Read and understand linking words and adverbials in instructions and directions, e.g. next, then, right and straight on (a) Understand that these types of word and phrase can: expand the information in a sentence by providing details about place, sequence and time; relate one step of the instructions or directions to another, enabling the reader to follow the whole text and complete the task

Using imperatives

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Fri, 2012-09-07 13:56

Literacy: Rs/E2.1, Rs/E3.1, Rt/E2.1, Wt/E2.1, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E2, E3, L1

A PPT about imperatives. Students identify imperatives and the language / layout of instructions, then have a go at writing their own.

Editor’s note
For sample instruction texts please to use with this PPT please see Carrie’s “Lasagne instructions” ,“Glass bead steriliser instructions” or “Pancake imperatives” below.


Submitted by Marion Martin on Tue, 2011-12-27 17:19

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rs/E2.1, Rt/E2.1

Free tags: Australia, Recipe

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Using packet seasoning to make tacos. Worksheet provides practice in finding and using printed information such as steps to be followed and other ingredients needed to be purchased when cooking with packaged seasonings etc.
Includes illustration of sample package, questions to be answered, and suggested answers.
Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Entry Level 2 Functional English reading.

E2 Functional English Medicine Instructions

Submitted by David Jones on Mon, 2011-09-05 13:43

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rs/E2.1, Rt/E2.1, Wt/E2.1, Functional English - writing

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E2

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Revision material, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment

A truly functional set of everyday reading and writing tasks based on medicine instructions. Activities include:

  • reading comprehension questions
  • matching instructions to the correct tube/bottle/packet
  • writing instructions
  • cloze exercise
  • word search
    Fully mapped to E2 Functional English and with extra teaching tips.

Hat instructions

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Thu, 2011-05-12 21:10

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Rs/E2.1, Rt/E2.1, SLlr/E2.2, SLlr/E2.4

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Listening and/or speaking activity, Shared text, Sort or match cards

Level: E2

Fun, hands-on activity that provides practice in both reading and listening to / following instructions. You should end up with a paper hat!
Fully mapped to Entry 2 Functional English (reading; speaking, listening and communication) and the adult literacy curriculum. Page 1 is for reading practice (or for the tutor to read aloud to the students), page 2 can be chopped up and used as a re-ordering exercise.

Make a Terrarium Functional English and ICT

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Wed, 2011-03-30 17:16

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

ICT: Functional ICT

Context: Gardening & Horticulture

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, ICT task sheet, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Level: E2

Set of reading comprehension and computer-based research/writing task based on a set of instructions for making your own terrarium from a drinks bottle. Written for, and fully mapped to, Entry 2 Functional English and ICT, but could also be used for E1 and E3 learners.

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