Contextual Resources

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A task sheet for L1 Functional Skills ICT. It focuses on Task 3 of the Edexcel exam paper which involves being creative and producing a document that uses clear presentation features and is fit for purpose.
Includes two tasks (a restaurant menu and a flyer for a student production) plus a short extension.

Level
L1
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
General ICT resources
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Art Film Media Music TV

This is a resource that was designed for use in a computer classroom. It allows learners to research what is needed in a cover letter to find employment. For this resource to work most successfully I would advise that learners carry out the ‘research’ stage (Tasks 1 & 2) of the lesson in pairs or small groups.

Level
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Organise and present text structure
Plan, compose and draft
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Employment skills & Public services
Catering Food Nutrition

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  • An ICC / Literacy / Functional English / ESOL research project task sheet on “My favourite British animal”. E3-L2 reading, writing and ICT
  • A basic animal anatomy vocabulary sheet for E2-E3 ESOL (paw, claw, antler, etc.)

For more of Kathy’s animal resources go to ‘see also’ below. (Birds of Prey resources)

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
ESOL
General ESOL
ESOL Rw/E3.1a
ESOL Rw/E2.1a
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Animal care, farming & equine

An E3-L1 Functional Maths, English and ICT task first used with learners at Leyton Orient Community Sports Programme. Plan and cost a restaurant meal for 20 officials (originally held at Frank and Benny’s, Chingford, but you will need to provide menus from a favourite local restaurant or chain) and then present your results in a spreadsheet..

Level
L1
E3
English
Functional Skills English
Maths
Functional Maths
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Finding and selecting information
Context
Sport
Catering Food Nutrition

An interesting worksheet that covers both literacy and numeracy. Best used with an interactive food label on the UK Government Eatwell site but the questions can also be answered using the provided printout.
Covers reading comprehension (scanning), extracting information from tables, using decimals and place value.

Level
E3
English
Rt/E3.7
Functional English reading
Maths
HD1/E3.1
AN N1/E3.1
AN N2/E3.3
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Health, Social care, Early years
Catering Food Nutrition

This Blue Cross resource was written for strong E3 or L1 (or even L2) ESOL learners. I first used it as a homework exercise. The English on the site is a little quirky but it is an exercise using authentic material which always has its upsides and downsides.

However, it is good on human interests and most people like animals. It involves ICT, Reading and Writing. It’s best to pre-teach the vocabulary.

Also ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Skills English Level 1 reading and writng.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
ESOL
ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)
ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Voluntary & Charity
Animal care, farming & equine

A beautiful five page handout designed to help students write clear descriptions and learn key technical vocabulary – examples include British cheese, cuts of vegetables and a wonderful mind map showing key quality points to look for in cuts of meat and poultry. Written for NVQ 1-2 catering students working on their ‘local hospitality provision’ project.

Level
L1
L2
English
Rw/L1.2
Rw/L2.1
Wt/L2.6
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Writing a formal letter (in order to arrange an interview with a local hospitality provider) provides all key points as a mindmap and (for linear thinkers) as a bulleted list. Plus layout guide and a ‘jumbled sheet’ to sort out! Suitable for all areas – not just catering/hospitality.

Level
L1
L2
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Short quiz provides useful on-screen practice in recognising adverbs (and reading instructions). You can also print a separate copy of the recipe for reading practice, a paper based activity (or to cook it!).

To run the quiz unzip the files (select “Extract all files”) into a new folder and click on l1adverbhotpot. Do not try to run directly from the zip folder or you will not see all the graphics and links.

Created with the excellent freeware program Hot Potatoes http://hotpot.uvic.ca/

Level
L1
English
Rs/L1.1
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Selecting, highlighting and formatting practice – 4 different documents (of varying complexity). A poem about cats; a restaurant menu; information about dogs, cats and trees! (some are also suitable for reading & comprehension work). Two include formatting instructions, others are to be reproduced as closely as possible to practice advanced formatting skills.

Level
E3
L1
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
ICT
General ICT resources
Context
Animal care, farming & equine
Catering Food Nutrition