Reading

Beating Crime - Functional Skills reading

Submitted by Stephen Griffin on Fri, 2013-03-15 19:03

Literacy: Reading, Functional English - reading

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension, Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

An E3-L1 Functional Skills reading resource modelled on C&G assessments. The activities are based around two documents, one from the BBC news website and the other a leaflet advertising a private police service. May prompt discussion on the nature of crime, punishment and the role of the police force in society.

Achieve your New Year's resolutions

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Mon, 2011-11-21 10:31

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Reading, Writing

Free tags: New Year

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Revision material, Writing prompts

An excellent set of L2 literacy/Functional English tasks based on a topical text about New Year’s resolutions.
Used as a mock exam, the first 12 questions are in the style of the Adult Literacy multiple choice exam and cover spelling, comprehension, punctuation, tone, vocabulary, etc. They are followed by several challenging writing, summarising and purpose/structure questions that are also be suitable for Functional Skills English.

Literacy: Reading, Writing

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L2

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

A very good and rather challenging set of Level 2 reading and writing tasks. Based on a topical and controversial news article about the UK benefits system, it also makes an prompt for discussion.
The reading questions are multiple choice as in the Level 2 Literacy test but they are followed by several challenging writing and summarising questions that would also be suitable for Functional Skills English.

E2 Functional English practice reading questions

Submitted by Hazel Hughes on Sat, 2011-06-18 11:53

Literacy: Reading, Functional English - reading

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Excellent practice for Edexcel style Functional Skills English reading test. 20 questions based on two simplified texts: a job advert and a formal letter inviting the reader to a job interview. Fully mapped to all the E2 reading coverage and range statements.

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Revision material

A very clever resource! Page 1 is a series of tips aimed at L1-2 students taking the adult literacy multiple choice reading test but is relevant to any multiple choice English exam. Page 2 is a set of “multiple choice questions about multiple choice questions” – based on the information on page.

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction, Rs/E3.3, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Ws/E3.3, Ws/E3.4

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Shared text, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

The third book of Step 4 stories in the wonderful Readwell Road reading scheme for adults. All stories are written for adults and reflect real-life situations.

This story is aimed at Entry 3 readers and continues the story of Jim and Nan people introduced in Steps 1 to 3 (for Entry 1 and 2 readers) – see below for links to these stories.

In this story Jim and Nan finally get the help they need in their garden – but all is not what it seems!

Quick Read resources

Submitted by Ruth Read on Fri, 2010-06-25 21:12

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction

Free tags: Quick Reads

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A varied set of tasks based on two popular Quick Read titles: Chickenfeed by Minette Walters and Murder in Catcher’s Wood by Paul Horsman (in the Sun Book of Short Stories). Includes comprehension questions, paragraphing, punctuation and writing ideas.

World Cup literacy

Submitted by Maudine Morris on Thu, 2010-06-03 21:22

Literacy: Reading, Wt/E3.4

Free tags: FIFA World Cup 2010

Context: Sport

Level: E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A great set of topical tasks that include: research, proof reading, comprehension (including one on Wayne Rooney), scanning and world geography.

E3-L1 Stop smoking Functional English reading

Submitted by Jill Dainton on Sat, 2010-05-08 21:22

Literacy: Reading, Functional English - reading

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A a series of very useful Functional English / Literacy reading tasks based on two short topical texts. Covers comprehension, spelling (suffixes), and grammar (parts of speech). Fully mapped to the Functional English criteria.

NCFE Literacy test simulator

Submitted by Ruth North on Wed, 2010-05-05 21:22

Literacy: Reading

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Assessment material

NCFE test simulatorNCFE test simulatorA very clever PPT that simulates the format of the NCFE online Adult Literacy tests (which are quite different to the Move On practice tests) in order to familiarise learners with the screens and experience the zoom function. It also provides useful exam practice for all L1 and L2 Literacy students – no matter which awarding body is being used. There are five sample texts accompanied by 10 multiple choice questions.

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