Recent Changes

Changed on 7 October 2019

This resource is based on the DfES ESOL Skills for Life recording 'Buying a ticket'. 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
E1
English
E1.2 Identify and extract the main information from short statements and explanations
E1.4 Make requests and ask straightforward questions using appropriate terms and registers
E1.7 Understand and participate in simple discussions or exchanges with another person about a straightforward topic
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.2a
ESOL Lr/E1.2b
ESOL Lr/E1.1d
ESOL Lr/E1.2e
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Motor vehicles & Transport

Changed on 7 October 2019

Two listening exercises based on everyday events. Each provides a transcript and written questions so they could also be used as reading comprehension exercises.
1) Asking where the pasta is in Asda
2) Listening to a weather forecast
Fully mapped to E2 Reformed Functional English (speaking, listening and communication). Also suitable for ESOL.

Editor's note

Updated September 2019: new reformed Functional English mapping and amended author information.

Level
E2
English
E2.3 Respond appropriately to straightforward questions
SLlr/E2.3
SLlr/E2.2
E2.1 Identify and extract the main information and detail from short explanations
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E2.3c
ESOL Lr/E2.3a
ESOL Lr/E2.2a
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Science, Nature & Weather

Changed on 7 October 2019

A speaking and listening activity designed to practise asking where food items are in a supermarket. Also involves practise with the numbers 1 to 8.
The sheet is repeated five times – with food items in different positions (numbered supermarket aisles) on each sheet.

Linked to Cambridge Pre-entry ESOL Activities 7a Excuse me …

Level
M8
E1
English
SLlr/E1.6
SLc/E1.4
AL SLc/E1.3
Pre-entry
pE SLlr/M8.1
pE SLlr/M8.2
pE SLc/M8.2
pE SLc/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.4b
ESOL Sc/E1.4a
ESOL Sc/E1.3b
ESOL Sc/E1.3a
ESOL Lr/E1.4b
ESOL Lr/E1.2b
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Independent living
Catering Food Nutrition

Changed on 7 October 2019

A dialogue (between the pharmacist and the customer) ordering exercise followed by paired speaking and listening practice. Easily adapted to many situations.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Sd/E1.1b
ESOL Lr/E1.5c
ESOL Lr/E1.4b
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Health, Social care, Early years

Changed on 7 October 2019

A straightforward dialogue for paired speaking and listening practice. 2 pages – the second page allows for changes to be added.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.4b
ESOL Lr/E1.5c
ESOL Sd/E1.1b
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Changed on 7 October 2019

Buying a ticket provides prompts, dialogue scripts and other ideas for speaking and listening work, along with reading practice (obtaining information from texts). Covers football, cinema, bus and train tickets.
Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 4 – Local Transport, page 11 – Buying a ticket) but can be used alone. http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_ES…

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.2b
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E1.1b
ESOL Sc/E1.2a
ESOL Sc/E1.3b
ESOL Sc/E1.3d
Context
Art Film Media Music TV
Motor vehicles & Transport
Sport

Changed on 7 October 2019

A trip to the cinema is an interactive narrative that follows family as they select a film to see (skimming and scanning), catch the bus (buying a ticket), ask for directions to the cinema, buy cinema tickets and snacks!
Provides prompts, dialogue scripts, maps and other ideas for speaking and listening work. Ideal for revision or recapping after student have covered buying things, giving directions, asking for information, etc.
Please read the notes area on slide 1 of this PPT for teaching ideas, curriculum links, etc.

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.3b
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E1.2a
ESOL Sc/E1.3b
ESOL Sc/E1.3c
ESOL Sc/E1.4c
Context
Art Film Media Music TV
Leisure Travel Tourism

Changed on 4 October 2019

This is a resource I've designed to be a homework/classwork support for L1 Functional Skills maths (reform).

Editor's notes

A wonderful 104-page compilation of resources covering almost every aspect of Level 1 Reformed Functional Maths. With curriculum mapping and links to further resources. Note this project includes resources from many excellent free web sites - please read the notes on the front cover sheet and page 104 for further information. 

Level
L1
Maths
FM Context free underpinning
FM Contextualised underpinning
Functional Maths - problem solving
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

Changed on 4 October 2019

A challenging set of L1-2 maths questions that celebrate 50 years since the first Moon landing. Covers new reformed content such as compound measures and 3 figure bearings. Plus an introductory PPT with background information and pop up answers.

Editor's note

Fully mapped to the new reformed Functional Maths content.  The answer sheet, which includes detailed working out and marking guidance, is only available to site contributors. Please see details within the resource.

 

Level
L1
L2
Maths
FM Straightforward problem(s) with more than 1 step
FM Complex multi-step problem(s)
L1.1 Read, write, order and compare large numbers (up to one million)
L2.2 Carry out calculations with numbers up to one million including strategies to check answers including estimation and approximation
FM E3.14 Use and compare measures of length, capacity, weight and temperature using metric or imperial units to the nearest labelled or unlabelled division
FM L1.20 Convert between units of length, weight, capacity, money and time, in the same system
L1.26 Use angles when describing position and direction, and measure angles in degrees
L2.15 Calculate using compound measures including speed, density and rates of pay
L1.29 Find the mean and range of a set of quantities
Context
Science, Nature & Weather
History

Changed on 4 October 2019

Can be cut up into flashcards and used as a quiz.   Number the back of them and laminate. Place face down on a table, Each team or individual must collect a card, answer it and then place it back on the table for others to use.

or

Print off as a whole and let learners work individually through questions.

Editor's note

Level
L1
Maths
FM Simple one step problem(s)
FM Straightforward problem(s) with more than 1 step
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
FM Money