Sport

A wonderful selection of tasks suitable for E2-L1 Functional Maths and numeracy. Includes: extracting information from tables, money, fractions & percentages, averages, rounding, large numbers, time/dates and general problem solving. Fully mapped to Functional Maths (FM) with extra teaching ideas for FM process skills.

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
Functional Maths
General numeracy / maths
Context
Sport

A really useful handout with an example text that clearly demonstrates how readers can use both context and knowledge of word roots / prefixes / etc to tackle unfamiliar vocabulary without using a dictionary or glossary. The sample technical text is about gliding.

Level
L2
English
Rw/L2.1
General
Study Skills and General Teaching
Context
Sport

A topical Entry Level spelling activity that stresses the importance of using an initial capital letter for proper nouns. Teams are arranged in groups. Fill in the missing letters, then attempt to spell entire team names correctly.

Level
E2
E3
English
Ww/E3.1
Ws/E2.4
Context
Sport

An unusual exercise where the learner must first read an information text and then check a piece of work – not only for spelling and punctuation errors but also for factual accuracy. Then sort teams into alphabetical order. Aimed at E2-E3 although some parts are suitable for L1.

Level
E3
E2
English
General literacy / English
Context
Sport

David Beckham is an Entry 3 cloze exercise which focuses on past tense verbs. Created as a replacement for the now dated Beckham text in the Skills for Life ESOL materials 2003 (Entry 3, Unit 2 Sport & Exercise, page 2) and is ideal for ESOL and Literacy students who are also football fans.

Level
E3
English
Rs/E3.2
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E3.1b
Context
Sport

09-10 Football Season is a wonderful way to engage mixed ability groups of footie fans!
Covers formulating an argument, discussion, recognising points of view – facts & opinions, writing sentences & paragraphs.
Maths aspects include extracting information from tables, averages, ratios, and addition & subtraction.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Maths
Data Handling
General numeracy / maths
Number
Whole Numbers
Context
Sport

A fun paired dice game that really gets across the meaning and purpose of finding the mode, median and range of a set of data. Great for footie fans – who can choose their own name for the home team.

Level
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4
Functional Maths
Context
Sport

Two cloze exercises (one for E3, one for L1) followed by an introduction to suffixes.

Level
E3
L1
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Rw/L1.3
Context
Sport

A set of 3 web research task sheets. Choose between rugby team, football team or favourite singer / group. Provides practice in web research, skimming, scanning and reading comprehension.

Level
E3
L1
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
ICT
General ICT resources
Context
Art Film Media Music TV
Sport

Football Fun provides instructions and extra alphabetical ordering and reading activities to accompany the Premiership and Championship football team cards (see below). Ideal for football fans of all ages.

Level
E2
E3
English
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E3.4
Context
Sport