Trace and understand the main events of chronological, continuous descriptive and explanatory texts of more than one paragraph (a) Understand that meaning is built up through a text Understand the significance of the openings and endings of texts to overall meaning (b) Understand that own knowledge (personal, contextual, phonological, grammatical, graphical) can be used to work out, predict and check the meaning of texts

The Caller

Submitted by Pauline O'Connor on Sun, 2010-02-21 22:29

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1, SLc/E2.2, SLc/E3.4

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension

An unusual and very useful exercise written for preparation for work students who were nervous of taking messages and writing down information. It also provides useful reading and comprehension practice for all Entry Level learners and will prompt discussion on the importance of asking the right questions and writing down messages.
Ideal for Entry Level work skills students and for underpinning Entry 2 Functional English. Fully mapped to E2 Functional English crieria and the Skills for Life curriculum.

Coronation Street questions

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Sun, 2010-01-31 22:14

Literacy: Rt/E3.1

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Coronation Street questions is a set of reading comprehension questions based on the text used in Karen Bruin’s 2008 Coronation Street resource(see below). Note the text is not based on recent viewing as it is an overall history of the programme.

East is East review

Submitted by Jane Harbord on Sat, 2009-11-14 17:24

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Writing: text focus (composition)

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A comprehension and writing task sheet for E3-L1. If learners also watch the East is East DVD it also provides lots of opportunity to discuss issues of race and culture.


Submitted by Jacqueline Buchanan on Thu, 2009-09-17 17:25

Literacy: Recognise and understand a range of words, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.5, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Writing: text focus (composition), Reading: sentence focus (punctuation & grammar)

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame

A substantial 3 page text about capital city’s landmarks and tourist attractions. Ideal for students living in or visiting London. Followed by 6 pages of activities including questions, true/false, wordsearch, dictionary and alphabetical order work.

Barack Obama biography

Submitted by Ellie Walsh on Sat, 2009-06-06 17:25

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

Barack Obama is a short biography with general comprehension questions, spelling, chronological and alphabetical order.

Frank (Bullitt)

Submitted by Laurence Fletcher on Tue, 2009-02-10 17:25

Literacy: Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.4

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards

A simplified text based on the classic film Bullitt. Ideal for group or individual reading. Accompanied by a paragraph sequencing activity and comprehension questions. Great for film buffs of all ages!

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4

Free tags: Autumn, Equality and Diversity

Level: E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Autumn Festivals – Entry 3 comprehension questions (also includes alphabetical ordering and dictionary work) based on a short text about autumn festivals from different cultures and faiths. The short text is from the Autumn Apple Cake resource (see below) which you will also have to download.

Health and Safety reading activities

Submitted by Laurence Fletcher on Sat, 2008-06-21 16:53

Literacy: Rt/E1.1, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.4, Rt/E3.9

Free tags: Humour

Context: Health and safety

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A fabulous set of differentiated reading activities for E1-E3. Order sentences to make a gruesome story, read and answer questions on manual handling (inc. graphical information), enjoy an amusing story about a health and safety inspector or a topical news report.

Dr Who reading practice

Submitted by Andrea McCulloch on Thu, 2008-05-29 16:53

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.7, Rw/E3.4, Rw/L2.3

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A topical comprehension activity with two sets of differentiated questions (also includes alphabetical ordering) for E3-L1 and L2. Makes a great practice / revision activity before L1-2 exams. Based on a 2008 report on the BBC web site about the executive producer, Russel Davies, stepping down.

Caught in the Act!

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Sat, 2008-05-17 16:53

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.4

Free tags: Humour

Level: E3

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Reading comprehension

A hilarious cloze / comprehension exercise based on a real letter to a newspaper. Great for E3 reading, prediction and word order work.

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