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Reading comprehension and writing tasks designed to prepare adults who are returning to education and taking Functional English at Level 1 or Level 2.

Level 1 reading comprehension is based on two texts about returning to education. This is followed by two writing tasks. Level 2 includes all the L1 texts and questions plus an additional lengthy text and questions that involve summarising, and comparing and contrasting two or more texts.

Editor's note

Level
L1
L2
GCSE L1-5
English
FE L1.9 Identify and understand the main points, ideas and details in texts
FE L1.10 Compare information, ideas and opinions in different texts
FE L2.12 Compare information, ideas and opinions in different texts, including how they are conveyed
FE L1.23 Write text of an appropriate level of detail and of appropriate length (including where this is specified) to meet the needs of purpose and audience
FE L2.24 Write text of an appropriate level of detail and of appropriate length (including where this is specified) to meet the needs of purpose and audience
GCSE A3 Compare texts
GCSE A5
Context
Education

An analysis of an Entry Level 3 (E3) Functional Skills reading text about Walter Tull, contributed by  Laura Bell (2018) - see right for the link to Laura's resource.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
English
FE READING and understanding words
FE WRITING Spelling
General
Staff development
Context
Education

Editor’s note (11/3/2015)
Now includes an E2-3 version.

Topical L1-2 Functional English reading and writing tasks based on publicity about the latest, terrible round of adult education cuts.

Two cleverly differentiated resources. One for L1-2, the other for E2-E3. Both consist of a reading comprehension and two writing tasks.

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
Context
News, Politics & Government items
Education

Written for a GCSE English class but is equally suitable for Level 2 Literacy. Various tasks based on a transcript of a speech about education cuts (in 2010).
Please also download the related PowerPoint (see below).
Contributed by Rebecca Galbraith, Rose Veitch and Rachel Emmett.

Level
L2
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Education
News, Politics & Government items

A super, and very topical (Spring 2010), practice Level 2 Literacy test based on a student union magazine article about education cuts.
12 multiple choice questions cover spelling, comprehension, grammar, tone, punctuation, etc. These are followed by 5 non-multiple choice questions which include a writing task, persuasive writing techniques, and summarising.
Please also download the related PowerPoint (see below).
Contributed by Rachel Emmett and Rose Veitch

Level
L2
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
General literacy / English
Context
News, Politics & Government items
Education

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2008 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary, spelling, homophones and a writing task.

Level
L2
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Rw/L2.3
Writing: text focus (composition)
Ww/L2.1
Context
Education

Primary education ‘too narrow’ is a comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. General comprehension questions and recognising the main points.

Level
L2
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Rt/L2.3
Context
Education

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2007 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary / synonyms, anagrams and comprehension questions.

Level
L2
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)
Context
Education

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. 12 multiple choice questions covering comprehension, vocabulary and punctuation.

Level
L2
English
Rs/L2.2
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Rw/L2.3
Context
Education

A topical comprehension activity based on a 2007 BBC news report. Proof reading (misspelt homophones) and comprehension questions.

Level
L1
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L1.3
Ww/L1.1
Context
Education
Health, Social care, Early years