Australia

Dogs saving penguins

Submitted by Marion Martin on Fri, 2016-07-08 14:20

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1

Free tags: Australia

Context: Animal care, farming & equine

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Crossword, Reading comprehension, Wordsearch

A reading based on a news item. Includes comprehension questions, wordsearch puzzle, crossword, putting words in order to make sentences.

Editor’s note
Aimed at E2-E3 but some parts are suitable for E1 (with support). With Functional Skills mapping.

Whale Watch Tours - E3-L1 Functional Maths

Submitted by Marion Martin on Thu, 2015-12-31 19:24

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Australia

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A worksheet giving details of 4 different whale watching tours (times, cost, accessibility, activities, etc.).

This is followed by 4 different scenarios, each describing a family or group. Students must choose the best tour for each group and work out the costs. As this holiday activity is in Australia, the price are in $AUD.

Cyclones in Australia

Submitted by Marion Martin on Sat, 2015-02-21 05:57

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1, Ww/E1.2

Free tags: Australia, weather

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: M8, E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment

A simplified reading about cyclones with reference to the two cyclones in Australia in February 2015 followed by some exercises. The exercises are at different levels to meet the very different abilities of students in my class.

Editor’s note
Lovely selection of reading materials and exercises – includes fill-in tables, questions, word searches (two levels), and a blank map to add cyclone paths. E1-E3.

Update (28/2/15)
Small error in wind speed chart now corrected.

The Melbourne Cup

Submitted by Marion Martin on Thu, 2013-10-10 20:03

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E2.1b, ESOL Rt/E3.1a

Free tags: Australia

Context: Animal care, farming & equine, Leisure Travel Tourism, Sport

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A short description of the famous Australian horse race followed by comprehension questions. Includes suggested answers.

My name is Anna

Submitted by Marion Martin on Wed, 2012-01-04 23:27

Literacy: Rt/E1.1

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1b

Free tags: Australia

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1

An easy reading for beginners followed by complete the sentence exercise and a prompt to write about themselves. Two sheets – one for British students, one for Australian learners.

My name is Marco

Submitted by Marion Martin on Wed, 2012-01-04 22:52

Literacy: Rt/E1.1

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1b

Free tags: Australia, Equality and Diversity

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A short reading text for beginners, followed by fill the gap sentences. Two sheets – one for British students and one for Australian students.

Reading advertisements - Motorbikes

Submitted by Marion Martin on Thu, 2011-12-29 17:16

Literacy: Functional English - reading

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number

Free tags: Australia

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A set of questions about an advertisement for motorbikes. Students are asked to find information about the store, as well as comparing the prices of motorbikes for sale. Provides practice in scanning, skimming, comparing numbers, etc.
Answer key included.

Grandma's story: Living in the Outback

Submitted by Marion Martin on Thu, 2011-12-29 15:00

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/E3.2, Ws/L1.1, Ws/L1.2, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2, Wt/L1.1

Pre-entry: Text Focus (interest)

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E3.1a, ESOL Rt/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/E3.1a, ESOL Ws/E3.2a, ESOL Ws/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/L1.2a, ESOL Wt/E3.1a, ESOL Wt/E3.2a, ESOL Wt/L1.1a

Free tags: Australia, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A first person autobiographical account of life in outback Australia.
Exercises include comprehension questions using when, where etc.
A revision of past tense verbs – regular and irregular.
A fill the gap using the correct verb tense.
A writing prompt for students to write about themselves – emphasising the use of conjunctions and short paragraphs.
A Wordsearch.
Includes a glossary of Australian words used in the text.

Fraction diagrams

Submitted by Marion Martin on Tue, 2011-12-27 20:05

Pre-entry: General pre-Entry

Numeracy: N2/E2.2, N2/E3.1, Functional Maths - number, N2/E2.1

Free tags: Australia

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

A simplified worksheet which covers labelling fractions, writing the words and a practical exercise in estimating eg: Mark 1/2 cup etc. Uses fractions commonly found in recipes and other practical situations. Ideal for, and mapped to, Functional Maths.

Tacos

Submitted by Marion Martin on Tue, 2011-12-27 17:19

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rs/E2.1, Rt/E2.1

Free tags: Australia, Recipe

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Using packet seasoning to make tacos. Worksheet provides practice in finding and using printed information such as steps to be followed and other ingredients needed to be purchased when cooking with packaged seasonings etc.
Includes illustration of sample package, questions to be answered, and suggested answers.
Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Entry Level 2 Functional English reading.

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