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Level 1 Numeracy Test quick revision notes

Submitted by Andrea McCulloch on Wed, 2012-02-15 12:04

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Revision material

Written as a resource for distance learners with good reading skills who were challenged by some of the questions in the Level 1 Numeracy test.

I wanted to give them different methods of working out multiplication and division questions in particular – emphasising that multiplication is the reverse of division, and that multiplication is the same as repeated addition. The idea of division as repeated subtraction is also introduced.

Rounding, percentages and ratios are covered.

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.3, Rt/L2.4, Rt/L2.5, Rt/L2.7, Rt/L2.8, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L2

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A series of challenging reading questions and writing activities based on three texts about the fast food industry.
Makes an ideal revision activity for Level 2 Functional Skills English. Fully mapped to the Functional English criteria.

New Year's Eve E3 English tasks

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sat, 2011-12-10 13:43

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English, Form filling

Free tags: New Year, Equality and Diversity

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Revision material, Writing prompts

A practice paper written for Entry 3 Adult Literacy C&G exams at E3 but suitable for, and fully mapped to, Functional English.

All activities are based on a New Year’s Eve theme. The main text and related comprehension questions are about New Year’s Eve superstitions. Other activities include form filling, alphabetical order, dictionary work, planning and writing, and group discussion.

Literacy: Writing, Form filling, Functional English - writing

Free tags: Christmas

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material, Writing frame, Writing prompts


Three differentiated writing tasks / practice papers on the same theme. First, you apply to appear in a Christmas Concert at the village hall.

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Australia, Christmas

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

An adapted version of Zoe Hyde’s Christmas E1-2 Functional Maths (see below) using Australian money. There are other minor edits – for example, the football is sent to New Zealand, not to Europe.
Questions cover almost all of the E1 and E2 UK Functional Skills maths criteria. Includes shapes, size, addition and subtraction, money, reading scales and much more. Fully mapped with teaching tips.

Achieve your New Year's resolutions

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Mon, 2011-11-21 11:31

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Reading, Writing

Free tags: New Year

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Revision material, Writing prompts

An excellent set of L2 literacy/Functional English tasks based on a topical text about New Year’s resolutions.
Used as a mock exam, the first 12 questions are in the style of the Adult Literacy multiple choice exam and cover spelling, comprehension, punctuation, tone, vocabulary, etc. They are followed by several challenging writing, summarising and purpose/structure questions that are also be suitable for Functional Skills English.

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1

32 page, easy to use answer booklet to accompany Simon Kelsey’s popular L1 Numeracy and Functional Maths workbook. Thanks also to Judith White who contributed some of the answers.
Please note that page 29 of this answer booklet is for the alternative probability page 29 (Deck of cards) from Judith White NOT the original page (Russian Roulette – available separately below).

Follow me cards - measuring

Submitted by Ruth Read on Thu, 2011-09-15 12:21

Numeracy: Perimeter area volume, Length weight capacity temperature scales, MSS1/L1.7

Free tags: Follow me game

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Game, Revision material, Warm-up

This worked well as a bit of revision on measuring for a mixed class E2-L2. Also makes a good warm-up activity.
I’ve used different colours for easier and harder answers, so you can differentiate when you give the cards out (blue ones are supposed to be a bit easier, red ones a bit harder, and purple in between).

E2 Functional English Medicine Instructions

Submitted by David Jones on Mon, 2011-09-05 13:43

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

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E2

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Revision material, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment

A truly functional set of everyday reading and writing tasks based on medicine instructions. Activities include:

  • reading comprehension questions
  • matching instructions to the correct tube/bottle/packet
  • writing instructions
  • cloze exercise
  • word search
    Fully mapped to E2 Functional English and with extra teaching tips.

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Literacy: General literacy / English

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Level: L2

Super set of 15 multiple choice literacy questions followed by 15 multiple choice numeracy questions. All cleverly based on the accompanying text about Led Zeppelin: ‘I come from Ice and Snow’, Led Zeppelin 1970. Written as revision material for L2 Access to Music students but suitable for any learners with an interest in music.
The literacy questions cover comprehension, spelling, vocabulary and purpose of text. Numeracy covers money, time, scale maps, substitution, percentages, area, range, median, and conversions.

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