Revision material

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Excellent practice for Edexcel style Functional Skills English reading test. 20 questions based on two simplified texts: a job advert and a formal letter inviting the reader to a job interview. Fully mapped to all the E2 reading coverage and range statements.

Level
E2
English
Functional English - reading
Reading
Context
Employment skills & Public services

20 revision questions written by a group of ESOL numeracy students. They are not multiple choice and there is plenty of space to show working out – thus making them equally suitable for underpinning many Functional Maths coverage and range statements. Questions cover averages, money, percentages, ratio, measures, bar charts and area.

Level
L1
E3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
ESOL
General ESOL

Makes a good end of term or pre-test activity. 24 fun yet challenging questions cover advanced punctuation (apostrophes, colons, semi-colons), spelling, suffixes, fact/opinion, vocabulary, parts of speech, and more. Can be used individually or in teams.
A separate answer sheet is also available (see below). Thanks to Marion Martin for writing this.

Level
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English

Have a bit of fun whilst revising Level 2 Functional English reading! Based loosely on an Edexcel L2 practice paper (see links within the resources). Learners will need to have access to the three driving- related texts (insurance letter, newspaper article about road rage, and satnav road safety information) in order to answer the so you want to be a millionaire questions. These are available below as a separate download. Great for skimming and scanning practice.

Level
L2
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English - reading
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport
Art Film Media Music TV

I have create these three PPTs for the three FS exams. I have aimed to create short PPTs to help ease some of the stress and pitfalls of the Level 1 exams. They are based around feedback and advice I have obtained from City and Guilds, students and tutors. Although written for C&G Functional Skills most of the information will be relevant any FS awarding body.

Level
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English - reading
Maths
Functional Maths
ICT
Functional ICT
General
Exam tips and help

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
E3
E2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Measures shape and space
Functional Maths
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A very clever resource! Page 1 is a series of tips aimed at L1-2 students taking the adult literacy multiple choice reading test but is relevant to any multiple choice English exam. Page 2 is a set of “multiple choice questions about multiple choice questions” – based on the information on page.

Level
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Reading
General
Exam tips and help

This is a handout aimed at L1 Functional English learners.
It contains guidance on the reading and writing exam content. Plus some useful tips on maximising marks in the 9 key areas that an examiner looks at.
Although written for Level 1 it would also serve as a useful reminder for Level 2 students.

Level
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English - reading
General
Exam tips and help

A revision of E3 (and some E2) numeracy skills all themed around England. Written for St George’s Day but can be used any time of year. Great for equality and diversity.
Question themes include: street parties and English weather.
Topics covered include writing large numbers, calendars, time, symmetry, money, division, rounding, money, bar charts, temperature, fractions and tallies.

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

Easter themed L1 exam-style multiple choice fraction questions.
Very similar to, and adapted from, from Maria’s Valentine’s Party questions (see below).

Level
L1
Maths
N2/L1.12
N2/L1.2
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Health, Social care, Early years