Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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A set of six linked, differentiated texts about Valentine’s Day, with associated writing assessments.

Two texts and two writing tasks for Entry 1 and for Entry 2. One text and two writing tasks for E3, and one of each at Level 1.

Reading texts: an email, a recipe, a competition, a menu, a press release about a fun fair and a florist’s advert.
Writing tasks include form filling, an email, a restaurant review, a set of craft instructions, and a competition entry.

Answers will be available (to site contributors only) from late February 2018

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English reading
General literacy / English
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Catering Food Nutrition

Aimed at Functional Skills Level 2 learners, this resource is also suitable for the new 9 -1 GCSE requirements (Reading A2 and A3).

It is designed to be done towards the end of a unit on reading skills as it draws together skimming, scanning, information retrieval skills and the ability to collate information.

Level
GCSE L1-5
L2
English
GCSE A3 Compare texts
GCSE Reading A2 Analyse language & structure
Functional English reading
Context
History

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Three differentiated writing tasks / practice papers on the same theme. First, you apply to appear in a Christmas Concert at the village hall. Later, you hear you have got a place in the concert and write an email inviting your friends to come and watch.

I wrote these tasks as an informal summative assessment end-of-term activity for a mixed level E1-E3 group of 16-19 year-olds, but they are suitable for any age group.

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Form filling
Writing
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Entry 1 reading practice test (A) in Edexcel-style. Great for extra practice and revision (would also be good for diagnostic assessment at the start of the year). With answer sheet.

Level
E1
English
Reading

Entry 1 reading practice test (B) in Edexcel-style. Great for extra practice and revision (would also be good for diagnostic assessment at the start of the year). With answer sheet.

Level
E1
English
Reading

Writing practice (in the style of Trinity exams – task 2) is an excellent series of ESOL writing tasks (ideal for Literacy too) with two very useful sample messages to look at first. Includes 4 postcard-writing tasks, 5 notes/messages, and 3 text message tasks.
Covers all ESOL E1 and Lit E1 writing elements.

Level
E1
English
Writing
ESOL
ESOL Writing

A Trip to the Library Entry 1 assignment provides excellent practice for City and Guilds style assignments. Layout and questions are in exactly the same style as the ‘real thing’ – complete with assessment pack and a transcript for the listening tape.

Level
E1
English
General literacy / English
Context
Independent living