# Contextual Resources

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## Guinness world records

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Mon, 2017-06-05 12:51

#### Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

21 interesting (and challenging!) questions for practice with converting between metric and imperial measurements. Question pages can be divided amongst the class and then answers can be shared. Extension ideas could include measuring learners’ feet/ height and comparing them to the records.

Editor’s note
Also provides practice with rounding decimals to a sensible number of decimal places. *The answer sheet, which includes detailed working out, is only available to site contributors.

## New Job - Functional Skills

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Fri, 2017-06-02 13:52

#### Level: L1, L2

A differentiated resource to recap many number & measure skills and to help learners with the skills needed when looking for or applying for a job.

## How to not pass your driving test

Submitted by Jane Johnson on Tue, 2017-05-30 09:42

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

A short, contextual news article with associated comprehension and two writing tasks (a Facebook message and a formal letter).

Editor’s note
With answers and detailed curriculum mapping.

## E2-E3 Train journeys Functional Maths

Submitted by Deborah Proudfoot on Mon, 2017-05-22 20:38

#### Level: E2, E3

This functional resource gets the learner to answers some questions about a depicted rail ticket and then look up costs for two journeys and carry out further calculations: Woking to London (E2), London to Glasgow (E3 extension questions).

Addition is used to find the cost of two tickets and subtraction to find the difference between two tickets and the cost of two tickets. Multiplication is used to find the cost of an hourly car park ticket.

## Functional Maths skills checks E2/E3 and E3/L1

Submitted by Nicola Smith on Thu, 2017-05-18 17:57

#### Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

A range of questions that I have designed for my Functional Skills Maths learners.The focus is on the four operations (+ – x ÷) with wide coverage of measures and money.

There are two sets of similar, but differentiated, questions so that learners at both both levels can complete them in the same lesson. Each set of questions cover several themes (dog show and music festival) followed by a set of mixed questions and a final page of stretch and challenge tasks.

## At what age can you...? Legal ages, modals, if, unless

Submitted by Eleanor Kliffen on Tue, 2017-05-16 21:21

#### Level: E2, E3

4 Oct 2017. Updated information on source material added

A reading activity on legal age limits in different parts of the UK. Includes: education, voting, driving, marriage and work. Based on materials at: http://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/learners/uk-life/be-safe-uk/what-…

The starter is a true / false questionnaire, to elicit prior knowledge and to prompt discussion on age limits, and how the UK consists of four countries with differing laws.

## Money in, money out

Submitted by Deborah Proudfoot on Mon, 2017-05-08 14:25

#### Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

This a functional resource. This resource uses addition, subtraction, multiplication and rounding numbers.
Sam and Tom have weekly incomes from various sources and lots of expenditure!
Subtraction is needed to find out how much money they have left, and multiplication is used to work out money needed for lunches for each day. Each section ends with a rounding task showing items the students have saved for.

## Making and dealing with complaints

Submitted by Hawa Lunat on Sun, 2017-05-07 16:13

#### Level: E2, E3

This resource has a range of activities to help students learn useful expressions/ language to make a complaint.
It is useful in building confidence in making complaints in person and on the telephone.

Editor’s note
Includes sample dialogue with questions (can also be used as a reading comprehension), matching cards, sammple scenarios, curriculum mapping and teaching notes.

Submitted by Kate Lindley on Sat, 2017-05-06 16:24

#### Level: E2, E3, L1

Video task and reading comprehension based on the style of Entry ESOL reading exams. Taken from BBC Newsround website.

Editor’s note
Questions suitable for mixed ability classes from E2-L1 and make good discussion prompts for further work.

## Number patterns & sequences for Functional Maths

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Mon, 2017-04-17 17:21

#### Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

Although many learners find patterns and sequences (including odd & even numbers) straightforward, there is a sizeable proportion that really struggle – particularly those with dyslexia and/or dyscalculia.

This resource grew from my frustration at the lack of practice material available for this topic at Entry Levels 2 and 3 in my one to one support sessions.

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