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Literacy: Functional English - reading
Context: Art Film Media Music TV
Resource type: Reading comprehension
I attach handouts for one of my recent sessions. It’s fairly self explanatory and tests learners’ comprehension skills. Also covers scanning for info and correcting punctuation errors. Great for teenagers.
Context: Art Film Media Music TV
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame
This integrated set of worksheet tasks develops speaking, listening & communication; reading and writing skills in relation to a topic of individual interest to the learner and also encourages independent research and planning.
Having compared and discussed the features of a few celebrity interview articles from a range of magazines, learners choose a celebrity (or star) who they would like to interview.
Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing
Context: Leisure Travel Tourism, Politics & News items
Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts
Functional English resource for Level 1/2 learners, working on Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing. The PowerPoint presentation was used as a quiz to see if learners could recognise the flooded places and to encourage discussion leading onto the reading work.
Further opportunity is included for practising writing skills. A discussion was included on ‘Britain has the best climate in the world – do you agree?’
Editor’s note (Jan 23, 15.15)
Typo (p2) and several hyperlinks fixed
Literacy: Ws/E2.4, Ws/E3.4, Functional English - writing
Free tags: consequences, fun
Resource type: Game, Hands-on / practical activity, Ice breaker, Teaching idea
It could also be used as an icebreaker.
Numeracy: General numeracy / maths
Literacy: General literacy / English
Free tags: New Year
20 literacy and numeracy questions to warm up the new term! All based on the words HAPPY NEW YEAR (can easily be adapted for other festivals such a Diwali, New Year’s Eve or Ramadan). Covers vowels, consonants, number, ratios, simple substitution, range, mode and more!
Ideal for mixed ability groups (E1-L2). Also provides very good practice in reading instructions carefully.
For higher level groups it could be completed in teams as a speed test.
A Christmas version of this resource is also available.
Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing
ESOL: General ESOL
Context: Employment skills & Public services
Resource type: Discussion points, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts
Pack contains reading, writing and discussion activities. Learners are required to plan, discuss and write a letter to apply for a job. Reading a job vacancy description and answering questions about the content is required before the letter is written. The pack also includes a role play section.
Aimed at E3-L2 Functional English, this substantial work pack includes detailed teaching notes and curriculum mapping information. A useful writing frame is included for E3 learners.
ESOL: ESOL Rw/E2.2a, ESOL Ww/E1.1a, ESOL Ww/E2.1a
Free tags: Christmas
Resource type: Cloze exercise, Warm-up
A fun starter or plenary activity for the Christmas season to revise spelling of cardinal numbers. The worksheet contains a version of the traditional Christmas lyrics with all the cardinal numbers replaced by gaps for students to complete, thus gaining practice in spelling the numbers 1 to 12, as required by Cambridge Progression Entry Level 1 Sentence Unit. Students are then prompted to write the remaining numbers up to 20, as required by Cambridge Progression Entry Level 2 Sentence Unit.
Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism, Ice breaker, Warm-up
Mingle activity to use straight after the Christmas holidays to review past simple.
Learners ask each other questions to try to find one name of another learner to fill in each square. First to finish shouts “bingo!”
Review as a group and check questions using past simple.
Give a prize to the winner.
Literacy: Functional Skills English
General: Staff development
Resource type: Tracking or mapping
The Core Curriculum and Functions Skills Progression Overview side-by-side.
The print quality of this resource may be low as it is a cut, pasted and scanned (very useful) document. It is not available, even to contributors, as a Word document.
Richard has also posted a link to an interactive version of this document.