Discussion points

A range of resources that are particularly good for prompting class discussion

L1-2 Eurovision Functional English tasks

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Wed, 2010-05-26 22:13

Literacy: Functional Skills English

Free tags: Eurovision

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Fabulous series of reading; writing; and speaking, listening and communication tasks aimed at L1-2 and based on the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest.
Includes 10 reading questions, summarising, dictionary work, discussion, writing prompts, and further ideas for extra Functional English (FE) work. Fully mapped to FE. Although topical this resource provides useful practice at any time of year.

Stop education cuts! Photo prompts PPT

Submitted by Rebecca Galbraith on Sun, 2010-03-21 22:29

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Engage in Discussion

Context: Education, News, Politics &Government items

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Informative presentation

Education Cuts!Education Cuts!Stop FE/HE Education Cuts is a set of 6 photographs (taken in Hackney, March 2010). Each accompanied by questions to get learners thinking about the effects of proposed education cuts (spring 2010). Designed to accompany any of the 4 related resources on this topic (see below) and ideal for prompting discussion about the importance of education for all.
Contributed by Rebecca Galbraith, Rose Veitch and Rachel Emmett.

Readwell Road Step 2 stories A-C

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Sat, 2010-03-20 22:29

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Shared text

Level: E1, E2

Readwell Road - Peg's Pub.Readwell Road – Peg's Pub.The first set of Step 2 stories in the wonderful Readwell Road reading scheme for adults. All stories are written for adults and reflect real-life situations. These three Entry Level 1-2 texts continue the stories introduced in Step 1 books A-C (see below). Ron and Pam’s Post Office may be closed; the continuing saga of Peg at the pub and her man Sam; and *poor old Jim, who lives in the bungalow at No.

Readwell Road Step 1 stories D-F

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Sun, 2010-02-28 22:29

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Shared text

Level: E1

Readwell Road - Mick and LinReadwell Road – Mick and LinThe second set of Step 1 stories in the wonderful Readwell Road reading scheme for adults. All stories are written for adults and reflect real-life situations. These three Entry Level 1 stories introduce the people who live at No. 3. (Wil and Lal, second marriage, 3 kids between them), No. 5 (Helen & Adam, big house, one son who’s not allowed any pets) and No. 7 (Mick & Lin, both work as cooks but their jobs are in danger).

Readwell Road Step 1 stories A-C

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Sat, 2010-02-06 22:29

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Shared text

Level: E1

Readwell Road - Nan and JimReadwell Road – Nan and JimThe first three stories in the wonderful Readwell Road reading scheme for adults. These three Entry Level 1 stories introduce the people who live at the pub, the shop and at no. 1 (a bungalow).
All stories are written for adults and reflect real-life situations: get to meet Peg at the pub who has a lover but wants him to move in; elderly Nan and Jim at No. 1 who are finding it difficult to cope with their large garden; and childless Ron and Pam at the Post Office.

E3-L1 Functional English for Care (Early Years)

Submitted by Colleen Kelly on Sun, 2010-01-03 22:14

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E3, L1

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

Functional English task sheets for Care (Early Years) provides contextualised help with the underpinning skills necessary to achieve Functional English (FE) at E3-L1. Includes reading comprehension (based on a topical article about the need for more male childcare workers), spelling, punctuation, fact and opinion, sentence structure, writing and discussion. With full details of relevant FE criteria and teaching notes.

Employment skills

Submitted by Andrew Case on Wed, 2009-12-09 17:24

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/E3.2, MSS1/L1.1, MSS1/L2.1

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Two task sheets. The first, ‘My Budget’, encourages learners to compare their current budget with what it could be if they were in employment.
The second was used on an ASDAN Unit 3 business planning course and encourages discussion about the costs of self-employment.
Suitable for underpinning Functional Maths (E3 upwards).

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.

Bad hair day

Submitted by Ruth Uprichard on Sun, 2009-11-08 17:24

Literacy: Rs/E3.1, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing, Engage in Discussion

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A super writing and discussion exercise that gets hairdressing students thinking about the importance of writing clear instructions. Will also spark off other activities as suggested in the accompanying teacher’s notes. Also mapped to Entry 3 Functional English (writing).

Japanese banks - credit crunch!

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Sat, 2009-02-14 17:25

Literacy: Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3, Word origins

Free tags: Humour

Level: L1

Resource type: Discussion points, Shared text

A fun text to discuss in class. Use as focus on humour in writing, vocabulary and borrowed words, etc. Optional picture clues are provided to help students discover the meaning of eight Japanese words.

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