Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Comprehension

Cornish Robot

Submitted by David Pike on Thu, 2011-08-11 11:48

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

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

L2 reading comprehension based on a 2010 BBC article about Robot firm winning a contract with NASA. Tasks focus on general comprehension and vocabulary but there’s also an interesting task on abbreviations and symbols, and a short writing task. There is also an answer sheet and a useful links to online videos that can be used to introduce or expand the task.

Black History Month - Claudia Jones

Submitted by Maudine Morris on Tue, 2011-07-19 20:56

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

Free tags: Black History, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Investigation or project, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A beautifully prepared E3-L1 literacy workbook. Produced to be used during Black History month (October) at Bolton College but can be used at any time. The main text is derived from Kwesi Bacchra’s review of “Claudia Jones, a life in exile” by Marika Sherwood.
Exercises include reading comprehension, correcting spellings, dictionary and alphabetical order work, abbreviations, research and creative writing.

Amir Khan reading comprehension

Submitted by David Pike on Sun, 2011-07-03 13:35

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rt/L2.7, Wt/L2.7

Context: Sport

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A set of reading comprehension questions – designed to improve scanning skills. Accompanied by a short proof reading exercise. With answers and curriculum mapping.

Life on the line

Submitted by David Pike on Fri, 2011-06-24 16:26

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Ws/L2.4

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Level: L2

Challenging L2 reading comprehension based on a 2008 BBC article about Philippe Petit’s 1972 high wire walk between the twin towers (written after Petit was interviewed on the Radio 4 Today programme). Tasks focus on summarising / re-wording, and punctuation (speech marks) but also include general comprehension and a short writing task. There is also an answer sheet ans useful links to online videos and trailers that can be used to introduce the task.

Artistic flair tackling crime

Submitted by Craig Sullivan on Fri, 2011-06-24 11:42

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Ww/L1.1

Free tags: Australia

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1

Resource type: Crossword, Reading comprehension

Level 1 reading comprehension, spelling and vocabulary tasks based on an Australian local news article about a successful youth art project in Deception Bay. The tasks can be concluded nicely with a related crossword puzzle – ideal for individual work or for group work if displayed on an IWB.

Zoe car L1 practice exam questions

Submitted by Ginny Anderson on Sat, 2011-06-18 15:48

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Ww/L1.1

ESOL: General ESOL

Free tags: Humour

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Revision material

L1 literacy / ESOL practice on a slightly humorous BBC News article. It covers the main areas my learners have issues with: spelling, true or false and synonyms. With answer sheet.

Home for turtles

Submitted by Hazel Hughes on Sat, 2011-06-18 11:19

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Animal care, farming & equine

Level: E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Lovely E2 reading comprehension based on a short news article about a new turtle sanctuary at Weymouth Sea Life Park. Questions cover purpose and layout of text, general comprehension and vocabulary.

Functional English Skillionaire!

Submitted by Mo Pamplin on Fri, 2011-05-27 09:42

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

Free tags: Millionaire

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: L2

Resource type: Game, Interactive presentation, Revision material

Have a bit of fun whilst revising Level 2 Functional English reading! Based loosely on an Edexcel L2 practice paper (see links within the resources). Learners will need to have access to the three driving- related texts (insurance letter, newspaper article about road rage, and satnav road safety information) in order to answer the so you want to be a millionaire questions. These are available below as a separate download. Great for skimming and scanning practice.

Healthy eating embedded Functional English

Submitted by Sarah Horsley on Sun, 2011-05-22 14:33

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

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Health, Social care, Early years, Independent living

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Handout or guide, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Lovely vocational workbook that is also ideal for embedding Entry Level Functional English reading. Covers the five main food groups with comprehension questions on each page. Plus a final food sorting / (optional) alphabetical order activity to check learning. Fully mapped to E2-E3 English with detailed tips and ideas for embedding the E2-E3 reading Skill Standards.

American taste for soft toilet roll

Submitted by Sanchia Hylton-Smith on Sun, 2011-05-08 14:41

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rt/L2.8

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: L2

Series of L2 tasks based on a 2009 Guardian environmental article about the ecological consequences of manufacturing toilet tissue from virgin trees.

The exercises include comprehension and vocabulary questions, distinguishing between fact & opinion, identifying a spelling mistake and omitted punctuation, recognising the purpose of a text, and summarising.

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