Olympics

A short cloze exercise on the Olympic Opening Ceremony based on numbers (E2-L1), plus a writing activity at 2 levels (E2-3 and L1-L2).

Editor’s note
The cloze is also a clever way of embedding some maths (large numbers).

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Sport
News, Politics & Government items

Topical PPT adapted from Chris Farrell’s How many smileys 1-20 (see below).
use as a starter in pre-Entry/ E1 ESOL, Maths or literacy groups.

Clicking reveals the number (as a digit) and a further click reveals the number spelt out as a word. Good used with small individual whiteboards.

Level
M8
E1
English
Ww/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE N1/M8.1
Context
Sport

A lovely unit of work from Australia. Designed to be used during and after the games.
Cloze exercise, web research, discussion and self-evaluation.

Editor’s note
Apologies, the resource file had gone missing! Re-attached Dec 9, 2013

Level
L1
E3
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
ICT
Finding and selecting information
Context
Sport

Page 1: 8 maths questions relating to olympic torch
Page 2: Picture quiz: who is carrying the torch?
Page 3: Picture quiz: famous UK landmarks.
Page 4: UK cities – anagrams
Page 5: Answers

  • Quizzes on pages 2 and 3 make good ice breakers and can also be used for SL&C discussion prompts.
Level
L1
English
Speaking & Listening
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Sport

This resource uses the 2012 Olympics cycling road race as a theme and focuses on dates and time. Learners use a calendar to find a day and date, extract information from a table, add times to blank clock faces and carry out simple calculations. There is also a road map of the race with questions to answer.
Fully mapped to E2-E3 Functional Maths

Level
E3
E2
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
MSS1/E2.4
MSS1/E2.3
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Sport

A topical reading exercise aimed at Entry 2 but would suit mixed ability groups from E1-E3. Based on a simplified text about the history of the Olympic Games.
Includes general comprehension and true/false questions; a ‘missing vowels’ exercise and alphabetical ordering. Fully mapped to the E2 Functional English criteria and the adult literacy curriculum.

Level
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
Ws/E2.1
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E2.1
Rt/E2.1
Functional English reading
Ww/E2.2
Context
Sport
History

This uses the Olympic games 2012 as a focus.The main emphasis is maths / numeracy but ICT and English reading skills are also covered.

[img_assist|nid=4367|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=70|height=100]Learners will read dates by looking at a calendar and marking on when the Olympics start and finish (including the Paralympics), read times that the football events start and finish and put these on a clockface, and read prices of tickets of a match that they choose. There are also questions on shapes, number, money and doubling.

Level
E2
E1
English
Functional English reading
Maths
Functional Maths
ICT
Finding and selecting information
Using ICT
Context
Sport

Provides topical practice in formatting text, line spacing, etc. – plus students must add their own paragraph of information.

Level
E3
ICT
Entry 3 ICT
Context
Sport