Follow and understand the main points of discussions on different topics (a) Understand that discussions can serve different purposes, e.g. to share views, plan a task, solve a problem, clear the air (b) Understand that discussions do not always follow a linear sequence (c) Be able to listen with some concentration, in order to grasp main points

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, SLd/E3.1, SLd/E3.2, SLd/E3.3

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E3

Resource type: Discussion points

Aimed at getting motor vehicle students talking in readiness for Functional Skills English (speaking, listening and communication) exams.
Lots of prompts for discussing the pros and cons of driving modified cars. Fully mapped to E3 Functional English.

What's in your wallet?

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Sun, 2007-02-18 17:19

Literacy: Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.3, SLd/E3.1, SLd/E3.2, SLd/L1.1, Ws/E3.1

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Autistic spectrum support

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for many literacy and/or numeracy students.
General financial numeracy theme on budgeting, expenditure, saving etc – accompanied by two way discussion, making sense of monetary idioms and cliches (e.g. ‘making both ends meet’), and writing complete sentences.

Moral Dilemmas

Submitted by Saul Pope on Tue, 2006-10-24 17:11

Literacy: Writing, Rs/E3.2, SLd/E3.1, SLd/E3.2, SLd/L1.1, SLd/L2.1, SLd/L2.4, SLlr/E3.5, SLlr/E3.6, SLlr/L1.6, SLlr/L2.3, SLlr/L2.4

Resource type: Discussion points, Game, Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E3, L1, L2

Moral Dilemmas is a great game aimed at 16-18 year olds (easily adapted for other age groups) that provides focus points for group discussion along with reading, writing and listening practice.

Conversation skills

Submitted by Anne Hodgson on Tue, 2006-09-26 17:11

Literacy: SLd/E2.2, SLd/E3.1, SLd/E3.2, SLd/E3.3, SLd/L1.1, SLd/L1.2

General: Autistic spectrum support

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Mind map

Encourages learners to think (and mind-map / thought-web) about skills required for a good conversation and then test them out and evaluate after a 5 minute conversation with a partner.
Written for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome but suitable for all.

Dictionary Challenge

Submitted by Angela Kennedy-... on Sun, 2006-02-12 01:00

Literacy: Ww/E3.1, Rw/E3.3, Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.2, Rw/L2.3, SLd/E3.1, SLd/L1.1, SLd/L2.1, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Game

Level: E3, L1, L2

Wonderful team game for E3-L2 that provides good practice in spelling, group discussion and using dictionaries.

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