Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Comprehension

Misbehave and lose your mp3 player

Submitted by Hazel Hughes on Sat, 2011-09-17 16:43

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

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension

E3 reading comprehension based on a short news article about the replacement of ASBOs with criminal behaviour orders.

Questions cover purpose and layout of text, general comprehension and vocabulary. Ideal for, and fully mapped to, E3 Functional English. Teaching tips also included.

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L1.1, Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

An article based on an on-line BBC News story. There are comprehension questions, along with vocabulary and spelling tasks. The final task is short writing exercise based on the text.

Car Adverts Functional English

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2011-09-15 13:53

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Engage in Discussion

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Comprehension questions, writing and discussion based on car adverts. This resource is suitable for motor vehicle students, or a more general audience.

Learners can discuss the important features of a car advert and the advice they would give their tutor. They can then practice writing their own car adverts (not full sentences). They can also write down the advice they would give their tutor, using full sentences and paying attention to spelling and punctuation.

Reading instructions: glass bead steriliser

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Mon, 2011-09-12 00:00

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

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A reading exercise that practises reading instructions in the context of hair and beauty. A real life text accompanied by questions to assess reading in detail, responding to a text, purpose of text, and commenting on how meaning is conveyed.
Ideal for, and fully mapped to, L1-2 Functional English.

Car Tax Functional Skills - detailed reading

Submitted by Dianne Tooley on Wed, 2011-08-31 13:21

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

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Interesting set of reading questions – covering purpose of text, analysis of text / organisation features, and recognising main points and detail. Based on a real life document from ‘Parker’ Guide to Road Tax’. Ideal for Embedding L1-2 Functional English / literacy into Motor Vehicle courses or for any students with an interest in the costs of running a car.

Steer clear of swooping magpies

Submitted by Craig Sullivan on Tue, 2011-08-30 21:18

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Free tags: Australia, Humour

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

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Crossword, Reading comprehension

Another great set of three comprehension resources from Australia. Each with a related, differentiated crossword puzzle.

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

ICT: Using ICT, Finding and selecting information

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A lovely, very topical set of Functional Skills tasks about the UK digital TV switchover that began in 2009 and finishes in 2012.

The task sheet covers reading comprehension, research, and ICT skills such as finding and selecting information, saving and printing files.

Black History Month - Rosa Parks

Submitted by Marie Scarlett Davis on Sat, 2011-08-27 18:55

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Use reference sources, Writing: text focus (composition)

Free tags: Black History, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Reading comprehension

Topical set of reading comprehension and research tasks written for Black History Month (October) but can be used at any time. Differentiated biographies (one for E3-L1, one for L1-L2) of Rosa Parks, known as “the mother of the civil rights movement”, with related comprehension, discussion and vocabulary tasks. There is also a cloze exercise and a timeline research task.

Dunlop Volley shoes

Submitted by Craig Sullivan on Thu, 2011-08-11 20:43

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Free tags: Australia

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Crossword, Reading comprehension

A wonderful set of three comprehension resources, each with a related, differentiated crossword puzzle. All based on the same Australian news article about the sudden popularity of Dunlop volley shoes / sandshoes (tennis shoes to us Brits!) in New York.

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.

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