Australia

A reading based on a news item. Includes comprehension questions, wordsearch puzzle, crossword, putting words in order to make sentences.

Editor’s note
Aimed at E2-E3 but some parts are suitable for E1 (with support). With Functional Skills mapping.

Level
E3
E2
English
Rt/E3.1
Rt/E2.1
Functional English - reading
Context
Animal care, farming & equine

A worksheet giving details of 4 different whale watching tours (times, cost, accessibility, activities, etc.).

This is followed by 4 different scenarios, each describing a family or group. Students must choose the best tour for each group and work out the costs. As this holiday activity is in Australia, the price are in $AUD. An extra exercise could be to use the current exchange rate to work out the cost in your own currency.Includes answers.

Level
L1
E3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

A simplified reading about cyclones with reference to the two cyclones in Australia in February 2015 followed by some exercises. The exercises are at different levels to meet the very different abilities of students in my class.

Editor’s note
Lovely selection of reading materials and exercises – includes fill-in tables, questions, word searches (two levels), and a blank map to add cyclone paths. E1-E3.

Update (28/2/15)
Small error in wind speed chart now corrected.

Level
E3
E2
E1
M8
English
AL Ww/E1.2
Rt/E3.1
Rt/E2.1
Functional English - reading
Context
News, Politics & Government items

A short description of the famous Australian horse race followed by comprehension questions. Includes suggested answers.

Level
E3
E2
English
Rt/E3.1
Rt/E2.1
Functional English - reading
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E3.1a
ESOL Rt/E2.1b
Context
Sport
Leisure Travel Tourism
Animal care, farming & equine

An easy reading for beginners followed by complete the sentence exercise and a prompt to write about themselves. Two sheets – one for British students, one for Australian learners.

Level
E1
English
Rt/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
ESOL Rt/E1.1a

A short reading text for beginners, followed by fill the gap sentences. Two sheets – one for British students and one for Australian students.

Level
E1
English
Rt/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A set of questions about an advertisement for motorbikes. Students are asked to find information about the store, as well as comparing the prices of motorbikes for sale. Provides practice in scanning, skimming, comparing numbers, etc.
Answer key included.

Level
E2
English
Functional English - reading
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

A first person autobiographical account of life in outback Australia.
Exercises include comprehension questions using when, where etc.
A revision of past tense verbs – regular and irregular.
A fill the gap using the correct verb tense.
A writing prompt for students to write about themselves – emphasising the use of conjunctions and short paragraphs.
A Wordsearch.
Includes a glossary of Australian words used in the text.

Level
E3
L1
English
Wt/L1.1
Wt/E3.2
Wt/E3.1
Ws/L1.2
Ws/L1.1
Ws/E3.2
Ws/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
ESOL
ESOL Wt/L1.1a
ESOL Wt/E3.2a
ESOL Wt/E3.1a
ESOL Ws/L1.2a
ESOL Ws/L1.1a
ESOL Ws/E3.2a
ESOL Ws/E3.1a
ESOL Rt/L1.1a
ESOL Rt/E3.1a
Context
History

A simplified worksheet which covers labelling fractions, writing the words and a practical exercise in estimating eg: Mark 1/2 cup etc. Uses fractions commonly found in recipes and other practical situations. Ideal for, and mapped to, Functional Maths.

Level
E2
E3
Maths
N2/E2.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
N2/E3.1
N2/E2.2

Using packet seasoning to make tacos. Worksheet provides practice in finding and using printed information such as steps to be followed and other ingredients needed to be purchased when cooking with packaged seasonings etc.
Includes illustration of sample package, questions to be answered, and suggested answers.
Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Entry Level 2 Functional English reading.

Level
E2
English
Rt/E2.1
Rs/E2.1
Functional English - reading
Context
Catering Food Nutrition