Reading

An E3-L1 Functional Skills reading resource modelled on C&G assessments. The activities are based around two documents, one from the BBC news website and the other a leaflet advertising a private police service. May prompt discussion on the nature of crime, punishment and the role of the police force in society.

Level
L1
E3
English
Functional English reading
Reading
Context
News, Politics & Government items

An excellent set of L2 literacy/Functional English tasks based on a topical text about New Year’s resolutions.
Used as a mock exam, the first 12 questions are in the style of the Adult Literacy multiple choice exam and cover spelling, comprehension, punctuation, tone, vocabulary, etc. They are followed by several challenging writing, summarising and purpose/structure questions that are also be suitable for Functional Skills English.

Level
L2
English
Writing
Reading
Functional Skills English

A very good and rather challenging set of Level 2 reading and writing tasks. Based on a topical and controversial news article about the UK benefits system, it also makes an prompt for discussion.
The reading questions are multiple choice as in the Level 2 Literacy test but they are followed by several challenging writing and summarising questions that would also be suitable for Functional Skills English.

Level
L2
English
Writing
Reading
Context
News, Politics & Government items

Excellent practice for Edexcel style Functional Skills English reading test. 20 questions based on two simplified texts: a job advert and a formal letter inviting the reader to a job interview. Fully mapped to all the E2 reading coverage and range statements.

Level
E2
English
Functional English reading
Reading
Context
Employment skills & Public services

A very clever resource! Page 1 is a series of tips aimed at L1-2 students taking the adult literacy multiple choice reading test but is relevant to any multiple choice English exam. Page 2 is a set of “multiple choice questions about multiple choice questions” – based on the information on page.

Level
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Reading
General
Exam tips and help

The third book of Step 4 stories in the wonderful Readwell Road reading scheme for adults. All stories are written for adults and reflect real-life situations.

This story is aimed at Entry 3 readers and continues the story of Jim and Nan people introduced in Steps 1 to 3 (for Entry 1 and 2 readers) – see below for links to these stories.

In this story Jim and Nan finally get the help they need in their garden – but all is not what it seems!

Level
E3
English
Ws/E3.4
Ws/E3.3
Rt/E3.8
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.1
Rs/E3.3
Fiction
General literacy / English
Reading

A varied set of tasks based on two popular Quick Read titles: Chickenfeed by Minette Walters
and Murder in Catcher’s Wood by Paul Horsman (in the Sun Book of Short Stories). Includes comprehension questions, paragraphing, punctuation and writing ideas. Wonderful for encouraging the reading of fiction.
More Quick Read resources at:
http://www.readingagency.org.uk/adults/quickreads/

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Fiction
General literacy / English
Reading

A great set of topical tasks that include: research, proof reading, comprehension (including one on Wayne Rooney), scanning and world geography.

Level
E3
English
Reading
Wt/E3.4
Context
Sport

A a series of very useful Functional English / Literacy reading tasks based on two short topical texts. Covers comprehension, spelling (suffixes), and grammar (parts of speech). Fully mapped to the Functional English criteria.

Level
L1
E3
English
Functional English reading
Reading
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

A very clever PPT that simulates the format of the NCFE online Adult Literacy tests (which are quite different to the Move On practice tests) in order to familiarise learners with the screens and experience the zoom function. It also provides useful exam practice for all L1 and L2 Literacy students – no matter which awarding body is being used. There are five sample texts accompanied by 10 multiple choice questions.

Level
L2
L1
English
Reading
General
Exam tips and help