Here's another easy-read guide about Queen's death. I like the practicality of this 4 page PDF: it includes reassurances that stamps & money are still OK to use & clearly explains vocabulary such as the meaning of half mast). Perfect for E1 reading. 👑👍
This is lovely and could be very useful as a prompt for Entry Level Functional English reading, writing and discussion activities. 👍👑 . The link below points to the two main easy-read articles written after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. In addition, there are many other topical easy read news articles here: https://www.unitedresponse.org.uk/easy-read/
English for Swimming is a huge 88 page resource pack created in Australia for CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) communities. The pack covers almost every aspect of SLC and reading that you could think of, along with links to supplementary materials, including videos. There is a particular emphasis on vocabulary, conversation activities and reading comprehension, with some wonderful texts (see Image of contents page).
This resource from the Comic Relief Red Nose Day website would make a nice quick E1-2 English/ESOL onscreen writing task. The PDF has type-in boxes but could also be printed. Learners think up their own events (perhaps through paired discussion or small group discussion?) and then each completes poster, writing/typing in complete sentences as appropriate for level. (I.e. simple sentences for E1 and a mix of simple and compound sentences for E2).
Link updated 7/3/22 A huge collection of links to texts and videos that can be used to support English learning in Further Education (Functional English and/or GCSE.) Neatly categorised by vocational area (I counted at least 20 areas!). You are invited to add what you can. Compiled and created by Hollie Barnes and at least 10 contributors.
Use your English, mathematics, and problem-solving skills to navigate one of the first missions from Earth to Mars. You will need to lead your crew through the vastness of space and overcome any problems which you encounter along the way. Be prepared to make tough decisions and lead from the front.
Masses of very good English writing ideas and resources. Compiled and created by Nicola Milton and contributors.
Resources are usefully arranged under the contexts used by Pearson and other AOs in the Reformed Functional English exams.
This is a site that produces word wheels (the ones you have to cut out and stick with a brass paper fastener). There are loads of pre-set ones that you can just download and print out, or you can make your own relatively easily. This site requires Flash, but is very slick!
A Functional Skills English project, hosted on Padlet. Students are challenged to host an industry award evening. They must source, decide upon and hire the venue; invite the guests as well as write a speech and report on the events of an incident-packed evening.