# Contextual Resources

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## Red Nose Day 2017 Functional English reading

Submitted by Joanne Collins on Fri, 2017-03-31 09:51

#### Level: E2, E3, L1

A reading comprehension based on information taken from the Red Nose Day website.
Created for a group of mixed ability E2-L1 students.

## March quiz with embedded maths, English and E&D

Submitted by Laura Bell on Tue, 2017-03-07 00:52

#### Resource type: Quiz

A starter or ice breaker featuring random facts about March. Includes some embedded maths and E&D

Editor’s note
With answers and embedding /extension ideas for all levels.

## Health & Safety for Small Construction Sites embedded English workbook

Submitted by Jane Johnson on Mon, 2017-03-06 22:43

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

A work book style resource to support the development of Functional Skills English for Construction students (also specific activities for Painting & Decorating and Plastering students).
Editor’s note
Includes reading comprehension, planning leaflets, summarising key points, and report writing. With curriculum mapping (and very useful writing frames for lower level students).

## Solar panels L2 Functional Maths questions

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Mon, 2017-03-06 18:16

#### Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

5 questions, increasing in difficulty, to get learners to work out how many solar panels can fit on different size roofs. Involves metric conversions between mm, cm and m. Learners have to work with the panels being placed in 2 different orientations to work out the maximum number of panels that can fit.

## Cutting shapes out of materials L2 Functional Maths

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Wed, 2017-02-15 16:59

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

Four challenging Functional Skills maths questions to encourage learners to use diagrams to cut shapes out of different materials. The questions are based on past Edexcel Functional skills exam questions that learners find difficult. Also involves metric conversions.

Editor’s note
Includes answer sheet and curriculum mapping. Excellent coverage of a topic that almost all learners find tricky.

## Shrove Tuesday L2 Functional English Reading assessment

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2017-02-10 15:58

#### Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension

A rigorous and fully mapped reading assessment with mark sheet and detailed answers. This resource takes account of the changes demanded since Ofqual published its thematic review of Functional Skills in January 2015. Can also of course be used for normal classwork, revision, homework or private study.

## Scale drawing questions involving plans and elevations

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Thu, 2017-01-26 21:05

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

Three challenging Functional skills questions to get learners to draw 2D representations of 3D objects using a given scale. The questions are based on an exam question from an Edexcel L2 paper last year that learners found difficult.

Editor’s note

## Highway Code for Motor Cyclists

Submitted by Jane Johnson on Sun, 2017-01-15 23:52

#### Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A short reading comprehension and writing task based on a section of the Highway Code for motorcyclists.

## Africa Cup of Nations 2017

Submitted by Rebecca Gordon on Sun, 2017-01-08 23:36

#### Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

This resource is useful for lessons relating to sports and diversity. It includes reading comprehension, alphabetical ordering, reading simple instructions, using a map/key, and a short writing task.

Editor’s note
Written for E1-E2 ESOL students but also suitable for E1-2 Functional English.

## CVC words

Submitted by Hawa Lunat on Sat, 2017-01-07 12:35

#### Level: E1, E2

The first page of this resource will help students to identify consonants and vowels, which then leads onto CVC word building and reading skills.

Pages 2 & 3 have two short texts that my students enjoyed very much. These help students practise reading and identifying the structure of CVC words. They will then be able to answer simple comprehension questions.

You may want to cut up the passages and set up a jigsaw reading activity.

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