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Literacy: General literacy / English
Context: Art Film Media Music TV
Resource type: Reading comprehension, Revision material
Free tags: Humour
Context: Education, Voluntary & Charity
Resource type: Discussion points
You can vary the questions or just use them as a discussion prompt. I have found it works well with lower level learners and with higher ones as well. Even students who don’t like the shows or the people will have some comments
Literacy: Speaking & Listening, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing, Engage in Discussion
Context: Health, Social care, Early years, Sport
Resource type: Discussion points, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
You could cut out scenarios and use them to start a discussion, which could lead into individual or paired research and written responses. I’ve also used them to prompt email and letter writing with templates / frames for lower level learners.
Free tags: nationalities, nationality
Context: Leisure Travel Tourism
Resource type: Wordsearch
This simple wordsearch is ideal for ESOL beginners and E1-2 Literacy. Nationalities included are Polish, Bangladeshi, Italian, Japanese, South African, Chinese, British, Egyptian and Irish. The chosen nationalities give examples of the most common suffixes -ish, -i, -ian, -n and -ese.
Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
Fully mapped to L1-2 Functional maths. Sorry have no time to create an answer sheet – volunteers welcome!
If your learners are E3-L1 try the equally good “Out for a drink” by the same author.
Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths
Context: Health, Social care, Early years
Resource type: Handout or guide, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment
This resource has been designed using ideas in the popular Celebrity BMI resource (From Janet Wilkins – see below) already available on Skillsworkshop but adapted to suit the needs of Entry/ Level 1 learners.
I have approached the activity as a practical introduction to measurement, rather than an introduction to formulas. The questions and activities are meant to cover using a calculator, measuring height, weight and reading decimals and I usually use it after working on the four rules and currency.
Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/L1.3, HD1/L1.4, HD1/L2.3, HD1/E3.1, HD1/L2.4
Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment
The use of measure is aways useful for my students as it is something they need to practise constantly given their vocational areas. The lesson was enjoyed by all, especially the hands-on measuring task prompted lots of fun and discussion.
Free tags: Olympics
Resource type: Interactive presentation
Clicking reveals the number (as a digit) and a further click reveals the number spelt out as a word. Good used with small individual whiteboards.
Context: Motor vehicles & Transport
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.
Literacy: Writing, Functional English - writing
Context: Independent living
Resource type: Writing frame, Writing prompts
A set of cards including birthday, get well, good luck and new baby aimed at E1/ E2 learners. Print them off and fold in half as practise for writing short messages. It may help to elicit suitable phrases from students and discuss suitable layout for their text inside the card.
I also recommend bringing in some sample envelopes to help learners recognise how to lay out a name and address.
Ideal for Entry Functional English writing.