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Changed on 18 November 2021

Changed on 16 November 2021

Aimed at Level 1 and Level 2 Functional English students. Loosely follows the style of the City & Guilds confirmatory reading test - includes questions on vocabulary and meaning, purpose and tone. Also covers aspects of the writing curriculum with questions on spelling, grammar, punctuation and paragraphing. 

Editor's notes

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
Functional English reading
FE WRITING Spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 16 November 2021

Fabulous series of reading; writing; and speaking, listening and communication tasks aimed at L1-2 and based on the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest.
Includes 10 reading questions, summarising, dictionary work, discussion, writing prompts, and further ideas for extra Functional English (FE) work. Fully mapped to FE. Although topical this resource provides useful practice at any time of year.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
English
Functional Skills English
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 16 November 2021

A great set of topical questions covering whole numbers (multiplication, addition, subtraction), money, simple fractions/halving and percentages, tallies, symmetry and time. Aimed at Entry 3 but some questions are at E2 or L1. Provides useful revision at any time of year.
20 questions with plenty of space for showing working-out. Fully mapped to the E2-E3 Functional Maths criteria.
Note:an L1-2 version of this resource is also available.

Level
Entry Level 3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 16 November 2021

Great set of reading; writing; and speaking, listening and communication tasks aimed at E3. Based loosely on the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest but are suitable for future years as the reading text is a general history of the contest and the speaking and writing tasks are not specific to 2010.
Includes reading questions, dictionary and alphabetical order work, discussion and asking questions, and writing prompts. Fully mapped to the Functional English criteria. Although topical this resource provides useful practice and revision at any time of year.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 16 November 2021

A great set of topical questions covering whole numbers, rounding, ratios, fractions, percentages, volume, converting currency and data handling. There is a particular emphasis on working with large numbers. Provides useful revision at any time of year.
40 questions but these are not multiple choice. There is plenty of space for showing working-out and it is fully mapped to L1-2 Functional Maths.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 11 November 2021

Changed on 11 November 2021

Follow this tag to find Halloween Functional Skills maths and English resources (11 resources).

Changed on 11 November 2021

E2-E3 version
E2-E3 version

Changed on 18 October 2021

What is International Men's day? Why is it important and what can we learn from it?

Slides for L1 and L2 English learners to find out more about the importance of gender equality while building their English skills.

Editor's note

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
FE L1.4 Communicate information / ideas / opinions clearly & accurately on range of topics
FE L1.5 Express opinions and arguments and support them with evidence
FE L2.5 Communicate information/ideas/opinions clearly/effectively with further detail/development if required
FE L2.6 Express opinions and arguments and support them with relevant and persuasive evidence
FE L1.13 Use reference materials & appropriate strategies for a range of purposes, inc. to find word meanings
FE L1.17 Read & understand a range of specialist words in context
FE L1.12 Recognise that language & other textual features can be varied to suit different audiences & purposes
FE L2.14 Understand how textual features/devices can shape meaning for different audiences/purposes
FE L1.14 Understand organisational / structural features use to locate relevant information
FE L1.18 Use knowledge of punctuation to aid understanding of texts
FE L1.22 Communicate information, ideas & opinions clearly, coherently & accurately
FE L2.23 Communicate information, ideas and opinions clearly, coherently and effectively
FE L2.25 Organise writing for different purposes using appropriate format & structure e.g. standard templates, paragraphs, bullet points, tables
FE L1.24 Use format, structure & language appropriate for audience & purpose
FE L2.27 Use language & register (e.g. persuasive techniques, supporting evidence, specialist words) to suit audience & purpose
Context
Mental health and psychology
Health, Social care, Early years