General literacy / English

Literacy resources that cover a range of skills (often at several levels) from two or more of the following areas: speaking & listening, reading, writing.

What are you wearing?

Submitted by Cathy Barton on Sun, 2011-06-12 17:51

Literacy: General literacy / English

ICT: Entry 1 and 2 ICT

ESOL: General ESOL

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Listening and/or speaking activity, On-screen activity or video, Sort or match cards

Level: E1

Set of interactive and paper based activities based on buying and describing clothes. The on-screen activities (match words and pictures, drag and drop sentences, cloze activitiy, crossword) make a good group activity on an interactive whiteboard and can be extended and consolidated using the dialogue prompts, vocabulary cards and other activities in the PDF document.

To run the on-screen actvities, unzip the file (select “Extract all files”) into a new folder and click on clothes1 to run.

Brush up your English revision quiz

Submitted by Christine Lucas on Fri, 2011-06-03 18:08

Pre-entry: Literacy

Literacy: General literacy / English

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Quiz, Revision material

Makes a good end of term or pre-test activity. 24 fun yet challenging questions cover advanced punctuation (apostrophes, colons, semi-colons), spelling, suffixes, fact/opinion, vocabulary, parts of speech, and more. Can be used individually or in teams.
A separate answer sheet is also available (see below). Thanks to Marion Martin for writing this.

Dice matrix games for English, Maths and ESOL

Submitted by Kathy Crockford on Fri, 2011-05-13 16:12

Literacy: General literacy / English

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

ESOL: General ESOL

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Resource type: Game, Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1

Fun, multi-purpose speaking / reading / listening / writing / maths warm-up activity that can be used at any level and for any subject – particularly effective at Entry Level. Learners shake two dice to locate a word on a number matrix (good for maths:co-ordinates too!).
Five sample grids are provided – covering descriptions, homophones (2 grids), spellings and clothes – plus a blank grid so you can make your own. Includes full instructions and can also be used for numeracy.

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.

E3 Eurovision Functional English tasks

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sat, 2011-05-07 18:46

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Free tags: Eurovision

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Great set of reading; writing; and speaking, listening and communication tasks aimed at E3. Based loosely on the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest but are suitable for future years as the reading text is a general history of the contest and the speaking and writing tasks are not specific to 2010.
Includes reading questions, dictionary and alphabetical order work, discussion and asking questions, and writing prompts. Fully mapped to the Functional English criteria.

Literacy: General literacy / English

Resource type: Tracking or mapping

Level: L1

Straightforward but very useful student progression tracker for Level 1 adult literacy.

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!

E1-E2 Mobile Phones Functional Maths

Submitted by Deborah Proudfoot on Tue, 2011-03-08 17:38

Literacy: General literacy / English

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Mobile phone

Context: Electrical, Electronics & Technology, Independent living

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

This task is aimed at E1-E2 learners but can be adapted to include other levels.
The resource is great to use with learners as a mobile phone is something of interest to them whilst they also complete lots of maths activities. It has numbers to 10 in digits and words, writing a cheque, extracting information, addition, different ways to make 10p, and prices.

I start it off with a mindmap activity where learners name all the maths used when buying a mobile phone (can add English in here as well).

Rage of the very cross dressers!

Submitted by Jenny Scott on Mon, 2011-03-07 01:00

Literacy: General literacy / English, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L2.8

Free tags: Humour

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension exercise based on an amusing newspaper article of the same name. Questions cover purpose of text, vocabulary, punctuation and summarising.

Cost Busters supermarket

Submitted by Marie Scarlett Davis on Mon, 2010-10-25 16:52

Literacy: General literacy / English

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E1

Resource type: Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

A lovely set of activities for Entry 1. Ideal in the current economic climate. Covers reading and matching key words, alphabetical order, spelling and a paired speaking and listening task (telephone orders).

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