Reading comprehension

One or more texts accompanied by questions and/or other activities

Literacy: General literacy / English

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2

A set of reading and writing activities to accompany Readwell Road book 2A Will the Shop Shut?. You will also need need to download book 2A (scroll down to See also)

Readwell Road adult reading scheme books have been a great hit since they first appeared on skillsworkshop in 2010. Site contributor Linda has now gone on and independently published the complete set of 48 books. Linda has recently produced sets of photocopiable activity books to accompany all the stories in Steps 1 and 2.

Readwell Road activity sheets for 1A The Shop

Submitted by Linda M Hoole on Thu, 2012-09-06 11:22

Literacy: General literacy / English

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1

A set of reading and writing activities to accompany Readwell Road book 1A The Shop. You will also need need to download book 1A (scroll down to See also)

Readwell Road adult reading scheme books have been a great hit since they first appeared on skillsworkshop in 2010. Site contributor Linda has now gone on and independently published the complete set of 48 books. Linda has recently produced sets of photocopiable activity books to accompany all the stories in Steps 1 and 2.

News Report: Farm Accident

Submitted by Marion Martin on Sat, 2012-05-19 16:28

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

Context: Animal care, farming & equine

Level: E2

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension

This is a short reading adapted from an online news report. It includes a short vocabulary exercise – matching words and phrases with the same meaning, an ordering question, and some comprehension questions for discussion. Answer sheet included.

Editor’s note: fully mapped to E2 Functional English

A terrible mistake

Submitted by Marion Martin on Mon, 2012-05-14 21:08

Literacy: General literacy / English

ESOL: General ESOL

Level: E2, E3

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

A short reading text followed by exercises: True or False; Putting words in the correct order to answer questions; Writing sentences with words from the story (or sentences may be copied from the story) and a WordSearch.
This is followed by some dialogue using the situations in the story for practising pronunciation.
Suitable for literacy and ESOL.

News Report: Man Steals ATM with Forklift

Submitted by Marion Martin on Mon, 2012-05-14 19:26

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

Free tags: Humour

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport, News, Politics &Government items

Level: E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A short reading adapted from an online news report. Exercises include comprehension questions, placing sentences in the correct order, matching words and phrases and a fill the gap exercise. Answer sheet included.

Editor’s note
Fully mapped to E2 Functional English (reading) with extra teaching tips.

Chinese customs

Submitted by Philip Mansfield on Sun, 2012-04-29 13:36

Literacy: Rs/L2.1, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.3, Rt/L2.7, Rw/L1.1, Rw/L1.2, Rw/L1.3

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Level 1 / Level 2 resource for literacy students exploring Chinese customs. This has proved to be a popular resource with my students. Includes: reading, dictionary work, comprehension and grammatical knowledge with a fun part where learners find their Chinese horoscope animal.

Museum of London Functional English task

Submitted by Judith Nicholson on Mon, 2012-03-05 20:40

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension, Revision material

A practice task for Functional Skills English, Entry Level 3 Reading. Includes two texts and related comprehension questions covering all the E3 reading criteria.
With a mark scheme / assessment sheet based on those used by major awarding bodies.

99p Shop E1-E2 Functional English

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Wed, 2012-02-29 17:42

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Text about the 99p shop chain with comprehension questions, cloze exercise, writing numbers as words and more.

The text and picture are adapted from the wonderful First News site and the 99p Store site.

Literacy: Rs/E1.1, Rt/E1.1

Pre-entry: General pre-Entry

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E1.1a, ESOL Rt/E1.1a

Context: Independent living

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Reading comprehension, Writing frame, Writing prompts

Level: M8, E1

This is a lower-level version of ‘My Busy Day’ Housework by Laurence Fletcher (see below) for a basic literacy for ESOL class. Also suitable for M8-E1 literacy.
Reading comprehension, simplified cloze and sentence exercises.

Get the point

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Thu, 2012-01-19 20:22

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/L1.3, Rt/L2.3

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards

Level: L1, L2

Two resources, one for L1 and one for L2. Both resources include the same 12 short paragraphs. Each paragraph has four points – but which one is the main point?

Designed to be a group activity or a matching exercise this was adapted from an online resource at http://www.softschools.com/ because I didn’t have computer access for my groups and wanted to encourage group discussion. The learner has to read each short paragraph and decide which of four statements describes the main point.

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