Rt/E2.1

Trace and understand the main events of chronological and instructional texts
(a) Understand that chronological text is related to events in time
(b) Understand that instructional texts must be read in sequence
(c) Know and use text-level strategies to predict content and check meaning, e.g. their own background knowledge, context of text as a whole, title, headings, illustrations

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 simplified reading comprehension based on the origins of Halloween with accompanying questions.
Two versions: one for E2 – low E3, another for high E3 – L1.

Level
L1
E3
E2
English
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
Rt/E2.1
Context
History

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

Photos and pictures to match with accounts of real emergency situations. All in the present tense. All the accounts are true. Accounts can be cut in to strips and given to pairs of learners who can put them in to a sequence to tell a story. Leads to discussion on how we tell a story, and how we sequence sentences to make sense.
Lots of new, real life vocabulary to provoke discussion.
Some stories shorter and simpler than others to allow for differentiation in group.

Level
E2
E1
English
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E1.1
Functional English reading
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E2.1a
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
Context
Employment skills & Public services

A PPT about imperatives. Students identify imperatives and the language / layout of instructions, then have a go at writing their own.

Editor’s note
For sample instruction texts please to use with this PPT please see Carrie’s “Lasagne instructions” ,“Glass bead steriliser instructions” or “Pancake imperatives” below.

Level
L1
E3
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
Rt/E2.1
Rs/E3.1
Rs/E2.1

This is a short reading adapted from an online news report. It includes a short vocabulary exercise – matching words and phrases with the same meaning, an ordering question, and some comprehension questions for discussion. Answer sheet included.

Editor’s note: fully mapped to E2 Functional English

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

A short reading adapted from an online news report. Exercises include comprehension questions, placing sentences in the correct order, matching words and phrases and a fill the gap exercise. Answer sheet included.

Editor’s note
Fully mapped to E2 Functional English (reading) with extra teaching tips.

Level
E2
English
Rt/E2.1
Functional English reading
Context
News, Politics & Government items
Motor vehicles & Transport

A set of exercises based around an article from the BBC News website during the adverse weather of 2010.
There are multiple choice comprehension questions, together with exercises on apostrophes, vocabulary and synonyms and anagrams. The learner is then asked to write his/her views.

Level
L2
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
Rw/L2.3
Rt/L2.3
Rt/E2.1
Apostrophes
Context
Employment skills & Public services

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