Reading comprehension

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

Victoria Beckham in Amercia

Submitted by Jan Long on Fri, 2012-09-28 18:12

Literacy: General literacy / English

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Revision material

Written for students to practise their skills just before the old-style multiple choice literacy exams – but it can be used to check many Functional English reading and writing skills at any time.

Young drivers - reading, discussion and writing

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sun, 2012-09-09 20:45

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

An original resource to generate discussion, practise reading comprehension and writing skills (formal letter). Ideal for Functional Skills Motor Vehicle students. Aimed at L1-2 although the discussion is also suitable for Entry Level.

Lasagne instructions

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Fri, 2012-09-07 17:34

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

Free tags: Recipe

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Reading practice based on a lasagne recipe.
Ideal for mixed ability groups. Questions range from straightforward E3-L1 comprehension through to the features-of-text type that are so important at L1-2 Functional English.

Can be used in conjunction with “Using imperatives “ PPT (see below) and could lead on to a recipe writing type task (writing frame also available below).

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 12:22

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 17:28

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 22:08

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 20:26

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 14:36

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 21:40

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.

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