Adult Literacy, Functional English, and GCSE Resources

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This resource is based on the DfES ESOL Skills for Life recording 'Phoning about symptoms'. It gives exam practice questions (C&G style) in the first section and in the second section an activity to enable learners to tune in to the sounds of English. The first section can be completed in class and the second at home or the whole sheet can be given for homework. Listening development at home enables learners to listen as often as they wish and tune in until they hear the text more clearly.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
E3.1 Identify and extract relevant information and detail in straightforward explanations
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E3.2a Listen for detail in narratives & explanations
ESOL Lr/E3.2b Listen for detail face to face or on the phone
ESOL Lr/E3.2c Listen for detailed instructions
ESOL Lr/E3.2d Listen for grammatical detail
ESOL Lr/E3.2e Listen for phonological detail
Context
Health, Social care, Early years
Independent living

A topical reading comprehension on Captain Tom's 100th birthday with related writing and SLC (speaking listening and communication) tasks.  There are two versions: one for Entry Level 3 and one for Level 1 (also suitable for L2). Writing tasks include reports and emails (and at Entry 3 - a spelling test). SLC tasks cover short talks with Q&A sessions and discussions. 

Editor's note.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
FE SL&C Speaking
FE SL&C Active listening
FE SL&C Discussion
Functional English reading
FE Writing composition
FE Spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
FE E3.17 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 3
Context
News, Politics & Government items
History, culture, museums, libraries

A fabulous City and Guilds style E3 literacy assignment that covers all aspects of E3 speaking and listening, reading and writing (see editor’s note below). Based on a trip to a seaside music festival, it makes a very appealing summer-time revision activity for music fans of any age.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Functional English reading
Functional English - writing
Alphabetical order
Form filling
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Art Film Media Music TV

A fabulous City and Guilds style E3 literacy assignment that covers all aspects of E3 speaking and listening, reading and writing (see Editor’s note below). Based on a real trip to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford it is written in a generic style and could be any local museum / art gallery.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Functional English reading
Functional English - writing
Alphabetical order
Form filling
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
History, culture, museums, libraries

A student friendly resource. Uses the Functional Skills English Skills Standards / Coverage and Range information to keep track of students’ progress.

Three separate 3-page documents to track success in reading, writing, and speaking – listening – communication.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Functional English reading
Functional Skills English

A Trip to the Library Entry 3 assignment provides excellent practice for City and Guilds style assignments (see note below). Layout and questions are in exactly the same style as the ‘real thing’ – complete with assessment pack and a transcript for the listening tape.

Editor’s note (July 2021)

Level
Entry Level 3
English
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Functional English reading
Functional English - writing
Alphabetical order
Form filling
Context
Independent living
History, culture, museums, libraries