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Fourteen questions related to Remembrance Day (topics include WW1, WW2 ration books,  Korean War, war poetry, etc.). Use as a traditional paper-based quiz or an IT based investigation. Learners could work individually or in teams / small groups. One way of approaching the quiz would be to see what the class as a whole can answer from their general knowledge before moving on to internet research. 

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
ICT
Finding and selecting information
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
History

A starter or ice breaker featuring random facts about March. Includes some embedded maths and E&D

Editor’s note
With answers and embedding /extension ideas for all levels.

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
History

A huge and extremely comprehensive pack of resources. Written for ESOL learners but many parts are also suitable for Functional English and/or Job Skills groups. Includes:

Level
L1
E3
E2
English
Functional Skills English
ESOL
General ESOL
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Employment skills & Public services

This simple wordsearch is ideal for ESOL beginners and E1-2 Literacy. Nationalities included are Polish, Bangladeshi, Italian, Japanese, South African, Chinese, British, Egyptian and Irish. The chosen nationalities give examples of the most common suffixes -ish, -i, -ian, -n and -ese.

Level
E2
E1
English
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
ESOL
ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics)
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Everything you need for embedding literacy / Functional English into a teaching session that looks at drugs.

Learners explore the types types of drugs and also some of the origins of the problem. It covers types of text and some reading and spelling, including segmenting. There is also a ‘DARTs’ type exercise that explores how to treat a person who may become ill, instructions to re-order, and posters to laminate and discuss.

Some of the posters are quite powerful and may require discretion with their use, but are good illustrations of this type of text.

Level
E2
E3
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
Context
Independent living
Health, Social care, Early years

[img_assist|nid=4771|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=69]Another great set of three comprehension resources from Australia. Each with a related, differentiated crossword puzzle. All based on the same Australian news article about the danger of swooping magpies.
The Satellite (Australia) September 13 2010
http://www.thesatellite.com.au/story/2010/09/13/steer-clear-of-swooping…

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English reading
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Animal care, farming & equine

A really interesting quick quiz – originally written to get e2e learners interested in numbers but makes an ideal warm up activity for any group (at any level).

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
E1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Independent living
Employment skills & Public services

Housework is a set of three related resources:
Housework is a very funny video (with a rather predictable ending!) accompanied by words and jolly music and designed to introduce, complement or summarise the two related resources below.
Although aimed at M8-E2, ESOL/Literacy groups of all levels will enjoy this video and it is bound to prompt disucssion. Supplied as a zipped WMV (Windows Media Video) file (6.8 MB). A big thank you must go to Janet Fletcher who co-authored this video!

Level
M8
E1
E2
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
AL Rw/E1.1
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Writing: text focus (composition)
ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Independent living

A great set of ice breaker quizzes for all levels. 6 options. Can you write down a song for each letter of the alphabet? Or a food, film, TV programme, famous person, etc.
Students could be given a different quiz sheet each and be encouraged to wander round and ask other students to help fill the gaps. Alternatively students could work in teams – the first team to complete an entire sheet wins!

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
ESOL
General ESOL
Context
Art Film Media Music TV
Catering Food Nutrition
History

Makes a great introduction to form filling and is ideal for group, team or individual work. 56 questions.

Level
E3
E2
E1
English
Rw/E3.2
AL Rw/E1.1
Form filling
Context
Independent living
Employment skills & Public services