Recipe

Any resource that includes a food or drink recipe.

This resource covers all the Functional Skills content descriptors relating to ratio and proportion. It was written with mixed L1-L2 classes in mind. I wanted to experiment with inverse proportion questions (a new topic in Reformed Functional Maths) but wanted to build up to them gradually. The questions are contextualised and problem based, with no underpinning taught, so learners will need an introduction to ratios (or a refresher) beforehand. Ratios, direct and inverse proportion are covered.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
GCSE L1-5
Maths
FM Straightforward problem(s) with more than 1 step
FM Complex multi-step problem(s)
FM L1.17 Work with simple ratio & direct proportions
FM L2.11 Understand & calculate using ratios, direct proportion & inverse proportion
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A reading, writing, listening and discussion task. The topic is skills at risk and the older generation. Comprehension questions focus on the gist. The grammar focus is passive voice verbs. Learners will discuss and write sentences about their skills, and will write about traditional skills that are in danger of dying out.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
ESOL
General ESOL
ESOL Engage in discussion
ESOL Sc/L1.3a Express statements of fact
ESOL Sc/L1.3b Give factual accounts
ESOL Sc/L2.4b Give factual accounts 
ESOL Lr/L1.2d Listen for grammatical detail
ESOL Lr/L2.2d Listen for grammatical detail
ESOL Rs/L2.1a Use implicit & explicit grammatical knowledge to help follow meaning and purpose of different texts
ESOL Ws/L2.1a
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Art Film Media Music TV

Here are few things on cooking verbs and recipes for E1-E2 ESOL and Entry Level 1 Functional English classes. Includes reading, spelling and saying the letters of the alphabet. Includes a recipe for pancakes but useful at any time of year.

Editor's notes

Fully mapped to the new Reformed Functional English content.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
FE E1.1 Say the names of the letters of the alphabet
FE E1.8 Read correctly words designated for Entry Level 1
FE E1.15 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.4b Give personal information
ESOL Rw/E1.2a
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Ww/E1.1b
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Eight different tasks based on three delightful Christmas mincemeat recipes – accompanied by very enticing photographs!. Suitable for E3-L2. Tasks cover metric measures, a web investigation, converting between metric and Imperial units, and ratio and proportion. Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.6
MSS1/E3.6
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

This is a simple activity to get learners used to the concept of writing instructive text. It can be used as an introduction to the topic of ‘Purpose of Text’ and is easily adaptable to different contextualised areas e.g. instructions on how to: hang a door; insert hair rollers; change a tyre; make a bouquet etc.

The activity allows for ease of differentiation between levels, based on your assessment of the output, and works well as a main activity for Entry Level learners, or a fun warm-up for Level 1/2 learners.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/L1.6
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L1.2
Wt/L1.1
Wt/E3.4
Wt/E3.3
AL Wt/E3.1 Plan & draft writing
Wt/E2.1
Ws/L1.2
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Reading practice based on a lasagne recipe.
Ideal for mixed ability groups. Questions range from straightforward E3-L1 comprehension through to the features-of-text type that are so important at L1-2 Functional English.

Can be used in conjunction with “Using imperatives “ PPT (see below) and could lead on to a recipe writing type task (writing frame also available below).

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Functional English reading
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

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
Entry Level 2
English
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Rs/E2.1
Functional English reading
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Graduated set of really effective worksheets with step by step worked examples and two sets of questions. Aimed to help L1 students to progress to L2 ratio and proportion skills. With answer sheet and detailed adult numeracy / Functional maths mapping information.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Catering Food Nutrition

Ideas for a revision class on the theme of making a cake. I have included a cake recipe by Delia Smith and some prices of cake ingredients and items for cake decorating.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Measures shape and space
Functional Maths
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Cocktail and smoothie ratios is a wonderful way to introduce ratio and proportion (also covers converting measures). Choose your favourites from the ‘menu’, work out ratios for the ingredients and calculate amounts required for multiples such as 6, 10 and 20 drinks, make up your own cocktail.
Adapted from Jodie Travis’s original version (see below). This adapted version includes a wider range of non-alcoholic cocktails / smoothies for students that do not drink alcohol.
Also ideal for underpinning L1-2 Functional Maths.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths
Context
Catering Food Nutrition