Olympic Rio opening ceremony - Functional English

Submitted by Laura Bell on Tue, 2016-08-16 17:39

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number

Free tags: Olympics

Context: News, Politics &Government items, Sport

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Writing prompts

A short cloze exercise on the Olympic Opening Ceremony based on numbers (E2-L1), plus a writing activity at 2 levels (E2-3 and L1-L2).

Editor’s note
The cloze is also a clever way of embedding some maths (large numbers).

How many Mo Farahs are there? 1-10

Submitted by Fiona Campbell on Wed, 2012-09-12 16:41

Literacy: Ww/E1.1

Pre-entry: N1/M8.1

Free tags: Olympics

Context: Sport

Level: M8, E1

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Topical PPT adapted from Chris Farrell’s How many smileys 1-20 (see below).
use as a starter in pre-Entry/ E1 ESOL, Maths or literacy groups.

Clicking reveals the number (as a digit) and a further click reveals the number spelt out as a word. Good used with small individual whiteboards.

Olympics London 2012 project

Submitted by Pam Benfold on Thu, 2012-08-02 15:42

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

ICT: Finding and selecting information

Free tags: Olympics

Context: Sport

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Investigation or project

A lovely unit of work from Australia. Designed to be used during and after the games.
Cloze exercise, web research, discussion and self-evaluation.

Editor’s note
Apologies, the resource file had gone missing! Re-attached Dec 9, 2013

Olympics 2012 Torch relay

Submitted by Nicola Smith on Thu, 2012-06-14 11:05

Literacy: Speaking & Listening

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Olympics

Context: Sport

Resource type: Discussion points, Ice breaker, Listening and/or speaking activity, Quiz, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1

Page 1: 8 maths questions relating to olympic torch
Page 2: Picture quiz: who is carrying the torch?
Page 3: Picture quiz: famous UK landmarks.
Page 4: UK cities – anagrams
Page 5: Answers

  • Quizzes on pages 2 and 3 make good ice breakers and can also be used for SL&C discussion prompts.

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths, MSS1/E2.3, MSS1/E2.4, MSS1/E3.3

Free tags: Olympics

Context: Sport

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

This resource uses the 2012 Olympics cycling road race as a theme and focuses on dates and time. Learners use a calendar to find a day and date, extract information from a table, add times to blank clock faces and carry out simple calculations. There is also a road map of the race with questions to answer.
Fully mapped to E2-E3 Functional Maths

Olympic Games E2 English

Submitted by Geoff Saunders on Fri, 2011-05-13 11:27

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Functional English - reading, Rt/E2.1, Rw/E2.1, Rw/E2.4, Ws/E2.1, Wt/E2.1, Functional English - writing

Free tags: Olympics

Context: History, Sport

Level: E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A topical reading exercise aimed at Entry 2 but would suit mixed ability groups from E1-E3. Based on a simplified text about the history of the Olympic Games.
Includes general comprehension and true/false questions; a ‘missing vowels’ exercise and alphabetical ordering. Fully mapped to the E2 Functional English criteria and the adult literacy curriculum.

Olympic games 2012 E1-2 Functional Skills

Submitted by Deborah Proudfoot on Mon, 2011-04-18 11:55

Literacy: Functional English - reading

Numeracy: Functional Maths

ICT: Using ICT, Finding and selecting information

Free tags: Olympics

Context: Sport

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2

This uses the Olympic games 2012 as a focus.The main emphasis is maths / numeracy but ICT and English reading skills are also covered.

Learners will read dates by looking at a calendar and marking on when the Olympics start and finish (including the Paralympics), read times that the football events start and finish and put these on a clockface, and read prices of tickets of a match that they choose. There are also questions on shapes, number, money and doubling.

2012 stadium ICT exercise

Submitted by June Mill on Tue, 2008-09-02 16:52

ICT: Entry 3 ICT

Free tags: Olympics

Context: Sport

Level: E3

Resource type: ICT task sheet

Provides topical practice in formatting text, line spacing, etc. – plus students must add their own paragraph of information.

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