A recap exercise where Functional English learners match the correct aspects of formal letter writing together and lay them out in letter format.
This could be printed out and laminated but I usually give my students a printout of the first pages and they cut out the text boxes and arrange them appropriately. I have included some red herrings such as incorrect text alignment and unsuitable salutations and closures.
I have included my suggestion of the correct layout on the third page.
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
General literacy / English
Developing, presenting and communicating information
A Functional Maths activity based on a group of friends going out for a drink together. The main focus of the activity is on money and time calculations, but there are other elements included for variety.
Fully mapped to Functional Maths and Adult Numeracy, with answer sheet.
Based on a text about a micro-brewery that also provides reading practice for E3 Functional Englsh.i
A set of cards where learners have to find percentages of money. Note that it is percentage of not off – this should be discussed.
Use as a paired game. Learners share the cards between them, then both turn over one card each. They work out how much their card is worth then the “winner” or person whose card is worth more keeps both cards. Play continues until 1 player has all the cards.
Adapted from Emma Shaw’s Fractions of quantities top trump cards see below.
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
AN N2/L1.9 Find simple percentage parts of quantities and measurements
A super very practical reading task to be used in conjunction with a property advertising newspaper. The resource here is specific to Glasgow, but can be easily adapted for other areas.
Learners follow the guidance given to find a home suitable for their friend.
Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Skills English E3 and L1.