

Literacy: SLlr/E1.1, SLlr/E1.2, SLlr/E1.3, SLlr/E2.2, SLlr/E2.3

Context: Health, Social care, Early years, Leisure Travel Tourism, News, Politics &Government items

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Listening activities are few and far between but this fabulous set is ideal for, and fully mapped, to Entry 1 and 2 Functional English learners.
Based on four everyday listening events

  • An announcement in a station
  • A notice in a waiting room
  • A news report
  • A telephone conversation

Each provides practice listening for gist and detail in short explanations.

Aussie slang quizzes

Submitted by Craig Sullivan on Sat, 2011-08-27 19:27

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Word origins

Free tags: Australia

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Quiz

From one of our Australian contributors, this makes a good end of term quiz and discussion prompt re. similarities to cockney rhyming slang, informal language, etc.

London tube Functional English task

Submitted by Allie Tarn on Thu, 2011-08-11 15:33

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism, Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Lovely, practical reading task base don a map of the London Underground.
Fully mapped to E3 and L1 Functional English – with lots of extra teaching tips and ideas.

Swimming pool calculations

Submitted by John Mole on Sun, 2011-07-03 16:01

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L2.2, MSS1/L2.9, MSS1/L2.5

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism, Sport

Level: L2

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

Hands-on measuring followed by challenging questions about the cost and time involved in re-filling a swimming pool. Fully mapped for adult numeracy and Functional Maths.

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Free tags: Summer

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

A fabulous City and Guilds style E3 literacy assignment that covers all aspects of E3 speaking and listening, reading and writing. Based on a trip to a seaside music festival, it makes a very appealing summer-time revision activity for music fans of any age.

The real-life, practical nature of the tasks makes them equally suitable for Functional Skills English practice.

Museum trip - E3 practice literacy assignment

Submitted by George Wormald on Thu, 2011-06-30 20:46

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

A fabulous City and Guilds style E3 literacy assignment that covers all aspects of E3 speaking and listening, reading and writing. Based on a real trip to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford it is written in a generic style and could be any local museum / art gallery.

The real-life, practical nature of the tasks makes them equally suitable for Functional Skills English practice.

Caravan winner

Submitted by Craig Sullivan on Mon, 2011-06-27 18:16

Literacy: General literacy / English, Word origins

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Australia

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

A really unusual reading comprehension exercise that also tests a range of maths skills (dates, large numbers, distance, etc.). Although the general reading level is around Level1 it is based on an Australian news article about a lottery winner and contains a lot of unfamiliar Australian vocabulary. Thus it also stretches Level 2 learners. An optional glossary is provided; this includes words such as swag, Slikpik, shire and half a dozen more.

Linda's holiday

Submitted by Craig Sullivan on Mon, 2011-06-27 14:34

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

Free tags: Australia

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A simplified story from Australia explains how Linda and her daughters are saving for a holiday. Accompanied by comprehension questions, writing- personal-opinions type questions, a spelling-punctuation task and a short writing task. Fully mapped to E2 Functional English and adult literacy (with additional teaching tips). Australian glossary provided for UK readers.

A troublesome trip: three letters of complaint

Submitted by Hazel Hughes on Fri, 2011-06-17 13:30

Literacy: General literacy / English

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

An unusual and challenging task that cleverly captures the tricky topics of tone and style. Learners are given three letters of complaint from the same author – about a trip to Snowdonia that went wrong.
Learners must first work out the order that the letters were written.This is followed by punctuation, comprehension, paragraphing, vocabulary and writing tasks. Differentiated questions for Level 1 and Level 2.

Vocabulary builder

Submitted by Ginny Anderson on Sun, 2011-06-12 23:20

Literacy: Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.3, Word origins

ESOL: ESOL Rw/L1.3a, ESOL Rw/L2.3a

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Quiz, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Challenging multiple choice quiz of vocabulary “borrowed” from other languages such as French, Greek and Italian. Words and phrases include: fait accompli, deja vu, ad hoc, bric-a-brac and many more. Makes a good warm up and could be used with small groups or individually.

Syndicate content
© 2011 Skills Workshop. Site development by Fonant. Theme based on Corolla by Kiwi Themes.